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Massage Therapy is that career!

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1000 HOUR FULL TIME CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Program Start Dates:
September & January of each year

Program Overview

At AIM, we believe strongly in preparing our graduates of the 1000 hour Certificate Program with a strong education base that goes far beyond relaxation training.
  • Anatomy & Physiology - all of the body systems are included with more emphasis being placed in the skeletal, muscular, nervous, and circulatory systems.
  • Massage Practical - basic relaxation massage to the full body, progressing to studies in trigger point therapy, assessment, injury care, treatment for specific conditions, PNF stretching, sports massage - level 1, business for the massage therapist and other related studies.
Supplementary classes included in the tuition are: CPR, First Aid, Assessment, True Colors workshop (a model of personality identification) and Sports Massage level 1, Student Clinic and a facilitated cadaver lab session at the University of Calgary Medical School.

Regular classroom hours for the full time program are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Clinical practicum hours and supplementary classes are scheduled evening and weekends. Practicum schedules are posted after the first month of class.

Tuition & Supplies (Payment Options Available)

1000 Hour Full Time Pricing
  • Tuition - $8100.00
  • Books - $500 + GST
  • Linen kit - $130.00
  • Lab fee - $70.00
  • Association membership - $320.00 (approximately, determined by association as membership and insurance dues are reviewed)


1000 HOUR DISTANCE/PART TIME CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Program Start Dates:
September & January of each year

Program Overview

At AIM, we believe strongly in preparing our graduates of the 1000 hour Certificate Program with a strong education base that goes far beyond relaxation training.

The course content is the same as the 1000 hour full time program.

Course information is delivered during the on site sessions at the school and supplemented with take home assignments, research projects and practicum hours during the weeks in between training sessions. Quizzes, exams, presentations and practicums are completed during the training weekends.

Supplementary classes included in the tuition are: CPR, First Aid, Assessment, True Colors workshop (a model of personality identification), Sports Massage level 1 and a facilitated cadaver lab session at the University of Calgary Medical School.

Classroom hours are Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. one weekend per month. There will be two 3-day weekend sessions and one full week session. Distance/part time training students are welcome to utilize the school facilities and learning aids for study.

Tuition & Supplies (Payment Options Available)

1000 Hour Distance/Part Time Pricing
  • Tuition - $6800.00
  • Books - $500.00 + GST
  • Linen kit - $130.00
  • Lab fee - $70.00
  • Association membership - $320.00 (approximately, determined by association as membership and insurance dues are reviewed)

"To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully". - Tyron Edwards



2200 HOUR DISTANCE/PART TIME ADVANCED DIPLOMA PROGRAM
Prerequisite 1000 Hour Program. (This program is 1200 hours and combined with the 1000 hr. prerequisite, provides the graduate with a Diploma recognition of 2200 hours)

Program Start Dates:
September of each year

Program Overview

Course content is the same as the 1200 hour full time program. (See below)

Course information is delivered during the on site sessions at the school and supplemented with take home assignments, research projects and practicum hours during the weeks in between training sessions. Quizzes, exams, presentations and practicums are completed during the training weekends.

Distance/part time training students are welcome to utilize the school facilities and learning aids for study.

Tuition & Supplies (Payment Options Available)

2200 Hour Distance/Part Time Pricing
  • Tuition - $7200.00
  • Books - $500.00 + GST
  • Massage table and supply kit (if student doesn't have one) - approximately $625.00
  • Lab fee - $70.00
Association membership - $320.00 (approximately, determined by association as membership and insurance dues are reviewed)



2200 HOUR FULL TIME ADVANCED DIPLOMA PROGRAM
Prerequisite 1000 Hour Program. (This program is 1200 hours and combined with the 1000 hr. prerequisite, provides the graduate with a Diploma recognition of 2200 hours)

Program Start Dates:
TBA
**Please note that this program is currently being offered as a Distance/Part time Program due to student preference. Most of the graduates of the 1000 hour Certificate programs choose to work in the field of massage and continue their education Part time, earning their 2200 hour status.

Program Overview

Progressive topics further to a 1000 hour equivalency program:
  • Arthrology, pathologies, dermatomes, gait analysis, advanced assessment, advanced hydrotherapy, advanced treatment of conditions, advanced trigger point, business/communications, nerve pathways, joint mobilizations, advanced myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, sports massage-level II, medications and massage
  • Introduction of complementary modalities; craniosacral, manual lymphatic drainage, nutrition
  • Options; Cadaver Lab Session, Involvement in out practicums to network in the community, invest in the community and refine skills
Regular classroom hours for the full time program are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Clinical practicum hours are scheduled evenings and weekends on a rotational basis. Practicum schedules are posted after the first month of class.

Tuition & Supplies (Payment Options Available)

2200 Hour Full Time Pricing
  • Tuition - $8500.00
  • Books - $500.00 + GST
  • Massage table and supply kit - approximately $625.00
  • Lab fee - $70.00
  • Association membership - $320.00 (approximately, determined by association as membership and insurance dues are reviewed)


Who Should Consider Taking the 2200 Hour Diploma Program?
  • Those therapists who are seeking to excel in a rehabilitative approach to massage and therapists desiring to obtain a competitive edge with greater mobility in the job place.
  • Therapists who have graduated from the 1000 hour program at A.I.M. or another program of equivalent content (**program equivalency will be determined by the registrar upon application) and wish to pursue a higher level of education in the massage therapy profession. This advanced study will further prepare a therapist to work in more medically focused environments, equip the therapist with more skills to widen the scope of their practice, and grant the therapist a greater opportunity to apply for positions in provinces and states that have legislation.
  • The 2200 hour Diploma program is 1200 hours of additional education building upon the 1000 hours of training in the Certificate program, crediting the therapist with a solid 2200 hour education.
A.I.M. for SUCCESS!!!

**It is important to note that not all programs issuing a 1000 hour standard have the same competency level as A.I.M. and therefore may not be accepted as entry level to the 2200 hour Advanced Diploma Program.





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