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U.S. Career Institute Massage Therapy Student Named DEAC Outstanding Graduate


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(Fort Collins, CO - August 2019) U.S. Career Institute Massage Therapy program graduate Lacey Klem has been named a Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) Outstanding Graduate. This honor is awarded to twenty of the most successful and exemplary graduates of DEAC-accredited schools.

Lacey Klem was a busy college student studying exercise science at Eastern Oregon University when she became interested in massage therapy. Lacey knew that an online program would work best around her other classes, and that’s when she discovered the Massage Therapy certificate course at U.S. Career Institute.

U.S. Career Institute's Massage Therapy program includes 425 online academic hours and 200 hands-on training hours. Lacey excelled during the hands-on training portion of the program in Fort Collins, Colorado. Lacey was quick to assist other students in the classroom, and she worked tirelessly to master the techniques required to be a strong and competent massage therapist. Her ability to palpate musculature and work with challenging areas was exceptional. Lacey graduated with a 91% GPA and went on to pass the MBLEx after graduation. She was hired by a chiropractic clinic shortly thereafter. Since graduation, Lacey has been working hard on her Exercise Science B.S. with a minor in Business at Eastern Oregon University while working as a massage therapist at a chiropractic clinic. As a certified fitness instructor, Lacey coaches a local swimming club and teaches yoga and fitness classes at the YMCA. Lacey is passionate about learning and her work ethic is second to none – she has maintained an impressive 3.5 GPA at Eastern Oregon University while juggling her three jobs. Lacey feels that massage is a great start to her career in fitness, wellness, and healing. After her graduation from Eastern Oregon University in Spring 2020, she would like to specialize in sports medicine and injury prevention while incorporating traditional healing works such as Shiatzu and Reiki. Lacey truly possesses the professionalism and work ethic expected of a DEAC Outstanding Graduate, and she has a bright future ahead of her. The Massage Therapy Program is one of many Online Certificate Programs offered by U.S. Career Institute.

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