Program Prerequisites

Program Prerequisites

Before starting your application, please carefully review our Admissions Process here and the below information on prerequisites.

If you are ready to apply, click here to download your Program Application forms and click here for your Admissions Prerequisite checklist. If you have any questions regarding these prerequisites or equivalencies affecting your eligibility to apply for the program, contact us by phone at 604.520.1844 ext. 232 or by email at [email protected].

RMT Prerequisite Requirements

  1. High School Graduation: You must provide proof (original, sealed transcripts) of minimum High School graduation or equivalent
  1. Introduction to Massage Therapy Program: Proof of completion of an Introduction to Massage Therapy Program. The schedule of weekend courses available at WCCMT and registration information can be found here. If you are a long-distance applicant and unable to attend WCCMT’s Introduction to Massage Therapy Program, you may request the option of providing a certificate of completion from a similarly accredited school of massage therapy or a licensed Registered Massage Therapist, licensed in the Province of British Columbia.
  1. Signed, Original Character Reference Letters: Reference letters need to be current dated, addressed to the College (NOT “to whom it may concern”) and have an original signature. References must speak to your character, your desire to be part of the program of study at WCCMT and why they feel this is a good career choice for you. HCP references must not come from family members. You will be required to submit one original reference letter from each category listed below:
  • HCP (Health Care Professional) – RMT, Physiotherapist, Chiropractor, Doctor, Nurse, etc.
  • Employer – Director Supervisor, either past or present
  • Friend – someone who has known you for over 5 years
  1. Medical Note from Physician: Medical notes must be provided utilizing the Medical Clearance Form which is included in the Application package. The form must be completed by your family physician and include his or her name, address and signature. If you do not have a family physician, the form can be completed at a walk-in clinic.
  1. Student Budget Worksheet: This form is included in the Application package and allows prospective students the opportunity to plan and budget for their education and living expenses during the 20 month program. A Letter of Support is also available if the prospective student has independent funding from an outside source – ie., family, friends, etc.
  1. Application Essay: Please provide an entrance essay consisting of a minimum of 400 words to a maximum of 700. Please ensure that your essay is typed, double spaced, grammatically correct and addresses each of the following points with breadth and depth.

Your essay will be assessed based on your discussion of the following points:
• Beyond wanting to help others why do you feel connected to becoming a massage therapist?
• Examples of your determination and drive and how you will utilize those experiences to support your success in the program
• What is professional integrity to you, can you provide instances of when you acted with professional integrity

  1. Current Resume: Please provide a current resume which can be emailed directly to Admissions in either Word or PDF format at [email protected].

8. Criminal Record Check: A criminal record check must be completed through the Ministry of Justice (in Victoria). We DO NOT accept criminal record reviews through any local RCMP offices. Please follow this link to complete: https://iustice.gov.bc.ca/criminalrecordcheck. The access code is: 9YTXES5AVK. Choose Schedule B / working with children and vulnerable adults

  1. Educational Interview: An education interview will be scheduled when all of your application documentation has been received by the College. An Admissions Officer will contact you to schedule the appointment for this interview. You will be sent a copy of our Student Policy Manual and expected to review policies and protocols during the meeting.
  1. Language Proficiency Assessment Policy and Procedure for Students whose first language is not English can demonstrate that they meet language competency requirements by fulfilling any one of the below lists of options:
  • 2 years of full-time study at a secondary or college level in a country where English is an official language or language of common usage
  • Successfully undertake either the IELTS, TOEFL or CanTest (in Ontario Only)
  • Complete formal education in an approved English language school which offers a program of study equivalent to TOEFL such as Inlingua Vancouver

For administrative purposes, we will also require copies of 2 pieces of government-issued ID.

**Note – the above prerequisites are minimum requirements only.  Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee your acceptance into the program.

To access the program application, click here. If you are an international student, please visit our International Student page.

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