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Massage Therapy

Lethbridge College

Lethbridge College

www.lethbridgecollege.ca
The Massage Therapy two-year diploma program focuses on the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for employment as a Massage Therapist. This program is designed to facilitate acquisition of knowledge and skills to be a professional in the health care ?eld. The profession of massage therapy demands considerable personal commitment, professionalism and physical and emotional stamina. The curriculum includes signi?cant amounts of study and practicum experience. Student performance in the practicum experience is closely monitored to ensure appropriate skill and personal development. Interested students should be aware of the demand on their personal time related to the work/study approach facilitated throughout the program. Students will be participating in labs and the Student Massage Clinic. Students will encounter different languages, cultural backgrounds, age groups, genders, and communication styles within each of these experiences.
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3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K1L6, Canada

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  • Program Type Standard
  • Credential Type Diploma
  • Length 2 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning Available
Admission Requirements

General Admission Requirements: All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Lethbridge College programs, as indicated in the Admissions section of the calendar.

Academic Requirements: In addition to meeting the general admission requirements indicated in the Admission section of the calendar, applicants to this program must also satisfy the following specific course requirements (or equivalencies): Grade 12 biology. It is also recommended that students have working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and database software.

Practicum Experience Requirements: This program has a required Practicum Based Experience (PBE) component. The College dictates the legal terms and conditions governing the practicum experience.

Students must meet and maintain certain requirements to participate in the PBE setting as determined by programs, practice agencies and/or legislated by government bodies. These may include health (e.g. immunizations, screening tests, etc.), privacy and security (e.g. police information check, IT access, etc.), and OH&S requirements (e.g. CPR certification, Fire Safety, WHMIS, Mask Fit-testing, etc.).

As a post-secondary health care program in Alberta, provincial immunization standards apply to students in this program. As per the provincial “Standard for Immunization of Post-Secondary Health Care Students and Students in Other High-Risk Occupational Programs”, all Post-Secondary Institutions (PSI) have the responsibility of assessing the immunization status of each healthcare student at the time of initial enrollment and to ensure all healthcare students are fully immunized before leaving post-secondary programs. There is an administrative fee for this assessment and vaccinations required to become fully immunized.

Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) coverage – PBE placement agencies and employers usually require WCB coverage on behalf of the student. Students enrolled in post-secondary institutions in Alberta are deemed to be employees of the Province of Alberta and, as such, provided WCB coverage. In certain instances for students outside of Alberta, WCB coverage may not be provided (e.g. non-Alberta residents taking a course solely through distance learning with a PBE placement outside of Alberta). These students are advised to contact the program prior to application.

PBE sites will include Lethbridge and may include surrounding rural communities. PBE’s may include day, evening and/or weekend schedules.  Students will be expected to travel to assigned sites and will be responsible for arranging travel and any associated costs. 

Note: Applicants who lack the required academic admission requirements can apply to the College and University Preparatory Program to upgrade for your program.

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA): If you have experience working in this field of study, you may be eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.


Distance Delivery Options

Some courses are available online, as identified in the calendar by (OL) after the course title.


Application Deadline

New students are accepted into the Massage Therapy two-year diploma program in the Fall (September) term. All prospective candidates will normally be expected to attend a one-day program orientation prior to program commencement.


Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2020/08/01 to 2021/07/31*.

  • Tuition $4,689.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,750.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,025.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid 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: Thompson Rivers University (BC), University of Regina (SK)

Updated June 22, 2020. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

Educational program information is provided as an introduction and for general reference. For current information about programs and school requirements or policies, check the school calendar, visit their website or contact the school directly.
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