Centennial College’s Massage Therapy program is a distinctive and rigorous program that will prepare you for the broad range of career possibilities that exist for Massage Therapists. You could have your own practice with flexible hours; work with sports teams and athletes or within a hospital setting. This hands-on industry-approved program will provide you with the fundamentals of massage therapy skills, with a focus on critical thinking, rehabilitation and business management.
In this program, you will:
- Develop an expertise in dealing with patients seeking relief from a variety of conditions affecting their health and well-being.
- Build your business and research skills to prepare you for a successful business and to advance in the profession of massage therapy.
- Complement your in-class education with clinical placements that will enhance your skills as you work with clients from the community.
- Gain the skills to prepare you for your entrance your entry-to-practice exams after graduation.
If you are interested in completing this program in a shorter period of time, which would include attending school in the fall, winter and summer semester, please click here.
Massage Therapy is a regulated health profession in Ontario practiced under the Regulated Health Professions Act, and the Massage Therapy Act. Centennial’s Massage Therapy graduates are greatly valued in the workforce and are highly successful at Ontario’s registration exams, set by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates have demonstrated the ability to:
- Conduct a massage therapy practice within an ethical framework
- Develop therapeutic relationships that support health and well-being
- Collect and use client information to determine the appropriateness of massage therapy
- Develop, implement and evaluate a treatment plan
- Maintain professional readiness to ensure quality care
Distinctive Benefits for Centennial Students
- The program’s strong clinical component provides opportunity for supervised practice where a variety of client needs and treatments are assessed and managed
- There is a combination of massage therapy education and entrepreneurial business skills
- Qualified graduates are eligible to write the registration examinations administered by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario to qualify for Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) designation
- Students have demonstrated an excellent success rate at the CMTO entry-to-practice examinations
Massage Therapy Database Information
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) registration statistics: (most recent statistics available)
MCQ (written exam) OSCE (oral practical)
2011 100% success 90% success
2010 100% success 97% success
2009 100% 100%
2008 100% 97%
KPI Awards - KPI Awards are awards given to a program based on student satisfaction survey statistics. The Massage Therapy Program here at Centennial College has been awarded the following:
2011 President’s Gold Award – Student Satisfaction – Quality of Learning Experience (awarded if student satisfaction is 90% or greater five years in a row)
2010 President’s Gold Award - Student Satisfaction – Quality of Learning Experience Graduate Satisfaction Award
Potential Pathways to further education
Qualified graduates may be eligible to further their study with selectected academic institutions. These pathways allow graduates to apply academic credit towards further study.
- Athabasca University
The qualification requirements and costs for each external accreditation, designation, certification or recognition are set by the granting body, not by Centennial College. In order to qualify for any external accreditations, designations, certifications or recognitions, students and graduates will need to follow the processes and meet the applicable requirements listed on the websites and in the materials of those external bodies.