Moving on to a Bachelor’s degree after the Langara RMT Program:
Here is a link to the Thompson Rivers University site, and the Partner Institution Transfer Agreement. Enter Langara into the Search bar for information on the Registered Massage Therapy Diploma: https://www.tru.ca/distance/transfer-options/transfer-agreements.html
To receive a Bachelors degree students have to complete 120 course credits at a Bachelor degree level. Graduates of the Langara RMT Program receive 69 course credits towards this degree. They need to complete another 51 course credits to complete a Bachelor of Health Science degree.
Transferring Between RMT Schools – completing the Prior Learning Assessment
The Registered Massage Therapy Program curricula can vary greatly between schools. Langara has a comprehensive program with an additional semester when compared to some other RMT schools in BC. The Prior Learning Assessment process requires a detailed assessment between similar courses of both schools, and can take up to 1 month to complete. All courses must be completed within the previous 5 years from the start of the semester.
Students must complete a minimum of 50% of the Langara RMT Program to receive a Langara Diploma. If all previously completed RMT courses do happen to transfer over, students need to complete the second year of the Langara RMT Program to meet this 50% requirement.
Prior Learning Credits (exemptions) are allocated once hard copy documentation of successfully completed courses has been received. Detailed course outlines must include the following: learning objectives, core competencies and the semester schedule of topics covered.
The Prior Learning Assessment process includes assembling the following documents:
- The RMT Program Application documents required for acceptance into the Langara Program including the $100 Application fee
- Obtain all of the course outlines/syllabus with textbook information for successfully completed courses
- An original transcript from the previous RMT school with final grades of 75% and higher
- Completion of the Prior Learning Assessment form listing each course for requested assessment
- The Prior Learning Assessment fee of $350
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS CONSIDERING TRANSFER TO LANGARA RMT PROGRAM PLEASE NOTE:
International students transferring from a "private" RMT Program (ie: all non-degree granting BC Registered Massage Therapy programs [all programs other than Langara]) will NOT be eligible for the Canada Immigration 3-year post-graduation work permit. International students who wish to be eligible for this post-grad work permit must complete the entire program of studies at Langara to comply with the 2-year full-time study requirement.