Overview. 

The Advanced Massage Program: Clinical Assessment and Correction Specialization is designed for those students with the ability and intent to provide therapeutic (corrective) treatments for their clients. At MCG Career College, we believe that this area of training has been substandard in the industry for many years and results in graduates that use relaxation techniques for therapeutic treatments. 

This second year course teaches proper assessment and correction techniques, used specifically for therapeutic applications. All concepts taught in the first year Basic Relaxation Massage program are reinforced and expanded upon, but the emphasis is now on assessment and corrective techniques for acute and chronic pain found in the soft tissues and associated structures of the body.

This program is 1280 hours and takes place over 10 months. It follows the same format and requirements as the Basic Relaxation Massage Program over a longer time period.

Completion of both the Basic Relaxation Massage program and the Advanced Therapeutic Massage program will provide the graduate with 2288 hours of instruction.


Program structure.

Like the Basic Massage Therapy program, the Advanced Massage Therapy progra is a blend of distance and classroom learning, with a hands-on, practical component. In between the once-a-month classroom sessions, students must complete home study assignments, correspondence work and practical work experience.

Classroom instruction: Students must attend 7, 2-day classroom tutorials spaced approximately 4 weeks apart. Each day is divided into 2 classes: ½ day of academic instruction and ½ day of massage treatments. At the start of every weekend of classroom instruction (with the exception of the first class), students must write an examination consisting of the material taught in the previous month including all assigned home study for that month. If the student does not complete the materials as assigned they will be unable to successfully complete the exam. Classes take place on both Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

Home study assignments: These are assigned at the end of each weekend of classroom instruction to be completed prior to the next class. They provide reinforcement and expansion of the concepts presented in class.

Correspondence lessons: These are supplied at the end of each weekend of classroom instruction. The student is required to complete and submit the correspondence lesson at the next scheduled class. These lessons provide the student with the ability to improve their critical thinking and reading skills, and to prepare them for the independent nature and business of massage therapy.

Practical work experience: Students must obtain the required hours of supervised work experience within a specific time frame.


Tuition costs.

Our tuition fees for the Advanced Massage program include textbooks, correspondence materials, lab supplies and examination costs.

  • Registration fee: $250.00

  • Textbooks and Supplies: $925.00

  • Tuition: $7,550.00

Total Tuition Cost: $8,725.00

 

Program dates.

September 2019 Session

Red Deer

  • Start Date: September 20, 2019

  • End Date: June 1, 2020

  • Classroom Sessions:

    September 21 & 22, 2019

    October 19 & 20, 2019

    November 16 & 17, 2019

    December 14 & 15, 2019

    January 11 & 12, 2020

    February 8 & 9, 2020

    March 7 & 8,  2020

    April 4 & 5, 2020

    May 2 & 3, 2020

    May 30 & 31, 2020

Cold Lake

  • Start Date: September 27, 2019

  • End Date: June 22, 2020 

  • Classroom Sessions:

    September 28 & 29, 2019

    October 26 & 27, 2019

    November 23 & 24, 2019

    December 21 & 22, 2019

    January 18 & 19, 2020

    February 22 & 23, 2020

    March 21 & 22, 2020

    April 18 & 19, 2020

    May 23 & 24, 2020

    June 20 & 21, 2020

Calgary

  • Start Date: September 20, 2019

  • End Date: June 1, 2020

  • Classroom Sessions:

    September 21 & 22, 2019

    October 19 & 20, 2019

    November 16 & 17, 2019

    December 14 & 15, 2019

    January 11 & 12, 2020

    February 8 & 9, 2020

    March 7 & 8,  2020

    April 4 & 5, 2020

    May 2 & 3, 2020

    May 30 & 31, 2020


Entrance requirements.

Education

  • Completion of high school diploma, verified by official transcript, with a minimum of 60% in grade 12 English, or High School Equivalency Diploma (GED)

  • To be eligible for Mature Student Status, students must:

    • Have been out of school for at least one year

    • Have 50 Credits towards a high school diploma, verified by an official transcript, with a minimum of 60% in at least one English course verified by official transcript

  • We are not able to obtain transcripts on behalf of students. To order, visit: www.alis.ab.ca.

Doctor’s note

  • Applicants must submit a clearly legible doctor’s note indicating that the student is physically capable of meeting the demands of a career in massage therapy.

Rules and regulations


A career like no other.

A rewarding career and long-term success starts here.

Our Advanced Massage Program: Clinical Assessment and Correction Specialization is 1280 hours and takes place over 10 months. It follows the same format and requirements as the Basic Relaxation Massage Program over a longer time period. Completion of both the Basic Relaxation Massage program and the Advanced Therapeutic Massage program will provide the graduate with 2288 hours of instruction.

Prospective students from out of province or those seeking to relocate outside of Alberta should check with the governing body of their province to clarify the requirements regarding education and transferability of instruction for massage therapy.


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