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Northern Institute of Massage Therapy
#200-4806 51 Avenue,
Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 4H3
Classroom attendance is compulsory. While we recognize that emergencies happen, those students who miss more than one class will be required to make an appointment with the Registrar to review their student status.
It is the responsibility of the absent student to arrange to obtain all relevant class material-notes, handouts, correspondence lessons, etc. from classmates – NOT from the instructors.
Students unable to attend class are responsible for submitting all required materials on time, and for obtaining the next lessons and assignments as well. It is the responsibility of the absent student to arrange to write a missed exam prior to or at the next scheduled class. Lessons may be emailed, faxed or mailed.
Students are responsible for ensuring that lessons arrive on time.
Each Saturday will consist of both written and manual exams of the materials taught the previous month.
It is the responsibility of the absent student to arrange to write a missed exam prior to or at the next scheduled class. In the event that the exam cannot be written prior to the next class, the student must be prepared to write both exams on the same weekend. Exams are to be written in proper sequence. Contact your instructor to discuss your missed exam or questions you may have.
Basic Massage Program:
Students are required to keep track of their marks to insure that they maintain the minimum passing grade in all subjects. Students achieving less than standard at any time after the second exam should request an appointment with the Registrar as soon as possible.
Advanced Massage Program:
Students are required to keep track of their marks to ensure that they maintain a minimum passing grade of 75% in all subjects. Students achieving less than this at any time after the second exam should request an appointment with the Registrar as soon as possible.
Students will be required to complete 6 correspondence lessons. Each lesson will be supplied at the relevant class, starting with class #1. Students will be required to complete and submit the required correspondence lesson on Saturday prior to the written exam. Students who fail to submit their correspondence lesson will not be allowed to write the corresponding exam, and will receive a zero for the lesson. Students unable to attend class are responsible for submitting all required materials on time, and for obtaining the next lessons and assignments as well.
Business & Practicum Assignments
Students will be supplied with a complete package that covers the requirements on the first day of classes. Each required assignment is to be submitted on Saturday at the beginning of the massage class. Failure to submit these assignments on time will result in a zero. Students unable to attend class are responsible for submitting all required materials on time, and for obtaining the next lessons and assignments as well.
Students are required to obtain 56 hours of work experience during the program.
Students are required to obtain 280 hours of work experience during the program.
Students unable to successfully complete the required practicum in the required time frame will not be able to successfully complete the program. All school rules apply during practicum placement.
Our intent is to provide a positive, comfortable, informal environment conducive to learning. Argumentative, confrontational or negative behavior is unacceptable. Respectful behavior towards self, instructors and fellow students is compulsory.
Students are required to dress in a professional manner suitable for a massage career at all times. You will be required to wear a Northern Institute of Massage Therapy scrub top on campus. In addition:
Clean cargo, yoga or scrub pants are all acceptable. Blue jeans are NOT permitted
No long, painted or artificial nails
Minimal jewellry and makeup
No exposed cleavage or torso skin
No heavy fragrances/perfumes, oils, aftershave, deodorant or hair products
No bare feet. Students may wear any type of clean INDOOR footwear with or without socks
Long hair is to be tied back during massage practice
Cell Phones, iPods, Etc.
These are all very disruptive in the classroom and are not allowed. They can be used in the student lounge, but not in class. Those of you with small children will be able to check for messages regularly during breaks. Please contact your instructor directly if you have a special situation that needs to be addressed.
Students with concerns must address them in private with the relevant instructor, not during class time. If the concern is not rectified to the complainant's satisfaction, the student is requested to submit the complaint in writing to the Registrar for consideration and resolution. If the complaint is not resolved at this level the complainant will be provided in writing with further options.
Students that attend class or participate in any class related function in a seemingly intoxicated state will be asked to leave immediately and will receive a written final warning. A second event will result in immediate termination of the Student Contract. Instead of this in a seemingly intoxicated state use this who appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
A student will be given a written final warning. A second event will result in immediate termination of the Student Contract.
Home Based Assignments
Assignments are to be completed at home and brought to class completed. Any assignments that are worked on during class time will be confiscated and receive an immediate zero.
STUDENTS WHO FAIL TO MEET REQUIREMENTS
Every attempt is made to assist the student in successfully completing the program. In the event that problems arise, the following procedure will come into effect:
1. Those students having difficulty with the material are required to request an appointment with the relevant instructor(s). Every attempt will be made to provide the student with a supportive learning environment that will help them understand the materials.
2. In the event that a student's marks do not improve on subsequent examinations, the Registrar will issue a Letter of Academic Probation stating the improvements necessary to successfully complete the program.
3. In the event that the student's marks do not improve sufficiently to maintain the required average, or if it obvious based on the current mark average that the student will not be able to successfully complete the program, the student will be provided the option to retake the program at the next available sitting only.
4. Students that are unable to meet the required class average, and/or students that consistently fail to complete assignments, fail to attend required classes, or are unwilling to apply themselves appropriately will be issued a Letter of Academic Failure and will be asked to leave the program immediately.