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. Qualified applicants may be admitted into programs outside of normal intakes.
Interested applicants are considered on an individual basis by the Chair for acceptance into a program in an alternative or modified format.
Applicants are required to have an Alberta High School Diploma or equivalent, with a minimum of 60% in the following Grade 12 subjects: Biology 30 and English Language Arts (ELA) 30-1 or 30-2. Students are also required to have a working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and database software.
Applicants are advised they will be required to provide a Criminal Record Check before entering the practicum experience component of the program. The existence of a criminal record may affect the practicum placement, program completion and employment prospects. The consequences of a prior criminal conviction will be examined and discussed on an individual basis. The logistics will be discussed with students during program orientation.
Applicants must provide a specific schedule of health requirements (form provided by the Centre Placement Office). Students are responsible for ensuring that health requirements are kept current throughout the program. Failure to do so may affect work-site based experience.
Other supplies such as linens and oils will be specified and students are responsible for obtaining them. Students are responsible for laundering their own linens frequently. Students will purchase a Lethbridge College Massage Therapy Shirt ($30). The shirts are worn during clinical and outreach activities. Students may find it useful to rent or purchase a massage table. Approximate purchase cost is $600.
As part of the program course requirements, students are expected to book a massage with a registered massage therapist. This can cost anywhere from $40 - $100. Please take this into account when budgeting for the program.
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.