Apply therapeutic massage techniques and adapt treatments to promote rehabilitation and pain reduction for diverse populations in a variety of supervised environments. Evaluate the effectiveness of massage therapy on specific client conditions, and contribute to the community of knowledge through the integration of student research and practice. Achieve the highest standard of education and training required to work as a massage therapist nationally.
Duration of the Program
Program requirements for diploma completion can be completed in 2 years, delivered over 8 consecutive semesters. Students have six calendar years from the date of initial registration in the Massage Therapy diploma to complete all requirements. Students seeking an extension beyond six years may be required to complete additional course work.
Normally, 50% of the academic work completed toward the award of a Mount Royal parchment must be completed at the University, except where written approval has been given by the dean/director of the appropriate faculty. In addition, the clinical practicum and outreach components of the Massage Therapy certificate and Massage Therapy diploma must normally be completed as a student of Mount Royal.
Police Information Check
Students preparing for Outreach II & III may be required to provide a current Police Information Check and Vulnerable Sector Check, at their own expense. It is each Outreach agency’s decision to accept or reject a student for placement based upon the results of police information or other background checks. Please refer to the statement regarding police information and other background checks in this calendar.
Standard First Aid and CPR Level C
Students must provide proof of current Certification of ” Standard First Aid and CPR Level C”, which is also required on an annual basis. Evidence of certification is required prior to enrollment into the experiential learning courses - Practicums I, II, III, IV, Outreach I, II, III, and Case Study Lab. All associated costs are the responsibility of the student.
Applicants are not required to meet the General Admission Requirements for Mount Royal University programs. Applicants must meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement (if your primary or first language is not English). In addition, official transcripts from all high school and post-secondary institutions attended are required.