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New Zealand Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Diploma

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected June 2022

Campus

Southern Institute of Technology

Summary

The New Zealand Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage is the entry level qualification required to start your career in the massage industry or to progress to a higher qualification.

You will develop a base knowledge and develop professional skills required. This qualification is well regarded by employers in the Massage Industry.

Students will learn to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of human functioning and apply the relevant knowledge to wellness and relaxation massage therapy practise.
  • Apply and evaluate the effectiveness of wellness and relaxation massage therapy interventions for individual clients’ needs.
  • Select and apply a range of professional, self-management, communication and client service knowledge and skills to meet wellness and relaxation massage therapy client and industry needs.

Course Content

  • MT5110 Surface Anatomy
  • MT5120 Physiology for Massage Therapy
  • MT5140 Foundations of Therapeutic and Sports Massage
  • MT5160 Professional Studies
  • MT5170 Therapeutics I
  • SE5101 Health Aspects of Exercise and Nutrition

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the programme may serve as educators or health programme organisers or supervisors or massage practitioners.

Satisfactory Completion

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage (Level 5) and be awarded this qualification the student must successfully achieve:

  • A minimum of 120 credits in accordance with the Programme schedule for the New Zealand Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage (Level 5).
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage (Level 5) full-time over 1 year or part-time over 2 years.

Qualification Pathways

Graduates of this qualification are able to continue their studies in New Zealand Diploma in Remedial Massage (Level 6) or Bachelor of Therapeutic and Sports Massage (Year 2)

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