Year One – Spa Massage Practitioner Certificate

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Spa Massage Practitioner Program

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Intake Dates: January, May, September

Program Length: 8 months

Admission Requirements:

  • High school diploma
  • Successful interview with administration
  • Government Issued Identification showing 18 years or older

Program Schedule Options:

  • Weekends (One weekend per month)
  • Evenings (Mondays from 5:30pm – 10:00pm)
  • Daytime (Tuesdays from 9:30am – 2:00pm)

Course Description: The Spa Massage Practitioner program is a prerequisite for entry to the second year Massage Therapy program. The program provides students with the knowledge to provide a safe and ethical one-hour relaxation massage using a variety of Swedish Massage techniques. Students will also be introduced to Case History, Anatomy, Physiology, Medical Terminology and Hydrotherapy. Graduates of the SMP program have the ability to work independently or as an employee at spas, resorts or cruise ships. Upon completion of this program, graduates may obtain associate or student memberships with the associations listed below.

ACMT programs are recognized by the following Canadian Registered Massage Therapy Associations.


Canadian Massage and Manual Osteopathic Therapists Association (CMMOTA)


Massage Therapist Association of Alberta


Natural Health Practitioners of Canada


Massage Therapist Association of Saskatchewan