Massage Therapy
Program Code: MSTC (Full-Time) Length of Program: Two-Year (Six Terms) Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Term 1 MST-1914 Physiology and Pathology MST-1036 Massage Lab MST-1024 Massage Theory MST-1923 Anatomy MST-2303 Professional Growth COM-1013 Critical Thinking and Writing Term 2 MST-2906 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology II MST-2006 Massage Treatments I COM-2033 Communications for Health GED-XXX3 General Education Elective GED-XXX3 General Education Elective MST-2603 Clinic Prep Term 3 MST-3006 Massage Treatments II MST-3604 Clinic Term 4 MST-4907 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology III MST-4006 Massage Treatments III MST-4604 Clinic MST-4704 Outreach GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Term 5 MST-5906 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology IV MST-5006 Massage Treatments IV MST-5604 Clinic MST-5704 Outreach MST-5803 Business (Nine Weeks) MST-5205 Master Practicum (Five Weeks) Term 6 MST-5205 Master Practicum (Eight Weeks) MST-6006 Massage Treatments V MST-6608 Clinic

The Massage Therapy program at Lambton College is well-known provincially and nationally for producing highly qualified and successful Massage Therapists.

Graduates of the Lambton College Massage Therapy program perform extremely well at the Provincial Registration exams year after year. Lambton College's advanced diploma program will equip students with the academic knowledge, hands on skills, and experiential learning opportunities needed to succeed as a regulated health professional.

Massage Therapy Program students study in the new state-of-practice NOVA Chemicals Health & Research Centre that is fully equipped with the latest industry standard technologies.

The Clinic, is Lambton College’s student run, faculty supervised massage clinic where students start working with the community in first year. In second year, they will hone their skills by also utilizing learned assessments, treatment applications, and remedial exercise on members of the community from diverse populations. Students are surrounded by professional faculty who bring experience, longevity, and passion to the classroom.

Experiential Learning

The Massage Therapy program hosts weekly, public clinics beginning at the end of the first year, in Term 3. In second year, students continue to participate in weekly clinics with the public. In addition to clinic, weekly outreaches are added to create further opportunities for students to work with members of the public with specific needs. Examples of past and present outreaches include:

Given that that practice of massage is very much hands-on, it is important that students receive opportunities to practice not only on each other, but on members of the public. This allows for real life experiences and creates an environment for students to learn, and to hone their skills, while acquiring needed hours to maintain Preliminary Accreditation - contributing to our future accreditation application.

Graduates of the Lambton College Massage Therapy program have amazing opportunities to pursue university degrees if they choose to take advantage of the many transfers or articulation agreements that exist. 

Program Accreditation

Preliminary Accreditation - the Massage Therapy program at Lambton College has been granted Preliminary Accreditation, the first step in the CMTCA accreditation process. Following a site visit to verify compliance with the standards, CMTCA will issue a final accreditation decision.

CMTCA Pre-Accredited SEAL

 Visit the Canadian Massage Therapy Council for Accreditation (CMTCA) website.


Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with a minimum grade of 60% in the following: 

Employment Opportunities

Our graduates are often self-employed or work in a range of health and wellness settings. Following successful completion of Provincial registration exams, graduates may work with a variety of health care providers such as chiropractors and physiotherapists, in hospitals, or provide massage in a spa, resort or gym setting. Some therapists also choose to be their own business owners.

Tuition Fees

Please Note: These fees apply to the 2022-2023 academic year and are subject to change. Fees do not include books (unless specifically noted), supplies or living costs.

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