“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
The Full-Time Massage Therapy Program is a five semester program providing students with a strong health science foundation of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology, with each semester methodically building on the previous one. The complexity of massage techniques progresses from an introductory level to a highly integrated set of treatment skills.
Ethics, legislation, and practice management concepts are added and interwoven throughout the program, along with orthopedic assessment and rehabilitation skills. Students increasingly apply their skills in the student clinic and through patient outreach experiences.
- Secondary School Diploma – No specific courses are required
- Current Standard First Aid & CPR Level C
- Clear Vulnerable Sector Screening Police Clearance
- English Language Proficiency
- Complete the Request Info form on the College website www.ocht.ca
- Receive an email with a link to the program application and the course calendar.
- Submit the application.
- Send high school transcript or other post-secondary transcript and resume to Mary Ellen Logan, Director of Academics firstname.lastname@example.org
- Receive an email from the Massage Therapy Program Coordinator to schedule a meeting. This meeting is an opportunity to see the college and learn about the program in great detail.
- Offer of Admission will be sent by email beginning March 1, 2023.
Articulation Agreement with Athabasca University
Ontario College of Health & Technology has an Articulation Agreement with Athabasca University. Graduates of the Full-Time Massage Therapy Program are granted 30 credits toward Athabasca University’s Bachelor of Science (Post Diploma) and Bachelor of Science (Post Diploma) with Majors programs.
For more information visit: Athabasca University Transfer Credit Services
Policy on Refusing Admission
Meeting minimum academic admission requirements for any of the Massage Therapy Programs does not guarantee an offer of admission to the program. Applicants can be refused admission if the Director of Academics believes they do not stand a reasonable chance of completing the program or becoming registered with the CMTO. Reasons for refusal of admission based on this criteria include: poor academic achievement in high school or while attending another academic institution, based on transcript provided with the application, a display of immaturity or lack of professionalism at any time throughout the application process (meeting with massage therapy program coordinator, communication with front desk staff, communication with other massage therapy students etc.) or if they conduct themselves inappropriately or make comments considered derogatory or offensive to any student or staff member of OCHT.
Policy on English Language Proficiency
Applicants must be able to speak and write English with reasonable fluency. All activities (lectures, seminars, laboratories, etc.) at Ontario College of Health & Technology are conducted in English. It is essential that every student possess strong English writing, comprehension and speaking skills in order to be successful with the program curriculum and any other components of the program (student clinic and outreach). Our language fluency policy for admission to the program contains the same expectations as those of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario for registering for the Certification Examinations.
An applicant may meet the language fluency requirement by providing proof, acceptable to the college of one of the following:
- An applicant’s first language is English.
- An applicant has completed his/her secondary school education in English.*
- An applicant has completed a post-secondary degree or diploma program in English
- An applicant has completed a standardized English language test approved by the College within the past two years and achieved the required scores set by the College.
Read the complete Policy on English Language Proficiency.