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Diploma in Clinical Massage Therapy (Level 6)

Key information

Level of study:
Diploma
Tuition fees:
Duration:
1 year
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Start date: Expected July-2020
Campus:
Wellington Campus
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Course details

Summary

With this diploma, you will delve deeper into massage therapy, and learn the techniques to address injury and soft tissue dysfunction. With a focus on recovery, you will understand the importance of client assessment and developing treatment plans. This diploma can lead to many career opportunities, including: self-employment, or working alongside other professionals in a multi-health practice (e.g. physiotherapy, acupuncture, osteopathy or medical centres). Other opportunities include ski-fields, gymnasiums, cruise ships, tourism, spas, resorts, hotels, on- site corporates, rest homes and rehabilitation centres with sports teams or chronic pain sufferers.

Clinical massage therapy is an holistic, hands-on approach,

designed to create the conditions that support the body’s return to optimal health and vitality. With an emphasis on recovery from injury and other soft-tissue dysfunction, it lends itself to application within the broad spectrum of human physical performance activities.

The goal of NZCM’s 36-week Diploma in Clinical Massage Therapy Massage programme is to produce knowledgeable, skilled, and adaptable massage therapists capable of playing a significant role in the manual therapy industry. The programme also provides a pathway for further study to the Level 7 Bachelor of Health Studies (Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy).

Key components of the diploma include:

  • Biomedical, behavioural, educational, and social science bases of healthcare and their role in clinical massage therapy for a broad range of clients and conditions
  • Client assessment, clinical reasoning, treatment planning, implementation, and evaluation, to treat a variety of musculoskeletal and other system conditions
  • Research literacy and application of evidence-based learning to inform clinical judgements
  • Intervention strategies relevant to clinical massage professional clinic management through self-responsibility, communication, client service and business development knowledge and skills integration of learning from across the programme in the form of real world clinical practice within the supervised in-house clinic and a wide range of external placement opportunities

Career opportunities

Massage therapist

Entry criteria

  • Be over 18 years of age, and have a:
  • Good level of physical and mental fitness

  • Completion of the NZCM Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage Level 5 or equivalent
  • Discretionary admission is available

Additionally, International Students and those whose first language is not English:
Competence in English language: those whose first language is not English are required to score at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic) in all aspects of the test or NZQA approved equivalent.

Course variations

14-October-2019 - Christchurch Campus

Campus:
Christchurch Campus
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Start date: 14-October-2019
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14-October-2019 - New Zealand College of Massage

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New Zealand College of Massage
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Duration:
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Start date: 14-October-2019
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