Conestoga College

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Massage Therapy

Conestoga College

Faculty:Kitchener – Doon Campus
Field of Study:Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,293
International: $16,682
Enrolment #:18
Careers:Massage Therapists


Massage therapists are important members of the interprofessional health care team, working with a broad range of patients. Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health, through engagement not only of the musculoskeletal system but also of the neurological and circulatory systems. 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 advanced diploma is designed to meet the educational requirements for certification, through examination, as a Registered Massage Therapist by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. 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.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •   Biology 
  •   Chemistry  or   Physics 
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OSSD with: Grade 12 English (C or U), or equivalent OR Conestoga College Preparatory Communications (COMM1250); Grade 11 or 12 Biology (C or U), or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Biology (SCIE1010); Grade 11 or 12 Physics or Chemistry (C or U), or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Chemistry (SCIE1030); Grade 11 or 12 Math (C or U), or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Mathematics (MATH1395), OR Grade 12 Kinesiology (PSK4U).
Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based)

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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