Massage Therapy Develop your clinical and professional skills in our state-of-the-art clinic. Jump-start your career with our fast-track option.

General information

Program code
MASG
Duration
6 Semesters (3 Years (MASG), 2 Years (MASF))
Credential
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Work integrated learning
4 Clinical Placements
Campuses
Delivery
Full-time (MASG), Fast-track (MASF)

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2019 Barrie
Winter 2019 Barrie

Program description

This program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the entry-level standards of practice as set out by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario through a blend of theoretical and effective treatment instruction. Students will participate in clinics and outreach practice settings that enable them to develop the necessary skills to perform an effective plan of care. This program is offered with both traditional and fast-track deliveries. Students can take the program in either the traditional delivery consisting of 6 semester offered over 3 years with a break during the summers, or elect to fast-track by studying 6 semesters straight over a 2 year period without any breaks. NOTE: Applicants following the fast track will apply through OCAS using the major MASF. Winter intake is offered as fast track only; Fall intake regular and fast track.

Starting in September 2018, this program now requires proof of an additional Grade 11 or 12 C or U level science  – see program outline for more details.

Career opportunities

A Massage Therapist is a valued member of the Health Care Team. Graduates will be able to work in a health care profession that supports and promotes the health, well being, and quality of life of their clients. Graduates may give direct client care in the following settings:

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 11 or 12 Biology (C or U), or Grade 12 Exercise Science (U)

Selection Process

Selection is based on admission requirements and academic grades.

Admission details

Applicants must have an up-to-date immunization record in compliance with the Public Hospitals Act. Completion and submission of this record is required during registration in order to ensure your placement in clinical and field placement facilities. Students who do not provide this proof of Registration Requirement may be unable to complete clinical and field placements.

A Hepatitis B vaccination is required for your own safety.

To be eligible for all practicum placements, students must have:

  • Level HCP CPR and Standard First Aid on admission to the program. Level HCP CPR must be renewed annually while in the program
  • A completed Clinical Preparedness Permit
  • A current police record check including a vulnerable sector screen (see Criminal Reference Check below)
  • A record of mask fit test, renewed every two years (will be done at the college in Semester One)

Proof of two (1 hour) massage therapy treatments by 2 separate RMTs is recommended and must be presented prior to Clinical placement.

Courses

Mandatory courses

  • BIOL 1037 - Anatomy and Physiology for Massage Therapy 1 (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • MASG 1008 - Professionalism in Massage Therapy 1 (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • MASG 1009 - Massage Theory 1 (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • MASG 1014 - Clinical Anatomy 1 (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • MASG 1010 - Practice Consolidation 1 (Semester 1 / 84 hours)
  • BIOL 1038 - Anatomy and Physiology for Massage Therapy 2 (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • MASG 1011 - Massage Theory 2 (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • MASG 1012 - Practice Consolidation 2 (Semester 2 / 84 hours)
  • MASG 1013 - Professionalism in Massage Therapy 2 (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • MASG 2016 - Clinical Anatomy 2 (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • BIOL 2017 - Pathology 1 (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • BIOL 3001 - Neuroanatomy (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • MASG 2005 - Clinical Practice 1 (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • MASG 2010 - Massage Theory 3 (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • MASG 2011 - Practice Consolidataion 3 (Semester 3 / 84 hours)
  • MASG 2012 - Clinical Assessment 1 (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • BIOL 2018 - Pathology 2 (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • MASG 2008 - Clinical Practice 2 (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • MASG 2009 - Outreach 1 (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • MASG 2013 - Massage Theory 4 (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • MASG 2014 - Practice Consolidation 4 (Semester 4 / 84 hours)
  • MASG 2015 - Clinical Assessment 2 (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • BIOL 2002 - Pathology 3 (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • MASG 3006 - Clinical Practice 3 (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • MASG 3007 - Outreach 2 (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • MASG 3012 - Massage Theory 5 (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • MASG 3013 - Professionalism in Massage Therapy 3 (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • MASG 3014 - Practice Consolidation 5 (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • BUSI 3011 - Business Principles for Massage Therapy (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • MASG 3009 - Massage Practice Consolidation (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • MASG 3010 - Outreach 3 (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • MASG 3011 - Clinical Practice 4 (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • MASG 3015 - Massage Therapy Practicum (Semester 6 / 42 hours)

Communications courses

  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. (Semester 1)
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. (Semester 2)

General education courses

  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 4)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 5)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 6)