FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
What is Tuition for the Program?
- The WE Massage Program Tuition is $8,500 per year.
- The Tuina Specialization Tuition is $4,250.
What certification will I have on completion of the program?
The WE Integrated Massage Program is accredited by National Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC). Graduates of the One and Two Year WE massage programs can register under the Discipline of Massage Therapist.
The Tuina Chinese Focused Acupressure program is a Specialization. Practitioners are only eligible for specialization membership with NHPC if they also have a Discipline registration as well.
- 18 years of age at the start of the program.
- Proof of secondary-school diploma, equivalent, or post-secondary education must be provided.
- A successful interview with the Registrar to discuss why you would like to attend the program of your choice.
Where do Massage Therapists work?
Massage Therapists work in many different environments, including:
- Massage Clinics;
- Multi-disciplinary health care facilities;
- Sports clubs, spas, resorts and hotels;
- Industrial or Corporate work sites; or
- Own their own clinic.
What type of income can I expect to make as a Massage Therapist?
As a massage professional you can expect to earn between $60 and $80 per hour, while working in a positive, low stress environment. As a WE Massage Therapist, you can expect to bill a higher hourly rate because of your advanced skills.
CITCM started as an Acupuncture school, will I learn Acupuncture too?
Yes, you will learn the foundations of Acupuncture including acupuncture meridians and acupressure points related to massage therapy. However, you will not learn acupuncture treatment and techniques.
The Eastern content of the WE program is based on the Foundations of Chinese Medicine, the free flow of Qi and the harmonization of yin and yang in the body. Many of the courses in the first two years of the Double Major Acupuncture/DTCM Diploma are directly transferable between programs.