FAQ’s

It Begins here….

If you’re intrigued by the human body, interested in healthcare and seeking to be established in a soaring secure profession, then you owe it to yourself to explore a career in Massage Therapy. With over 16 years of proven independent study success Alberta College of Massage Therapy has 6 campuses located across Alberta.  Students can join us in Edmonton, Calgary, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Lloydminster and Red Deer. Our mature students enjoy the benefits of a high quality education with the flexibility of maintaining home life responsibilities allowing you to WORK, EARN & LEARN.  As a student you will complete an outlined home study component, as well as, attend regular classroom sessions for lectures, demonstrations and supervised hands-on practical skills.


What can I expect from your first year program?

Spa Massage Practitioner Certificate Program is 1000hrs over 30 weeks.  An ever growing number of people are turning to the therapeutic and rejuvenating benefits of a tranquil, relaxation massage. Graduates of this program enter the professional world with confidence after gaining hours of practical, hands-on experience working with real clients under the supervision of an RMT

Take a look at the incredible areas you’ll study as a student at ACMT:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Musculoskeletal Anatomy Theory & Practical
  • Conditions & Contraindications
  • Massage Techniques
  • Manual Skills
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Self care
  • Ethics
  • Business Marketing & Communication
  • Demonstrations of Alternative Techniques
After completion of the first year students will have developed valuable skills and knowledge in Relaxation Massage, anatomy and physiology allowing advanced placement in our 2nd Year, Registered Massage Therapy Diploma program; As well as the opportunity to become members of one of the Massage Therapist associations in Alberta.

What can I expect from your second year program?

Massage Therapy Diploma-Second Year Program is a  1200hrs over 44 weeks in length hands-on training, experienced instruction & clinical practice will ensure a successful career in massage therapy. Our comprehensive program guides you through a curriculum that integrates theory and practice. Classroom experience is complemented with the best hands-on experience available in the industry. You’ll enter your new career with confidence after gaining plenty of supervised practical hands-on experience working with real clients in a healthcare massage setting

Take a look at the incredible areas you’ll study as a student at ACMT:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Musculoskeletal Anatomy
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Neurology
  • Pain and Stress Management
  • Manual Skills
  • Clinical Assessment
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Athletic Treatments
  • Remedial Exercise’s
  • Kinesiology
  • Joint Play
  • General Orthopedic Treatment
  • Nutrition
  • Alternative Skills & Techniques
  • Client Case Studies
Complementing a Diploma in Massage Therapy students will have a profound understanding in orthopedic assessment and treatment and may challenge provincial certification exams in regulated provinces.

What can I expect from a typical in-class weekend session?

Each in-class weekend or evening class begins with a written exam on the home study material learnt in the previous classes. Following the exam new material is covered using diverse teaching methods, such as, PowerPoint presentations, video, group activities and hands on palpation. ACMT’s main focus is on training exceptional hands on techniques, which is why students have the opportunity to interact with each other practicing hands on skills as much as possible. Marks are based on professionalism, homework assignments, exams and practical skills.

What if I have questions away from the in-class sessions?

At ACMT our students are very important to us and we take their success seriously. This means that we do everything we can to provide our students with the support they need to be successful. Our instructors are available to receive messages from the student by phone or email, Monday to Friday, 9.00AM to 5.00PM with a response time of no more than 24hrs.  Administration staff are also available during these hours to help you with your success.

Why is your program 2200 hours of training and other programs are shorter?

ACMT is designed to give you the all-around training and support it takes to become a skilled and competent Registered Massage Therapist.
ACMT adheres to the 2200 hour nationally recognized standards for Canadian entry into practice requirements.   The 2200 hours are made up with a mix of classroom hours, independent study assignments and clinical practicum experience.

Who recognizes your program?

We are licensed by the Government of Alberta. We are members of the National Association of Career Colleges as well as the Canadian Council of Massage Therapy Schools.

Can I get student funding?

Alberta College of Massage Therapy programs are recognized for funding through government student loans and bursaries. Loans are granted on the basis of financial need and are intended to supplement student and family resources. Please contact our Student Services Coordinator for further details:
Toll Free: 1-877-768-6400 Email: info@acmt.ca

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes. Sometimes mature students do not qualify for student’s loans. ACMT has a small finance charge of $250.00 included in the payments. Please contact us for more information.
Toll Free:1-877-768-8400

How do I apply?

If you are asking this question, we are the right school for you! Applications can be mailed, faxed or emailed to our administrative office in Edmonton. When we receive your application one of our Student Advisors will be in contact with you shortly thereafter to answer any questions you may have and set up a time to tour the school.

Application forms: Click Start Here below or email studentadvisor@acmt.ca

or call Toll Free:1-877-768-8400