Prerequisite Requirements

Please carefully review the following information.  If you have any questions regarding prerequisites or equivalencies affecting your eligibility to apply for the program, or inquiries regarding admission issues please contact:

Admissions at 519-650-5533 ext 1  or via email at

1. Proof of Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent
You must at a minimum have a high school diploma, or equivalent.  Applicants who do not have a Grade 12 diploma or equivalent must write and pass the Canadian Achievement Survey Test (CAST) administered by the college.

2. Language Skills
If your first language is not English and you did not complete secondary school in English, you must meet the fluency standards based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) scale: Listening: 6    Reading: 6     Speaking: 6   Writing: 6

A CLB or Michener English Language Assessment (MELA) report must be provided with your application package.


3. Introduction to Massage Course
This course is required if you do not have any previous formal massage training.  Massage Therapy is a lot more than giving family and friends massages.  In order to gain this experience and ensure that this career is for you, enroll in CCMH’s Introduction to Massage course which is held at the college 6 times per year. Fee for the course is $200.

Upcoming Dates

October 28 & 29, 2017 9:00am – 5:00pm

December 9 & 10, 2017 9am – 5:00pm


4. Medical Terminology Systems (MTS) Course
This course is highly recommended if you do not have any previous science background.  The MTS course has open registration.  Students have until the day prior to their chosen program start date (as indicated on the registration form) to complete the course working at their own pace.  This course is provided as a free service to you.  A textbook is required: Medical Terminology Systems ISBN: 978-0-8036-2954-7.  The book can be purchased on your own, or you can pay a deposit of $60 and borrow the text from CCMH, subject to availability.  The deposit will be returned to you once the book is returned.  If you have a post secondary health science background please contact Admissions to see if you qualify for a Prior Learning Assessment.

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