Choose a College that Specializes in Massage Therapy Education
Make sure this first step in your new career is the right one. At ICT Schools students benefit from a program that reflects over 35 years of specialization in the training of massage therapists. Accept nothing less than a college that has continuously provided leadership, innovation and long-standing tradition of excellence in massage therapy education in Canada.
A History of Innovation and Leadership
ICT Schools has been instrumental in leading the way in the growth of the Massage Therapy and Shiatsu Therapy professions in Canada. Over the years of its existence ICT Schools has made many professional contributions which include:
- The development and adaptation of orthopedic assessment methods currently used by massage therapists today;
- Expansion to a 2200-hour program doubling the educational standards in Ontario in the 1980’s;
- The first provincially registered Shiatsu Therapy program in Ontario;
- The first Massage Therapy Teacher Certification Program;
- Exclusive access to Suikodo® Therapy training developed by Sensei Mitsuki Kikkawa, Shiatsu Master.
Department of Education Provides Education Expertise
Northumberland College’s Department of Education, comprised of education experts, is dedicated to the development of curriculum that meets high academic standards and reflects an integrated and holistic approach to health care education. Exclusive to Northumberland College is Student-Centered-Interactive-Learning (SCIL) developed by ICT Schools’ Department of Education to facilitate the student learning process. The quality of our curriculum is reflected in the fact that Northumberland College has an articulation agreement with Athabasca University. Graduates of the Northumberland College Massage Therapy program can transfer up to 30 Massage Therapy program credits towards a university degree.
Facilities at Northumberland College include academic and practical classrooms with blackboards, overhead projectors, PowerPoint, and access to TV and DVD equipment. Practical rooms are fully equipped. Teaching Clinic is held on site utilizing practical rooms. ICT Schools provide a reserve lending library, study area and computers. A student lounge, reception area and administrative offices complete the facilities.
Northumberland College is located in the heart of Halifax where a wide variety of cultural activities and services are available. The area is student friendly providing access to public transportation, parking, a wide variety of stores and services and in close proximity to affordable student housing within the surrounding community.