Massage Therapy

Oulton College is excited to announce Massage Therapy as the newest program being offered. More information will soon be added. The program is currently being developed based on the Canadian Massage Therapy Education Program Standards and the Inter-Jurisdictional Practice Competencies and Performance Indicators for Massage Therapists at Entry to Practice.

Term (Year 1): September - Aug

Term (Year 2): September - May

 

Practicum: TBD

Clinical: TBD

Career Choices

The Massage Therapy Diploma will allow graduates to start their own practice, and also be hired for positions in clinics with other health professionals, spas and wellness centers.

Course Description 

Year 1

Anatomy & Physiology

This course introduces anatomy and physiology and the basic structure, functions and assessment of the human body in its state of wellness.  Homeostasis and body systems will also be discussed.

Communications and Interpersonal Skills

This interactive class will provide the student with the basic skills and techniques necessary to communicate appropriately with staff, clients, families and other health care providers.  Focus will also be given to the importance of proper documentation and reporting. 

Pre-Clinical Theory

Through an interactive classroom setting students will gain knowledge of theory related to the Canadian Health Care System foundations of delivering care. As well, students will be able to use and understand the terminology used in a health setting.

Beginning Skills Lab

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to perform basic skills that are commonly required in the treatment of patients.

Nutrition & Healthy Living

This theory course teaches the fundamentals of healthy living. It also fosters patients’ learning of self care practices and how these relate to total patient health. Students will also be able to identify and explain the relationship between nutrition and health.

Kinesiology and Assessment I

This course will provide the student with the opportunity to develop health assessment skills and techniques required to properly obtain a full health assessment of a client. It includes an introduction to a health assessment, components of health interview and guidelines to performing a head-to-toe physical examination.

Community Practice

During this series of clinical courses, students will provide care, education and interventions in practice.  Clinics may be held on site or in a variety of agency/clinical settings.  Clinics will be sequenced appropriately based on theory material covered.  *Although many clinic/lab sessions will be on site, students will be responsible for travel and costs associated with relocation, travel and other to access assigned clinical sites.  Clinical rotations are scheduled throughout the program and will be 330 hours (min) to meet the professional standards.  

Anatomy II

This course will be a follow through on the anatomy principles learned in term 1. It will focus on the anatomy and physiology of the body systems in more depth.

Communicating Through Charting and Documentation

This course emphasizes the importance of imparting and recording information in a clear, accurate and concise manner both orally and in writing.  The principles of doing academic research to prepare an oral report or to write a paper are studied and implemented.  This course stresses professionally-oriented oral and written skills (memoranda, business letter and reports). The student will develop the skill to access relevant and creditable resources in order to research topics of interest to massage therapy.

Intermediate/ Rehab Lab Skills

The lab experience will focus on time for students to integrate their knowledge and skills in providing simulated treatments to fellow students and on simulation equipment.  The level of treatment the student will be able to provide will be more advanced and their critical thinking will be tested with each scenario given.

Kinesiology and Assessment II

This course will provide the student with the opportunity to develop health assessment skills and techniques required to properly obtain a full health assessment of a client at a more complex level.  

Pathology                  

This course will discuss more complex topics of human disease. Mechanisms of disease and how alterations to body systems affect healthy structure and function will be illustrated through exploring common disease states.

Safety at Work

  • WHIMIS
  • CPR
  • First Aid
  • Mechanics/ Back and Form

Leadership/Professionalism

During this course the student will learn the importance of a professional reputation and the importance of establishing this in their workplace every day. They will recognize how professionals view their work, how they think, act and treat others. 

Standards of Practice and Principles of Business

This course introduces the ethical and legal responsibilities of practice. Discussion centers on provincial and national regulations. Students will learn the code of ethics, quality controls and protection of the public. They will also be exposed to an understanding of the principles of starting and operating a small business.

Community Health

Concepts of health as applied to groups and populations are explored and applied using the nursing model of care as students develop community health knowledge and apply it is a series of community programming formats.  Field placement activities are designed to familiarize students with the realities of practice in specialty settings. Students will prepare for and complete assignments in designated specialties

Year 2

Case Management

Students in this course will gain knowledge on the principles and application of case management to ensure holistic care of the client. Students will be exposed to inter-professional  work in order to accomplish the objectives.

Advanced Skills and Rehabilitation Theory

This course includes theory on more advanced treatments that maybe required in practise. This will include musco-skeletal assessment and rehabilitation methods.

Introduction to Psychology

This course explores human psychological and social development over the lifespan. Emphasis is placed on the influence of perception, knowledge, environment, needs and motivation of behaviour. 

