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Robertson College / Programs / Advanced Massage Therapy
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Advanced Massage Therapy Diploma Program Calgary

Make a difference as a Massage Therapist. Prepare for your new career as a Massage Therapist with the Massage Therapy diploma program at Robertson College.

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Program Overview

Further your training with the Advanced Massage Therapy diploma program at Robertson College.

  • Ideal for students looking to advance their massage therapy careers, this program will provide the in-depth knowledge required to further your professional practice
  • Building on the concepts, techniques and skills gained in Massage Therapy (Year 1), the Advanced program will further explore Musculoskeletal Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathophysiology
  • In-depth study into the area of Orthopedic Assessment will allow you to properly assess and provide treatment
  • Have the opportunity to apply the concepts and techniques you learned in the classroom at our on-site public clinic and various outreach events

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Program Details

Quick Facts

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Format:

Calgary Campus

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Duration:

42 Weeks, < 1 Year

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Schedule:

5 Days a Week
8:00 am to 1:00 pm

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Practicum:

3.75 Weeks
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Admission Requirements

Our admissions agents can work with you to ensure you meet the program’s criteria. This program is not currently open to International Students. Need advice? A Student Admissions Advisor is here to support you.

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Career Opportunities

Our students are trained to start a career as a Massage Therapist or Remedial Massage Therapist.

You could be earning in less than a year
$31,200-$56,160

Lifetime Career Services

Even though you’ll leave Robertson once you graduate, we will support you throughout your career. Our team will help you with resume building, job hunting and interview preparation and will continue to guide you as you advance in your role.

Before you graduate, you’ll be paired with a career specialist in your field who will help you find a meaningful place to start your career. As a graduate, you’ll have lifelong access to student services that are committed to your success and helping you thrive.

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Next Start Dates

Virtual Classroom
September 28, 2020
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New start dates are being released all the time. Contact us for more dates.

Topics of Study

Physiology II - 100 hours

The goal of this course is to creates a detailed understanding of the muscular system of the vertebral column, thorax, abdominopelvic cavity, and the perineum. This includes a thorough examination of the location, origin, insertion, action, and nerve supply of each muscle. Along with the above, accurate palpation of accessible muscles are demonstrated with guided practice of proper techniques.

Pathophysiology II - 100 hours

Provides an understanding of how cells, tissues, organ and organ systems function together to create one organism. A key goal is to become familiar with normal physiology to be able to comprehend pathological conditions as presented later in the program.

Pathophysiology III - 100 hours

Provides an understanding of the muscular system; its organization and components, neurons, synapses and receptors, the central nervous system, peripheral nervous system and cardiovascular system. A key goal is to become familiar with normal physiology to be able to comprehend pathological conditions as presented later in the program.

Clinical Massage Treatments II - 100 hours

Provides an understanding of blood and blood disorders; the immune system; its organization and components, and its disorders. A key goal is to become familiar with normal physiology and then the pathophysiology associated with the system.

Clinical Massage Treatments III - 100 hours

This course will provide an understanding of systemic and/or orthopedic pathology as it relates to the muscular, skeletal, nervous, endocrine and circulatory systems. This course also provide an understanding of normal physiology of the endocrine and circulatory systems.

Orthopedic Assessment II - 75 hours

Provides an understanding of pathophysiology as it relates to the respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive, and integumentary systems and psychopathologies.

Orthopedic Assessment III - 75 hours

Explores treatment (utilizing all manual therapy techniques including hydrotherapy and rehabilitation exercises) of postural dysfunctions (fascial and muscle imbalances, ITB friction syndrome, patellofemoral syndrome, hyper/hypolordosis, scoliosis), overuse injuries (plantar fasciitis, periostitis and compartment syndromes, tendonitis, bursitis, adhesive capsulitis), conditions of the head and neck (tension headache, migraine, torticollis), and joint dysfunctions (DDD, OA, RA, AS, gout, TMD), systemic disorders (HIV/AIDS, pregnancy, digestive disorders, arterial/venous insufficiency) and a review of musculoskeletal injuries.

Orthopedic Assessment IV - 50 hours

Reviews treatment (utilizing all manual therapy techniques including hydrotherapy and rehabilitation exercises) of CNS disorders (communication aids, ambulation aids, decubitus ulcers, seizures, hemiplegia, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, polio, MS, Parkinsons), respiratory conditions (sinusitis, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, asthma), systemic conditions (fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, dupuytren’s contracture, osteoporosis, cancer, diabetes), circulatory dysfunctions (hypertension, heart failure, Raynauds, thrombophlebitis, varicose veins), and compression and peripheral nervous system conditions.

Campus Experience

Half-Day Classes
Have the flexibility to live your life while going to school with our half-day classes. Our flexible start dates and small class sizes give you plenty of opportunities to learn when it’s best for you and gain the hands-on skills to succeed in any industry.

Industry-Leading Instructors
Learn from industry professionals who bring real-life experience into the classroom. You can book office hours or get virtual support from your instructors through Brightspace, where you can schedule video appointments and use instant messenger to ask questions.

Lifelong Career Services
Connect with a career specialist in your field who will help you find a meaningful place to start your career. As a graduate, you’ll have lifelong access to student services that will help you with resume building, interview preparation and networking.

Financial Assistance and Funding

Robertson offers a variety of financial aid opportunities to ease students’ stress and allow them to focus on their studies. If you need extra support, we have flexible funding to accommodate all our students, no matter their financial situation. Our dedicated Financial Aid Officers will help you every step of the way.

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Work Experience: The Practicum

This program includes a mandatory four-week full-time practicum where you will get to apply your skills firsthand in a related role. You will be placed at a relevant organization and work alongside industry professionals, gaining valuable experience to help set you apart in your career.

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