Program Prerequisites


  1. Grade 12 Graduation or equivalent. ( or successful completion of ABE)
  2. English 12  with grade of no less than 70%( based on course or exam mark) or equivalent ( this may be satisfied through Adult Basic Education, or by achieving a language proficiency index of 4 with Essay score of 26, or by passing a first year college of university level English course)
  3. Completion of an Introductory  Workshop for applicants to the OVCMT Massage Therapy diploma program or equivalent.

*Due to the academic rigor of the program, prospective student should have a background in Biology 12, or post secondary sciences or have demonstrated the ability to achieve at a post secondary level. Students who do not have this background may apply, and complete the Human Science college  preparation course with a passing grade prior to participating in the program.

**OV’s RMT program is based on competitive entry. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee entry.

Click here for a complete list of application documentation required.

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The Introduction to Massage Workshop


This Introduction to Massage Workshop is designed for applicants and potential applicants to OV College of Massage Therapy, or for applicants planning to attend  other professional massage therapy colleges in B.C.

This 2 day  course focuses on an introduction to the practical and professional aspects of the programs available at OV. It is an opportunity for hands-on experience  and is intended to support the applicant in his/her decision making process when considering massage therapy as a career. 

Completion in this prerequisite course is required for entry into the RMT program. 

Introduction to Massage Workshop Registration Form

 

* This program does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, skills and Training. As such PTIB did not review this program

 

Upcoming Introduction to Massage Workshops


Upcoming Workshop Dates:

  • Jan 11-12, 2020
  • May 9-10, 2020
  • July 4-5, 2020
  • Aug 22-23, 2020

The workshop is a two-day weekend event, from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm both Saturday and Sunday. The cost of this workshop is $342.00 (including tax) which includes a set of sheets that are required for the workshop and will be used in the program. See below for registration forms.

Payment is due at time of registration and may be made by calling OVCMT at 1-800-701-8863. We accept Visa, Mastercard or e-transfer to payments@ovcmt.com (along with your name and what the payment is for).  Registration may also be made in person at the college.

Introduction to Massage Workshop Registration Form

Human Science and College Preparation Course Online


Thinking of pursuing an education in Registered Massage Therapy? Lacking basic biology, or has it been a few years?

Adults returning to school often ask themselves, “Can I do this?” The Human Science College Prep Course will help you to develop your skills in preparation for the first year curriculum at OV College of Massage Therapy. The time management and study skills information offered will prepare you to reach your educational goals. Positive feedback from our first year students and graduates indicate this preparation course has equipped them for the significant science  components of first year. The course content is designed to support you in your transition to full-time education.

Start and End Dates:

Sept 13 - Dec 14, 2019 (online)

Jan 13 - April 24, 2020 (online)

April 27 - July 31, 2020 (online)

Final Exam: Online by the last day of the course
Hours: Self paced online - approximately 50 to 150 hours
Course Cost: $200.00 (online) 
Textbook: Anatomy & Physiology for the Manual Therapies (approximately $185.00)

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the human body
  • Introduction to the musculoskeletal system
  • Medical Terminology
  • Time Management and Study Tips

REGISTER BY PHONE: 250.558.3718 or TOLL FREE 1.800.701.8863

REGISTER BY EMAIL: registrations@ovcmt.com (include name, address, phone & course date)

REGISTER IN PERSON AT OVCMT: 200 3400-30th Ave, Vernon BC V1T 2E2 HOURS – Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

Registration Form: Human Science and College Preparation Course - 2019

*OVCMT Program application form and fee ($125.00) must be submitted before given access to the online course as the HSCP workshop is for sole use of OVCMT applicants

* This program does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education,Skills and Training. As such PTIB did not review this program

 

Language Proficiency Policy


Instruction is conducted in English. Students whose first language is not English must satisfy one of the following requirements. These requirements are admission requirements and may not be waived. Students must also demonstrate during the interview process that they have the language abilities necessary to successfully complete the program

  • Language Proficiency Index (LPI) of 4 with an essay score of no less than 26 (Massage Therapy Program) or 25 (Spa Practitioner Program), or by passing a college or university level English course
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL IBT) with a minimum score of 86 or better with a minimum score of 20 in each of the four components (listening, speaking, writing, reading)
  • International English Language Testing (IELTS) with a minimum overall band score of 6.5 with no other component score less than 6.0
  • Additional English language tests may be considered