Diploma in Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy Program Outline
(2-year Diploma – 2200 Hours – Distance Educational Model*)

Start Date is January 9th, 2017

For more information contact us at 403.856.8108.


The purpose of the Hope College Massage Therapy Diploma (2200 hour) is to provide students with an optimal educational experience that will qualify them for entry into a career as a registered massage therapist or for further education toward a baccalaureate degree. The program is offered in an environment where the value of integrative
healthcare is celebrated.


The Hope College Massage Therapy Diploma will offer students a number of unique pedagogical
experienced including:
• small student:instructor ratios offering close mentoring throughout the program;
• immediate access to local practicum placements at Hope Clinic, Drumheller;
• local availability of all practicum clinics to include: Geriatric, Sports, Infant, and Pregnancy Treatments;
• specific biometric self-care techniques to assist in career longevity for the Therapist;
• nutrition, strengthening and stretching techniques to ease the physical demands of performing massage;
• introduction to business structure to establish a money-wise entrepreneur;
• a flexible that allows students to maintain existing career and life-style commitments.


• two-year, 2200 hour program;
• licensed through the Private Vocational Training Branch of Advanced Educational and Technology Department of the Alberta Government;
• designed to prepare students for the Massage Therapists Association of Alberta Entry to Practice Examination;
• transfer into degree programs being developed at Hope College.


Program of Study

First Year
MS100: Introduction to Massage Therapy
MS103: Applied Anatomy
AP101: Anatomy and Physiology
BU100: Basic Business
C0103A: Interpersonal Communication
HL113: Self-care for the RMT
MS105: Relaxation
MS106: Assessment Skills
MS107: Rehabilitative Massage
MS108: Sports Massage Level I
MS115: Cadaver Lab
MS111: Practicum I

Second Year
MS201: Introduction and Assessment
AP102: Anatomy & Physiology II
MS202: Assessment and Treatment
MS203: Systemic Pathologies and Other Conditions
MS204: Advanced Hydrotherapy
CO103B: Interpersonal Communication B
BU 100b: Second Year Business
MS208: Sports Massage Level II
MS205: Pregnancy Massage
MS225: Special Topics in Massage
MS211: Practicum II