About PCMT

Health and Wellness Colleges of Canada

About PCMT & HWCC

Prairie College of Massage Therapy (PCMT) operates under the Health & Wellness Colleges of Canada (HWCC). HWCC encompasses Alberta College of Massage Therapy (ACMT), Prairie College of Massage Therapy (PCMT), and the Manual Osteopathic College of Canada (MOCC). HWCC has been educating massage therapists since 2001.

PCMT is a Private Career College licensed through the Province of Saskatchewan’s Private Vocational Schools (PVS). PCMT offers an inspired, flexible learning approach. Upon completion, graduates can become members of an association and practice as Registered Massage Therapists.

Our Mission

To Passionately Educate Canada’s Next Generation of Health Care Professionals.

Our History

HWCC (Health and Wellness Colleges of Canada) first opened in Alberta with ACMT – the Alberta College of Massage Therapy (ACMT). The very first ACMT campus was opened in Grande Prairie with the original name of Prairie Massage Training. This initial campus was opened by the Founding Principal Ed Mooney. Ed was a Registered Massage Therapist. To this day the college has kept that tradition alive: all faculty and the present Director are Registered Massage Therapists with many years of experience in practice.

From the original Grande Prairie campus, Ed decided to follow the growing call for more campus locations within Alberta. He proceeded to open doors in Lloydminster, Edmonton, Fort McMurray and Calgary over the next few years. He changed the name from Prairie Massage Training to Alberta Massage Training. Locations were rented from universities and other higher learning facilities.

In early 2015 Ed decided to retire and pass the business along to new owners. This brought many changes  to Alberta Massage Training.

The school was renamed ‘Alberta College of Massage Therapy’, which was a more accurate representation of the services provided by administration and faculty. Janet Mwamburi, a longtime instructor and RMT and MOT, is now the director of the college.

Over the following years HWCC established dedicated campuses all over Alberta: Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton, Lloydminster, Grande Prairie, and Fort McMurray. Student Clinics were also established – spaces where students could practice on members of the public under the supervision of a Registered Massage Therapist. After operating successfully in Alberta for 19 years, HWCC expanded East to bring inspired, flexible learning to Saskatchewan with the Prairie College of Massage Therapy (PCMT).

Over the years, the college has undergone many improvements. From overhauling the curriculum to match the Standards of Education for regulated to provinces to launching an online student resource portal, improvement happened at every level!

Moving forward, PCMT is dedicated to educating safe, confident, ethical, and effective massage therapists.

Our 5 Values

Professional: Lead by example.
Reputable: Inspire the nation.
Collaborative: Leverage collective gains.
Ethical: Be accountable.
Well-being: Live well.

Our Pledges

Pledge to students:

PCMT provides a collaborative, safe and positive learning environment for all students; all while delivering exceptional practical instruction. We ensure students receive relevant hands on experience and make the most of their practical hours through the industry’s top Registered Massage Therapists.

Pledge to industry:

PCMT delivers an exceptional education program to our students with in-depth theory and practical learning. Our emphasis on professionalism and ethical practices ensures our students are ready to start a career with any spa, resort, private practice, clinic, or independent venture.

Pledge to Canada:

PCMT is never satisfied with the status quo. Our programs are continually evolving to meet and exceed the expectations of regulatory bodies in our sister provinces. We produce ethical, safe, professional, and skilled Registered Massage Therapists that positively impact Canadians’ health and wellness and build trust in our communities.