Blended (Online & Practicum)
Estimated Book Costs: $3,000
Hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body
Massage therapists are essential members of the interprofessional healthcare team, working with a broad range of patients. Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body. The Massage Therapy program is geared towards those individuals with an interest in health care and helping people, an aptitude for science and problem solving, and direct hands-on application of skills. This three-year diploma is designed to meet the educational requirements for certification, through examination, as a Registered Massage Therapist. This fully integrated program covers the basic biological sciences such as anatomy and physiology, massage therapy-specific knowledge and skills, and clinical reasoning and therapeutic decision-making. Graduates are prepared to work in various practice settings focusing on wellness-oriented treatment. Athletes, people with musculoskeletal injuries, pregnancy, infants, seniors, and those challenged by a variety of medical conditions like cancer, multiple sclerosis, and diabetes would benefit from the treatments provided by a Registered Massage Therapist.
One of the following:
- Alberta high school diploma
- Non-Alberta equivalent Credit in English 30-1
- Minimum 65% in English 30-2
- Credit in a Grade 10 math (excluding Math 10-4 and Math 16 levels)
- Completion of the G.E.D.
Alberta Mature Admission:
- The student must be 18 years of age; must complete an academic achievement test ie. Wonderlic with a score of 20 at minimum.
- All students must complete a successful interview with the College Program Chair or Administrative Manager.
- If ESL, the student must meet CLB level 6.0 or IELTS equivalent.
- Candidates must produce evidence of English ability or complete the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test (WBST) with a minimum of 60 % in each of the verbal and quantitative skills.
- International students must supply transcripts that are equivalent to the standard admission requirements or complete the WBST.
B.C. Mature Admission
- The student has graduated from grade 12 or equivalent (B.C. high school diploma, B.C. Adult Graduation Diploma, General Educational Development) or an equivalent secondary school completion from another jurisdiction.
- The student is 19 years of age or older before the start of classes and has demonstrated evidence at the appropriate level of literacy, numeracy, comprehension and/or written skills to enable successful completion of the program.