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First College starting two-year RMT diploma program this fall

RMT business still booming

Registered massage therapy is one of the most employable jobs, with one of the fastest-growing employment rates in Canada. For individuals looking to change careers or to get into the industry, you will want to know about First College.

The downtown Kelowna institution offers a two-year RMT diploma program that features 2,886 hours of instruction, including 550 hours of hands-on, clinical experience. An RMT-supervised student clinic operates five days a week, offering affordable relaxation and therapeutic massage treatments to the public as well as outreach programs within the community. There is plenty of one-on-one instruction, as class sizes are approximately 20 students in each class.

Graduates in B.C. often come out with secured jobs, having received offers to work in the industry during school. That speaks to the popularity of massage, as more and more people are taking advantage of the benefit provided by their employers.

Registered massage therapists in B.C. have many employment options that allow them to work independently in private practice or with other allied health-care professionals in a multi-disciplinary environment. RMTs are highly trained health-care professionals who can utilize their knowledge and skills to treat a diverse patient population.

Another attractive feature of the job is the flexible working hours, as you can determine when and how long you want to work each day.

First College is currently accepting students for its two-year program that will start at its downtown Kelowna campus on Sept. 6, 2022. The registration deadline is July 31, 2022. Those who are accepted into the program are required to take a two-day Introduction to Massage Therapy course either in June or August.

The First College RMT program has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, accredited by the Canadian Massage Therapy Council for Accreditation, and recognized by the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia.

More information about the RMT program and the student clinic can be found on the First College website.

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