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Continuing Education

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Join fellow graduates to continue your passion for learning

Advance. Learn. Grow.

At Vicars School, we believe in lifelong learning. It’s essential to both you and your practice that you continue to push yourself, build on your knowledge, and explore new research, techniques, and ideas.

That’s why we offer a regular series of ongoing continuing education courses specifically designed to complement the core training that you received for your diploma. These courses will be run at the Edmonton and Calgary campuses throughout the year.

We hold our own courses, and we also partner with other experts to offer courses that we believe will be of interest to our alumni community.

Check back regularly for updates!

Upcoming Courses


Evidence-Informed Full Body Cupping

Instructor: Paul Kohlmeier, BPE, RMT, R.Ac.

(December 8-9 in Edmonton)

This two-day workshop from Cupping Canada brings the art of cupping therapy into your clinical practice and is designed for manual therapists who are interested in incorporating Cupping for the treatment of muscular pain. The course covers the techniques useful for treating patients who have a variety of musculoskeletal disorders. You will explore the contribution that cupping therapy can have on a client’s pain symptoms and movement restrictions, and how these treatments might serve to alleviate those symptoms.

Our cupping course is unique in that we do not focus on any one ‘type’ of cupping therapy, but rather focus on the types of treatments that can be provided using the various types of cups available in the marketplace. This approach provides therapists with the knowledge and skill on how to use a number of different types of cups to achieve the therapeutic outcomes they desire for their clients.

About the Instructor:

Registered Massage Therapist and Registered Acupuncturist Paul Kohlmeier is an experienced and skilled therapist who is also trained as a Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbalist. Graduating with a Physical Education degree from the University of Manitoba, Paul went on to obtain his Diploma in Massage Therapy from Wellington College, and Diplomas in both Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the Hua Xia Acupuncture and Herb College of Canada.

Hours:

Edmonton: December 8-9, 8:30-5:30

Cost: $450+ gst. MH Vicars alumni, staff, and second-year students get $50 off when you use the promo code “VICARS”!

Continuing Education credits:

This course has been approved for credit from the MTAA, RMTA, and NHPC.

Click here to register


First Aid with Kirsty Byers, LPN (for Edmonton students and grads)

Date: January 12-13, 2019

Earn or renew your first aid credentials on-campus! All MH Vicars students are required to have earned their first aid certification by Module 5 in first year, and practicing RMTs must maintain their certification as part of their association membership.

At this course, you can either take the training for the first time over two days, or renew your training in one day.

Course includes instruction on: Adult, Child, Baby, Two-rescuer CPR, Choking & AED
Ask Kirsty about recertification!

To Book: Call 780-213-1215


First Aid with Pure Mountain Medic (for Calgary students and grads)

Dates: December 1, December 10, January 26

Complete your First Aid certification the same way you’re going to school – through a combination of hands-on and online training. All MH Vicars students are required to have earned their first aid certification by Module 5 in first year, and practicing RMTs must maintain their certification as part of their association membership.

The course offered by Pure Mountain Medic is a combination of an in-class day and an online course.

Cost: $125 for Vicars students and graduates with special registration code

To Register: Call 403-567-1451 for registration code


Meridian Massage and Acupressure

Instructor: Chantel Moen, RMT, R.Ac., DTCM

(November 16-17, 2019 in Calgary)

In this two-day workshop, students will learn:

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory, Qi, Yin and Yang
  • 12 main meridian pathways and the functions of their connecting organs
  • the Du and Ren meridians and their functions
  • commonly used acupressure points
  • how to perform acupressure to treat conditions and harmonize energy
  • how to perform a full body meridian massage treatment

Meridian massage differs from Shiatsu in that it is applied directly to the skin and muscle tissue with long flowing movements interspersed with some acupressure over specific points.The intention of the course is to help RMTs have a stronger effect on the muscular, circulatory and nervous system by adding the knowledge and skill of meridians and acupressure to their everyday massage treatment.

At the end of the course students will be able to give their clients a full body meridian massage treatment that relaxes the client, releases the muscles and harmonizes energy. RMT’s may choose to use meridian massage on its own or incorporate acupressure and meridian massage into their everyday massage treatments.

Cost: $450 +gst.

To Register: email cuppingmassagetherapy@gmail.com