Dec 11, 2023  
2018-19 Academic Calendar Mount Royal University 
2018-19 Academic Calendar Mount Royal University [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Massage Therapy, Diploma

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General Information

Apply therapeutic massage techniques and adapt treatments to aid in rehabilitation and pain reduction for special populations. 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. Gain valuable experience working hands-on with a variety of clients and conditions. You will achieve the highest standard of training required to work as a massage therapist nationally.

Duration of the Program

Program requirements for diploma completion can be completed in eighteen months. 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.

Residency Requirements

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 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 a police information or other background checks. Please refer to the statement regarding police information and other background checks in this calendar.

Admission Requirements

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.


The diploma is specialized in nature and requires students to complete 37 core courses (2200 hours).

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for graduation all students in the Massage Therapy diploma must satisfy all program requirements and obtain a minimum grade of B- in all courses with the following exceptions:

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