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3 years
Full time
Diploma / certificate
On campus
04 September 2023
Georgian College Applied Arts and Technology

About this program

Massage Therapy

Through a blend of theoretical and hands on experiences, students gain the knowledge, skills, beliefs and values necessary to meet the Inter-Jurisdictional Practice Competencies and Performance Indicators as set out by the Federation of Massage Therapy Regulatory Authorities of Canada. Students also participate in our public clinic and off site agencies, which allows students to assess and treat a diverse patient population. This program fosters the development of a well rounded, independent entrance level professional who will be able to meet the demands of a massage therapy practice.

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Biology Grade 11 or 12, C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required)
  • One additional science (Physics, Chemistry, Exercise Science or Introductory kinesiology) grade 11 or 12, C or U or equivalent (minimum grade required)

Applicants must meet minimum averages to receive final acceptance. First-year enrolment is limited, satisfying minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission.

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home schoolapplicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicantswho have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing.

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondaryinstitution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered foradmission.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the college website.

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Program content

Semester 1

  • Anatomy and Physiology for Massage Therapy 1
  • Professionalism in Massage Therapy 1
  • Massage Theory 1
  • Practice Consolidation 1
  • Clinical Anatomy 1

Semester 2

  • Anatomy and Physiology for Massage Therapy 2
  • Massage Theory 2
  • Practice Consolidation 2
  • Professionalism in Massage Therapy 2
  • Clinical Anatomy 2

Semester 3

  • Pathology 1
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Massage Theory 3
  • Practice Consolidation 3
  • Clinical Assessment 1

Semester 4

  • Pathology 2
  • Massage Theory 4
  • Practice Consolidation 4
  • Clinical Assessment 2

Semester 5

  • Pathology 3
  • Massage Theory 5
  • Professionalism in Massage Therapy 3
  • Practice Consolidation 5

Semester 6

  • Business Principles for Massage Therapy
  • Massage Therapy Practicum


Tuition fee: $16,507.67 CAD 


Credential: Ontario College Certificate

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. conduct a massage therapy practice within a legal, professional and ethical framework;
  2. apply business principles relevant to a massage therapy practice;
  3. communicate and collaborate effectively and professionally with clients, colleagues and members of the interprofessional team;
  4. develop and maintain therapeutic relationships to optimize clients health and wellness;
  5. collect and assess clients information to determine their state of health and the treatment goals;
  6. develop a plan of care according to the clients condition and the treatment goals;
  7. implement the plan of care according to the clients condition and the treatment goals;
  8. evaluate the effectiveness of the plan of care, maintain documentation securely, accurately and in a timely manner;
  9. develop and implement ongoing effective strategies for personal and professional development to ensure quality care;
  10. recognize and stress the importance of utilizing environmentally friendly products and supplies within the work environment;
  11. respond to environmental issues related to the massage therapy trade and keeps pace with industry and environmental changes;
  12. apply basic entrepreneurial strategies to identify and respond to new opportunities.

Career paths

A Massage therapist is a valued member of the Health Care Team. Once registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, graduates are qualified to work as a primary health care provider who supports and promotes the health, well-being, and quality of life of their clients. Graduates may give direct patient care in a variety of inter-professional settings including:

  • Private practice,
  • Massage, chiropractic and physiotherapy clinics,
  • Hospitals,
  • Long term care facilities
  • Sports teams,
  • Fitness institutes,
  • Privatecorporations/industries,
  • Teaching environments.

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Georgian College

Established in 1967, Georgian College (Canada) is a public college with 125+ market-driven programs offered to over 13,000 full time students including about 4,500 international students from 60 countries. Its 100-acre flagship campus, located in Barrie, is just an hour...

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Georgian College Applied Arts and Technology

1 Georgian Drive
L4M 3X9 Barrie Ontario

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