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Therapeutic Massage Program Admission Requirements

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

1.1  Grade Point Average, High School and College

1.1A     Students must be a High school graduate or have GED certificate (see 1.2 GED requirements).  High school or college transcript, as applicable, must indicate a minimum GPA of "C" (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) for all work attempted.

1.1B     The latest cumulative GPA earned, high school, IVCC, or other college, will be utilized for this purpose.  College averages will take precedence over high school averages in those cases where the applicant has completed 6 or more semester hours.  If less than 6 hours have been earned, the high school average will be used.

1.1C     High school students who do not meet the minimum GPA must successfully complete 6 semester hours of prescribed courses (THM 1200, SFC 1000, and ALH 1001) with a minimum GPA of 2.0 before reapplying for admission.

1.1D     All pre-admission/co-requisite classes must be completed with a grade of C or better.

1.1E     All official High School and College transcripts must be sent to the Illinois Valley Community Colleges Admissions office.

 

1.2  GED Requirements

1.2A     Applicants who hold the General Educational Development certificate (high school equivalency) must have an average score of 500 on each section of their GED with a total score of 2500.  If the GED exam was taken prior to 2003, an average score of 50 and total score of 250 will be standard.

1.2B     Applicants who do not meet the minimum GED score requirement must successfully complete 9 semester hours of prescribed courses (THM 1200, BIO 1200, SFC 1000, and ALH 1001), with a minimum GPA of 2.0 before reapplying for admission. 

 

1.3  Age Requirement

1.3A     Students must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

 

1.4  THM 1200 Introduction to Therapeutic Massage (1 credit)

1.4A     THM 1200 (Introduction to Therapeutic Massage) with a grade of C

1.4B     If applying to the Part Time program, students may complete THM 1200 prior to or concurrently with THM 1202.

1.4C     THM-1200 (Introduction to Therapeutic Massage) must be completed within 3 years prior to the spring semester of admittance; questions regarding this timeframe should be directed to the Program Coordinator, Cherie Monterastelli at (815) 224-0507.

1.4D     Students must be 18 years of age or be a high school graduate or hold a GED certificate to enroll in THM 1200.

 

1.5  ALH 1001, Terminology of the Health Field (3 credits)

1.5A     ALH 1001 (Terminology of the Health Field) with a grade of C or better is required for admission.  


1.6  BIO 1200, Human Body Structure & Function (3 credits)

1.6A     BIO 1200 (Human Body Structure & Function) with a grade of C or better is required for admission.

 

1.7  SFC 1000, Strategies for College (2 credits)

1.7A     SFC 1000 (Strategies for College) with a grade of C or better is required for Admission.

1.7B     Newly admitted Therapeutic Massage students will be exempt from SFC 1000 (Strategies for College), if they have completed 30 or more college credits within the last five years with a GPA of no less than 2.5 by the end of the semester preceding admission to the program.

Students being readmitted to the Therapeutic Massage Program may be required to take SFC 1000  as part of a remediation plan prior to returning to the program if they have not already done so.
 

 

1.8  Professional Massages

 1.8A     Receive two (2) Professional one hour Full Body Therapeutic Massages prior to turning in your application packet.

1.8B     Massages must be received from two different licensed massage therapists.

1.8C     Receipts will be accepted as proof of documentation and should be stapled to your application packet.

 

1.9  Essay

1.9A     A typed essay will be required and is to be stapled to your application packet.

1.9B     Instructions on the essay requirements are listed in the application packet.

    

1.10  Placement Testing and Remediation

1.10A    Students planning to enter the Therapeutic Massage Program must take the required college placement tests in Reading and English (grammar, writing).  Transfer students presenting acceptable evidence of prior testing or completion of acceptable course work may not be required to take placement tests.

Any developmental English or Reading course required must be completed by the end of the semester preceding admission to the program except as specified in 1.10C below.

1.10B    If the student is transferring from another institution and completed ENG Comp I (ENG 1001)with a grade of C or better, he/she does not have to take English and Reading placement tests.

1.10C    Students applying for the Part Time program may complete their remediation prior to or concurrently with THM 1202, but all required remediation must be completed prior to the Summer term of the first year.
 

 

Last Updated November 1, 2011