Langara College is the first public post-secondary institute in British Columbia offering training in RMT. Langara reports directly to the Ministry of Education and is publicly accountable to the Province of BC.

Benefits of attending a public post-secondary institute include access to multiple resources such as the: student Library, Medical Clinic, Counseling, Accessability Services, Financial Aid, and International Education.


RMT students are part of the Langara Student Union. With the yearly fee you receive an unlimited Compass Card, and extended-medical, and dental benefits.


The Langara RMT Program is fully accredited by the Canadian Massage Therapy Council for Accreditation

Yes, Langara is fully recognized by the College of Massage Therapist of BC (CMTBC) as an RMT Program. Please see the CMTBC website here.

Yes. Langara RMT students have additional health and dental benefits and an unlimiited U-pass.


RMT students can add children or a partner to the their Medical and Dental coverage for an additional fee.

Note: some students may already have coverage. If you meet the criteria, you can apply for a refund of the extended-medical, and/or dental coverage fee.

The cost for all of these benefits is approximately $1400.00 per year (3 semesters). Link to Langara Student Union page, and services for more information: http://www.lsu.ca/ 

Upon successful completion of the program you will graduate with a Langara Diploma in Registered Massage Therapy.

All students must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for graduation:

  • Successful completion of all courses in the Registered Massage Therapy program.
  • Successful completion of required clinical hours.
  • Tuition paid in full, with no outstanding fees at the time of application for graduation.

To practice as an RMT you must first successfully graduate from a massage therapy program accredited by either the Canadian Massage Therapy Council for Accreditation (CMTCA) or the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia (CMTBC).


Once you have graduated, you apply to the CMTBC to write the BC Provinical registration examinations. We strongly encourage prospective students to familiarize themselves with the CMTBC exam processes.


When you have successfully passed your CMTBC registration exams and finished the regsitration process with the CMTBC you will be able to use the designation Registered Massage Therapist. RMTs must renew their registration on a yearly basis.

Our comprehensive program includes subjects such as Clinic Preparation, Massage Therapy for Athletics, Introduction to the following additional content: Cranial Sacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, Muscle Energy Technique, & Visceral Manipulation.


Our practical courses in Semesters 3-6 equip students with the expanded skill set that the current massage industry demands. Additionally, our fifth and sixth semesters include over 330 hours of review in preparation for the CMTBC Board examinations.

There are three college terms per year: Jan-Apr;  May-Aug;  and Sep-Dec. The RMT program is offered over six consecutive college terms including the summer months.

The RMT program is intense!  Classes run during the day from Monday through Friday (except for Stat Holidays). Starting in the third semester evening clinics are held and there are some Saturday clinics in Semester 3 and Semester 5. Students have a two-week break between terms. 

In addition to the Broadway on-site student clinic with private treatment rooms, there are many outreach opportunities. Langara College has partnership agreements in place with Vancouver Coastal Health, and other provincial health agencies that create opportunities for our student interns. Langara also dovetails Clinical opportunity with specific classroom content so that students put theory into practice. Students work with health care personnel, well-Seniors, athletes, pregnant women, clients with spinal cord injuries, and palliative care facilities.

A valuable feature of the comprehensive Langara program is the CMTBC Registration Exam preparation, which has been built directly into the curriculum. It is covered by your program tuition, and you do not have to register into an additional course or pay extra. 


We want you to succeed in becoming an RMT and have created a curriculum that gives you the best chance for a satisfying career. At the end of the sixth term, theoretical and practical topics from the beginning of the program will be reviewed. This leads up to written exams, and "mock" oral practical exams. 

Public post-secondary institutions in BC usually have both "Regular" and "Continuing" Studies components.

Regular Studies programming receives funding from the BC Ministry of Advanced Education. There are policies and criteria in place for government subsidy for this stream of programming.


Langara's Continuing Studies programs run on a cost-recovery basis and do not qualify to receive funding from the Government of BC. The CS Diploma in Registered Massage Therapy is offered through Continuing Studies, and student tuition covers the costs of the RMT program.


The CS Diploma in Registered Massage Therapy meets the criteria for BC Student Loans if you plan to finance this training for your new career.

If you are a domestic student and a BC resident, you need to apply for student loans through the BC government through Student Aid BC page: https://studentaidbc.ca/apply 


The BC government determines student loan awards based on your financial situation. If you have applied for a student loan and sent in your printed signature page, you can contact Langara Financial Aid to see if your application is in process. Link: http://langara.ca/student-services/financial-aid/

Students can resume the RMT program in the same semester from which they withdrew from providing that it is within one calendar year from the time they withdrew, and providing there is space in the cohort.