|Faculty:||School of Health and Community Studies (Ottawa Campus)
|Field of Study:||Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
|Description:||This two-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma program graduates students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to provide safe, effective and ethical care at an entry-level of practice within the massage therapy profession. This intensive program is designed for those with the capacity, desire and focus to learn the art and science of massage therapy within an accelerated timeframe.
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.
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