Program Prerequisites


Grade 12 Graduation or equivalent ( or successful completion of ABE)

English Requirement  may be satisfied by;

  • English 12 with grade of 70% or higher  
  • ABE English with grade of 70% or higher
  • Accuplacer Next Generation reading score-260 writing score-250 and write placer score 5  (Accuplacer exams are conducted in person at our main campus)
  • Language proficiency index of 4 with essay score 26
  • Successful completion of a college or university level English course at a recognized institution, or successful completion of 2 years of full-time studies at an English speaking college or university
  • IELTS 6.5, CAEL 60, or TOEFL 85

 

Prerequisites also include

  • Successful completion of an Introduction to Massage Workshop for  Registered Massage Therapy diploma programs or equivalent.
  • Successful applicant interview

*Due to the academic rigor of the program, students should have a background in Biology 12, post secondary sciences, or  demonstrated ability at a post secondary level. Students without 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 competitive entry. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee entry.

Click here for a complete list of application documentation required.

Click here to see application process.

Check out our Massage Workshops


This 2 day Introduction to Massage Workshop is designed for applicants, and prospective applicants to OV's registered massage therapy program and introduces participants to the practical and professional aspects of massage, with plenty of opportunities for hands-on experience, as they explore this exciting career.

Completion of this course is a prerequisite  for entry into the RMT program. 

CLICK here for the Registration Form: :  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

 

Introduction to Massage Workshops


Upcoming Workshop Dates:

October29-30, 2022

January 7-8, 2023

April 1-2, 2023

June 17-18, 2023

August 26-27, 2023

The workshop is 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Saturday and Sunday. The cost  is $342.00 (including tax) which includes 1 set of sheets that are required for the workshop, and will be used in the program. 

Click here for the registration form:  Introduction to Massage Workshop Registration Form

*Save the fillable registration forms to your device before filling it in.

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.

 

Human Science and College Preparation Course Online


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

 Our Human Science College Preparation Course will help you to upgrade your science knowledge in preparation for the first year of the Registered Massage Therapy Program, including time management and study skills. This human biology review prepares students for the significant anatomy and physiology components of the program

Please contact admissions for dates and registration. heatherk@ovcmt.com 

Course Dates:  Continuous entry and self-paced! Get started now!

*you can register and complete the course anytime within the following dates: 

September 12 - December 16, 2022

January 9 - April 14, 2023

April 24 - July 31, 2023

Final Exam: Online 

Hours: Self paced online - approximately 50 to 150 hours - 14 week completion deadline  
Course Cost: $200.00 (online) 
Textbook: Anatomy & Physiology for the Manual Therapies (approximately $200.00)

3 ways to register:

REGISTER BY PHONE: 250.558.3718 or TOLL FREE 1.800.701.8863

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

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

Registration Form: Human Science and College Preparation Course - 2022-2023

*OVCMT Program application form and fee ($150.00) must be submitted before given access to the online course as the HSCP workshop is for sole use of OVCMT applicants

Application Form:  OVCMT Application 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

 

Language Proficiency Policy


Instruction is conducted in English. Students whose first language is not English must satisfy one of the admission requirements below. Students must also demonstrate, through the interview process, the language ability  to successfully complete the program.

language requirements:

  • Accuplacer Exam; minimum score; Writing - 250, Reading - 260 and Write Placer - 5,  The Accuplacer Exam is conducted at OVCMT.  
  •  (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
  • Achieving a passing grade in English at a recognized college or university 

OVCMT Graduation Requirements


Registered Massage Therapy diplomas are awarded at a formal graduation ceremony, upon completion of the following:

  • Successful completion of all terms, courses and components of the Massage Therapy Program, including all required clinical practicum hours.
  • Compliance with all rules and regulations of the college, including the maintenance of professional standards of conduct.
  • Payment-in-full of all tuition and fees in accordance with the payment schedule.

Spa Practitioner Certificates will be awarded upon the completion of the following:

  • Successful completion of all terms, courses and components applicable to the Spa Practitioner Program including all required clinical practicum hours .
  • Compliance with all rules and regulations of the college, including the maintenance of professional standards of conduct.
  • Payment-in-full of all tuition and fees in accordance with the payment schedule.