Massage Therapy Diploma
90 Weeks In-class & In-clinic
Morning Evening Weekend
ABM College offers a comprehensive two-year Massage Therapy Diploma Program. In year one, students are introduced to theories and concepts of therapeutic massage through topics such as biomechanics, communication, safety and postural assessment, orthopaedic assessment, palpation, and range of motion. The second year qualifies graduates to work as a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT). Students learn how to safely and effectively treat both general and specific pathological conditions as permitted within the scope of massage therapy. Students increase their understanding of the human body and learn to treat a variety of common musculoskeletal conditions.
With the increased focus on massage therapy as an important component of patient rehabilitation, this field has become one of the fastest-growing within the Canadian Health Care system. ABM College has responded to this growth by designing a high quality and hands-on Massage Therapy Diploma Program that prepares graduates for entry-level employment as massage therapists in a variety of clinical environments.
Our two-year Massage Therapy Diploma Program provides students with potential careers within this dynamic field through both detailed academic study and practical hands-on experience. The academic portion of this program provides in-depth knowledge of human body systems, while the technical portion provides insight into the various massage therapy techniques utilized by modern practitioners. Students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to conduct a systematic patient assessment, frame treatment plans, provide effective and safe treatment, and analyze outcomes.
Advanced Massage Therapy is a second year follow up students can continue with or transfer into after a first year of massage therapy studies. It builds upon the teachings in the first year and qualifies graduates to work as 2200-hour Registered Massage Therapists in Alberta.
The fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you will get a personalized report that identifies your strengths and social style, plus the type of training and positions you are best suited for.Take the quiz
As a Massage Therapy student, I'm really enjoying my studies right now. I enjoy learning the anatomy and physiology, I enjoy learning the different kinds of strokes of massage to treat the body. As you learn the treatment, you start to have the knowledge on how to help other people through proper techniques.