Your degree should be recognized as widely as possible after graduating. SESMT is accredited or associated with several organizations to make your diploma as valuable as possible.
The SESMT is a leader in licensing, and affiliations, with accreditation with all the major massage professional associations in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. SESMT has accreditation or affiliation with the following Provincial and National Bodies:
Canadian Massage Therapy Council for Accreditation (CMTCA)
We are proud to announce that we have achieved our Preliminary Accreditation with the CMTCA, making us one of two schools in Alberta (at this time) reaching this level of accreditation. The Canadian Massage Therapy Council for Accreditation is a new national organization working to standardize the education of massage therapists across Canada, and offers an accreditation process to schools who's curriculum reflects the standards of excellence put forth by the CMTCA. The Massage Therapy Program at South Edmonton School of Massage Therapy has been granted Preliminary Accreditation, the first step in the CMTCA accreditation process. Following a site visit to verify compliance with the standards, CMTCA will issue a final accreditation decision. In considering different schools, this fact should be important to prospective students, especially those that may consider working in a regulated province after graduation.
Massage Therapist Association of Alberta (MTAA)
Established in 1953, the Massage Therapist Association of Alberta is one of the oldest associations in the country. To be a member, you must have a diploma in massage therapy with a minimum of 2200 hours of educational training.
We are one of the few approved massage therapy education programs recognized by the Massage Therapist Association of Alberta (MTAA) schools.
Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC)
The Natural Health Practitioners of Canada has its roots in Edmonton as an In Touch Massage Club and now boasts 3600+ members nationwide in the practice of holistic health.
The SESMT is an accredited provider of massage therapy education by the NHPC.
Massage Therapist Association of Saskatchewan (MTAS)
The Massage Therapist Association of Saskatchewan is the leading organization furthering the interests of massage therapists in Saskatchewan.
The SESMT is an accredited provider of massage therapy education by the MTAS.
Canadian Council of Massage Therapy Schools (CCMTS)
The Canadian Council of Massage Therapy Schools is a national body for Massage Therapy educational providers.
The SESMT is a member of the CCMTS.
Canadian Massage & Manual Osteopathic Therapists Association (CMMOTA)
The Canadian Massage & Manual Osteopathic Therapists Association (CMMOTA), previously known as the Remedial Massage Therapists Association (RMTA), is a not-for-profit association that has been in operation since 1977. It is one of four massage therapist associations recognized by Alberta Health and Wellness. Membership in the CMMOTA is recognized by insurance companies automatically.
The SESMT is recognized by the CMMOTA.
Private Career Colleges (PCC)
SESMT is licensed by the Private Career Colleges of Alberta, which was previously known as, and still sometimes referred to as the Private Vocational Training Branch of Alberta.