Algonquin College

Massage Therapy

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:School of Health and Community Studies (Ottawa)
Degree:Diploma; Advanced
Field of Study:Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Description:This three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma program graduates students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to provide safe, effective and ethical care at the entry-level of practice within the massage therapy profession.

Students develop specialized knowledge, skills and judgment in conducting a systematic client assessment, formulating a comprehensive and clinical impression, developing a specific treatment plan, performing safe, competent, and comprehensive massage therapy and evaluating outcomes. Major emphasis is placed on the development of effective interpersonal and communication skills, critical thinking, empathic responses and decision making. Students learn how to meet legal and ethical obligations according to legislative and profession-specific guidelines. Anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, massage theory, communication, entrepreneurial and professional skills are also emphasized. The program`s foundation is based on the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics identified by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO). Graduates sit the provincial certification examinations set by the CMTO.
URL:Massage Therapy at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $2,529
International: $7,106
Careers:Massage Therapists

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •   Biology  or   Science  or   Chemistry 

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.

Introductory Kinesiology, Grade 11 or 12 (PSK4U or equivalent) with a grade of 65% or higher is also required.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) 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.

Modified on June 26, 2018

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