Do you have a passion for health care and a desire to provide relief to people dealing with pain? An aging population, as well as greater public awareness of health issues, has resulted in more job opportunities in health occupations. The demand for massage therapy is also fueled by its growing popularity as a means of relaxation, stress relief and rehabilitation in today’s busy society.
In this program, students will acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to provide safe, effective and ethical care at the entry-level of practice within the massage therapy profession.
Major emphasis is placed on the foundation of Anatomy and then applied through hands-on techniques in clinic settings. Students practice and develop effective communication skills, critical thinking and decision-making ability to meet legal and ethical obligations according to legislative and profession-specific guidelines. Self-care techniques, entrepreneurial knowledge and assessment skills are also emphasized.
The program’s foundation is based on the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics identified by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO).
In six semesters, students will have demonstrated the ability to:
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 inter-professional 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, implement and evaluate a plan of care according to the client’s condition and the treatment goals.
Maintain documentation securely, accurately and in a timely manner.
Develop and implement ongoing effective strategies for personal and professional development to ensure quality care.
Relationships And Interpersonal Skills (REIS 1501)
Clinical Skills And Techniques III (CSAT 3500)
General Education Elective (GNED 0000)
Massage Theory For Special Populations I (MAST 3500)
On-Campus Clinic I (ONCL 1501)
Pathophysiology I (PATH 1504)
Professional Growth And Development (PRGD 1501)
Therapeutic Exercise (THER 1501)
Clinical Placement I (CLIN 1512)
Clinical Skills And Techniques IV (CSAT 4500)
General Education Elective (GNED 0000)
Massage Theory For Special Populations II (MAST 4500)
Neurology (NEUR 1504)
On-Campus Clinic II (ONCL 2501)
Research Concepts (RESH 1501)
Business Management (BMGT 1500)
Clinical Placement II (CLIN 2512)
Clinical Skills And Techniques V (CSAT 5500)
Massage Theory For Special Populations III (MAST 5500)
On-Campus Clinic III (ONCL 3501)
Pathophysiology II (PATH 2504)
Clinical Placement III (CLIN 3512)
Clinical Skills And Tech Vi (CSAT 6500)
Entrepreneurship (ENTR 1501)
Comprehensive Review & Osce Prep (MAST 6500)
On-Campus Clinic IV (ONCL 4501)
Research Project (RESR 1502)
Courses and course descriptions are subject to change.
YEAR ONE FEES
Please note: fees are based on the 2018-2019 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please
Other fees to consider.
WHAT YOU COULD BE:
Registered massage therapist
WHERE YOU COULD WORK:
Hotels, resorts and spas
In this program, students use the knowledge and skills they have developed to care for patients in the community through clinical placements. Students act as massage therapy student practitioners, including within the clinic at the Durham College Spa, under the supervision of placement instructors.
Please note: There are costs associated with completing the pre-placement requirements.
Service fees forVerified, our documentation collection and verification partner.
Costs to complete mandatory immunizations, lab tests, and certifications.
To be eligible for the field placement component of this program you must (at your expense) provide:
A clear and current Criminal Reference Check (CRC) with Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS). If you cannot provide a clear CRC with VSS you may not be accepted for placement by a field placement agency. CRCs with VSS must be obtained from your local police station. You may be required to obtain additional CRCs with VSS in order to meet field placement agency requirements
Current Level C CPR certificate from a recognized provider
Current standard first aid certificate from a recognized provider
Entry immunization form completed by a health-care provider
Program Transfer, Degree Completion And Additional Credentials
Durham College also offers degree completion opportunities with a number of Canadian and international institutions. Sample diploma-to-degree opportunities include: