Advanced Standing Massage Therapy Diploma

In this program, students will complete 200 class hours plus 350 clinical hours.
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Program Details

  • Program Start: September 2022
  • Application Deadline: August 15, 2022 – If enrolment reaches capacity prior to August 15, additional applicants may be placed on a waiting list.
  • Length: 26 classes conducted from 9:00am – 5:00pm in 9 weekend modules (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and 350 hours in our Student Massage Clinic.
  • Completion of an Entrance Exam is required before beginning this program.  For details about this exam, please email the Program Coordinator, Leigh Rodrigues, at


Next start date: September 16, 2022
The deadline for applications is August 15, 2022

“The practice of Massage Therapy is the assessment of the soft tissue and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissue and joints by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function, or relieve pain “

Massage Therapy Act, 1991

Prior education in the areas of anatomy, physiology, pathology, orthopedic assessment, nutrition and remedial exercise, is essential, as these topics are incorporated and included on MCQ and OSCE testing but not formally taught. Focus is on the following topics: CMTO regulatory requirements, ethical and professional practice, legislation governing the profession, introductory concepts of massage therapy, introductory and advanced massage techniques, hydrotherapy, and the outcome- based massage therapy treatment framework based on common injures, impairments, and conditions.

Lectures and practical instruction are delivered over 26 classes conducted from 9am-5pm in 9 weekend modules (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). The program begins in late September. Modules occur once each month until the following June.

Considerable time will be spent ensuring a high level of preparation for the CMTO provincial exams. Students will complete 200 class hours plus 350 clinical hours. Clinical hours may extend beyond the ending of the class modules.

Entrance Requirements

  • Certified Athletic Therapist
  • Other qualified Health Professionals if specific conditions are met
  • Current Standard First Aid & CPR Level C
  • Clear Vulnerable Sector Screening Police Clearance
  • Full Covid-19 Vaccination Status (2 shots)
  • English Language Proficiency

Application Process

Application Process Open: January 1, 2022

1. Submit an Inquiry using the form on the website

2. Receive an email with information about the application process.

3. Complete the Questionnaire using the emailed link AND send Transcripts and Athletic Therapy Certification to the Director of Academics.

4. Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) will take up to 4 weeks

5. After review of submitted documentation, you will be informed of the result. You will be invited to schedule a meeting with the Massage Therapy Program Coordinator.

6. If you are a suitable candidate for the program, you will be scheduled for the Entrance Exam by the Program Co-ordinator.

7. Acceptances will be sent out beginning March 1, 2022

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Preliminary Accreditation Granted

Preliminary Accreditation Granted

The Full Time and the Accelerated Massage Therapy Programs at Ontario College of Health and Technology have been awarded one-year accreditation.  The Advanced Standing Massage Therapy Program has been granted preliminary accreditation.

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