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Massage Therapy

Credential: Advanced Diploma Program Code: 14201 Length: 6 semesters

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
    • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
    • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Biology (SBI3C, SBI3U or SBI4U or equivalent)
    • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Chemistry (SCH3U, SCH4C or SCH4U or equivalent) or Grade 11 or Grade 12 Physics (SPH3U, SPH4C or SPH4U or equivalent) or Grade 12 Exercise Science (PSE4U or equivalent) or Grade 12 Introductory Kinesiology (PSK4U) or equivalent
    • One Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U course in addition to those listed above



All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.


Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.


Post-Admission Requirements:

Once accepted into the program, and prior to participating in the on-campus and clinical (off campus) internships in semester three, four, five and six, students must have satisfied the following additional requirements:

  • Complete immunization record including flu shot
  • Valid Standard First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Health Care Provider (HCP) certificates
  • Police Record Check: Students in programs or occupations involving direct contact with vulnerable persons are required to undergo a police record check. Refer to Admission Information. Though not an admission requirement, applicants must note important information listed below regarding Police Record Check requirements. Successful completion of placement is a requirement for graduation from the program. Agencies that provide placement opportunities require you to have a clear Police Records Check for Service with the Vulnerable Sector (PRCSVS). Your acceptance for placement is at the discretion of the agency. If you register in the program without a clear PRCSVS and as a result are unable to participate in placement, you will not be able to graduate. The police record check may have to be renewed every three to six months. Students are responsible for any fees associated with achieving these requirements.
  • Two uniforms are required for the Massage Therapy program, an athletic type shirt/short combination worn in the first year and clinic scrubs worn in the second year. The cost for the two uniforms has been included in the tuition fees. In order for the shirt/short uniform to be available for the first day of class, students must submit their size requirements via an online order form. For information and to submit your uniform order, visit
Date Location Availability International Student Availability
January 2017NorthOpenWaitlisted
September 2017NorthOpenOpen
January 2018NorthOpenOpen

The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic $4,670.66
  • international $14,200.

Amounts listed were the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

Additional Costs

Approximately $1,200 each year for textbooks. Students planning to write the provincial College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) registration exam will be required to pay the fee set by the CMTO.

Fees by Semester >


Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Transferring from Another College or University

Details on transferring credits or credentials from another college or university or how to apply for credit based on prior work or life experience.

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Future Study Options

Humber has a number of transfer agreements with other postsecondary institutions (within Canada and around the world) that enables students and graduates to use their Humber credential to gain advanced standing in another program.

Bachelor of Health 

Credential Opportunity: Adv. Diploma to Degree
Location: Kamloops, BC
Institution(s): Thompson Rivers University

Successful graduates of Humber's Massage Therapy Advanced Diploma may apply to Thompson Rivers University's Bachelor of Health degree program.  Students are required to provide original documentation showing their full post secondary academic history along with graduation with a relevant certificate and/or diploma.  A block transfer of up to 84 credits may be granted with an additional 36 credits required for program completion. 

Students may inquire about completing the Bachelor of Health degree on campus or by distance.

For further information, contact:

Coordinator, External Agreements
1.800.663.9711 x 6839


Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

For Ontario transfer options visit ONTransfer >

Program Contact(s)

Frances Hall
Program Support Officer
416.675.6622 ext. 5526


Domestic Students

North Campus
Humber Learning Resource Commons, 1st Floor

Lakeshore Campus
WEL 106


International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067
Fax 1-416-675-6386


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Applications to Humber are made through Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or

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International Students

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

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Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $2,661.77 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $5,666.11
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $742.88 $742.88


Semester 2 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $2,008.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,318.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $90.00 $90.00


Semester 3 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $2,108.47 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,219.41
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $189.58 $189.58


Semester 4 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,918.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,408.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00


Semester 5 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,918.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,408.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00


Semester 6 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,976.69 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,351.19
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $57.80 $57.80

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $375 Winter start - $250 Summer start - $125

Our Program

Humber’s Massage Therapy advanced diploma program provides you with the in-depth academic preparation and hands-on professional experience required to become a valued member of a health-care team.

Working in our state-of-the-art facilities, which include specialized massage therapy tables and exercise equipment, you’ll develop the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct a patient assessment, develop treatment plans, deliver safe and effective treatment, and evaluate outcomes. You’ll also learn how to run a successful business, preparing you to become an entrepreneur or to own a private practice.

As a regulated health profession, massage therapists are overseen by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario in accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act and the Massage Therapy Act. Our graduates are eligible to write the registration examination set by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.

Courses Program Standards


Work Placement

Our curriculum is designed to emphasize depth and breadth in your clinical experience. You will have the opportunity to practise your skills with seven unpaid work placements – four of which take place on campus and three of which take place off campus. Your on-campus work placements will take place in our Massage Therapy Clinic. Your off-campus work placements will introduce you to a variety of health-care settings, giving you the opportunity to work with a diverse group of patients.

The Humber Experience

massage therapy video

Watch the video to find out more about Humber's Massage Therapy Diploma program. See our state-of-the-art labs and hear from faculty and students.

Massage Therapy Research Night

Massage Therapy research night

Watch this video. Learn more about the annual Massage Therapy Research Night and hear about the research completed by third-year Massage Therapy students.

Massage Therapy Program Overview

massage therapy with skeleton

Watch this video. Find out more about Humber's Massage Therapy Advanced Diploma program. Learn about Humber's unique approach to teaching, our state-of-the-art labs and hear from our industry leading faculty.

Massage Therapy Alumni Dinner

Massage Therapy alumni

Humber Massage Therapy students participate in a number of events throughout the year. Recently, students helped organize the first Massage Therapy Alumni Dinner.

The Humber Advantage

State-of-the-art Facilities

Our massage therapy laboratory is a high-quality, comprehensive learning environment with hydro-electric massage therapy tables, hydrotherapy, physical therapy and therapeutic exercise equipment. Students receive experience on-campus working in our Massage Therapy Clinic.

Our Industry Partnerships

Humber’s School of Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism has more than 500 industry partners who provide funding for capital projects such as labs, provide internships for students, donate more than $60,000 in awards and scholarships, and employ our students upon graduation.

Your Career

Using the knowledge and skills you’ve honed in our program, you’ll help to improve the health and well-being of your patients.

You will have the opportunity to collaborate with patients and with many types of health professionals to promote health, rehabilitate injuries and manage complex conditions.

Massage therapists are generally self-employed health professionals, using their training and entrepreneurial savvy to manage their careers.

Massage therapists can work in a variety of settings including:

  • health clinics
  • spas
  • nursing or long-term care homes
  • health and fitness clubs
  • sports organizations
  • hospitals.

Professional Accreditation, Endorsement and Recognition

Following completion of this program, you will be eligible to write the registration examination set by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. (See Additional Costs.) Successful candidates of this examination will be entitled to use the professional designation of Registered Massage Therapist.

Additional requirements may apply.

Note: The requirements for the additional credential(s) are determined by the granting body, which is independent from the College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling. 

Study Abroad

Qualified students are eligible to undertake a study abroad service learning trip, which provides rewarding experiences and opportunities to do community service across the globe.

These trips operate annually in May and are 10 to 15 days in length.

New study abroad trips and initiatives are introduced each fall. Additional fees apply.

Faculty Highlight

Kristina Lisk, Massage Therapy Faculty, was recently accepted to present some of her Ph.D research.

Scholarships & Awards

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Students are eligible for a number of scholarships and awards.

Study Abroad

Humber Massage Therapy students may qualify for Study Abroad opportunities.

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