Our Advanced Massage Program: Clinical Assessment and Correction Specialization is 1280 hours and takes place over 10 months. It follows the same format and requirements as the Basic Relaxation Massage Program over a longer time period. Completion of both the Basic Relaxation Massage program and the Advanced Therapeutic Massage program will provide the graduate with 2288 hours of instruction.
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.
Students must attend 10, 2 day classroom tutorials spaced approximately 4 weeks apart. Each day is divided into 2 classes: ½ day of academic instruction plus ½ day of massage treatments. At the start of every 2 day class segment of classroom instruction (except for the first class), students must write an examination consisting of the material taught in the previous month including all assigned home study for that month. If the student does not complete the materials as assigned, they will be unable to successfully complete the exam. This is our way of ensuring that the self-directed, unsupervised course requirements are met.
Classes take place in Red Deer on 2 consecutive days from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM.
Distance and Self-Directed Learning
In addition to the classroom attendance component, students must complete home study assignments, correspondence work, and practical work experience.
Home Study Assignments:
These are assigned at the end of each 2 day class segment of classroom instruction to be completed prior to the next class. They provide reinforcement and expansion of the concepts presented in class.
These are supplied at the end of each 2 day class segment of classroom instruction. The student is required to complete and submit the correspondence lesson at the next scheduled class. These lessons provide the student with the ability to improve their critical thinking and reading skills, and to prepare them for the independent nature and business of Massage Therapy.
Practical Work Experience:
It is expected that students planning to attend the Advanced Program are working either full or part time in the massage industry. Students will be required to complete 280 hours of supervised work experience prior to the program end date.
Students must complete the following:
8 comprehensive written examinations plus an all-inclusive final examination.
8 informal practical examinations plus a comprehensive final practical examination.
9 correspondence lessons.
Provide validated proof of completion of 280 supervised practicum hours.
Upon successful completion of all requirements, a diploma of Advanced Therapeutic Massage (1280 Hours) will be awarded. Contact us if you have questions about the structure of our Advanced Massage program.