First Year Massage Therapy Program
MaKami College offers Alberta's only 3000 hour Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy program. The first year of this two year program is 7.5 months long which includes 1,250 hours of actual training and massage therapy courses. This time includes a two-week work experience placement with major employers that can open doors to numerous massage career opportunities. Massage Therapy students also get the added benefit of an on-site supervised massage clinic workshop, where they will work with clinic clients that the school provides to gain valuable knowledge and experience.
The curriculum outline for the first year of the Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy program includes:
|Curriculum Outline - Year 1 of 2|
|Module #||Module Name|
|MT-IP 100||Injury Prevention|
|MT-AP 101||Anatomy & Physiology|
|MT-PH 102||Osteology & Myology|
|MT-MH 104 & 105||Massage Therapy as a Profession|
|MT-EC 106||Ethics & Communication|
|MT-BM 107||Business/Employment Prep|
|MT-SW 108||Swedish Massage|
|MT-DT 109||Deep Tissue Massage|
|MT-SP 110||Sports Massage|
|MT-LP 111||Lymphatic Massage|
|MT-PN 112||Prenatal Massage|
|MT-ST 113||Spa Techniques|
|MT-OS 115||Orthopedic Assessment|
|MT-CP 116||Clinic (Supervised)|
|MT-OM 117||Outreach & Marketing (Supervised)|
|MT-PW 118P||Practicum/Wk Experience (Supervised by employer/not paid)|
Upon successful completion of the first year program you will be placed in a practicum work experience program within Alberta.
Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy 3,000 Hour Program
The second year of the 3,000 hour Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy program is an advanced look at massage therapy geared towards a more medical view of Massage Therapy. With a strong focus on sports massage and injury rehabilitation, the second year of this Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy program places emphasis on the treatment and prevention of injuries related to vehicle collisions, professional sports, medical illness and rehabilitation. The second year combines theory and practical with plenty of work experience. Students will be able to work as a Registered Massage Therapist for placement as long as it fits the course guidelines. Students will also receive a current Apple iPad Air 2 loaded with educational materials to assist with the successful completion of the program.
The curriculum for the 2nd year portion of the Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy includes:
|Curriculum Outline - Year 2 of 2|
|Module #||Module Name|
|AC-OS 200||Orthopedic Assessment|
|AC-OS 201P||Orthopedic Assessment Practicum|
|AC-PT 202||Advanced Pathology|
|AC-PH 203||Pharmacology for Massage Therapy|
|AC-ANT 204||Advanced Neuromuscular Techniques|
|AC-ANT 205P||Advanced Neuromuscular Practicum|
|AC-HC 206||Massage Therapy for Patients with Illness & Client Care|
|AC-HC 207P||Massage Therapy for Patients with Illness & Client Care Practicum|
|AC-MF 208||Advanced Myofascial Massage Cupping Therapy Treatments|
|AC-MF 209P||Advanced Myofascial Massage & Cupping Therapy Practicum|
|AC-MFS 210||Myofascial Stretches|
|AC-OSP 211||Orthopedic & Advanced Sports Massage|
|AC-SP 212P||Advanced Sports Massage Practicum|
|AC-NW 213||Nutrition & Wellness|
|AC-FT 214||Fitness & Therapeutic Exercise|
|AC-FT 215P||Fitness Instruction Practicum|
|AC-PSY 216||Psychology of the Body|
|AC-OM 217||Outreach and Marketing|
|AC-BM 218P||Work Experience in General Business Marketing Practicum|
|AC-CP 219||Clinic Supervised|
Looking to upgrade your hours?
If you’re already a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) looking for additional hours you can upgrade at MaKami! Just Contact Us to find out how!
Worried about working while in school?
Many MaKami College massage therapy students are able to apply for employment in their first year of school. Students are permitted to continue working at their current employer for placement as long as it fits course guidelines.