Algonquin College

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:School of Health and Community Studies (Ottawa)
Degree:Diploma; Advanced
Field of Study:Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Description:The Massage Therapy Ontario College Advanced Diploma program provides you with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to provide safe, effective and ethical care at an entry-level of practice within the massage therapy profession.

Graduates from this program have the knowledge, skills and judgement to provide safe, competent and ethical care as entry-level massage therapists.

In choosing this program, you learn about anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, professional communication, ethics, jurisprudence in healthcare, massage theory and massage practice skills.
URL:Massage Therapy at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $17,439

Please see https://www.algonquincollege.com/ro/pay/fee-estimator/ for more.
Careers:Massage Therapists

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •   Biology  or   Science  or   Chemistry 

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.

Introductory Kinesiology, Grade 11 or 12 (PSK4U or equivalent) with a grade of 65% or higher is also required.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]

Applicants with international transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above and may be required to provide proof of language proficiency.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    International Applicants: International applicants who meet the program eligibility requirements are required to complete preparatory courses (4-months in duration): Introduction to Canadian Health Studies (ICHS). Students who successfully complete the introduction will then proceed to their original health program of choice. The ICHS requires applicants to submit an academic IELTS score.
    Please click this link for more information http://www.algonquincollege.com/healthandcommunity/ICHS/.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on May 12, 2020

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