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1200 Hour Full-Time IC Advanced Diploma

Program Start Dates:

Fall 2024

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

  • Cadaver Lab Session, Involvement in out practicums to network in the community, invest in the community, and refine skills

  • True Colors (a model of personality identification) 

Regular classroom hours for the full-time program are Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Clinical practicum hours are scheduled Fridays, 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 - $12,800

  • Books - $580 Inc. GST

  • Lab fee - $150

  • Linen Kit (If student does not have one) – $125*

  • Massage Chair (If student does not have one) – $300*   

  • Association membership - $300* (approximately, determined by association as membership and insurance dues are reviewed)


*Approximately - Massage chair and part of the linen kit are purchased by the student so prices will vary. 

Who Should Consider Taking the 2200 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.

It is important to note that not all programs issuing a 1000-hour standard have the same competency level as the Alberta Institute of Massage and therefore may not be accepted as entry-level to the 2200-hour Advanced Diploma Program.

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