In early 2001, a small group of students stood around massage tables in a rented Edmonton community centre, each motivated by the desire to help others and change their own lives in the process. They were our first-ever students, and they were amazing.
That’s one thing that’s remained constant in the 20-plus years since the school began: our students are incredible. Vicars students are compassionate, hard-working, talented, and committed to client care.
The other thing that’s remained constant? Change. As the massage therapy profession has evolved, so have we. And we’re not stopping yet!
What’s new as we head into our third decade?
Quite a bit, as it turns out! We have a new name, a new logo, and a whole new way of earning a massage therapy diploma from Vicars School.
You read that right: Vicars School. This spring, we will be officially changing our name to Vicars School of Massage Therapy. You’ll start to see the new name appear online and in print in the next few weeks.
The new name means we’ll need new art to go with it. If you don’t already follow us on Instagram and Facebook, do that right now! That’s where we’ll be revealing our new logo in the next few days, and you don’t want to miss it!
The newest class at Vicars meets EVERY day!
After 20 years of building and promoting blended learning, we are set to launch a new daily class that will run from Monday to Friday every week. The learning (aside from studying and review) will be entirely on campus.
The daily class will study the same material and gain the same knowledge and skills as the weekly and monthly classes. The only difference is in the way the schedule is set up.
This new schedule option will be offered for the first time this September in Calgary. (We hope to expand it to the Edmonton campus next year). Students who join this first daily class will graduate in December 2023.
This daily class schedule isn’t replacing our blended-learning options. We will continue to offer the weekly and monthly schedules in both Edmonton and Calgary. We know that those schedule options are why many of our students and grads chose Vicars in the first place—without a blended learning option, they would never have been able to go back to school for their dream career.
We’re introducing the daily class as a way to make high-quality massage therapy education accessible to everyone, including people who might not thrive in a blended-learning environment.
We know that 21 years from now, we’ll be able to look back at the first group of daily students with just as much pride as we do the students who started it all in 2001.
Interested in attending the daily class in September in Calgary? Contact our admissions team by calling 1-866-491-0574 or sign up for an online open house!