Our two-year accredited program offers a unique mix of academic and practical courses coupled with extensive practicum experience.
Accredited Program Our Massage Therapy Program is in full compliance with the College of Massage Therapists of BC (CMTBC) and the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) curriculum guidelines and accreditation requirements.
Academic Courses Academic courses combine the foundational science courses – such as anatomy and physiology, musculoskeletal anatomy, neuroanatomy and pathology – with the functional courses – including business, research and jurisprudence – needed to support your future practice.
Practical Courses A series of advanced practical courses including Neuromuscular Therapy, Sports Massage, Infant Massage and Advanced Techniques build on the skills learned in the core Massage and Clinical Theory and Practice courses.
Clinical Practice Experience Extensive clinical practice experience, totaling 550 hours, includes the Student-operated Massage Clinic and Patient Outreach programs. Practicum is supervised by our dedicated staff of RMTs.
Practical Training At OVCMT you will participate in operating the on-site clinic facility, practicing your techniques on real patients under the guidance of our experienced supervisors. This includes the business practices of clinic; for example, patient bookings and reception, payment, records and file management – valuable knowledge for your future practice. Our Patient Outreach Programs develop your skills with a diverse variety of patients including neurological, maternity, geriatric and sports massage patients. Under the supervision of our staff RMTs, you focus on real patients with a variety of conditions and therapy requirements, including:
We strive to offer a real life experience before heading out on your own as a practicing clinician.