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Northumberland College- Halifax

Massage Therapy Diploma Program

Advanced Standing (Transfer Credit)

A diploma in less than a year.

Kikkawa College- Toronto

Massage Therapy Diploma Program
How to Apply

Applications to the Massage Therapy Diploma Program at ICT Schools are accepted throughout the year. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to the program that suits them—regular (82 weeks), fast-track (73 weeks), or part-time. Applicants must submit a completed application form directly to the school of their choice.

The total fee includes sales taxes, $84.75 for applications to ICT Kikkawa College and $86.25 for applications to ICT Northumberland College.

Applicants must also submit to the College:

  • One official copy of a high school transcript (or equivalent) forwarded directly from the instituition attended
  • One official copy of any post-secondary transcripts forwarded directly from the instituition(s) attended

In accordance with ICT Schools’ Harassment and Discrimination Policy (1996), the Ontario Human Rights Code, and the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act all applications are reviewed by the Admissions Department without regard to the age, disability, race, religion, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or family status of the candidate.

Preadmission Course

Candidates required to take a Pre-admission Course as an admission requirement must successfully complete ICT’s Pre-admission Course (or an equivalent course elsewhere) prior to the commencement of the massage therapy diploma program. For information on course availability contact the Admissions Office.

English Language Proficiency

The language of instruction at ICT Schools is English. Students must be proficient in all areas of the English language, including speaking, reading, writing and oral comprehension. Please refer to the Student Catalogue for additional information regarding language proficiency requirements.

Special Needs

ICT Schools encourage applicants with special needs to consider a career in complementary health care. However, ICT Schools has limited resources to provide assistance to students with physical, learning and emotional disabilities. ICT Schools examines each situation on a case-by-case basis. In order to be considered the applicant must submit a request in writing with accompanying supporting documentation to the Registrar prior to the start of the new school year.

Advanced Standing (Transfer Credit)

Applicants may request a transfer of educational credit from other institutions. Requests for transfer of credit must be directed to the College along with the application to the program. Applicants requesting a transfer of credit will be required to submit an official transcript indicating completion of the course material. They must also submit a syllabus that demonstrates that the course is substantially similar in length, scope, and learning objectives to ICT Schools’ massage therapy program.

If the request is accepted, the applicant may be required to take a challenge examination on a pass-fail basis. The examination fee is $50.00, paid in advance. If the applicant passes the challenge examination, the letter TC (Transfer of Credit) will appear on any transcript issued by the school.

A maximum of 50% of the applicant’s program may consist of transfer credits.

Special Student Status

Students required to repeat courses must apply for admission as Special Students. Admission to the program as a Special Student is subject to the approval of the Evaluation and Promotion Committee. The committee’s decision is final and is not subject to appeal.

Financial Aid and Awards

ICT Kikkawa College

Students enrolled in the Massage Therapy Diploma Program may be eligible, if qualified, Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify:

Further information is available from the Registrar’s Office.

ICT Northumberland College

Students enrolled in the Massage Therapy Diploma Program may be eligible, if qualified, for assistance under one or more of the following components of the Nova Scotia Student Assistance Program (NSSA):

Further information is available from the Registrar’s Office.

ICT Schools Payment Plan
Interest-free tuition payment plan options are available for those who qualify. Payment Plan information is available from the Registrar’s Office.

ICT Schools Bursary Program

These bursaries are designed to provide financial assistance to deserving full-time students in the Massage Therapy Diploma Program. Eligibility to apply for a bursary is based on a demonstration of financial need together with a strong commitment to and enthusiasm for the program of study, without an undue emphasis on academic standing. Interested candidates must complete the required application form, which can be obtained through the Registrar’s Office. Please consult the Registrar’s Office for bursary application deadlines. Bursaries are non-repayable and are therefore considered part of a student’s taxable income for the year. A T4A form will be issued to students receiving a bursary in excess of $500.

ICT Schools Scholarship Program

ICT scholarships honour students who have demonstrated academic excellence as well as leadership and community service. Entrance scholarships are available to qualified students. In addition, scholarships are awarded to full-time students at the beginning of the second academic year based on outstanding achievement in the first year of the program. Application for scholarships are not required. All scholarships are issued by cheque once tuition has been paid in full. A T4A form will be issued to students receiving a scholarship in excess of $500.

International Students

English-speaking students from around the world attend ICT Schools. Prospective students must have a high school diploma or its equivalent. International students accepted into ICT Schools have the same tuition rate as Canadian students.

As an International Student wishing to study in Canada, you can request to obtain valid Student Authorization from Immigration Canada for your period of study. Applications and information are available from any Canadian Embassy, Consulate, High Commission, or Immigration Canada’s Web site:

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