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Massage Therapy

Cambrian’s Massage Therapy program will prepare you to work in a health care setting, athletic organization, wellness centre, or pursue your own private practice as a Registered Massage Therapist. Students begin the program in the fall semester and continue their studies through the summer semesters. This condensed time frame means that students can graduate from this advanced diploma program in just 24 months!

Our health-focused program will give you 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 apply your skills in seven clinical placements, with opportunities to practice massage therapy in diverse health care settings on campus and in the community.

Entrepreneurship, marketing, and communication courses will round out your learning so that whether you choose to join a health care team or open your own practice, you will have the skills and knowledge to give your clients the high level of service and care they deserve.

As a graduate, you will be eligible to apply to write the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) certification exams to become a registered professional (RMT).

Cambrian’s Massage Therapy Program has been granted Preliminary Accreditation by the Canadian Massage Therapy Council for Accreditation (CMTCA).

Space in this program is limited.


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What's in it for you?

Career outcomes*

  • Registered Massage Therapist in private practices, chiropractic and physiotherapy offices, multidisciplinary healthcare organizations, clinics, resorts and spas, health clubs, fitness centres, and athletic organizations


  • The Massage Therapy program has a partnership with Cambrian Varsity, the Sudbury Wolves OHL team and the Sudbury Five professional national basketball team. Students provide treatment to these elite athletes both for regular on-going care, rehabilitative care and during games and practices (rink, field and court-side). This amazing immersive experience allows students to work with sport-specific modalities and is supervised by our dynamic professors who work full-time in sports massage settings. The Massage Therapy program also has partnerships with hospitals and chronic pain centres. Students in their final semester gain experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary health care team in medical settings treating clients with complex conditions.

As a graduate, you will be eligible to apply to write the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) certification exams to become a registered professional (RMT).

Plan your future

Program starts

September 2023

September 2024

Learning options

  • Full-Time

Minimum technology requirements

  • Regular access to a computer with a reliable Internet connection
  • Web cam and headset
  • Personal computer
  • Windows 8, 8.1, or 10 operating system
  • Web browser: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher
  • Apple Mac
  • OS X operating system
  • Web browser: Firefox or Safari

You’ll be accessing industry-standard software as part of your program. Your program coordinator and IT will set you up with access on your computer or within our campus labs. If you have any questions about these technology requirements, please email or call (705) 566-8101, ext. 7303.

For a full list of how your program will be delivered click here.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Cambrian College has implemented a BYOD policy to ensure a rich and flexible learning experience. Learn more about BYOD by clicking here.

System requirements for Assistive Technology

To access the widest range of Assistive Technology (AT), a Windows-based computer is recommended.

  • Recommended OS: Windows 10 or newer
  • Recommended CPU: Intel or AMD multicore processor
  • Recommended RAM: 8 GB
  • Recommended Storage for Assistive Technology: 8 GB of available Hard Drive of Solid State Drive Space (please note this is not the total drive size and refers specifically to available space needed for assistive technology)
  • Recommended Audio: Speakers or Headphones for Text-to-Speech and Microphone for Speech Input

While Apple computers can provide many AT options,  some specialized software may not be available/compatible with this platform.  Please consult with the Glenn Crombie Centre for further details.

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See a full list of how your program will be delivered.