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Massage Therapy

Our highly regarded program is now offered in a compressed format.  Graduate in just two years and start your rewarding career as a massage therapist.

Program Information

Start Date

September 03, 2024

Domestic Availability

Accepting Applications

International Availability

Closed

Program Code

MAC

Delivery

Hybrid

Credential

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Program Contact

Brent Miller

Program Coordinator

Domestic Tuition

$2950.32 per semester*

International Tuition

$9670.56 per semester*

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Canadian Students

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Fleming College offers a unique five-semester Massage Therapy program. We provide students with an excellent academic foundation and strong applied skills. Students will develop the knowledge and ability to effectively conduct a client assessment, create ethical treatment plans, deliver safe and effective massage therapy treatments, and evaluate the outcome of treatments. Our professional hydraulic massage therapy tables, large laundry facilities and Clinic Preparation course provides each student with an exceptional practical learning experience. Every week students put their skills into practice at our SPA + Clinic at Fleming College, our new onsite clinic which is supervised by a Registered Massage Therapist.

Our five-consecutive semester program (semester 3 is during summer), is an extremely challenging and rewarding educational experience that provides the pathway to become a Registered Massage Therapist.

Upon successful completion of all courses and clinic experiences within the curriculum, students of Fleming's Massage Therapy program will be eligible to graduate and challenge the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario registration examinations. This exam has both a written and practical component and requires a 70% pass rate to become a Registered Massage Therapist in Ontario.

Registered Massage Therapists in Ontario are regulated health professionals whose governing body is the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Applicable legislation includes the Regulated Health Professions Act, and the Massage Therapy Act.

The Massage Therapy Program at Sir Sandford Fleming College is accredited by the Canadian Massage Therapy Council for Accreditation (CMTCA) in recognition that the program meets the CMTCA's standards of excellence.

 Preliminary Accreditation, the first step in the CMTCA accreditation process

Fleming has offered the Massage Therapy program at our Peterborough campus since 1995. The program has acquired a great reputation, with a consistently high (over 90%) overall graduate employment rate. In recent KPI (Key Performance Indicator) surveys, 98% of employers and 100% of graduates reported they were satisfied with the program. We have dedicated, experienced faculty who are leaders in the profession.

University graduates with a B. Sc. or related degree will receive transfer credits for their studies. They can advance to a career as a registered massage therapist in the growing healthcare team-based environment in less than two years. Please contact the program coordinator for details.

Fleming College Massage Therapy Program Mission

To provide embodied education, research, and real-world experiences that promote the wellness of students, individuals and communities.

The program provides an exceptional learning environment with diverse applied experience opportunities. You will provide therapeutic treatments to diverse audiences at the Spa + Clinic at Fleming College, located at the Sutherland Campus, Peterborough.

Students will receive and give Massage Treatments (several times a week) throughout the program, by other students in your laboratory class. Students will develop and demonstrate maturity with respect to your own touch history and that of your fellow students. Students will develop a deep respect for personal boundaries, and exceptional communication skills. Students must have a strong desire to improve the lives of your clients through Massage Therapy and have the motivation to further your career with Continuing Education.

Other skills/attributes that would be assets include:

  • self-motivation
  • self-discipline
  • strong organizational skills
  • entrepreneurial attitude
  • good problem solving skills

Massage Therapy professors strongly recommend that entering students receive at least 3 professional massages from a Registered Massage Therapist prior to entry to this program. In addition, students contemplating admission have a health related education science background and interest. You must be prepared to study a minimum of three hours daily outside of classes during the program. Students would benefit by having basic computer skills including e-mail, word processing, file management and internet web browsing.

This program is delivered over five consecutive semesters, with semester three taking place over the summer.

As a Registered Health Professional (RHPA Act), Registered Massage Therapist's work in Chiropractic and Physiotherapy clinics, Athletic and Sport facilities, Spa's, Cruise Ships, Hotels, Corporate Offices, private practice (either in home office or with other RMTs), and Hospice and Palliative Care centres.

Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4
Textbook Cost $1,500/year $1,500/year
Kit Cost $400.00
Field Placement expenses
Uniforms/program shirts S$40 clinic shirts and $25 for lab t-shirts
Professional Exam Cost $1,500
NARS Cost Police Check $50, TB test $50 Police Check $50, TB test $50
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After successful completion of the Fleming Massage Therapy 5 semester program, students must pay the fees set out by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, when the written and practical exams are attempted (CMTO.ca).

Independent physical mobility and personal mental health are essential to the Massage Therapy profession.

Non Academic Requirements

Your program has mandatory requirements which may include a criminal reference check, first aid, CPR-C, etc. For more information, please see the Non Academic Requirements page.

Failure to provide any of the required Non Academic Field Requirements by the specified due date will result in an inability to participate in the mandatory placement components of the program.

  • 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 a plan of care according to the client's condition and the treatment goals.
  • Implement the plan of care according to the client's condition and the treatment goals.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the plan of care.
  • Maintain documentation securely, accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Develop and implement ongoing effective strategies for personal and professional development to ensure quality care.

Students applying to Massage Therapy must meet the following requirements:

  • OSSD including Gr 12 C English and any two Gr 11 or 12 C Sciences

Recommended (but not required for admission)

  • Grade 11/12 Biology and/or Chemistry
  • Kinesiology, Health Science course
  • U/C level courses

Transfer Agreements

You may be able to use credits obtained at Fleming College to continue your postsecondary education in pursuit of a degree. The articulation and credit transfer agreements with our partner institutions are summarized here.

Bachelor of Science
Requirement
  • Completion of the program.
Transfer Credit
  • 60 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation statement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information

Visit the Athabasca University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics
Requirement
  • Completion of the program.
Transfer Credit
  • 30 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation statement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information

Visit the Athabasca University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Science in Computing and Information Systems
Requirement
  • Completion of the program.
Transfer Credit
  • 30 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation statement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information

Visit the Athabasca University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Science in Human Science
Requirement
  • Completion of the program.
Transfer Credit
  • 30 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation statement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information

Visit the Athabasca University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Arts (General) in Community Health
Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 5 out of a 15 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Brock University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Arts in Public Health
Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 5 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Brock University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Health Sciences in Workplace Health and Wellness
Requirement
  • Minimum 65% cumulative program average.
  • Possess ENG4U (Grade 12 University English) or equivalent with a course grade of 65%.
  • Possess SBI4U (Grade 12 University Biology) or equivalent.
Transfer Credit
  • 45 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Colleges website.

For more information

Visit the Humber College website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Science in Health and Leisure with Massage
Requirement
  • Minimum 60% cumulative program average.
  • Local police clearance is necessary for program registration.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 4th-year studies of a 4-year program.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the KOM Consultants website.

For more information

Visit the Munster Technological University-Kerry website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Allied Health Science
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
  • Completion of the Ontario Tech Allied Health Sciences Bridge.
Transfer Credit
  • 57 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies and Digital Technology
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 60 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Commerce
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
  • Completion of the Ontario Tech Commerce Bridge.
Transfer Credit
  • 45 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 5th semester standing in an 8-semester program.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Seneca College website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

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