Centennial College

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Massage Therapy - Compressed

Centennial College

Faculty:School of Community and Health Studies
Degree:Diploma; Advanced
Field of Study:Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,558
International: $17,363

This cost estimate is based on two semesters and includes ancillary fees.

Careers:Massage Therapists


The Massage Therapy program at Centennial College will provide you with both the fundamental and advanced massage therapy skills to become a successful massage therapist. The program will emphasize professionalism and teach an evidence-based approach to assessment, treatment planning and implementation. Recognized as a distinctive and rigorous offering within the School of Community and Health Studies, this program will balance a combination of theory and practical application through in-class lectures, lab experience, an onsite public clinic and offsite outreach placements. You'll learn the proper assessment tools and techniques to deal with a wide variety of conditions that involve lymph, muscle, nerve, fascia and joints of the body as well as a wellness focus that maintains physical health, function and mobility.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •   Biology 
  •   Physics  or   Chemistry 
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
  • Grade 12 English (C or U), or equivalent (minimum grade required), or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission
  • Grade 11 Biology or Grade 12 (C or U), or equivalent (minimum grade required)
  • Grade 11 or Grade 12 (C, M, or U) One additional Science (Physics, Chemistry, or Exercise Science), or equivalent (minimum grade required)
  • Additional Admission Requirements:
      After admission, but prior to attending each field placement, students are required to:
    • Obtain a clear police check with vulnerable sector screening. Vulnerable Sector Screenings must be issued within six months of each placement start date. Any previous criminal record must be pardoned.
    • Successfully complete and annually renew a recognized course in CPR (Health Care Provider level)
    • Successfully complete a recognized course in standard first aid
    • Attend mask fit testing that is provided by Centennial College (shaving of portion of face may be required to meet safety standards)
    • Obtain pre-clearance health form completed by a physician or nurse practitioner stating that the student meets the health requirements of legislated acts, ministry guidelines and agency policies

      All of the above requirements must be in effect for the duration of each placement, clinic and outreach.
    • * 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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