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Advanced Diploma in Massage Therapy Cambrian College - Barrydowne Campus Cambrian College - Barrydowne Campus, Canada

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CAD 16913

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*Subject to change and other fees
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CAD 95

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36 months


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Program Overview

Become an integral member of a healthcare team focusing on maintenance and rehabilitation of physical health, function and mobility. The Massage Therapy program at Cambrian College provides students with rigorous academic preparation, hands-on massage therapy and assessment skills, as well as clinical experience needed to become a successful massage therapist.

Students gain a deep knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy in order to help clients manage a variety of conditions that involve muscle, nerve, fascia, lymph and joints of the body.  Physical assessment and treatment planning as well as an introduction to research in the health sciences are key components of the Massage Therapy program.  The program offers instruction through in-class lectures, simulations and lab experience, as well as four on-site and three off-site clinical placements.  The off-site clinical placements are designed to give students an opportunity to practice massage therapy in diverse healthcare settings.

This advanced diploma emphasizes professionalism in healthcare. Massage therapists are regulated health professionals operating under the Regulated Health Professionals Act and the Massage Therapy Act.  Massage therapy in Ontario is regulated by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. 

Clinical Placement
Students must meet the following requirements to attend on-site clinical placements as well as community based placements.  Students will be responsible for any expenses incurred related to placement.

  • Up-to-date and clear Criminal Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector Check.  Individuals who have been charged or convicted criminally and not pardoned will be prohibited from proceeding to a clinical or work placement.  Students should obtain their Criminal Record Check three months prior to their first clinical placement so that it is current for the whole program.
  • Standard First Aid and CPR Level HCP (Health Care Providers) - Canadian Heart and Stroke Guidelines
  • Respiratory Mask Fit Testing (N95-3M models)
  • Immunization requirements:
    • Varicella
    • Measles, Mumps, Rubella
    • Tuberculosis Screening
    • Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis immunization
    • Hepatitis B
    • Influenza Vaccination
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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 30 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake


Sep 2024

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.0 - Band in any two module - 5.5
    • Minimum Overall Score - 80
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 58
    • Minimum Overall Score - 105.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diplom or equivalent including the following required course(s):
    • Any grade 12 English (C) or (U)
    • Any grade 11 (C) or (U) or grade 12 biology (U), or any grade 12 Introduction to Kinesiology or equivalent (U)

Please note: A minimum average of 60% is required in each of the prerequisite courses listed above.

6 IELTS Score
80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
58 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
105 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
55% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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CAD 95

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11000 Per year

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