Role of the CSMTA:
"Our focus continues to prepare therapists to work with Canada’s elite athletes in conjunction with the requirements set by the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) which maintains Certified Sport Massage Therapists through the CSMTA recognition as an Expert group. This allows representation on Health Care Teams selected for Major Games and Events".
To meet minimum Qualification Standards upheld by the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), a certification program was implemented; the National Sport Massage Certification
"The CSMTA enhances the health care needs of Canadian athletes from grassroots to the professional level. This is accomplished by members working through the National Sport Massage Certification Program (NSMCP©) and by applying effective sport massage techniques during all phases of their training, performance and competition. The CSMTA promotes a professional climate for the growth of sport massage therapy in Canada through education, research and practice."
"Keeping athletes in trusted hands"