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.
Our mission is to develop knowledgeable, compassionate, and respectful massage therapy students, who will become outstanding leaders, effective practitioners, and important contributors to their communities.Courses Program Standards
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
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.
Canadian Massage Therapy Council for Accreditation (CMTCA)
The Massage Therapy Program at Humber has been granted official accreditation by the Canadian Massage Therapy Council for Accreditation (CMTCA).
Registered Massage Therapist
This program is recognized by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) 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.
Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.
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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.
Watch this video to learn more about the annual Massage Therapy Research Night. Hear about the research completed by third-year Massage Therapy students.
Watch this video to learn more about Humber's Massage Therapy Advanced Diploma program and our unique approach to teaching from industry leading faculty.
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.
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.
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.
Assists patients with rehabilitation or wellness goals through manipulation of soft tissues in the body.
"Humber definitely gives you the hands-on experience you truly need....ESPECIALLY being in Massage Therapy."
"Having a clinic on campus for internship allowed us to understand and learn how it would be to work with individuals in a clinical setting."
"The clinic we worked in gave actual work experience, so when you got into the real world, work was as trivial as tying your shoes."
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:
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 abroad. 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.
Students may be eligible for a number of scholarships and awards.
News & Events
Centre for Healthy Living Opens its Brand-New Space
On September 4th, 2018 the Centre for Healthy Living (CHL) officially opened its doors to the Humber community. While the CHL has been around for a few years already, it just got a brand new physical space right here on campus!
Students Take a Deep Dive into Their Own Research for Massage Therapy Research Night 2018
On Thursday, April 12, 2018, third year Massage Therapy students displayed and presented their single case research or retrospective case studies.
Massage Therapy Students Participate in OCAA Basketball Tournament
On March 2nd and 3rd, some of our Massage Therapy students had the opportunity to participate in the OCAA Women’s Basketball tournament by providing post-game treatments to the participating athletes.
Massage Therapy Alumni Dinner
On June 4th, the School of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism hosted the first Massage Therapy Alumni dinner.
Massage Therapy Faculty Member Recognized Internationally for Research
HRT’s Massage Therapy faculty member, Kristina Lisk, was recently accepted to present some of her PhD research at the upcoming International Association of Medical Education (AMEE) conference.
Massage Therapy Students Host Massage Therapy Awareness Day
On Tuesday, December 19, our Massage Therapy students hosted Massage Therapy Awareness day to educate the Humber community about the benefits Massage Therapy has on our overall health.
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