Royal Canadian College of Massage Therapy

Excellence in Education

RMT Diploma Program

Our Massage Therapy Program involves over 2200 hours of learning such as in class lectures and practical experience. We offer the program every January and September. Classes are Monday to Friday, from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 pm.

During Term 1 and Term 2 emphasis is placed on learning basic knowledge of the Human Body. In Term 3 and Term 4 the focus will be on the application, knowledge, and the refinement of clinical skills.

Students will learn vital information that will help them excel in communication, professionalism, organization and time management skills that is required upon graduation. There will also be field trips to medical laboratories, cadaver laboratories, hospitals, office functions, rehab clinics and sporting events.

Massage Therapy Diploma Overview: Total 2200 hours

Massage Therapy: Year 1 960 hours
1 Anatomy and Physiology I 200
2 Pathology I 100
3 Professional Development I 30
4 Palpation Lab I 40
5 Massage Theory and Techniques 200
6 Clinical Assessment I 70
7 Public Health 40
8 Hydrotherapy I 60
9 Therapeutic Exercise I 40
10 Treatment Massage I 100
11 Research I 30
12 Massage Therapy Clinic I 40
13 Outreach I 10

Massage Therapy Diploma Overview: Total 2200 hours

Massage Therapy: Year 2 1240 hours
14 Anatomy and Physiology II 170
15 Pathology II 90
16 Professional Development II 40
17 Palpation Lab II 30
18 Advanced Massage Theory and Techniques 100
19 Clinical Assessment II 100
20 Hydrotherapy II 50
21 Kinesiology and Therapeutic Exercise II 80
22 Communications 60
23 Foundations of Wellness 50
24 Business Management 60
25 Massage Theory and Treatment Techniques II 200
26 Research II 30
27 Massage Theory Clinic II 150
27 Outreach II 40

Why Choose Royal Canadian College

We pride ourselves on creating a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with small class sizes to provide a better one on one opportunity.

RCC is centrally located in the Greater Toronto Area, is accessible by public transit and within 5 minutes to highways #401 & #404/DVP.

Advanced Standing

Each Application is considered on an Individual Basis, please contact us to book an appointment with our Admissions Department. Be prepared to bring all relevant documents to support your application.


Applications must be received a minimum of 2 weeks prior to course commencement.

Additional Information

Tax Deduction

A student enrolled at RCCMT may claim a tuition tax credit for any tuition paid by the student for that year. An official income tax receipt will be issued to all students.

Continuing Education

Our programs and courses offered through Continuing Education are scheduled seasonally throughout the year. The current schedule being offered can be viewed by clicking on "Continuing Education" from the menu.

Registration Information

For more information concerning our programs, courses or registration, please contact us.

Admission Requirements

  • Have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Mature Students must PASS a Superintendent approved qualifying test.
  • A score of 20 or higher on the Wonderlic SLE
  • Medical Certificate, including health (free of communicable disease with up to date immunization status) and fitness exam
  • Hepatitis B immunization (Strongly Recommended)
  • Clear Police Check for Criminal Record
  • Letters of Reference (2)
  • Valid Standard First-Aid & CPR (level C) Certificates by Program Completion
  • Proof of having one (1) Massage Therapy Treatment by a Registered Massage Therapist
  • Written Essay 500-1000 words on "Why I want to become a Massage Therapist"
  • Admissions Interview to determine suitability for the Program

Application Process

Applicants who do not meet any part of the Entrance Requirements will be considered on an individual Basis.

Within 1-2 weeks of receipt of your application and documents, you will be notified whether you have met all requirements for admission to RCCMT. If not, we will let you know about any items missing or if further steps need to be taken.

Students with diplomas or courses in the following programs are eligible to apply for our advanced standing program:

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
  • Doctor of Chiropractic (DC)
  • Doctor of Chinese Medicine (DCM)
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (OD)
  • Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND)
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Graduates from a recognized Master of Science or Phd Program

Job Postings

We are constantly being called and emailed by potential employers. Many possible job opportunities are available for RMT's, please call us or come in and look through our employment postings binder. We would happy to assist you in finding a job that is right for you.

We keep all resumes and applications on file so, please feel free to send us an email and/or fax with your resume. We will post positions as they come available.

Graduates and Alumni

We post any outside positions available on our Bulletin Board at the College for your viewing.