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Massage Therapy

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Key Details

Program Start Dates

September 2024

Please visit Ontario College Application Service to learn more about start dates

Program Delivery

Campus / Full-time


Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Program Duration

6 Semesters

Program Contacts

Brandi Purvis St. Amand

Program Coordinator / Professor

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705-566-8101 ext.6493
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Program Overview

Graduate in only 24 months, ready to treat and support your community.

Transform lives as a registered massage therapist. After a holistic approach with solid foundational training in year one, our accelerated program gives you the hands-on skills you need to work with diverse clients in our on-campus Massage Therapy Clinic. You’ll gain in-depth knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and neurology, along with intensive training in massage therapy techniques to provide the best treatment and prevention options for your clients. 
You’ll also complete three off-site placements, working with elite athletes, new and expectant parents, infants, and/or clients in long-term care and hospital settings. Entrepreneurship, marketing, and communication courses round out your training so you’ll have the skills to join a health care team or open your own practice. 

Program Highlights

Program highlights 

  • Accelerated program will allow you to earn a 6-semester advanced diploma in 2 years 
  • Hands-on training in our high-tech massage therapy lab and during 3 placements 
  • Provide over 330 hours of direct massage therapy care to the public under the supervision of professional massage therapists 
  • Training in complementary laser, therapeutic ultrasound, TENS, cupping, and kinesiology taping modalities 
  • Accredited by the Canadian Massage Therapy Council for Accreditation (CMTCA)  
  • Grads are eligible to challenge the OSCE and MCQ examinations for Registered Massage Therapist credentialing (RMT/MT) as set out by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) 


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), or 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.

International Student Admissions

Are you an international student? Learn more about additional requirements.

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Academic Upgrading

Are you missing admission requirements? Strengthen your academic skills for free at your own pace through Academic Upgrading!

Program Delivery

Program delivery


Fall term start

SEMESTER 1:  Fall 2024
SEMESTER 2:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 3:  Spring 2025
SEMESTER 4:  Fall 2025
SEMESTER 5:  Winter 2026
SEMESTER 6:  Spring 2026

Program of Study

Program of study for 2024-25 Academic Year 

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
BIO 1107Anatomy & Physiology I3
HEA 1301Assessment and Treatment Plan I4
MSG 1001Massage Skills and Techniques I6
MSG 1106Clinical Anatomy3
MSG 1150 Professional Growth I3
ENG 1121Research & Writing/Health Sciences3
Semester 2
BIO 1207Anatomy & Physiology II3
HEA 1302Assessment and Treatment Plan II4
MSG 1002Massage Skills and Techniques II6
MSG 1206Clinical Anatomy II3
HEA 1220Relational Skills3
MSG 1200Massage Therapy and Exercise I2
One General Education course. 13
Semester 3
PTH 1005Pathophysiology I for Massage 3
MSG 1003 Massage Skills and Techniques III6
MSG 1100Special Populations I3
MSG 1160Professional Growth II3
MSG 1202Massage Therapy and Exercise II2
FPL 1100Clinic I3
One General Education course. 13
Semester 4
PTH 1010Pathophysiology II for Massage3
MSG 1004 Massage Skills and Techniques IV6
MSG 1105Special Populations II3
MSG 1275Advanced Treatments3
FPL 1102Clinic II3
FPL 1201Off-Site Placement I2
Semester 5
MSG 1110Special Populations III3
MSG 1005Massage Skills and Techniques V6
MSG 1006Neuroanatomy and Physiology3
FPL 1103Clinic III3
FPL 1202Off-Site Placement II2
One General Education Course 13
Semester 6
BUS 3585Entrepreneurship3
MKT 1104Marketing Essentials4
MSG 3000Career Readiness6
FPL 1104Clinic IV3
MSG 2000Research in Practice 3
FPL 1203Off-Site Placement III2
 Total Credits130

For more information regarding General Education courses, click here.


Tuition Cost

Canadian Students

$6,868.82Estimated first year costView fee breakdown

International Students

$25,960.86Estimated first year costView fee breakdown

Important Notice

Fees presented are estimates based on projections for future academic year(s) of study. Actual fees charged may differ from what is published here. A full detailed listing of all fees is available in myCambrian and updated annually no later than May 1 for the following academic year. Students in Academic Upgrading are responsible for any fees listed on their invoice each term.

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 and supplies

Books and supplies may be required at the course level over and above what is estimated above. Please consult your professor/instructor for further information.

College may be more affordable than you think!

Have you said, “school can wait another year”? Don’t sacrifice your future any longer – you can do it!

Whether it’s fear, financial reasons, or something else that is impacting your decision to start school, we’re here to listen to you and help in any way we can!

Work-integrated learning (WIL)

Take your education beyond the classroom!

Cambrian programs blend academic learning, hands-on training, and community involvement opportunities to help you achieve your ultimate goal – your dream career. You’ll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to real-world scenarios within and outside of the classroom through work-integrated learning. Whether it be a capstone project, co-op, practicum, preceptorship component, or placement, you’ll benefit from a practical, job-related experience before you graduate.

Field of Study

School of Health Sciences

Cambrian offers a rich assortment of gratifying careers that focus on supporting health and improving well-being. Our on-campus dental and massage clinics provide opportunities for real-world experiences with the local community. Our MRI, medical lab, radiation technologist, and health analytics programs equip you with in-demand skills. From our state-of-the-art fitness lab to occupational and physiotherapy support training, there’s a program to transform your helpful nature into a career.

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Career Outcomes

Employment opportunities

Registered Massage Therapists will be able to work in a variety of settings including:

  • Self Employment as a Registered Massage Therapist
  • Various healthcare organizations
  • Multidisciplinary Clinics
  • Health & Fitness Centers 
  • Athletic Organizations
  • Resort/Spa Industry
  • Long Term Care facilities
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Need a career coach?

Explore how this program can lead to a great career! Cambrian’s Career Coach platform is a user-friendly, online tool that provides up-to-date and comprehensive labour market data to help you explore career options, salary expectations for the Greater Sudbury region, and more!

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Minimum technology requirements

Success in this program requires that you come equipped with some program-specific technology requirements.

Bring your own device (BYOD)

Cambrian College has implemented a BYOD principle to both enrich the student learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure flexibility!

Ready to take the first step?

Start gaining the highest level of skills at Cambrian now – and you’ll be ready to take advantage of the many career opportunities waiting for you just around the corner. The future is yours!

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