• Registered Massage Therapy (RMT) Program

    Faculty of Registered Massage Therapy - 2 Years DIPLOMA PROGRAM

     

    Faculty of Registered Massage Therapy's 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.

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    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 are your future opportunities?

    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 will you receive?

    Registered Massage Therapy (RMT) Program Diploma

    Eligibility for the BC College of Massage Therapy board examinations

    TRAINING in Standard First Aid with CPR-C & AED

    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 the final review by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

  • Program Information and Application

    Admission Requirement

     

    Applicants must meet the following admission criteria.

    1. High school graduation or equivalent

    - (BC High School Diploma, BC Adult Graduation Diploma, General Education Development-GEC, or an equivalent secondary school completion from another jurisdiction)

    2. Proof of meeting English Language Competency Requirements

    - (Students must have strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as satisfactory and active English comprehension skills. All applicants must meet the English Language Competency requirements)

    3. Application Essay

    Please provide an application essay that is grammatically correct and 300-400 words. Your essay should address:
    - Why you want to be a Registered Massage Therapist?
    - What you have to offer the profession?
    - What your experiences are, if any, with Massage Therapy?

    4. Character Reference Letters

    - Two current character reference letters are required

    5. Current Resume

    - Please provide a current resume.

    6. Introduction to Massage Therapy Course

    - Completion of the “Introduction to Massage Therapy” Course offered by First College or another accredited Massage Therapy Institution in B.C. Course dates are listed on the website.

    7. A Criminal Record Check Clearance (CRC)

    - A criminal record check must be obtained from the B.C. Ministry of Public Safety and the Solicitor General’s Criminal Records Review Office. If you have already done the CRC within last five years, please use the "Criminal Record Check Sharing Form" provided.

    8. Medical Note from Physician

    - A Medical Clearance form, which is part of the application package, must be filled out by a Physician.

    9. Education Interview

    - An interview with the Program Director will be scheduled once your application process has begun. You will be contacted by Admissions to schedule an in-person interview.

     

    Notes: The following sections will not affect the admission decision. The purpose of these sections is to determine the suitability of the prospective student to our two year comprehensive RMT program but also to the massage therapy industry. These sections will enable the Program Director at First College to assess
    weaknesses and strengths of the student and to help prepare them for the program.

    3. Application Essay
    4. Character Reference Letters
    5. Current Resume
    9. Education Interview

     

    For more detailed information please download the RMT General Information Handbook below.

     

    Course Information:

     

    Year 1:

     

    Massage Theory and Applications

    Musculoskeletal Lecture and Lab
    Anatomy and Physiology
    Professional Communications and Ethics

    Assessment
    Introduction to Orthopedic Treatment
    Joint Mobilization and Arthrology
    Systemic Conditions
    Therapeutic Exercise and Sports
    Pathology
    Research and Law & Regulation
    Year 1 Clinic

     

    Year 2:

     

    Orthopedic Treatment
    Neurological Treatment
    Pathology
    Neurology

    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 & AED (included in tuition)

    The Program Application Package includes the following documents. ( Separately downloadable ):

  • Registered Massage Therapy (RMT) Program Fees

    Student Loans are Available
    Students will receive a
    Free Laptop at the start of the program.

    Domestic

    Application Fee - $150.00 CAD
    Tuition Fee - $32,000.00 CAD
    Course Materials Fee - $900.00 CAD
    Textbook Fee - $1,700.00 CAD


    Total Cost: $34,750.00 CAD

    International

    Application Fee - $150.00 CAD
    Tuition Fee - $36,000.00 CAD
    Course Materials Fee - $900.00 CAD
    Textbook Fee - $1,700.00 CAD


    Total Cost: $38,750.00 CAD

  • Upcoming Dates and Schedules

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

    September 8, 2020 - August 5, 2022

    (Six terms in total; 15 weeks per term)

     

    Class Hours:

    Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm or 4:00 pm

     

    Student Clinic Hours:

    8:00 am to 9:30 pm on various days depending on the term

    January 4, 2021 - December 16, 2022

    (Six terms in total; 15 weeks per term)

     

    Class Hours:

    Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm or 4:00 pm

     

    Student Clinic Hours:

    8:00 am to 9:30 pm on various days depending on the term

    September 6, 2021 - August 4, 2023

    (Six terms in total; 15 weeks per term)

     

    Class Hours:

    Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm or 4:00 pm

     

    Student Clinic Hours:

    8:00 am to 9:30 pm on various days depending on the term

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