What are the differences between
the Private Program and Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC) Program?

 

Time Commitment

The Private Program meets as follows:
January to March: Thursday from 8:00a- 12:00p
March to December: Thursday from 8:00a-5:00p
PLUS one weekend a month; Saturday & Sunday from 9:00a-6:00p

The SWIC program meets as follows:
Morning class (January to December): Monday through Thursday from 8:00a-12:00p
Night class (August to July): Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday from 6:00p-10:00p; 
PLUS one weekend a month; Saturday & Sunday 9:00a-6:00p

Cost

The SWIC Massage Therapy Certificate program costs an estimated $5640.50.
The Private Massage Therapy Certificate program costs an estimated $12,250.00.
This cost difference is balanced by the fact that students of the private program receive a more advanced education with the inclusion higher level techniques, such as a myofascial release technique certification pending successful completion of examination.

Clinical Internship

Private students are required to complete 100 hours of clinical massage outside of scheduled class time.
SWIC students are required to complete 135 hours of clinical massages outside of scheduled class time