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Massage Therapy

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

Programs Starting Between:

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

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

 

Mature Applicants

An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older (21 or older for degree programs) as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U level or equivalent.

College Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber will use your college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

University Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber will use your university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

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 hrt.humber.ca.
Date Location Availability International Student Availability
September 2017NorthClosedClosed
January 2018NorthOpenClosed
September 2018NorthOpenNot Available
January 2019NorthOpenNot Available

The 2017-2018 fee for 2 semesters was:

  • domestic: $4,559.46
  • international: $14,671.00

Fees are subject to change.

Additional Costs

Approximately $1,200 each year for textbooks.

Fees by Semester 

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Humber Degree Pathways

Complete your degree with us. Humber's degrees are designed with our diploma graduates in mind. We'll give you credit for what you've already learned and help you take the next step in less time. Humber also awards a $2500 degree scholarship to diploma graduates with a program grade point average of 80% or more.

Graduates may be considered for admission to:

Workplace Health and Wellness, Bachelor of Health Sciences 

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission. Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of five semesters of full-time study plus a work term.  Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a minimum grade of 65 per cent
  • SBI4U ( Grade 12U Biology) or equivalent

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline. Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

Start Workplace Health and Wellness, Bachelor of Health Sciences in Summer of 2019

The block transfer credit outlined is eligible for Humber graduates and external diploma graduates from similar programs *

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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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Program Contact(s)

Frances Hall, program support Officer
416.675.6622 ext. 5526
frances.hall@humber.ca

hrt.humber.ca

Admissions

416-675-5000
enquiry@humber.ca

International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067
international@humber.ca

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Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. 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 ontariocolleges.ca.

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Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,651.17$7,125.50
Tuition$1,457.84$5,932.17
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$742.88$742.88
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,908.29$7,125.50
Tuition$1,457.84$6,675.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,037.87$7,125.50
Tuition$1,457.84$6,545.47
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$129.58$129.58
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,908.29$7,125.50
Tuition$1,457.84$6,675.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 5Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,908.29$7,125.50
Tuition$1,457.84$6,675.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 6Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,958.29$7,125.50
Tuition$1,457.84$6,625.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$50.00$50.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

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 regulated health-care professionals, 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. 

Courses Program Standards


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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.

Internship Partners

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

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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

The Humber Massage Therapy program helped in its first Massage Therapy Alumni Dinner. The turnout was amazing!

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.

Humber Centre for Healthy Living

Students provide massage therapy to members of the Humber community in our on-campus Humber Centre for Healthy Living. Drawing on the expertise of HRT faculty and students, the CHL offers a range of programs, services, and events for MAKING HEALTHY HAPPEN within the Humber community.

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.

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2 female massage therapy students

a class of massage therapy students watching demo

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 Accreditations & Recognition

This program is recognized by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario as meeting the academic requirements for eligibility to write the registration examination. Successful candidates of this examination will be entitled to use the professional designation of Registered Massage Therapist. Additional fees will apply.  

This information is accurate as of December 2016. 

Additional requirements and/or costs 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 in this program may apply to a study abroad service learning trip to contribute to a global community. Past service learning trips were to Arviat, Nunavut and Nicaragua. Students may also have the opportunity to apply to a study abroad experiential trip to Peru.

Each year we offer a variety of experiential learning trip opportunities for students to study aboard. Our annual short duration experiential trips in May are approximately two weeks in length. These faculty-led study abroad trips are confirmed in the fall semester.

The trips vary each year and are subject to availability, participation and eligibility requirements. 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

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Humber Massage Therapy students may qualify for Study Abroad opportunities.

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained in this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.