A Flexible Career For Veterans and their Families
Canadian Armed Forces members, veterans, and their families are eligible for special grants worth up to $3000. That’s on top of your government education benefits!
If you have a passion for helping others, an interest in health and wellness, and an entrepreneurial spirit, massage therapy might be the perfect career for you.
And if you want a massage therapy education that will prepare you to work anywhere in Canada—and that will allow you to study from anywhere—then Vicars School of Massage Therapy is the RMT training college for you.
At Vicars, you’ll get the practical skills, clinical experience, and dedicated professional support it takes to pursue a rewarding new career.
Special Benefits for Armed Forces Families
Canadian veterans, Armed Forces members, and their families don’t lead “average” lives. And they don’t have average needs when it comes to choosing a career college.
You deserve an education that will prepare you for a successful career in the future, and meet your needs as a student right now. Vicars School makes that possible for military members and their families.
We know that you don’t always get to choose where you live. So our hybrid-learning schedules combine independent learning with intensive on-campus sessions and practicum clinic shifts in Edmonton or Calgary. You get an exceptional massage therapy education—without having to relocate.
All Canadian veterans, CAF members, and their immediate family members are eligible for our $2000 Vicars School Armed Forces Student Grant. Students who need to travel long distances to reach our Calgary or Edmonton campuses are also eligible for our $1000 Vicars School Distance Grant.
You can also apply for funding through Canada’s Veterans Education and Training Benefit.
With career-focused education, real-world clinical experience, and guidance from experienced instructors, you will feel prepared and supported to start a successful massage therapy career no matter where you are in Canada. Vicars School is Fully Accredited by the Canadian Massage Therapy Council for Accreditation, which means that it meets the same national standards as the best schools across Canada.
Why Study Massage Therapy with Vicars School?
REAL-WORLD MASSAGE CLINIC EXPERIENCE
Massage therapy is a hands-on profession and that means you need a hands-on education. On top of the hundreds of hours of in-person practical instruction, our Massage Therapy program includes a minimum of 330 hours of real-world clinic experience. You’ll gain practical experience helping real clients under the expert guidance of our experienced instructors.
BLENDED LEARNING MEANS YOU DON’T HAVE TO RELOCATE
Vicars students get to pursue their career dreams—without having to relocate or uproot their families. Our blended learning program combines monthly on-campus sessions with structured at-home assignments. You will learn hands-on skills at your four in-class days per month and practice them during your on-campus supervised student clinic shifts. For the rest of the month, you’ll work from home studying theory, completing assignments, and practicing what you’ve learned. Our innovative online learning tools mean you can stay connected with your instructors and classmates all month long.
A VICARS EDUCATION IS RECOGNIZED ACROSS CANADA
As a Vicars student, you can feel confident that you’re getting an education that will prepare you to become a qualified Massage Therapist anywhere in Canada. Vicars School has Full Accreditation status from the Canadian Massage Therapy Council for Accreditation. This means we offer the same high-quality education as the best schools across the country. We’re also a member of the Canadian Council of Massage Therapy Schools.
LEARN FROM MASSAGE EXPERTS
As a Vicars student, you’ll be learning from experienced and passionate massage therapy educators. All of our instructors have years of practical experience in the massage therapy profession, and are trained to blend their real-world skills with the latest in massage therapy research and academic knowledge. Our small class sizes allow for lots of one-on-one support from your instructors, so you’re always guaranteed the personalized attention it takes to succeed.
Vicars grads are in demand
More than 95% of Vicars graduates are working as RMTs within less than a year of graduating from the program.
Financial aid is available
Going back to school is more affordable than you think!
Vicars students may be eligible for provincial and federal student loans and grants, as well as other financial aid. Veterans can also apply for funding from the Education and Training Benefit.
You can be your own boss
On average, 75-80% of Vicars graduates go on to be self-employed. Enjoy the flexibility to create your own schedule and build the career of your dreams.
My experience at Vicars was 5 stars. The staff and administration are amazing. My instructors and the curriculum set me up to succeed in the provincial board exams in Newfoundland so I could transfer to BC. Vicars staff and students continue to elevate massage therapy as a health care profession.
Tessa K., Vicars graduate
I love my career as a massage therapist! My education was excellent and I was fully prepared to work in a clinic with other experienced massage therapists when I graduated. I also love that I have flexibility with what hours I work.
The instructors at Vicars were absolutely amazing!! Knowledgeable, encouraging and ALWAYS supportive.
Jennifer S., Vicars graduate
Even after a busy day, I leave work so happy because I know that I’m helping so many people. I learned so much about myself while I was at Vicars. Between when I started school and when I finished, I gained so much more confidence: not only in my work, but in myself.
Emma J., Vicars graduate
Is a rewarding career in massage therapy right for you?
If you’re interested in learning more about careers in massage therapy and exploring whether Vicars School of Massage Therapy is right for you, fill out the form below to get in touch with us!