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Massage Therapy


Advanced Diploma


Program Code: 14201

Campus: North

Length: 6 semesters starting in September

Take a hands-on approach to your career by becoming a massage therapist. Our program provides you with the in-depth academic preparation and hands-on practical experience required to become a valued member of a health-care team.

Massage therapists are generally self-employed and can work in a variety of settings including: 

  • health clinics
  • sports organizations
  • health and fitness clubs
  • nursing or long-term care homes
  • hospitals
  • spas

In our state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll develop knowledge and skills in assessment, treatment and outcomes, as well as business skills that will be useful if you choose to open your own practice. Work placements will expose you to a diverse group of patients providing you with valuable clinical experience for your future career. 

Work Placement

Our curriculum is designed to emphasize depth and breadth in your clinical experience. You will have the opportunity to practise your skills with seven unpaid internships – four of which take place on campus in our Massage Therapy Clinic and three of which take place off campus in the community. Thanks to our community partnerships, you will be introduced to a variety of health-care settings and given the opportunity to work with a diverse group of patients.

Courses

Semester 1

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
ANAT 101: Anatomy 1 Deferred Online

MSTH 104: Clinical Skills and Techniques 1 Deferred Online / In-person

MSTH 106: Professional Identity and Responsibility Deferred Online

MSTH 107: Clinical Assessment 1 Deferred Online / In-person

PHYS 100: Physiology 1 Deferred Online

WRIT 100: College Reading and Writing Skills Online Online

Semester 2

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
ANAT 150: Anatomy 2 Deferred Online

GNED 101: An Introduction to Arts and Sciences Online Online

MSTH 154: Clinical Skills and Techniques 2 Deferred Online / In-person

MSTH 155: Relationships and Interpersonal Skills Deferred Online

MSTH 157: Clinical Assessment 2 Deferred Online / In-person

PHYS 160: Physiology 2 Deferred Online

Semester 3

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
MSTH 200: Therapeutic Exercise Deferred Online / In-person

MSTH 201: Pathophysiology 1 Deferred Online

MSTH 202: Professional Growth and Development Deferred Online

MSTH 203: Massage Theory for Special Populations 1 Deferred Online

MSTH 204: Clinical Skills and Techniques 3 Deferred Online / In-person

MSTH 210: On-Campus Internship 1 Deferred In-Person

Select 1 from the following courses
GNED: General Elective Online Online

Semester 4

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
MSTH 252: Research Concepts Deferred Not Running

MSTH 254: Clinical Skills and Techniques 4 Deferred Not Running

MSTH 256: Massage Theory for Special Populations 2 Deferred Not Running

MSTH 260: On-Campus Internship 2 Deferred Not Running

MSTH 270: Clinical Internship 1 Deferred Not Running

PHYS 300: Pathophysiology 2 Deferred Online

WRIT 200: Workplace Writing Skills Online Online

Semester 5

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
MSTH 307: Massage Theory for Special Populations 3 Deferred Online

MSTH 308: Clinical Skills and Techniques 5 Deferred Online / In-person

MSTH 309: On-Campus Internship 3 Deferred In-Person

MSTH 315: Advanced Therapeutic Exercise and Modalities Deferred Online / In-person

MSTH 316: Pathophysiology 3 Deferred

MSTH 325: Clinical Internship 2 Deferred In-Person

MSTH 355: Business Skills for Healthcare Practitioners 1 Deferred Online

Semester 6

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
MSTH 305: Business Skills for Healthcare Practitioners 2 Deferred Not Running

MSTH 314: Clinical Internship 3 Deferred Not Running

MSTH 351: Research Projects Deferred Not Running

MSTH 353: Comprehensive Massage Theory and Practice Deferred Not Running

MSTH 354: Clinical Skills and Techniques 6 Deferred Not Running

MSTH 360: On-Campus Internship 4 Deferred Not Running

Select 1 from the following courses
GNED: General Elective Online Online

Current students, please make sure to review your MyHumber Academic Progress report to confirm which courses you should register into for your Winter semester. Courses with in-person requirements will likely also have online components. Humber may need to change plans for in-person learning, subject to government and public health directives and/or additional health and safety considerations.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • .

    Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
      • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Biology (SBI3C, SBI3U or SBI4U or equivalent)
      • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Chemistry (SCH3U, SCH4C or SCH4U or equivalent) or Grade 11 or Grade 12 Physics (SPH3U, SPH4C or SPH4U or equivalent) or Grade 12 Exercise Science (PSE4U or equivalent) or Grade 12 Introductory Kinesiology (PSK4U) or equivalent
      • One Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U course in addition to those listed above

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • .

    English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • .

    International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

How to Apply

Applications are made through ontariocolleges.ca. See program page for details.

International Academic Equivalency

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please see admission requirements on the program page to enter your location.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

Placement Requirements

The pre-requisite requirements must be fulfilled before the commencement of your placement. Participation in placements will not be allowed if not all the pre-requisite requirements are met. Due to the variety of venues and possible changes in legislation, the requirements are subject to change. Please use the following link to find detailed information about your program's placement pre-requisite requirements.

View Requirements

Fees

The 2020-2021 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $3,860.28
  • international: $15,874.00

Fees are subject to change.

Domestic Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $1,351.41 $1,351.41
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $119.64 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $1,989.96 $1,730.96
Semester 2 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $1,351.41 $1,351.41
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $1,870.32 $1,730.96
Semester 3 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $1,351.41 $1,351.41
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $49.71 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $1,920.03 $1,730.96
Semester 4 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $1,351.41 $1,351.41
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $1,870.32 $1,730.96
Semester 5 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $1,351.41 $1,351.41
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $1,870.32 $1,730.96
Semester 6 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $1,351.41 $1,351.41
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $49.15 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $1,919.47 $1,730.96

International Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $7,088.45 $7,088.45
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $119.64 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $7,727.00 $7,468.00
Semester 2 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $7,208.09 $7,208.09
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $7,727.00 $7,587.64
Semester 3 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $7,158.38 $7,158.38
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $49.71 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $7,727.00 $7,537.93
Semester 4 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $7,208.09 $7,208.09
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $7,727.00 $7,587.64
Semester 5 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $7,208.09 $7,208.09
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $7,727.00 $7,587.64
Semester 6 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $7,158.94 $7,158.94
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $49.15 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $7,727.00 $7,538.49

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Equipment & Device Requirements

Semester 1

Details and Specifications Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
Processor Intel i5-8300H Intel i5-8300H
OS Windows 10 Windows 10
Memory 8GB of RAM 8GB of RAM
Storage 256GB 256GB
Monitor Laptop Laptop
Other Built-in microphone and webcam, Software: Adobe creative and Microsoft office Suite Built-in microphone and webcam, Software: Adobe creative and Microsoft office Suite

Additional Costs

Approximately $1,200 - textbooks (per year).

Pathways

Humber offers a number of transfer options and pathway opportunities. Visit humber.ca/transferoptions or refer to the program page.

Contact Information

Program Specific Questions

Felicia Calleri, program co-ordinator
Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness
416-675-6622 ext. 5537
felicia.calleri@humber.ca
healthsciences.humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students

416-675-5000
enquiry@humber.ca

International Students

Contact the International Centre

international.humber.ca/contact

1-416-675-5067

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.

On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

Select information only is included in this printable PDF. For complete program details, refer to humber.ca/programs.

Print/Download Date: October 27, 2020