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
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
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 internships – four of which take place on campus in our Massage Therapy 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.
Our massage therapy laboratory is a high-quality, comprehensive learning environment with hydro-electric massage therapy tables, hydrotherapy, physical therapy and therapeutic exercise equipment. Students receive experience on-campus working in our Massage Therapy Clinic.
Students provide massage therapy to members of the Humber community in our on-campus Humber Centre for Healthy Living. Drawing on the expertise of Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness faculty and students, the CHL offers a range of programs, services, and events for MAKING HEALTHY HAPPEN within the Humber community.
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Humber’s Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness has more than 500 industry partners who provide funding for capital projects such as labs, provide internships for students, donate more than $60,000 in awards and scholarships, and employ our students upon graduation.
Watch this video to learn more about the annual Massage Therapy Research Night. Hear about the research completed by third-year Massage Therapy students.
Watch this video to learn more about Humber's Massage Therapy Advanced Diploma program and our unique approach to teaching from industry leading faculty.
Qualified students in this program may apply to a study abroad service learning trip to contribute to a global community. Past service learning trips were to Arviat, Nunavut and Nicaragua. Students may also have the opportunity to apply to a study abroad experiential trip to Peru.
Each year we offer a variety of experiential learning trip opportunities for students to study abroad. Our annual short duration experiential trips in May are approximately two weeks in length. These faculty-led study abroad trips are confirmed in the fall semester.
The trips vary each year and are subject to availability, participation and eligibility requirements. Additional fees apply.
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:
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.
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.
Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.
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Watch the video to find out more about Humber's Massage Therapy Diploma program. See our state-of-the-art labs and hear from faculty and students.
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