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You may also be interested in the Compressed Option:
The Massage Therapy program at Centennial College will provide you with both the fundamental and advanced massage therapy skills to become a successful massage therapist. This advanced diploma health program will emphasize professionalism and teach an evidence-based approach to assessment, treatment planning and implementation.
Recognized as a distinctive and rigorous offering within the School of Community and Health Studies, this college health program will balance a combination of theory and practical application through in-class lectures, lab experience, an onsite public clinic and off-site outreach placements.
You'll learn the proper assessment tools and techniques to deal with a wide variety of conditions that involve lymph, muscle, nerve, fascia and joints of the body, as well as a wellness focus that maintains physical health, function and mobility.
Please note: This delivery (three years with summers off) of the Massage Therapy program is a September intake/start only. It's possible to complete this college Massage program in a shorter period of time by attending school in the summer semesters. To do so, you must enrol in the Massage Therapy - Compressed program (#5115), which has a January intake/start with no summer breaks. Once enrolled in the traditional delivery of #5110, you'll be required to stay in #5110 as your major program of study, and will not be eligible to transfer into the compressed #5115 program.
Career Options and Education Pathways
Career Options and Education PathwaysPrinter Friendly
- Programs at Centennial College are awarded Key Performance Indicator Awards based on student satisfaction survey statistics. The Massage Therapy program has received the President’s Academic Gold Award for Graduate Satisfaction and the President’s Academic Gold Award for Quality of Learning Experience.
- The Massage Therapy program offers strong clinical components through on-site labs, clinics, and off-site placements. At Centennial College’s Morningside Campus, you obtain hands-on practice within modern clinical spaces where you meet clients who experience injuries, dysfunction and disease. Your responsibility is to offer assessment and treatment under the supervision of experienced RMT faculty members to help improve patients’ physical ability and quality of life.
- Graduates are eligible to write the registration examinations administered by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) to obtain the Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) designation.
- Centennial College students have demonstrated an excellent success rate at the CMTO entry-to-practice examinations (see www.CMTO.com for results.)
- Registered Massage Therapist
- Primary Healthcare Provider
- Self Employed Practitioner
Successful graduates of the Massage Therapy Advanced Diploma program have the opportunity to apply their credits toward further study at the degree level. Listed below are the degrees from partnering institutions that are available for this program.
Please note that each partner pathway has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, which are assessed by the receiving partner institution.
|Partner Institution||Degree Program|
|Algoma University||Honours Bachelor of Arts - multiple majors|
|Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting or Human Resources Management or Marketing (also offered at the Brampton, ON Campus)|
|Bachelor of Science - multiple majors|
|Athabasca University||Bachelor of Commerce – Post Diploma|
|Bachelor of Commerce with major – Post Diploma|
|Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations – Post Diploma|
|Bachelor of Management 3 year – Post Diploma|
|Bachelor of Science - PD with majors|
|Bachelor of Science - PD|
|Brock University||Bachelor of Arts - Community Health|
|Honours Bachelor of Public Health|
|Davenport University||Bachelor of Science - Health Services Administration|
|Bachelor of Science - Medical Case Management|
|Humber College||Bachelor of Health Sciences - Workplace Health and Wellness|
|Institute of Technology Tralee||Honours Bachelor of Science - Health and Leisure (with Massage)|
|Lakehead University||Honours or Bachelor Degree - multiple majors|
|Laurentian University||Bachelor of Arts - multiple majors|
|Honours Bachelor of Arts - multiple majors|
|Ontario Tech University||Honours Bachelor of Arts - Educational Studies and Digital Technology|
|Honours Bachelor of Allied Health Science|
|Bachelor of Commerce (bridge)|
|Ryerson University||Health Services Management|
|Health Information Management|
|Seneca College||Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies|
|Wilfrid Laurier University - Brantford Campus||Honours Bachelor of Arts|
|York University||Honours Bachelor degree - any major|
|Honours Health Science - undecided major|
|Honours Health Studies - Kinesiology and Health Science|
Please visit our website at www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/applying/education-pathways/outbound-pathways for more information on articulation agreements.
For pathways to other Ontario post-secondary institutions, please view ONCAT.
Qualified graduates may be eligible to further their study with selected academic institutions. These pathways allow you to apply academic credit towards further study.
The Massage Therapy program's educational partners are:
- Athabasca University
- Ontario Tech University
Please note: 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.
Admission RequirementsPrinter Friendly
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
- Grade 12 English (C or U), or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission
- Grade 11 Biology or Grade 12 (C or U), or equivalent (minimum grade required)
- Grade 11 or 12 One additional Science (Physics, Chemistry or Exercise Science), or equivalent (minimum grade required)
How to Apply
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1. Apply Online
If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.If you have previously attended a full-time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.
All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in-person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.
2. Submit Documents
Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.
Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.
If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).
For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.
3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission
Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.
You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.
You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.
When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.
4. Pay Fees
Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.
You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.
5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)
Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.
Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April
Your web-registration will not open if:
You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.
Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and FeesPrinter Friendly
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2021.
|Student||Tuition (2 Semesters)||Ancillary Fees||Total|