This three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma program is built around the guiding principles of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) but it explores curriculum beyond the minimum required for licensure by the CMTO.
With a strong focus on medical knowledge, students will be exposed to many learning opportunities, both in and out of the classroom, some unique to the Fanshawe program.
The professional faculty, including Registered Massage Therapists, medical professional and seasoned instructors will provide students with a high calibre experience. Students will learn, first-hand, that the practice of massage therapy is the "assessment of the soft tissue and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissues and joints by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate, or augment physical function, or relieve pain," according to The Massage Therapy Act of Ontario.
Theory and practice are integral to the program, and students will be exposed to directly learning the skills of a Massage Therapist in the first semester. Individual attention by the faculty will ensure you achieve the utmost from your education. You will study many adjunct therapies to the Massage Therapist including sport massage, clinical massage, and pregnancy massage.
Successful students will be recommended to the CMTO for their entry exams to the profession. The faculty at Fanshawe will provide every measure to ensure you receive the greatest preparatory education to take these exams with confidence.
Wendi Roscoe, HBSc, MSc, BEd, PhD