The Massage Therapy 2400 hr program fully prepares program graduates to provide a number of therapeutic massage services to a range of clients who present many different needs. The work of a massage therapist is similar to chiropractors and physical therapists; however, instead of manipulating bones or using exercises for treatment, a massage therapist focuses on manipulating muscles and soft tissues. This focused, 96-week diploma program trains students in all the important areas massage therapists need to be successful: anatomy, physiology, pathology, massage theory, principles and techniques of treatment, therapeutic exercise, joint mobilization, orthopedic treatment, the peripheral nervous system, arthrology, hydrotherapy, and more. Students also learn about business practices, the laws and regulations around the massage profession, nutrition, medications, and clinical case studies.

Throughout the program, students take part in externships in the community, growing their skills in client relations and massage, as well as working in the student massage clinic on campus.

Massage Therapy 2400

Start a career helping others with hands-on training in CDI College's Massage Therapy 2400 diploma program.

Use your hands to heal while this full-time, 96-week intensive massage therapy program prepares you to become a valued, well-paid member of the healthcare community.

Massage Therapy Diploma Program

In the program, you will learn from experienced instructors with years of experience as massage therapists.

In your courses, you'll begin developing fundamental massage skills, including hydrotherapy, palpation, remedial exercise, and patient assessment.

You'll also get to explore different types of massage treatments, and pick up an understanding of medical topics including anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and pathology.

Additionally, you'll receive a strong background in professional topics, such as industry ethics and professional communications.

Massage Training in Calgary & Edmonton

The Massage Therapy 2400 diploma program is offered at CDI College campuses in both Calgary and Edmonton, so you can train closer to home.

Under the supervision of a registered massage therapist, put your new found knowledge to practice through a clinical internship and an outreach program, which will help you obtain valuable work experience via externships needed to excel as a massage therapist.

Upon graduation, you'll be ready to find work in various locations such as private clinics, medical and rehabilitation centers, hospitals, spas, cruise ships, and fitness facilities, or become a self-employed massage therapist.

If a career making others feel better appeals to you, apply today for the Massage Therapy 2400 diploma program at CDI College.

Program Courses

  • AB-RMT101 - Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Kinesiology - Upper Body and Trunk
  • AB-RMT102 - Musculoskeletal Anatomy – Upper Body Palpation
  • AB-RMT103 - Massage Theory I
  • AB-RMT104 - Professional Development
  • AB-RMT105 - Anatomy & Physiology I
  • AB-RMT201 - Musculoskeletal Anatomy – Lower Body
  • AB-RMT202 - Musculoskeletal Anatomy – Lower Body Palpation
  • AB-RMT203 - Massage Theory II
  • AB-RMT204 - Anatomy & Physiology II
  • AB-RMT205 - Professional Development II
  • AB-RMT206 - Neurology - Peripheral Nervous System
  • AB-RMT207 - Introduction to Assessment
  • AB-RMT208 - Arthrology II
  • AB-RMT301 - Hydrotherapy
  • AB-RMT302 - Principles of Treatment
  • AB-RMT303 - Therapeutic Exercise
  • AB-RMT304 - Neurology - Central Nervous System I
  • AB-RMT305 - Anatomy & Physiology III
  • AB-RMT306 - Professional Development III
  • AB-RMT307 - Joint Mobilization
  • AB-RMT308 - Pathology I
  • AB-RMT399 - Clinic I
  • AB-RMT401 - Consolidated Treatment Techniques
  • AB-RMT402 - Pathology II
  • AB-RMT403 - Neurology - Central Nervous System II
  • AB-RMT404 - Advanced Fascial Techniques
  • AB-RMT499 - Clinic II
  • AB-RMT501 - Sports Treatment
  • AB-RMT502 - Pathology III
  • AB-RMT503 - Systemic Treatments I
  • AB-RMT504 - Orthopaedic Treatment - Upper Extremity
  • AB-RMT505 - Orthopaedic Treatment - Upper Spinal
  • AB-RMT506 - Neurological Treatment I
  • AB-RMT599 - Clinic III
  • AB-RMT601 - Systemic Treatment II
  • AB-RMT602 - Orthopaedic Treatment - Lower Extremity
  • AB-RMT603 - Orthopaedic Treatment - Lower Spinal
  • AB-RMT604 - Neurological Treatment II
  • AB-RMT605 - Research Literacy
  • AB-RMT699 - Clinic IV
  • AB-RMT701 - Business Practice
  • AB-RMT702 - Law and Regulation
  • AB-RMT703 - Systemic Treatment III
  • AB-RMT704 - Nutrition
  • AB-RMT705 - Medications
  • AB-RMT706 - Surgery
  • AB-RMT707 - Advanced Practice Introduction
  • AB-RMT708 - Anatomy & Physiology Review I
  • AB-RMT709 - Clinical Externship - Outreach
  • AB-RMT799 - Clinic V
  • AB-RMT801 - Clinical Case Study
  • AB-RMT802 - Clinical Synthesis
  • AB-RMT803 - MSAK Consolidation
  • AB-RMT804 - Anatomy & Physiology Review II
  • AB-RMT899 - Clinic VI

