About ACMT

About ACMT

Alberta College of Massage Therapy (ACMT) was founded in 2001. ACMT is a Private Career College licensed through the Province of Alberta’s Innovation and Advanced Education Program. ACMT offers an inspired, flexible learning approach. Upon completion, graduates can practice as Registered Massage Therapists.

Students learning in class

Our Mission

To Passionately Educate Canada’s Next Generation of Health Care Professionals.

The very first campus was opened in Grande Prairie with the original name of Prairie Massage Training. This initial campus was opened by the Founding Principal Ed Mooney. Ed was a Registered Massage Therapist. To this day ACMT has kept that tradition alive: all faculty and the present Principal are Registered Massage Therapists with many years of experience in practice.

From the original Grande Prairie campus, Ed decided to follow the growing call for more campus locations within Alberta. He proceeded to open doors in Lloydminster, Edmonton, Fort McMurray and Calgary over the next few years. He changed the name from Prairie Massage Training to Alberta Massage Training. Locations were rented from universities and other higher learning facilities.

In early 2015 Ed decided to retire and pass the business along to new owners. This brought many changes  to Alberta Massage Training.

The school was renamed ‘Alberta College of Massage Therapy’, which was a more accurate representation of the services provided by administration and faculty. As Ed stepped out of his role as Principal, Dawn Sharman stepped in. Dawn had been instructing with Alberta Massage Training and was already familiar with the curriculum being offered.

Pledge to staff:

ACMT is one of Alberta’s outstanding places to work, which is built from how we work together. This culture is reflected in our five values: Professional, Reputable, Collaborative, Ethical, and Well-being.

Over the following years ACMT established dedicated campuses all over Alberta: Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton, Lloydminster, Grande Prairie, and Fort McMurray. Student Clinics were also established – spaces where ACMT students could practice on members of the public under the supervision of a Registered Massage Therapist.

Over the years, ACMT has undergone many improvements. From overhauling the curriculum to match the Standards of Education for regulated to provinces to launching an online student resource portal, improvement happened at every level!

Moving forward, ACMT is dedicated to educating safe, confident, ethical, and effective massage therapists.

Our 5 Values

Professional: Lead by example.
Reputable: Inspire the nation.
Collaborative: Leverage collective gains.
Ethical: Be accountable.
Well-being: Live well.

 

Our Pledges

Pledge to students:

ACMT provides a collaborative, safe and positive learning environment for all students; all while delivering exceptional practical instruction. We ensure students receive relevant hands on experience and make the most of their practical hours through the industry’s top Registered Massage Therapists. 

Pledge to industry:

ACMT delivers an exceptional education program to our students with in-depth theory and practical learning. Our emphasis on professionalism and ethical practices ensures our students are ready to start a career with any spa, resort, private practice, clinic, or independent venture. 

Pledge to Canada:

ACMT is never satisfied with the status quo. Our programs are continually evolving to meet and exceed the expectations of regulatory bodies in our sister provinces. We produce ethical, safe, professional, and skilled Registered Massage Therapists that positively impact Canadians’ health and wellness and build trust in our communities.