- Level 6, 120 credits
- Full-time for 1 year
- 36 weeks
- Part time within 2 academic years
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the local community with graduates who are able to apply evidence based knowledge, ability and skills to assess, plan, implement, evaluate and implement remedial massage therapy interventions to address musculoskeletal dysfunction and other common health conditions requiring remedial massage interventions for a broad range of clients in a safe health care context.
The course will be offered at both the NZCCM Greenlane Campus and in Hastings through NZCCM Lotus Campus.
Graduates are able to constructively apply knowledge and skills of biomedical behavioural and psychosocial dimensions of health care social sciences in the provision of services for improved health and rehabilitation through remedial massage techniques and interventions to treat a variety of musculoskeletal and other system conditions.
Graduates are able to work in autonomous roles demonstrating mastery in remedial interventions with clients and to select and apply a range of professional, self-management, communication and client service knowledge and skills to meet remedial massage therapy client and industry needs through self-management and accountability in managing a massage therapy clinic.
This diploma can lead to:
- Bachelor’s degrees in massage therapy (Level 7)
- Bachelor of Health Studies (Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy) (Level 7)
Further study can be undertaken in aroma science, reflexology and beauty/spa therapy.
Graduates will obtain the latest New Zealand registered qualification (with international recognition with NZQA partner countries) in the complimentary medicine industry sector and open the door to a wide range of jobs.
Graduate employment pathways include but are not limited to: Sports teams, gyms, off shore cruise ship liners, resorts and spas, self-employed in own clinic and allied health professional practice such as musculoskeletal specialists. Clinical Practice