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Ontario College Advanced Diploma | 6 semesters | Barrydowne

Become an integral member of a healthcare team focusing on maintenance and rehabilitation of physical health, function and mobility. The Massage Therapy program at Cambrian College provides students with rigorous academic preparation, hands-on massage therapy and assessment skills, as well as clinical experience needed to become a successful massage therapist.

Students gain a deep knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy in order to help clients manage a variety of conditions that involve muscle, nerve, fascia, lymph and joints of the body.  Physical assessment and treatment planning as well as an introduction to research in the health sciences are key components of the Massage Therapy program.  The program offers instruction through in-class lectures, simulations and lab experience, as well as four on-site and three off-site clinical placements.  The off-site clinical placements are designed to give students an opportunity to practice massage therapy in diverse healthcare settings.

This advanced diploma emphasizes professionalism in healthcare. Massage therapists are regulated health professionals operating under the Regulated Health Professionals Act and the Massage Therapy Act.  Massage therapy in Ontario is regulated by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.

Program Highlights

  • 3 years – 6 semesters

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How to Apply

Health Sciences, Nursing, and Emergency Services

Admission Requirements

For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:

  • Any grade 12 English (C) or (U)
  • Any grade 11 (C) or (U) or grade 12 biology (U)
  • One of the following:
    • Any grade 11 (U) or grade 12 chemistry (C) or (U)
    • Any grade 11 (U) or grade 12 Physics (C) or (U)
    • Any grade 12 Exercise Science (U)
    • Any grade 12 Introduction to Kinesiology or equivalent (U)

Please note: A minimum average of 60% is required in each of the prerequisite courses listed above.

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2020-2021

This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Fall Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Fall 2020
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2021
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2021
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2022
  5. SEMESTER 5 Fall 2022
  6. SEMESTER 6 Winter 2023

Winter Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Winter 2021
  2. SEMESTER 2 Spring 2021
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2021
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2022
  5. SEMESTER 5 Fall 2022
  6. SEMESTER 6 Winter 2023

For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the Academic Schedule on our website.

Program of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
BIO 1107 Anatomy & Physiology I 3
MSG 1001 Massage Skills and Techniques I 6
MSG 1150 Professional Growth I 3
HEA 1301 Assessment and Care Planning I 4
MSG 1106 Clinical Anatomy 3
ENG 1121 Research & Writing/Health Sciences 3
 Credits22
Semester 2
BIO 1207 Anatomy & Physiology II 3
MSG 1002 Massage Skills and Techniques II 6
HEA 1220 Relational Skills 3
MSG 1200 Massage Therapy and Exercise I 2
HEA 1302 Assessment and Care Planning II 4
MSG 1206 Clinical Anatomy II 3
One General Education course. 1 3
 Credits24
Semester 3
MSG 1202 Massage Therapy and Exercise II 2
PTH 1005 Pathophysiology I for Massage 3
MSG 1160 Professional Growth II 3
MSG 1100 Massage Therapy: Maternal Women and Children 3
MSG 1003 Massage Skills and Techniques III 6
FPL 1100 On-Site Placement I 2
One General Education course. 1 3
 Credits22
Semester 4
MSG 2000 Research in Practice 3
MSG 1006 Neurology for Massage 3
MSG 1004 Massage Skills and Techniques IV 6
MSG 1105 Massage Therapy: Adolescence, Early and Middle Adulthood 3
FPL 1105 On-Site Placement II 2
FPL 1201 Off-Site Placement I 2
 Credits19
Semester 5
MSG 1110 Massage Therapy: Late Adulthood and Palliative Patients 3
MSG 1005 Massage Skills and Techniques V 6
MSG 1275 Advanced Treatments 3
MKT 1104 Marketing Essentials 4
PTH 1010 Pathophysiology II for Massage 3
FPL 1103 On-Site Placement III 2
FPL 1202 Off-Site Placement II 2
 Credits23
Semester 6
BUS 3585 Entrepreneurship 3
MSG 2001 Research Dissemination 3
MSG 3000 Career Readiness 3
FPL 1102 On-Site Consolidation Placement 2
FPL 1203 Off-Site Consolidation Placement 1 2
One General Education Course. 1 3
 Credits16
 Total Credits126

Fees

Tuition and Ancillary Fees

Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students.

 

Books & Supplies

The cost of books and supplies for Year 1 is under review. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.

Graduate Options

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program will be able to work in a variety of settings including:

  • Healthcare Organizations

  • Clinics

  • Health Clubs

  • Fitness Centres

  • Athletic Organizations

  • Resort/Spa Industry

College/University Degree Opportunities

Graduates from this program may continue their studies at college/university and may receive credit for their prior College education.

Refer to College/University Agreements for further information.

Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.

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