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Massage Therapy Diploma Program – Northumberland College

Welcome to our Massage Therapy Diploma Program, where we provide comprehensive training and education in the field of massage therapy.

Our program is designed to provide students with a solid foundation of knowledge and practical skills required to become successful massage therapists. Our experienced instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience to the classroom, ensuring that students receive the best possible education.

With a focus on hands-on learning, our program combines classroom instruction with clinical practice, giving students the opportunity to gain practical experience working with clients in a supervised setting. Whether you are starting a new career in massage therapy or seeking to expand your existing skillset, our program offers the training and support you need to achieve your goals.

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Applications to the Massage Therapy Diploma Program

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, $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 institution attended
  • One official copy of any post-secondary transcripts forwarded directly from the institution (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 age, disability, race, religion, ancestry, place of origin, color, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or family status of the candidate.

Minimum Admission Requirements

Applicants must possess a high school diploma/certificate or its equivalent. A candidate who does not fulfill these minimum admission requirements but is 19 years of age or older (if applying to Northumberland College) as of the first official day of classes may apply as a mature student. A copy of proof of age must be submitted with the application.

Candidates who apply as mature students will be required to pass an approved qualifying test (e.g. the Canadian Adult Achievement Test.)

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 have limited resources to provide assistance to students with physical, learning, and emotional disabilities. ICT Schools examine 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 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 honor 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 is 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.

Part-Time Students

Prospective students may wish to apply to the ICT Massage Therapy Diploma Program on a part-time basis.

Part-time students may register in the September program or choose to register in the Fast-Track Program in January. The Fast-Track Program is accelerated for courses assigned to the first year of study only.

Part-time students take courses along with full-time students. There is no separate program schedule for part-time studies. During the application process, you will meet with the Admissions Officer to review a typical schedule of courses and to make your course choices.

The Admissions Officer will advise you as to which course or courses you may take and in what order, based on curriculum requirements. All first-year courses must be completed before proceeding to second-year courses.