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: $7,856
International: $17,382

Amounts include tuition fee, program specific lab and material fees, applicable eText fees, Students` Association fees and compulsory ancillary fees. Books and supplies cost approximately $2,100.
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 
  •  Grade11 Biology  or  Grade11 Science  or  Grade11 Chemistry 

English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent) with a grade of 65% or higher. Biology, Grade 11 or 12 with a grade 65% or higher. OR Chemistry, Grade 11 or 12 with a grade of 65% or higher. OR Science, Grade 11 or 12 with a grade of 65% or higher. OR Exercise Science, Grade 11 or 12 (PSE4U or equivalent) with a grade of 65% or higher.

* 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 July 25, 2016