Perceptions of Degree-based Education for Massage Therapists
Publish Date: Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Donna Smith

Format: PhD Thesis supervised by University of Otago

This research aims to expand the scope of the earlier study (Smith, Smith, & Spronken-Smith, 2010) and allow more in-depth exploration of the benefits, barriers and attitudes to degree-based education within the massage therapy industry in New Zealand. Perceptions of a range of massage industry stakeholders (i.e. massage therapy educators, massage therapists (currently practicing) and massage therapy students enrolled in New Zealand Certificate, Diploma or Degree programmes in massage therapy) will be examined.

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