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Program Code: 14201 Credential: Advanced Diploma Program Length: 6 semesters
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Program Overview

Humber’s Massage Therapy advanced diploma program provides you with the in-depth academic preparation and hands-on practical experience required to become a valued member of a health-care team.

Working in our state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll develop the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct a patient assessment, develop treatment plans, deliver safe and effective treatment, and evaluate outcomes. You’ll also learn how to run a successful business, preparing you to become an entrepreneur or own a private practice.

As regulated health-care professionals, massage therapists are overseen by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario in accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act and the Massage Therapy Act.

Our mission is to develop knowledgeable, compassionate and respectful massage therapy students who will become outstanding leaders, effective practitioners and important contributors to their communities.

Courses Program Standards


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Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  1. Conduct a massage therapy practice* within a legal, professional* and ethical framework*.
  2. Apply business principles relevant to a massage therapy practice*.
  3. Communicate and collaborate effectively and professionally with clients, colleagues and members of the interprofessional team.
  4. Develop and maintain therapeutic relationships* to optimize clients’ health and wellness.
  5. Collect and assess clients’ information* to determine their state of health and the treatment goals.
  6. Develop a plan of care* according to the client’s condition and the treatment goals.
  7. Implement the plan of care* according to the client’s condition and the treatment goals.
  8. Evaluate the effectiveness of the plan of care*.
  9. Maintain documentation securely, accurately and in a timely manner.
  10. Develop and implement ongoing effective strategies for personal and professional development to ensure quality care.


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Work Placement

Our curriculum is designed to emphasize depth and breadth in your clinical experience. You will have the opportunity to practise your skills with seven unpaid work placements – four of which take place on campus in our Massage Therapy Program Student Clinic and three of which take place off campus in the community. Thanks to our community partnerships, you will be introduced to a variety of health-care settings and given the opportunity to work with a diverse group of patients. To graduate, students need to achieve a minimum of 330 workplace hours. These hours are achieved through taking part in both their On-Campus Internship and Clinical Internship courses. These hours have been advised by the Canadian Massage Therapy Council for Accreditation (CMTCA).

The Humber Advantage

State-of-the-art Facilities

Our massage therapy laboratory, located within the College's Centre for Healthy Living, is a high-quality, comprehensive learning environment with hydro-electric massage therapy tables, hydrotherapy, physical therapy and therapeutic exercise equipment.

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Our Industry Partnerships

Thanks to our industry partners, Massage Therapy Program students have the opportunity to treat diverse patient populations and conditions including pregnancy and infants; children and youth; complex conditions including HIV/AIDS, cancer and diabetes; mental health conditions; neurological conditions; and palliative patients.


The Humber Experience

Student Testimonials

Fernandine A

"I knew that I wanted to help treat people’s aches and pains from musculoskeletal injuries with massage therapy, and Humber College was my first choice. I would recommend the massage therapy program at Humber because graduating students are thoroughly prepared for the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) registration exams." - Fernandine A.

Cameron B.

"One of the main reasons I chose to study at Humber was because of their diverse list of student placement opportunities and partnerships for the various programs, and in my case Massage Therapy." - Cameron B.

Patrick V.

"I chose Humber College not only because it had a great reputation but it offered a Massage Therapy program run by a highly educated faculty providing an excellent learning experience. I also noticed that it was a three-year program, instead of two, which meant that learning the material wouldn’t be rushed." - Patrick V.

"The faculty of the Massage Therapy Program at Humber is very dedicated to their students. During my time at Humber, the one thing I remember the most about the faculty was that they always gave the opportunity to learn more." - Justine C.

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Watch this video to learn more about the annual Massage Therapy Research Night. Hear about the research completed by third-year Massage Therapy students.

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Watch this video to learn more about Humber's Massage Therapy Advanced Diploma program and our unique approach to teaching from industry leading faculty.

We Know What It Takes

Mission

Develop knowledgeable, compassionate, and respectful massage therapy learners, who will become outstanding leaders, effective practitioners, and important contributors to their communities.

Vision

Lead Massage Therapy education that is learner-centered and evidence-informed, promotes self-reflection and self-efficacy, and fosters excellence in teaching and learning.

Your Career

Using the knowledge and skills you’ve honed in our program, you will help to improve the health and well-being of your patients. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with patients and with various health professionals to promote health, rehabilitate injuries and manage complex conditions. Massage therapists are generally self-employed and can work in a variety of settings including: 

  • health and fitness clubs
  • health clinics
  • hospitals
  • nursing or long-term care homes
  • spas
  • sports organizations

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

Canadian Massage Therapy Council for Accreditation (CMTCA)

The Massage Therapy Program at Humber has been granted official accreditation by the Canadian Massage Therapy Council for Accreditation (CMTCA). View Graduation Requirements. View the Strategic Plan of this program.

Registered Massage Therapist

This program is recognized by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) as meeting the academic requirements for eligibility to write the registration examination. Successful candidates of this examination will be entitled to use the professional designation of Registered Massage Therapist.

Additional requirements may apply.

Note: The requirements for the additional credential(s) are determined by the granting body, which is independent from the College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.

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Program Availability

Start dates between Sept 2022 - Aug 2023
START DATE LOCATION STATUS
September 2022 North Waitlisted
January 2023 North Open
Start dates between Sept 2022 - Aug 2023
START DATE LOCATION STATUS
September 2022 North Closed
January 2023 North Open

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On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
      • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Biology (SBI3C, SBI3U or SBI4U or equivalent)
      • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Chemistry (SCH3U, SCH4C or SCH4U or equivalent) or Grade 11 or Grade 12 Physics (SPH3U, SPH4C or SPH4U or equivalent) or Grade 12 Exercise Science (PSE4U or equivalent) or Grade 12 Introductory Kinesiology (PSK4U) or equivalent
      • One Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U course in addition to those listed above

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet all listed course requirements.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

Placement Requirements

The pre-requisite requirements must be fulfilled before the commencement of your placement. Participation in placements will not be allowed if not all the pre-requisite requirements are met. Due to the variety of venues and possible changes in legislation, the requirements are subject to change. Please use the following link to find detailed information about your program's placement pre-requisite requirements.

View Requirements

Equipment & Device Requirements

Semester 1

Details and Specifications Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
Processor Intel i5-8300H Intel i5-8300H
OS Windows 10 Windows 10
Memory 8GB of RAM 8GB of RAM
Storage 256GB 256GB
Monitor Laptop Laptop
Other Built-in microphone and webcam, Software: Adobe creative and Microsoft office Suite Built-in microphone and webcam, Software: Adobe creative and Microsoft office Suite

Contact Information

Shelby Wright, program support officer
416.675.6622 ext. 3374
shelby.wright@humber.ca

Fees

The 2022-2023 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $3,879.70
  • international: $16,394.00

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Additional Costs

Approximately $1,200 - textbooks (per year).

Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships. International students can visit International Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Explore Opportunities through Humber Pathways

Humber Pathways include:

  • Opportunities to build on your college education and complete your diploma or degree at Humber.
  • Degree and graduate study opportunities at other institutions in Ontario, Canada and abroad.
View Transfer Out Opportunities from this program  

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Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

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Contact Information

Shelby Wright, program support officer
416.675.6622 ext. 3374
shelby.wright@humber.ca

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

Apply through Ontario Colleges

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre

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