Launch a Successful Massage Therapy Career
Registered Massage Therapists make a real difference in the lives of others. RMTs help to relieve pain, rehabilitate injuries, reduce stress, increase relaxation, and aid in the general wellness of their clients.
If you have a passion for helping others, an interest in health and wellness, and an entrepreneurial spirit, Massage Therapy training could be a great fit for you.
The Massage Therapy program from Vicars School of Massage Therapy is accredited by the CMTCA. You’ll get the practical skills, clinical experience, and dedicated professional support it takes to pursue a rewarding new career.
Study in Alberta, Live and Work in BC
For over 20 years, aspiring RMTs from all over British Columbia have come to Vicars School for their massage therapy education. Our students travel from communities as far afield as Whistler, Kamloops, Williams Lake, Cranbrook, Golden, and beyond. In fact, about a quarter of our students commute from BC to our monthly classes in Calgary or Edmonton.
Why? Because in addition to an exceptional massage therapy education, Vicars School offers something that BC schools don’t—the freedom to get it without having to leave your hometown.
Our blended-learning schedules combine independent learning with intensive on-campus sessions. You get all the benefits of a full-time Massage Therapy education without having to quit your job or relocate.
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 in regulated provinces like BC.
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 in BC.
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 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 IN BC AND 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 in BC and Ontario do. We’re also a member of the Canadian Council of Massage Therapy Schools.
LEARN FROM MASSAGE EXPERTS
As a Vicars student, you’ll be working closely with some of the best RMTs and massage educators in the province. 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.
You can be your own boss
On average, 65-70% of Vicars graduates go on to be self-employed. Enjoy the flexibility to create your own schedule and build the career of your dreams.
There are BC travel grants
Vicars students who live in BC are eligible for special funding from the school! This makes it easier to choose the best education available, without uprooting your life.
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 from Golden, BC
I’m not much of a classroom person—I find it hard to sit and listen to a lecture—so the fact that it was only four classroom days a month worked really well for me. It was hands-on and I got to learn a lot of information in a short amount of time and then take it home and digest it myself and reread. That setup worked really well for the way that I like to learn.
Karen G., Vicars graduate from Creston, BC
The blended learning program is great for adult learners who have to keep full-time jobs and have families, and who know what their time is worth. Vicars does a fantastic job of balancing people’s time.
Andrew W., Vicars graduate from Prince George, BC
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!