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Massage Therapy

Duration: 88 weeks. Click here for specific start dates.
Faculty: Health & Personal Care
Certification: Diploma of Health and Human Sciences
Entrance Requirements: Please click here

Program Description

The Massage Therapy program, developed by Medix School in Ontario, will prepare graduates to work in one of the fastest growing health professions in Canada. This field has been growing rapidly as a result of a healthcare system that promotes individual well-being. In addition, there is an increasing trend for practitioners to see massage therapy as an important rehabilitation tool for clients. This training takes place over 8 blocks with considerable hands-on practice under faculty supervision.

The profession of massage therapy is regulated within the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. In order to practice as a Massage Therapist in the province, one must successfully complete the College of Massage Therapists of Newfoundland and Labrador (CMTNL) certification examination. Graduates of Academy Canada’s Massage Therapy diploma program are eligible to write the CMTNL certification examination.

The purpose of the CMTNL is to set and enforce standards respecting massage therapy in the public interest. The CMTNL establishes standards for massage therapy practice and administers examinations to ensure that entry level competency standards are met.

Upon successful completion of Academy Canada’s massage therapy program, graduates can take the next step with the CMTNL certification examination. This third party examination is at the expense of the student. Please refer to the CMTNL website for exam details and links.

Massage Therapy graduates can also take advantage of Academy Canada’s Articulation Agreement with Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in Kamloops, BC which gives graduates advanced standing for 69 credits towards TRU’s Bachelor of Health Science degree.

Those who avail of this opportunity will be able to complete the remainder of this degree entirely online in less than 2 years. For more information please refer to:

Please note that due to the nature of this career, employees are required to tolerate regular physical activity during the course of their work day. If you have any medical concerns, please contact your admissions officer to ensure you are aware of the requirements of the occupation and to determine if you are eligible for accommodations in this program.

Program Courses

  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Massage Theory and Techniques
  • Regional Anatomy I
  • Pathology I
  • Regional Anatomy II
  • Palpation
  • Orthopedic Assessments
  • Treatments I
  • Human Relations/Professional Development
  • Treatments II
  • AP II – Neurology I
  • Treatments III
  • AP III – Neurology II
  • Pathology III
  • AP VI – Renal System and Pathology
  • Pathology IV
  • AP V – Respiratory, Cardiac, Immune System
  • Kinesiology and Remedial Exercise I
  • AP VII – Endocrine, Reproductive System and Pathology
  • Kinesiology and Remedial Exercise II
  • AP IV – Gastrointestinal System and Pathology, Nutrition
  • Health and Safety
  • Law and Ethics
  • Pathology II
  • Treatments VI and Hydrotherapy
  • Treatments IV
  • Treatments V
  • OSCE Preparation/Case Studies
  • Business and Research Methods
  • Standard First Aid
  • Student Clinic

Employment Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the Massage Therapy program, graduates may choose to practice in a variety of settings. Many will become self-employed, while others may work in massage clinics, chiropractors or doctors’ offices, spas, health clubs, nursing homes, hospitals, etc. This profession can be highly flexible affording individuals the opportunity to choose work schedules that best suits their needs.

Physiotherapist with client in clinic

Academy Canada’s Massage Therapy program provides hands-on training for students to become leaders in one of the fastest growing health profession. Students will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct a patient assessment, create treatment plans, deliver safe and effective treatment, and evaluate the outcome.

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