Speciality Practice

This course will build upon assessment techniques learned as they apply to varied populations and settings. Students will learn the specific knowledge required to practise in varying stages of life, as well as treatments related to neurology, myofascial, orthopedic, post surgical, athletics and varying systemic conditions. In later stages of this courses students will gain knowledge on managing multifactorial conditions in treatment plans, including the use of hydrotherapy. Differences in practice within the spectrum of settings for care will be explored.

Process of Care

This course will focus on the process of care that the students will initiate in order to bring patients back to optimal wellness.  They will learn to prepare, carry out and assess whether the plan best meets the patient’s holistic needs.

Clinic Feedback

During weekly sessions students will bring topics for discussion to class from clinical/ community activities to share learning with classmates and faculty. This will also be a forum for discussing pertinent issues related to patient care, process and placements that are important to address with faculty. Portions of this class will be used to discuss issues related to procedures, practice, progression and performance expectations as students gain more knowledge.

Practicum

Students will be placed in offsite settings for a minimum of 4 weeks as they become integrated in a real life setting and practice the summative nature of the day to day work of a massage therapist. Students may be required to gain membership to the association in order to perform all duties required for completion of the program.

 

*content is subject to change by administration as program is being developed to meet accreditation standards and may be modified as such

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 Diploma, Adult Diploma, or GED
  • Grade 11 or 12 Biology* with a minimum average of 65%
  • Grade 11 or 12 Math Foundations Level* with a minimum average of 60%
  • Grade 11 or 12 English* with a minimum average of 60%
  • Credits from university are considered assets
  • Meeting with an Admissions Advisor
  • Acceptance by the Admissions Committee
  • Completion of the Pre-Enrollment Package
  • Geographical requirements may apply

    * Lower Level courses are not accepted.
    Based on New Brunswick Anglophone High School Curriculum.
    All French Math needs to be level B or C.
    For other provincial or international requirements please contact us directly.

Unless they have completed a minimum of three years of study at a school where English is the language of instruction, international students whose first language is not English must submit proof of English language proficiency:

  • CAEL – 70
  • IELTS – 7.0
  • TOEFL – 550 paper based, 270 computer based
  • MELAB - 90

Massage Therapy

Oulton College is excited to announce Massage Therapy as the newest program being offered. More information will soon be added. The program is currently being developed based on the Canadian Massage Therapy Education Program Standards and the Inter-Jurisdictional Practice Competencies and Performance Indicators for Massage Therapists at Entry to Practice.

Term (Year 1): September - Aug

Term (Year 2): September - May

 

Practicum: TBD

Clinical: TBD

Career Choices

Career Choices

The Massage Therapy Diploma will allow graduates to start their own practice, and also be hired for positions in clinics with other health professionals, spas and wellness centers.

Course Description

Course Description 

Year 1

Anatomy & Physiology

This course introduces anatomy and physiology and the basic structure, functions and assessment of the human body in its state of wellness.  Homeostasis and body systems will also be discussed.

Communications and Interpersonal Skills

This interactive class will provide the student with the basic skills and techniques necessary to communicate appropriately with staff, clients, families and other health care providers.  Focus will also be given to the importance of proper documentation and reporting. 

Pre-Clinical Theory

Through an interactive classroom setting students will gain knowledge of theory related to the Canadian Health Care System foundations of delivering care. As well, students will be able to use and understand the terminology used in a health setting.

Beginning Skills Lab

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to perform basic skills that are commonly required in the treatment of patients.

Nutrition & Healthy Living

This theory course teaches the fundamentals of healthy living. It also fosters patients’ learning of self care practices and how these relate to total patient health. Students will also be able to identify and explain the relationship between nutrition and health.

Kinesiology and Assessment I

This course will provide the student with the opportunity to develop health assessment skills and techniques required to properly obtain a full health assessment of a client. It includes an introduction to a health assessment, components of health interview and guidelines to performing a head-to-toe physical examination.

Community Practice

During this series of clinical courses, students will provide care, education and interventions in practice.  Clinics may be held on site or in a variety of agency/clinical settings.  Clinics will be sequenced appropriately based on theory material covered.  *Although many clinic/lab sessions will be on site, students will be responsible for travel and costs associated with relocation, travel and other to access assigned clinical sites.  Clinical rotations are scheduled throughout the program and will be 330 hours (min) to meet the professional standards.  

Anatomy II

This course will be a follow through on the anatomy principles learned in term 1. It will focus on the anatomy and physiology of the body systems in more depth.

