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Research and Interpretive Studies Student Competition

Aug. 2, Calgary, AB – As part of its dedication to excellence in massage therapy education, and to further the development of high caliber research study by students, The Canadian Council of Massage Therapy Schools (CCMTS) is pleased to announce the Second Annual Research/Interpretive Studies Paper Competition.

August 8, 2011  By Massage Therapy Canada

In establishing this award, the CCMTS encourages its member schools and students to engage in the practice of research and interpretive studies and to experience the benefits of critical evaluation, as it relates to the profession of massage therapy. 

The winning paper will be recognized and published on the CCMTS website. In addition, the student will receive a $200 honorarium and a commemorative plaque. 

How to enter 

Students must submit a five to 25 page paper that has a direct relationship to the practice of massage therapy, either human or animal, and meets the criteria set out on the CCMTS website and submission form. 

The paper does not have to be the applicant’s original research, but can be a review and analysis based on examination of a particular area of research that the applicant has identified.The paper must be written between June 15, 2011 and May 31, 2012 and is due no later than June 15, 2012. 

Students who graduate prior to May 2012 are eligible to enter, as long as the paper is submitted by the due date.Papers can be written by a group, and submitted as a team project – the honorarium will be shared and the plaque issued to the group’s school for display. 

All massage therapy students are eligible to submit a paper – for further details, students should speak with their massage program director and/or visit

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