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Massage Therapy

Program codes are for September intakes except those that are indicated differently.

Program Information: 

Program TitleCredential Earned
Massage TherapyOntario College Advanced Diploma
DeliveryFull Time
Program Length6 Semesters (2 Years-September-June)
Program StatusOpen for 2015
Program CodesH153-KL

Program Description: 

This six semester accelerated program will provide rigorous academic and hands-on training in anatomy, physiology, massage theory, entrepreneurial/business management and clinical skills, enabling the graduate to be eligible to write the registration examination set by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.

Career Opportunities: 

Graduates will be able to be employed in private practice, as well as various intra-professional environments such as health clinics, spas, chiropractic offices, health/fitness clubs, hospitals and long-term care facilities.

Admission Requirements: 

OSSD or equivalent with
A minimum 60% in C or U courses including:
Grade 12 English C or U
Grade 11 or 12 Biology C or U OR Grade 12 Exercise Science (PSE4U) -plus- one additional science course which may include Grade 11 or 12 Chemistry (SCH) or Grade 11 or 12 Physics (SPH) or Grade 12 Exercise Science (PSE4U)

- Computer Proficiency in Microsoft Office (word processing, spreadsheets), web search engines and e-mail systems. Students may assess whether or not they meet the computer proficiency expectations for this program by taking the free online assessment at http://www.northernc.on.ca/assessmenttool

Note: Academic prerequisites for this program may be obtained free of charge through Academic Upgrading. Refer to the Postsecondary Preparation section on this website for more details.

- Proof of current immunization*including Hepatitis B; 2-Step Mantoux (with follow-up chest X-Ray if the Mantoux test is positive, flu vaccine
- Current Basic Cardiac Life Support Certificate (C.P.R. – C with HCP content), Standard First Aid Certificate*
- WHMIS Certificate (may be obtained at a minimal cost through the College)*
- A recent criminal reference/vulnerable sector check is required prior to the start of Semester III. Additional original copies may be required per placement agency.*

Applicants with general level courses from the old O.S.S.D. curriculum are required to have a 70% average. Students who do not comply with the above requirements will not be allowed into the clinical classes and/or agencies, and as such will not be able to complete the components required for graduation from the program. Students will be responsible for the cost of the appropriate uniforms and equipment required, as well as transportation to and from placements. Upon graduation, students will be eligible to write the certification examination for the Ontario College of Massage Therapists (CMTO). Students will be responsible for their individual registration process and associated costs.

Program of Studies: 

Here is a link to course descriptions.

Semester 1
BI1003 Anatomy & Physiology
BN6003 Physical Wellness
MS1003 Anatomy and Palpation I
MS1009 Massage Theory and Techniques I
PN1033 Human Relationships
PS1163 Developmental Psychology
EL1003 (Elective)

Semester 2
BI2013 Anatomy and Physiology II
MS2003 Anatomy and Palpation II
MS2009 Therapy and Techniques II
MS2013 Professional Growth
PS1004 (GEN ED) Introduction to Psychology
MS3032 Hydrotherapy

Semester 3
MS2010 Massage Treatments II
MS3022 Outreach 1
MS2002 Clinic 1

Semester 4
MS3012 Massage Treatments III
MS4003 Clinic II
MS4013 Outreach II
MS4033 Massage and Pathophysiology I
MS4006 Assessments I
CM1913 Communications I (on site or open learning)

Semester 5
MS4010 Massage Treatments III
MS5003 Massage Clinic III
MS5006 Outreach III
BU4063 Introduction to Small Business
MS5023 Massage and Pathophysiology II
MS5016 Assessments II

Semester 6
MS6022 OSCE Prep
MS5018 Massage Treatments IV
MS6004 Massage Clinic III
MS6032 Assessments III

Contact Information: 

For more information please contact the Academic Manager at campbells@northern.on.ca