* Please note tuition fees have been rounded off.Tuition fees may differ.
Students will learn the principles of anatomy and physiology, health and nutrition, and massage therapy. They will gain hands-on experience in our modern clinic, practising massage techniques on each other, as well as clients. Students will also learn basic business skills.
Massage academic staff are qualified with extensive industry experience, enabling students to learn best practice in preparation for graduating.
Students will graduate with the skills and knowledge to provide wellness and relaxation massage therapy services. They will also meet the requirements of Massage New Zealand (MNZ) to be a Registered Massage Therapist.
This programme is a prerequisite course for students who wish to pathway on to becoming therapeutic massage therapists.
Graduates of this programme will be qualified to be employed or self-employed as wellness and relaxation massage therapists in a broad range of wellness and relaxation massage setting such as:
This programme provides a pathway to and is a pre-requisite for the New Zealand Diploma in Remedial Massage (Level 6) and the Bachelor in Massage Therapy (Level 7)
Further study can be undertaken in aroma science, reflexology and beauty/ spa therapy.
Students who wish to be employed as remedial massage therapist will be required to undertake further study.
Based on your school achievement (secondary school study)
40 credits at NCEA Level 2; including 10 literacy credits at NCEA Level 2 and 10 numeracy credits at NCEA Level 1;
Or a recognised equivalent.
Based on study completed after school (tertiary study)
Completed the Te Ara Pūtake: My Academic Pathway programme (Health pathway);
Or an equivalent qualification.
English Language Requirements
Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.0, with no individual band score lower than 5.5; or
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