CDI College Admission Requirements

The best way to learn about CDI College's admission requirements is to meet with an Admissions Representative. During this meeting, the Admissions Representative will discuss your career goals and aspirations, then offer recommendations about the college diploma and certificate programs that are available to you. With your personal Admissions Representative, you'll learn more about CDI College's students, instructors, and even go on a campus tour!

Mature Student College Admission Requirements

The minimum requirements for admission to CDI College is a high school diploma, unless otherwise specified in the program outline. Where applicable, applicants must provide proof of graduation at the time of enrollment or by the first day of class. Applicants who have not achieved a high school diploma can apply as a mature student. All applicants must provide proof of age and pass an entrance exam.

Book a Meeting with an Academic Advisor Today

Each CDI College program also has its own admissions requirements such as grade point average and prerequisite courses, which you can learn more about through your free college information session. Further information is available by setting up an appointment with an Admissions Representative or Academic Advisor.

How to Finance Your College Education

Your education is an investment in your future. We realize that every student comes from a unique financial background, so we point you toward the financial solution that is right for you.

There are many options when it comes to financing your education, including:

Provincial Government Student Assistance

Each provincial government has its own financial assistance programs for post-secondary students. Give us a call and we'll help you to get the ball rolling with your personal loan application process.

RBC Royal Credit Line for Students ©

The Royal Credit Line for Students lets you focus on what's important: your studies. Available to full-time and part-time students who need to finance their studies, it allows you to take charge of your financial needs in a way that fits your lifestyle.

The Royal Credit Line for Students is different from a traditional loan in that it lets you borrow funds as you need them and pay the interest on only the amount you use without ever having to reapply. You get all the convenience and benefits with no annual fee.

As a student, you may qualify for one of RBC's best rates - Prime + 1%, which applies when you are at school and for a 12-month 'grace period' after graduation.

Further information about financial assistance is available from the Financial Representative at your nearest CDI College campus.


Students are informed of all fees related to the program of study during the admission process. Program costs may include charges for tuition, registration, learning guides, kits and materials.

Tuition may be paid through loan disbursements received from a student loan or by cash, cheque, VISA, MasterCard, or Interac.

Tuition costs for prospective students are subject to change without notice upon approval from the provincial regulating body. All accepted registrations, however, are not subject to tuition increase unless there is a signed contract amendment to revise the program or length of study.

Tuition is due according to the terms of any payment plan negotiated with a CDI College Financial Representative. All tuition and other fees must be paid in full prior to the academic end date specified on a student's enrollment contract. Financial Representatives are made available to assist students with arranging payment plans that ensure full payment by the contract end date.

Students who do not pay fees as agreed upon or do not make satisfactory arrangements to pay tuition and other charges will be suspended or dismissed from the College.

CDI College's Refund Policy abides by the Private Training Regulation of the Private Training Institutions Branch (P.T.I.B.) Private Training Act.

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Last updated March 15, 2019
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