School of Community and Health Studies - Centennial College - Toronto

Post-Secondary Program Massage Therapy - Programa en Masaje Terapéutico

School of Community and Health Studies - Centennial College - Toronto


The Massage Therapy program at Centennial College is industry-approved to provide you with the fundamentals of massage therapy skills while also emphasizing critical thinking, rehabilitation and business management.

Recognized as distinctive and rigorous, the School of Community and Health Studies-facilitated offering will combine theory and practical application in well-established, on-site clinics as well as outreach opportunities with a wide range of clients. The Massage Therapy program will especially focus on teaching you the proper assessment and hands-on treatment of the muscles, fascia and joints of the body to improve or maintain physical health, function and mobility.

During your time in the Massage Therapy program, you will:

Learn and implement a variety of techniques including: Swedish massage, facial and rhythmic techniques, trigger point therapy, joint mobilization, remedial exercise, stretching techniques, and a variety of hydrotherapy applications;


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


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

Career Outlook
Massage Therapist
Sports Massage Therapist
Spa Massage Therapist
Areas of Employment
Health & Fitness facilities
Multidisciplinary healthcare facilities
Sports rehabilitation clinics
Health spas
On-site therapy

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