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Massage Therapy

Credential: Advanced DiplomaProgram Code: 14201Length: 6 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 2 requirements:

  • Academic

    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

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

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

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

Internship 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.

Uniform Order Form

Fees

The 2018-2019 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $4,673.85
  • international: $14,964.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more >

Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,712.50$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,061.07
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$751.15$751.15
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,812.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,091.49$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,682.08
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$130.14$130.14
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,812.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 5Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,812.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 6Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,011.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,762.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
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

Additional Costs

Approximately $1,200 - textbooks (per year).

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

PATHWAYS WITHIN HUMBER AFTER THIS PROGRAM

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 5 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.

Diploma to Degree Transfer Student Scholarship

All students who have achieved a cumulative program grade point average (GPA) of 80% or better upon graduation of their Ontario college diploma will be automatically awarded a one-time scholarship of $2,500 in recognition of their academic achievement at the diploma level.

TRANSFER OPTIONS

Can't find a pathway? You can still get the credit you deserve from your previous education or your prior work or life experience.

Learn more >

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Linda Sam
416-675-6622 ext. 5943
linda.sam@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

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.

Admissions Road Map >

Apply through Ontario Colleges >

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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

Apply through the International Centre >

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Become a valued member of a healthcare team

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 Learning Outcomes


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Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Conduct a massage therapy practice* within a legal, professional* and ethical framework*.
  • Apply business principles relevant to a massage therapy practice*.
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively and professionally with clients, colleagues and members of the interprofessional team.
  • Develop and maintain therapeutic relationships* to optimize clients’ health and wellness.
  • Collect and assess clients’ information* to determine their state of health and the treatment goals.
  • Develop a plan of care* according to the client’s condition and the treatment goals.
  • Implement the plan of care* according to the client’s condition and the treatment goals.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the plan of care*.
  • Maintain documentation securely, accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Develop and implement ongoing effective strategies for personal and professional development to ensure quality care.


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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.

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

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.

Additional requirements and/or costs may apply.

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.

Uniform Orders

Select your uniform for this program.

Internship Partners

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
January 2019NorthWaitlistedClosed
September 2019NorthOpenOpen
January 2020NorthOpenOpen

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

Watch this video to learn more about the annual Massage Therapy Research Night. Hear about the research completed by third-year Massage Therapy students.

massage therapy with skeleton

Watch this video to learn more about Humber's Massage Therapy Advanced Diploma program and our unique approach to teaching from industry leading faculty.

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.

2 female massage therapy students

a class of massage therapy students watching demo

Alumni Success

Amanda Hart-Evans

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Assists patients with rehabilitation or wellness goals through manipulation of soft tissues in the body.

Ailene Tam

Ailene Tam

"Humber definitely gives you the hands-on experience you truly need....ESPECIALLY being in Massage Therapy."

Jaimee Clarkson

Jaimee Clarkson

"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."

Tyler Paterson

Tyler Paterson

"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."

Meet the Faculty

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.

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 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.

Scholarships & Awards

Students may be eligible for a number of scholarships and awards.

News & Events

Centre for Healthy Living Opens its Brand-New Space

Staff at New CHL

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!

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Students Take a Deep Dive into Their Own Research for Massage Therapy Research Night 2018

Massage Therapy Student

On Thursday, April 12, 2018, third year Massage Therapy students displayed and presented their single case research or retrospective case studies.

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Massage Therapy Students Participate in OCAA Basketball Tournament

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.

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Massage Therapy Alumni Dinner

massage therapy alumni

On June 4th, the School of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism hosted the first Massage Therapy Alumni dinner.

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Massage Therapy Faculty Member Recognized Internationally for Research

kristina lisk

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.

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Massage Therapy Students Host Massage Therapy Awareness Day

Massage Therapy Students

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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