Licensed Massage Therapy Programs

Become a respected healthcare professional

Earning your 3,000 hour Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy diploma creates opportunities and opens doors for your career as a healthcare professional. After completing this licensed massage therapy program you’ll be able to choose your path and earn an income in sports massage and injury rehabilitation, working at a luxury spa, working alongside other healthcare professionals in a variety of settings, or even running your own business as a massage therapist. The options are endless when you’ve achieved this professional milestone!

Is Massage Therapy Right for You?

If you are compassionate and like helping others, earning a massage therapy diploma from Makami College will give you the opportunity to do what you love and provide for your family doing it. Our hands-on massage therapy program gives you the opportunity to develop and refine your massage therapy skills and technique. Through classroom learning and clinical placements in the community, you’ll be ready to secure a job placement upon program completion.

Massage Therapy Program Success Stories

Former Student Becomes Head Practical Instructor

Stephanie was looking for a change in her life when she decided to try massage therapy as a career. After graduating and working as a Registered Massage Therapist, Stephanie returned to MaKami, eventually becoming Head Practical Instructor in Calgary!

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Our 3,000 hour, two-year massage therapy diploma program offers the highest level of massage therapy training in Alberta, including plenty of hands-on training through school field trips and two-week practicum placements. MaKami massage therapy graduates enter the field with the knowledge and expertise to confidently pursue their professional massage therapy career in Alberta, across Canada and even around the world.

What You’ll Learn

New massage therapy diploma programs start every two months at both the Calgary and Edmonton campuses. We know that going back to school can be a challenge - that’s why wehave flexible course options, including evening and weekend classes, to fit your schedule.

You will learn to apply the principles of physical, health and social sciences as they relate to massage therapy in the classroom, simulated environments, and through clinical placements in the community or in our on-campus clinics. When you complete your 3000 hour Advanced Massage Therapy Program, you’ll be a licensed massage therapist who is ready to take on clients. Your advanced certification means that you will be able to provide health insurance claim receipts upon graduation - something you may not be able to do with other programs.

Year 1

You'll cover the basics of anatomy, physiology, pathology and neurology. You will build practical skills, assessment techniques and manual applications and complete your first two week clinical placement and on-site supervised massage therapy clinic for work experience.

Massage Therapy Curriculum

Year 2

You'll learn about the rehabilitation and prevention of injuries and take an advanced look at the medical applications of massage therapy. You will work as a Registered Massage Therapist, gaining experience combining theory and practical training.

Massage Therapy Program FAQs

Student Life at MaKami College

Going back to school is easy at MaKami College. Our massage therapy students are able to access resources and take advantage of amenities that make us a top massage college choice for students.

At MaKami College you can expect:

  • Professional and highly trained massage therapy instructors
  • The latest in education technology, including all course materials provided upon registration on your very own Apple iPad
  • The highest level of hands-on massage therapy training in Alberta
  • Work experience opportunities
  • One-on-one attention with our Student Success Centre
  • Professional and business development opportunities
  • Excellent career opportunities post-graduation

After completing the first year of your program, you will be able to work as a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) in Alberta. Being able to work while completing the second year of your program can help reduce the financial impact of going back to school while providing the hands-on experience needed to help ensure success upon graduation.

Scholarships & Awards

You may be eligible for a scholarship or award. {See Available MaKami Scholarships}

Career Opportunities for MaKami Graduates

While you are a MaKami College massage therapy student you will get hands-on experience on-site at the college, off-site experience in your clinical placement, and you will graduate with the experience needed to start your massage therapy career. Our graduates work in settings including:

  • Private practice
  • Massage, chiropractic and physiotherapy clinics
  • Hospitals and care centres
  • Rehabilitation clinics
  • Sports
  • Spas and well centres
  • And more!

View our job board for an idea of career opportunities that are currently open to our graduates, or read more about the types of careers that massage therapists have.

Maintaining RMT Professional Credits

Alberta RMTs are required to take continuing education courses to maintain their RMT accreditation. With MaKami College, you’ll be the first to know about upcoming workshops and classes to help you maintain your accreditation and develop the skills that are going to help your specific massage therapy career.