PROGRAM AT-A-GLANCE
  • ontariocolleges.ca code: MAST
  • Program length: Six semesters
  • Credential awarded: Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Location: Oshawa
  • School: School of Health & Community Services (HCS)
  • Domestic tuition: $2,851(CDN)
  • Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
  • International Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
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Massage Therapy – NEW

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Massage Therapy – NEW

Massage Therapy – NEW

Do you have a passion for health-care and a desire to provide relief to people dealing with pain? An aging population, as well as greater public awareness of health issues, has resulted in more job opportunities in health occupations. The demand for massage therapy is also fuelled by its growing popularity as a means of relaxation, stress relief and rehabilitation in today’s busy society.

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Program Description

In this program, students will acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to provide safe, effective and ethical care at the entry-level of practice within the massage therapy profession.

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).

In six semesters, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  • Conduct a massage therapy practice within a legal, professional and ethical framework.
  • Apply business principles relevant to a massage therapy practice.
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively and professionally with clients, colleagues and members of the inter-professional team.
  • Develop and maintain therapeutic relationships to optimize clients’ health and wellness.
  • Collect and assess clients’ information to determine their state of health and the treatment goals.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate a plan of care according to the client’s condition and the treatment goals.
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Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Mature Student Status
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 11 or 12 Mathematics (C, M or U)
  • Grade 11 or 12 biology (C, M or U)

    AND
    One of the following sciences:

  • Grade 11 or 12 chemistry (C, M or U)
  • Grade 11 or 12 Physics (C, M or U)
  • Grade 11 or 12 Exercise Science (C, M or U)

Pre-Placement Requirements

To be eligible for the field placement component of this program you must (at your expense) provide:

  • A clear and current Criminal Reference Check (CRC) with Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS). If you cannot provide a clear CRC with VSS you may not be accepted for placement by a field placement agency. CRCs with VSS must be obtained from your local police station. You may be required to obtain additional CRCs with VSS in order to meet field placement agency requirements
  • Current Level C CPR certificate from a recognized provider
  • Current standard first aid certificate from a recognized provider
  • Entry immunization form completed by a health-care provider
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Career Options

WHAT YOU COULD BE:

  • Registered massage therapist

WHERE YOU COULD WORK:

  • Athletic ogranizations
  • Chiropractic offices
  • Fitness clubs/centres
  • Health-care clinics
  • Hotels, resorts and spas
  • Private practices
  • Retirement homes
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Course List & Descriptions

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Semester 5

Semester 6

Courses and course descriptions are subject to change.

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Program Costs

YEAR ONE FEESDomesticInternational
Tuition$2,851$13,099
Compulsory Ancillary

$1,141

$1,629
Program Incidental$500$500
Total Fees:$4,492$15,228

Please note: fees are based on the 2016-2017 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.

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Clinical Placement

In this program, students use the knowledge and skills they have developed to care for patients in the community through clinical placements. Students act as student massage therapists under the supervision of placement instructors.

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Opportunities For Degree Completion Or Additional Credentials

Graduates may be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study through Durham College’s partnerships with many other Canadian and international colleges and universities including:

  • Bachelor in Health Sciences (BHSc) - Kinesiology - University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)
  • Bachelor in Health Science – UOIT

Please visit the Transfer Guide for more information.

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PROGRAM AT-A-GLANCE
  • ontariocolleges.ca code: MAST
  • Program length: Six semesters
  • Credential awarded: Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Location: Oshawa
  • School: School of Health & Community Services (HCS)
  • Domestic tuition: $2,851(CDN)
  • Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
  • International Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
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