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Massage Therapy

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

Program Information: 

Program TitleCredential EarnedProgram Status
Massage TherapyOntario College Advanced DiplomaNot available for 2014.
DeliveryFull Time
Program Length6 Semesters (2 Years-September-June)
Program CodesH153 (KL) Will be available for 2015 intake.

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

- 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 II. 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
PS3033 (Elective) Abnormal Psychology

Semester 2
BI2013 Anatomy and Physiology II
CM1913 Communications I
MS2002 Massage Clinic I
MS2003 Anatomy and Palpation II
MS2010 Massage Treatments I
MS2013 Professional Growth
PS1004 (GEN ED) Introduction to Psychology

Semester 3
MS3002 Hydrotherapy and Therapeutic Exercise
MS3012 Massage Treatments II
MS3022 Outreach I

Semester4
Massage Treatments III
Nutrition and Adjuctive Therapeutic Modalities
Massage Clinic II
Outreach II
Massage and Pathophysiology I

Semester 5
Massage Treatments IV
Massage Theory Consolidation I
Massage Tutorial I
Massage Clinic III
Outreach III
BU4063 Introduction to Small Business
Massage and Pathophysiology II

Semester 6
Massage Theory Consolidation II
Massage Treatments V
Massage Clinic IV

Contact Information: 

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