Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy (2016-2017)

How to Apply

Program Code



Program Length

Six semesters, beginning in September and January

Contact Information

Frances Hall
416.675.6622, ext. 5526


The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters is
– domestic $4,670.66
– international $14,200.
Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

Approximately $1,200 each year for textbooks. Students planning to write the provincial College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) registration exam will be required to pay the fee set by the CMTO.


Start DatesAvailability
2016 JanuaryClosed
2016 SeptemberClosed
2017 JanuaryOpen

Admission Requirements

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
• Mature student status
• College or university transfer status

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

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Additional Requirements

Prior to participating in the on-campus and clinical (off-campus) internships in semester three, four, five, and six, students must have satisfied the following additional requirements:
• Complete immunization record
• Valid Standard First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Health Care Provider (HCP) certificates
• Police Record Check: Students in programs or occupations involving direct contact with vulnerable persons are required to undergo a police record check. Refer to Admission Information. Humber reserves the right to deny admission to this program based on an unpardoned criminal record that would be relevant to the academic or placement requirements of the program. The police record check may have to be renewed every three to six months.

Students are responsible for any fees associated with achieving these requirements.

• Two uniforms are required for the Massage Therapy program, an athletic type shirt/short combination worn in the first year and clinic scrubs worn in the second year. The cost for the two uniforms has been included in the tuition fees. In order for the shirt/short uniform to be available for the first day of class, students must submit their size requirements via an online order form. For information and to submit your uniform order, visit School of Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism.

Our Program

Humber’s Massage Therapy diploma program provides you with the in-depth academic preparation and hands-on professional experience to become a valued member of a health-care team.

Working in our state-of-the-art facilities, which include specialized massage therapy tables and exercise equipment, you’ll develop the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct a patient assessment, develop treatment plans, deliver safe and effective treatment, and evaluate the outcome. You’ll also learn how to run a successful business, preparing you to become an entrepreneur or own a private practice.

As a regulated health profession, massage therapists are overseen by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario in accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act and the Massage Therapy Act. Our graduates are eligible to write the registration examination set by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.

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Your Career

Using the knowledge and skills you’ve honed in our program, you’ll help to improve health and well-being of your patients.

Massage therapists are generally self-employed health professionals, using their training and entrepreneurial savvy to manage their careers. Massage therapists can work in a variety of settings including health clinics, spas, nursing or long-term care homes, health and fitness clubs, sports organizations, and hospitals. You’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with patients and with many types of health professionals to promote health, rehabilitate injuries and manage complex conditions.

Professional Accreditation, Endorsement and Recognition

Following completion of this program, you will be eligible to write the registration examination set by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Successful candidates of this examination will be entitled to use the professional designation of Registered Massage Therapist.

Our Industry Partnerships

Humber’s School of Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism has more than 700 industry partners who provide funding for capital projects such as labs, provide work placements for students, donate more than $60,000 in awards and scholarships, and employ our students upon graduation.

Our Facilities

Our massage therapy laboratory is a high-quality, comprehensive learning environment with hydro-electric massage therapy tables, hydrotherapy, physical therapy and therapeutic exercise equipment.

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 work placements – four on campus and three off campus. Your on-campus work placements will take place in our massage therapy clinic. Your off-campus work placements will introduce you to a variety of health-care settings, giving you the opportunity to work with a diverse group of patients.

Your Future Study Options

Qualified graduates of this program may be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study at many postsecondary institutions. Visit Transfer Options for detailed information.