School of Community and Health Studies - Centennial College - Toronto

Post-Secondary Program Massage Therapy Compressed - Programa en Masaje Terapéutico

School of Community and Health Studies - Centennial College - Toronto


The Massage Therapy program at Centennial College will provide you with both the fundamental and advanced massage therapy skills needed to become a successful massage therapist. The program emphasizes professionalism and teaches an evidence-based approach to assessment and treatment planning and implementation.

Recognized as a distinctive and rigorous program within the School of Community and Health Studies, this program offers a balanced combination of theory and practical application through in-class lectures, lab experience, an on-site public clinic and off-site outreach placements.

You will learn the proper assessment tools and techniques to deal with a wide variety of conditions that involve lymph, muscle, nerve, fascia and joints of the body as well as a wellness focus that maintains physical health, function and mobility.

Please note: The compressed delivery (two years inclusive) of the Massage Therapy program is a winter intake/start only and includes the summer semester. There are two weeks off between semesters. Students enrolled in this program must stay in this program as their major program of study, and are not eligible to transfer into the three-year undertaking (program #5110).


Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required)
Biology Grade 11 or 12, C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required)
One additional Science (Physics, Chemistry, or Exercise Science) Grade 11 or 12, C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required)


Start Date:Winter

Start Date:Fall

Semester 1
College Communications 2
General Education Elective
Massage Theory and Practice 1
Legislation, Standards & Professionalism
Introductory Concepts of Anatomy & Physiology
Nutrition & Lifestyle Practices

Semester 2
College Communications 3
Introduction to Hydrotherapy
Massage Theory and Practice 2
Therapeutic Relationship 1
Clinical Anatomy 1

Semester 3
Pathophysiology 1
Massage Theory and Practice 3
Clinic 1
Clinical Anatomy 2
Biomechanics & Orthopedic Assessment

Semester 4
Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action
Outreach 1
Pathophysiology 2
Massage Theory and Practice 4
Clinic 2
Fitness & Remedial Exercise
Therapeutic Relationship 2

Semester 5
General Education Elective
Outreach 2
Pathophysiology 3
Massage Theory and Practice 5
Neuroanatomy & Physiology
Issues & Research Literacy In Massage Therapy
Clinic 3

Semester 6
Massage Theory and Practice 6
Professional Practice
Creating an Independent Practice
Clinic 4
Outreach 3
Advanced Techniques

Salidas profesionales

Registered Massage Therapist
Sport Registered Massage Therapist
Rehabilitation Registered Massage Therapist

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