Centennial college offers Holistic Practitioner and Complementary Care Program
In today's competitive job market, employers are seeking to hire graduates that are highly specialized
and well trained. You can't afford to waste your time with an education that won’t help you get the job
you want. At Centennial College, all our programs are geared for success.
As part of your program, you will not only learn how to use the latest cutting edge tools, but you will
also learn how to apply the latest principles from business professionals. To compliment your
classroom learning, you will also get hands-on experience in the labs.
Centennial's staff not only believe in providing students with the best teaching experience possible, but
also to offer the best guidance and career advice.
The value of complementary care – which encompasses a broad assortment of therapeutic modalities –
has been demonstrated and acknowledged across a wide range of applications. Complementary Care
plays an important role in proactive and preventative health and wellness, pain and stress management.
It is an adjunct to medical care where psychological and emotional well-being are recognized factors in
patient progress and in long-term and palliative care environments where quality of life issues are of
central importance. Holistic Practitioners and Holistic Practitioner Training offered at Centennial
College is a step towards good career for the students.
Centennial’s Complementary Care/Holistic Practitioner one-year Graduate Certificate program is the
first such program to be approved by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. It provides
students from a variety of health-related backgrounds the opportunity to develop a strong initial base of
competency as Complementary Care practitioners.
The program provides in-depth training in four well-established modalities: reflexology, craniosacral
therapy, therapeutic touch and aromatherapy. Together, these four modalities allow graduates to offer
effective complementary care therapies to a broad range of clients with varying needs. In addition, you
will develop a solid foundation in the human sciences, including pathophysiology, nutrition and therapy
As private practice is often a choice in this field, the program includes extensive training in creating
and building an independent practice. The program combines in-class hands-on modality training,
supervised public clinic and a community placement. All faculty members are practitioners in their
field and bring therapeutic experience to their teaching.
Applicants to Graduate Certificate programs must submit an official transcript demonstrating proof of
successful completion of a post-secondary diploma or degree program in health or community services.
We consider applicants presenting a combination of post-secondary education and relevant work
Interview, resumé and transcript review may be required
A minimum C grade is required in all courses
All Semester 1 and 2 courses are prerequisites to Semester 3
Field Placement Requirements
Certifications must be valid for the entire field placement.
Vulnerable sector police check
Standard aid CPR level HCP
Advanced standing is available for registered massage therapists, nurses, physiotherapists,
The Reflexology course is approved by the Reflexology Registration Council of Ontario
(RRCO). Those who successfully complete this course can practice as reflexologists