Who Should Apply
The massage industry is rapidly expanding and the demand for properly trained massage therapists currently far exceeds the available supply, especially those with 2200 hours or more of training in massage therapy. Our programs are designed for those seeking a new professional career in the Health Care field as a Massage Therapist.
Our programs are comprehensive and are not intended as self-interest courses but as programs of instruction toward a professional career in the Massage industry.
Many prospective students incorrectly assume that Massage training has low academic requirements. Students must understand that they are training to become professionals in the health care system, and as such a significant investment in time and effort is required.
Applicants must be mature, self-directed, independent learners willing to study and to be committed to spending the time necessary to obtain the required skills.
Based on input from former students, applicants can expect to spend an average of 30 hours per week on assignments and how study.
Additional skills that applicants should possess to succeed in the field of Massage Therapy include the following:
- ability to work independently with little or no supervision
- physical capacity to stand for long periods of time while performing treatments
- good communication and listening skills
- a friendly outgoing personality and a caring attitude
- the ability to focus exclusively on the client
Employment opportunities range from self employment in the home, office or clinic to employment in gyms, health clubs, spas, resorts, clinics shared with other health care professionals, and massage clinics or centers.
It is important that prospective students understand the following:
Taking any of our programs does not guarantee employment. You should ask potential employers whether this course provides worthwhile training. The value of this course is determined by employers and the massage associations, not the government. No Provincial guidelines currently exist for massage therapists in Alberta.
Out of Province
Prospective students from out of province or those seeking to relocate outside of Alberta should check with the governing body of their province to clarify the requirements regarding education and transferability of instruction for Massage Therapy.
For specific program information please refer to the specific category.