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Advanced Therapeutic Massage - 2200 Hour

Archways Healing College

Helping to build your future, the focus of the massage training at Archways Healing College is helping the student to recognize and develop a well rounded treatment plan by implementing the stages and principles of massage therapy. The student learns how to maintain safe and effective massage treatments and along with proper body mechanics, to do massage therapy for a life time.

Student’s utilize and apply various styles of massage techniques to treatment planning such as trigger point work and passive/active engagements. The student recognizes and employs massage principles such as muscle function, how to stretch and strengthen muscles and implements remedial exercises to create a safe and effective treatment for patients / clients.

Delivery options include 2200 hours over 53 weeks, and 2200 hours over 64 weeks.


275, 8702 Meadowlark Road NW
Edmonton, Alberta, T5R 5W5, Canada

  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Diploma
  • Length 2 Years 2200 Hours (96 Weeks)
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements
Standard Admission Students must meet ONE of the following criteria: 1. Alberta High School diploma or non-Alberta equivalent, verified by transcript OR 2. Successful completion of the General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Mature Admission Students must meet the following criteria: 1. 18 years of age or older 2. Successful completion of a post-secondary program, at the certificate level (at minimum)* Additionally, ALL students must meet the following criteria: 1. Clear police, security check 2. Proof of English proficiency is required for ESL 3. Successful completion of an interview with school administrators - Interest in massage and suitability for the program will be assessed during the interview *The reason Archways insists upon completion of a program rather than an equivalency exam is because none of the equivalency exams listed on the PCCB Admissions Requirements form are good indicators of the work ethic necessary to succeed in the 2200 hour program and as a massage therapist. Archways' 2200 hour program is condensed, therefore, a student without evidence of high school/GED completion must have stronger evidence than one exam that they are capable of handling the load. Completion of a previous certificate program at a post-secondary level is a higher level of achievement than high school equivalency, and a stronger predictor of student work ethic, ability to learn, and success in Archways program. **Students may be from other provinces or be significantly older, and encounter difficulty accessing high school transcripts. Mature students must provide evidence that they passed a post-secondary certificate program at minimum, which is an equivalent indicator of ability to learn. Personal interest and suitability for the career is gauged during the interview. To ask for evidence of specific high school courses would be redundant, and may screen out students who would make fantastic massage therapists. ***CPR and First Aid training is not an admission requirement for entry to the program, however, it is a requirement prior to commencing the practicum component.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2019/08/01 to 2020/07/31*.

  • Total Tuition $16,300.00
  • Total Books/Supplies/Other Fees $1,540.00

* Tuition and fees are provided to Student Aid Alberta and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated December 03, 2018. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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