Program & Tuition

Program & Tuition

Langara is set apart through its high standards, the comprehensive knowledge offered to its students, and its focus on client management. As a public post-secondary institute with research capability and a Research Ethics Board, Langara is the obvious choice for your massage therapy training.

The CS Diploma in Registered Massage Therapy Program is designed to prepare graduates to be independent, and successful health care professionals. Upon graduation you will not only meet but exceed the entry-to-practice requirements of the College of Complementary Health Professionals of British Columbia (CCHPBC). This accelerated, intensive, two-year, full-time program delivers curriculum beyond the standard in key areas such as Nutrition, Gross Anatomy Field Studies, Business Skills for RMTs, and additional manual therapies such as cranial sacral technique and visceral manipulation.

Langara's Diploma in Registered Massage Therapy is on the list of recognized schools in the CCHPBC bylaws. Langara is accredited with the national accrediting body for massage therapy education in Canada, the Canadian Massage Therapy Council for Accreditation (CMTCA)



 Program Highlights

  • BC's first public post secondary institution to offer RMT training
  • Additional course work in Cranial Sacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, Muscle Energy Technique and Visceral Manipulation
  • Gross Anatomy (cadaver) labs
  • Expanded curriculum in Business Practices for RMTs and Massage Therapy for Athletics
  • Integrated practicum in the Student Massage clinic in the Student Internship courses
  • The RMT Program is eligible for domestic students applying for student loans


Schedule: 2 years, full-time. Most classes are 8:30-4:30, Monday - Friday. Class days and times vary from semester to semester - some evening and/or Saturday clinics in Semester 3 - 6. Classes are held in-person in classrooms & Langara student clinic.

Langara does not offer a part-time RMT Program. 
Program Costs 

Domestic Tuition: 

  • $5,145 CAD per semester; and there are 3 semesters per year. 
  • Yearly cost is: $15,435
  • Tuition is paid by semester over the six terms.

International Tuition (including USA): 

  • $6,642 CAD per semester; there are 3 semesters per year.
  • Yearly cost is: $19,926 CAD 
  • Tuition is paid by semester over the six terms.

Estimated additional costs:

  • Books: approx. $2,500
  • Supplies: $1,300
  • Non-refundable Langara RMT Program application fee: $40 for domestic, and $155 for international.
  • International Education Development Fund: $35 per term (international students only)
  • Langara Student Union fees are mandatory for all full-time students.
    • Cost vary each term, and are approx. $1350 per year. 
    • Students receive an unlimited U-Pass, extended-medical benefits, and dental benefits.
    • All students, domestic and international, must have their own basic MSP coverage.

Please see the Academic Requirements page for admissions information and application deadlines.



This course is required as a prerequisite for application to the CS Diploma in Registered Massage Therapy Program. Introduction to Massage Therapy courses offered by other RMT Schools in BC, including: similar content and a minimum 12 hours duration may be accepted. Students must submist appropriate documentation to confirm successful completion with their application to the RMT Program. The Introduction to Massage course must be completed within 18 months of the RMT application submission. Please contact the Program Coordinator if you have questions.