Choosing which college to attend is one of the most crucial decisions you'll make for your education. The choice of where you study can have a huge impact on your career. One factor we think is overlooked by students  is the presence of an evidence-based curriculum.

What Is Evidence-Based Curriculum?

Evidence-based, or evidence-informed, curriculum refers to educational materials and content that are meticulously researched and aligned with the most current scientific knowledge in the field to which they are applied. In the context of massage therapy, an evidence-based curriculum ensures that you receive accurate and up-to-date information during your classes, and the notes and textbooks you study are the latest resources available on the subject matter.

At OV, our leadership team are actual RMT’s, and we understand the importance of  an evidence-based curriculum in providing a quality education. Over the past two years, we have dedicated ourselves to examining the most recent and relevant research related to massage therapy and its connection to our curriculum. Our commitment is rooted in our belief that students deserve the highest quality education, especially in the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare.

Why an Evidence-Based Curriculum Matters

  1. Staying Current in a Dynamic Field

The field of healthcare, including massage therapy, is dynamic, with new research emerging regularly. An evidence-based curriculum ensures that you stay current with the latest developments in the field. Old or Outdated notes packages and textbooks might teach you theories about conditions or massage modalities that no longer reflect the best practices in massage therapy.

  1. Preparing for Evidence-Informed Practice

As a future RMT, you will be expected to practice evidence-informed healthcare. This means that your treatments and interventions should be based on the best available scientific evidence. By receiving education from a college with an evidence-based curriculum, you'll be better prepared to integrate research findings into your practice, offering your clients the most effective and up-to-date care.

  1. A Strong Foundation of Knowledge and Skills

An evidence-based curriculum, like the one offered at OV, incorporates the latest research into the material you study. We’ve spent time and energy reviewing all the latest research so you don’t have to. The  evidence informed curriculum we offer ensures that you graduate with a strong foundation of knowledge and practical skills. You'll be well-equipped to provide safe and effective massage therapy, in your new career as an RMT.

If  you are  ready to become  a registered massage therapist, the right college is a pivotal decision. All  massage therapy programs are not created equal. You don’t want to make you decision  on the wrong factors.  Your first priority is  a quality education. The presence of an evidence-based curriculum should be high on your list, even  before a nice city or recreational activities nearby.  Fortunately here at our Okanagan campus we have  it all! . Our evidence-based curriculum ensures that you receive the most accurate and up-to-date information, keeping you aligned with the latest developments in the field of massage therapy. It prepares you for evidence-informed practice and equips you with a strong foundation of knowledge and skills. At Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy , we believe that your education should be rooted in the latest research to provide you with the best possible start to your RMT career. We pair that with the best community of students, incredible instructors, and  the best location in Canada. What's not to love?