Communicating Through Charting and Documentation

This course emphasizes the importance of imparting and recording information in a clear, accurate and concise manner both orally and in writing.  The principles of doing academic research to prepare an oral report or to write a paper are studied and implemented.  This course stresses professionally-oriented oral and written skills (memoranda, business letter and reports). The student will develop the skill to access relevant and creditable resources in order to research topics of interest to massage therapy.

Intermediate/ Rehab Lab Skills

The lab experience will focus on time for students to integrate their knowledge and skills in providing simulated treatments to fellow students and on simulation equipment.  The level of treatment the student will be able to provide will be more advanced and their critical thinking will be tested with each scenario given.

Kinesiology and Assessment II

This course will provide the student with the opportunity to develop health assessment skills and techniques required to properly obtain a full health assessment of a client at a more complex level.  

Pathology                  

This course will discuss more complex topics of human disease. Mechanisms of disease and how alterations to body systems affect healthy structure and function will be illustrated through exploring common disease states.

Safety at Work

  • WHIMIS
  • CPR
  • First Aid
  • Mechanics/ Back and Form

Leadership/Professionalism

During this course the student will learn the importance of a professional reputation and the importance of establishing this in their workplace every day. They will recognize how professionals view their work, how they think, act and treat others. 

Standards of Practice and Principles of Business

This course introduces the ethical and legal responsibilities of practice. Discussion centers on provincial and national regulations. Students will learn the code of ethics, quality controls and protection of the public. They will also be exposed to an understanding of the principles of starting and operating a small business.

Community Health

Concepts of health as applied to groups and populations are explored and applied using the nursing model of care as students develop community health knowledge and apply it is a series of community programming formats.  Field placement activities are designed to familiarize students with the realities of practice in specialty settings. Students will prepare for and complete assignments in designated specialties

Year 2

Case Management

Students in this course will gain knowledge on the principles and application of case management to ensure holistic care of the client. Students will be exposed to inter-professional  work in order to accomplish the objectives.

Advanced Skills and Rehabilitation Theory

This course includes theory on more advanced treatments that maybe required in practise. This will include musco-skeletal assessment and rehabilitation methods.

Introduction to Psychology

This course explores human psychological and social development over the lifespan. Emphasis is placed on the influence of perception, knowledge, environment, needs and motivation of behaviour. 

Speciality Practice

This course will build upon assessment techniques learned as they apply to varied populations and settings. Students will learn the specific knowledge required to practise in varying stages of life, as well as treatments related to neurology, myofascial, orthopedic, post surgical, athletics and varying systemic conditions. In later stages of this courses students will gain knowledge on managing multifactorial conditions in treatment plans, including the use of hydrotherapy. Differences in practice within the spectrum of settings for care will be explored.

Process of Care

This course will focus on the process of care that the students will initiate in order to bring patients back to optimal wellness.  They will learn to prepare, carry out and assess whether the plan best meets the patient’s holistic needs.

Clinic Feedback

During weekly sessions students will bring topics for discussion to class from clinical/ community activities to share learning with classmates and faculty. This will also be a forum for discussing pertinent issues related to patient care, process and placements that are important to address with faculty. Portions of this class will be used to discuss issues related to procedures, practice, progression and performance expectations as students gain more knowledge.

Practicum

Students will be placed in offsite settings for a minimum of 4 weeks as they become integrated in a real life setting and practice the summative nature of the day to day work of a massage therapist. Students may be required to gain membership to the association in order to perform all duties required for completion of the program.

 

*content is subject to change by administration as program is being developed to meet accreditation standards and may be modified as such

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 Diploma, Adult Diploma, or GED
  • Grade 11 or 12 Biology* with a minimum average of 65%
  • Grade 11 or 12 Math Foundations Level* with a minimum average of 60%
  • Grade 11 or 12 English* with a minimum average of 60%
  • Credits from university are considered assets
  • Meeting with an Admissions Advisor
  • Acceptance by the Admissions Committee
  • Completion of the Pre-Enrollment Package
  • Geographical requirements may apply

    * Lower Level courses are not accepted.
    Based on New Brunswick Anglophone High School Curriculum.
    All French Math needs to be level B or C.
    For other provincial or international requirements please contact us directly.

Unless they have completed a minimum of three years of study at a school where English is the language of instruction, international students whose first language is not English must submit proof of English language proficiency:

  • CAEL – 70
  • IELTS – 7.0
  • TOEFL – 550 paper based, 270 computer based
  • MELAB - 90

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