• Registered Massage Therapy (RMT) Program

    Faculty of Registered Massage Therapy - 2 Years DIPLOMA PROGRAM


    Our mission at First College is to provide a contemporary and inspiring environment for a career in healthcare. We prepare and train young professionals for a future in therapeutic care by encouraging academic, technical and practical excellence as well as supporting a commitment to a lifetime of learning and professional service.


    First College’s registered massage therapy program is a two-year diploma program with over 550 hours of hands on clinical experience. Registered massage therapy is regulated by the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia. Massage therapists are highly trained healthcare professionals able to utilize their knowledge and skills to treat a diverse patient population.


    Registered massage therapists are currently in one of the most employable fields with the fastest growing employment rate in Canada. Registered massage therapists in B.C. have many employment options that allow them to work independently in private practice or with other allied healthcare professionals in a multidisciplinary environment.


    Successful completion of the two-year diploma program allows students to be eligible to complete the board examinations held by the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia.



    What is your future opportunity?

    To be Eligible to sit for the College of Massage Therapy of British Columbia board examinations

    The ability to earn over $100 per Hour as an RMT.

    What you will receive:

    Registered Massage Therapy (RMT) Program Diploma

    Eligibility for the BC College of Massage Therapy board examinations

    TRAINING in Stand First Aid with CPR - C

    Contact an Enrollment Advisor for More Information Today!

    The Massage Therapy Program at First College has been granted Preliminary Accreditation, the first step in the CMTCA accreditation process. Following a site visit to verify compliance with the standards, CMTCA will issue a final accreditation decision.


    The registered massage therapy (RMT) program is also under final review by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

  • Program Information

    Admission Requirement

    Applicants must meet all of the following 9 admission criteria.


    1. High school graduation or equivalent


    2. Proof of meeting English Language Competency Requirements


    3. Application Essay


    4. Character Reference Letters


    5. Current Resume


    6. Introduction to Massage Therapy Course


    7. A Criminal Record Check Clearance


    8. Medical Note from Physician


    9. Education Interview



    For more detailed information please download the INFORMATION PACKAGE below.


    Course Information:


    Year 1:


    Massage Theory and Applications

    Musculoskeletal lecture an Lab
    Anatomy and Physiology
    Professional Communications and Ethics

    Introduction to Orthopedic Treatment
    Joint Mobilizations and Arthrology
    Systemics Conditions
    Therapeutic Exercise and Sports
    Research and Law & Regulation
    Year 1 Clinic


    Year 2:


    Orthopedic Treatment
    Neurological Treatment

    Business and Multidisciplinary Practice
    Medication and Surgery
    Year 2 Clinic


    Practice Education Requirements:


    The following requirements are due prior to the first day of Clinic Placement and the Student Services Department will assist you with completion.


    1. Up to date and current immunizations and record
    2. Standard First Aid with CPR C (included in tuition)

  • Registered Massage Therapy (RMT) Program Cost

    Student Loan Available


    First College will release more detailed information in the beginning of February 2020.


    First College will release more detailed information in the beginning of February 2020.

  • 2020 Date and Schedule

    First College will release more detailed information in the beginning of February 2020.

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