Camosun’s new Massage Therapy clinic opens to sell-out appointments
Release date: Jan. 27, 2020
Camosun is celebrating the launch of its first-ever, Massage Therapy Clinic at Interurban campus this month, selling out this semester’s appointments in record time.
The college’s new Massage Therapy Clinic is one of three on-campus, health-related teaching clinics open to the general public, including the Dental Clinic at Lansdowne campus and the Athletic & Exercise Therapy Clinic at Interurban.
Camosun opened its new Massage Therapy diploma program at Interurban campus in September 2019. The intensive two-year program enrolls 24 students each year, preparing them to become independent, successful massage therapy professionals.
The Diploma in Massage Therapy at Camosun is the first program in a public post-secondary institution that offers transferable academic credits. Students study anatomy, physiology, pathology and neurology. They also learn about systematic and orthopedic treatment methods, medications, nutrition and self-care, while developing clinical management and research skills.
Students are also required to complete hands-on clinical placements in the community and in the college’s new on-site teaching clinic for the applied learning portion of their education.
“Congratulations to Camosun College on the launch of their Massage Therapy Clinic,” says MLA for Saanich-South, Lana Popham. “The on-site clinic supports the college as well as providing an affordable massage therapy option for our community.”
“Applied learning is at the centre of everything we do,” says Camosun College President Sherri Bell. “The Diploma in Massage Therapy exemplifies the college’s work to build a better future for our community with relevant, innovative and applied education. The new teaching clinic provides an excellent hands-on learning environment for students to practice their new knowledge and skills with real clients.”
“Our Massage Therapy program comes with the Camosun advantage,” says Richard Stride, Dean of the School of Business and the Centre for Sport and Exercise Education. “Not only do students get a credential that meets industry standards and is academically recognized by the post-secondary system, but they get an applied, practical educational experience, which is uniquely Camosun.”
“Massage therapy has been shown to be beneficial whether to reduce tension or alleviate pain,” says Program Leader Emah Christiansen. “The teaching clinic is a unique opportunity both for clients as well as students. It provides an applied learning environment for students to practice assessments, hands-on skills and post-treatment care with real patients.”
The treatments in Camosun’s teaching clinic are provided by massage therapy students under the supervision of an experienced Registered Massage Therapist.
Each treatment includes a personal assessment, hands-on therapy and post-treatment care. The first treatment is free to all clients, with following sessions available at affordable rates. Repeat clients are welcome and encouraged. For more info about the clinic visit: camosun.ca/massageclinic or call: 250-370-4747.
Camosun’s Massage Therapy program provides students with an applied credential that meets industry standards set by the College of Massage Therapists of BC. Employment opportunities for graduates include work with massage therapy clinics, athletic teams, wellness centres or in private practice.
About Camosun College
Camosun College has campuses located on the traditional territories of the Lkwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. Established in 1971, the college serves 19,000 learners a year in certificate, diploma, bachelor's degree, post-degree diploma and continuing education programs.
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