Continuing Education

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Join fellow graduates to continue your passion for learning

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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


Massage Therapy and Cannabis: Guidelines for Manual Therapy Practice

Instructor: Randy Persad, Dip Pharm., RMT, MEd

(October 14 in Edmonton)

Back by popular demand!

Cannabis legalization is just around the corner: is your practice prepared?

As a massage therapist, you are likely to see an increase in clients who use cannabis recreationally or medically. They will expect you to understand its physiological effects, and how it can influence your treatments and homecare – and answer their questions.

In this one-day workshop, you’ll cover:

  • Up-to-date information on the upcoming Canadian legalization of cannabis
  • The anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the endocannabinoid system
  • The general pharmacology and administration of cannabis and considerations for client history, treatment applications, contraindications to treatment, and rehabilitation and homecare activities.

The legalization of cannabis is one of the most significant changes to drug policy that Canada has experienced in recent history. By ensuring that you’re educated on what this means for your clients, you’ll raise the standard of care that you’re able to offer.

About the Instructor:

Randy Persad is an educator, RMT, and former pharmacist with over 30 years or experience in health care. He lives in Burnaby, BC.

Hours:

Edmonton: Sunday, October 14, 8:30-5:30

Cost: $125.00 (including tax)

Continuing Education credits:

MTAA – 9 primary credits
NHPC – 5 CCP credits
RMTA – 4 credits

Register:

email randypersad62@gmail.com by September 25.


Evidence Informed Full Body Cupping

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

(November 3-4 in Calgary)

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:

Calgary: November 3-4, 8:30-5:30

Cost: $450+ gst. MH Vicars alumni, staff, and second-year students get $50 off when you ise 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 Level C with Piece of Mind First Aid (for Edmonton students and grads)

Earn or renew your first aid credentials on-campus! All MH Vicars students are required to have earned their Standard First Aid Level C 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.

Your instructor has over 16 years of experience in Emergency Medical Services as an Advanced Life Support-Paramedic. Their hands-on experience will give you the professional instruction and personal knowledge that you need to keep your clients safe.

Course includes instruction on: Adult, Child, Baby, Two-rescuer CPR, Choking & AED
Re-certification (8 hour course) is held on day 2 (of the 2-day SFA course)

Next course dates TBA

To Book: Call 780-919-8017


First Aid Level C with Cochrane Safety (for Calgary students and grads)

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 Standard First Aid Level C certification by Module 5 in first year, and practicing RMTs must maintain their certification as part of their association membership.

With Cochrane Safety’s First Aid Level C CPR course, you can either renew your certification with only one 8 hour day of in-class training or receive your certification with a self-paced online component and an 8 hr in-class component.

Instructor has over 20 years’ experience with emergency services to provide real life scenarios to enhance your training experience.

Course includes instruction on: Adult, Child, Baby, Two-rescuer CPR, Choking & AED

Next course dates TBA

To Book: Call 587-777-5533