RMT: Admission Policies

KCCIHS Registered Massage Therapy Program admits applicants who demonstrate commitment, preparation and a strong desire to enter the field of massage therapy. As well, candidates are evaluated for emotional maturity and evidence of commitment to self-development, these being necessary requirements to safely and professionally practice massage therapy.

The applicants are provided with accurate information and are guided to ensure they make informed decisions about their program of study. KCCIHS Registered Massage Therapy Program admission criteria are well publicized and applied consistently. Admission procedures ensure students have the required language competencies (see Language Proficiency Assessment Policy), and the basic knowledge, skills and abilities to achieve program outcomes.

Students are provided with the following policies or documents before entering into any contract:

  1. Tuition and Refund Policy
  2. Dispute Resolution/Grade Appeal Policy
  3. Withdrawal Policy
  4. Dismissal Policy
  5. Admissions Policy
  6. Attendance Policy
  7. Program Outline
  8. Work Experience Policy
  9. Prior Learning Assessment Policy
  10. Language Proficiency Assessment Policy
  11. Credit Transfer Policy


Admission Prerequisites:

  1. Grade 12 graduation or equivalent (BC High School Diploma, BC Adult Graduation Diploma, General Education Development – GEC, or an equivalent secondary school completion from another jurisdiction).
  2. A sincere interest in Massage Therapy.
  3. Proficiency in oral and written English to the Grade 12 level. Students who have English as a second language may be required to provide evidence of proficiency in English (see Language Proficiency Assessment Policy).
  4. Successful completion of the Weekend Introduction to Massage Therapy Workshop completed at KCCIHS (We will accept intro courses from other MT schools).
  5. Financial resources to complete the program.


Admission Requirements:

Refer to comprehensive list in Step 10 (Admission Requirements/Procedures) in application form.

Additional program requirement:

Standard First Aid Course certification – must be completed (at expense of student) prior to Term 2 – Clinical Placement.