Massage Therapy

Train for Your Diploma in Massage Therapy

Program Length:

81 weeks

Total Credits:


  • ON Diploma

    Program Hours:


    Cost per Credit:


    Online Learning:


    Upcoming Start Dates

    March 20, 2023
    September 18, 2023
    January 15, 2024
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    Train for Your Diploma in Massage Therapy

    The Massage Therapy program allows students to acquire the hands-on skills and knowledge necessary to start their careers in the healthcare industry. This rewarding career has plenty of options for someone to choose their work environment or start their own business. Students will learn the various methods of massage techniques and gain the confidence to begin helping others feel their best. You will learn the skills necessary to enter an organization and immediately make a positive impact.

    Successful completion of the theory and clinical components of the program will qualify the student to receive their Willis College diploma. In addition, the program will help prepare you to complete the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario Certification Exam.

    Our standard program is 81 weeks from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Monday to Friday OR  our accelerated program is 67 weeks from 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM, Monday to Friday.

    *Student schedules may vary as the college’s Massage Therapy Clinic and Massage Therapy Outreach hours may be outside of regular classroom hours.

    This program has been granted Preliminary Accreditation by the Canadian Massage Therapy Council For Accreditation.

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    Our Ottawa campus is registered with the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.


    This program is an excellent fit for:

    • People interested in working in a multi-disciplinary healthcare clinic, athletic facility or being their own boss.
    • Someone who enjoys a flexible work schedule that suits their lifestyle.
    • An individual who enjoys helping others and is interested in healthcare, wellness, and wellbeing.

    Why choose the Massage Therapy program?

    • Finish in just 67 weeks if you choose our accelerated program!
    • This is an incredibly in-demand job with positions available for Registered Massage Therapists across the country.
    • Work anywhere in Canada with credentials earned during this program.

    Save time & money

    • Finish most programs and become job-ready in less than a year!
    • Get the skills you need to get hired with programs that cut the extras and give you the skills you need to get hired.
    • With career support for life with Willis College, our experts will help find you employment no matter how long ago you graduated
    • You don't need three to four years of school to enter the workforce with the skills to start a great paying career!

    Exceptional flexibility

    • Learn online with instructor-led programs that will prepare you for the career of your dreams.
    • On-Campus program availability is also an option for select programs in Winnipeg, Ottawa, and Arnprior.
    • Start school NOW with most program intakes happening every six weeks (no need to wait!)
    • No waiting lists, even in our most-popular programs. We'll get you the job training you need to start your career ASAP.

    Career-relevant education

    • Our programs are programs aligned with real-world, in-demand occupations. We wil get you job-ready!
    • Most Willis College programs include practicum experience so you can hit the job search running with a great education AND experience.
    • Willis College has 150 years of skills training excellence.
    • We have real relationships with employers who are waiting to hire qualified Willis College graduates!

    Job Market

    Successful graduates from the Massage Therapy program may choose from a wide variety of work environments such as:

    • Medical Offices
    • Rehabilitation Clinics
    • Medical Spas
    • Private Resorts
    • Fitness Clubs
    • Own home or business
    • Massage Therapy Clinics

    Salary Information

    Average Wage ($/hr) – $58.40
    High Wage ($/hr) – $60.00
    National Occupation Classification (NOC) for this program: 3236
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    What Our Graduates Are Saying

    My experiences at Willis College have been life-changing. In completing my program, I grew in many ways. My confidence increased and I was amazed at my own capabilities, which I didn’t recognize until coming to Willis. The atmosphere at Willis made me feel like I belonged to a large family; that we were all in it together to succeed. Hats off to the staff of Willis College because they work together as a team and everyone helps everyone. No one falls through the cracks. Thank you Willis College.
    Sharon Schwartz
    Willis College Program