New Zealand Diploma in Remedial Massage

New Zealand Diploma in Remedial Massage

New Zealand Diploma in Remedial Massage

New Zealand Diploma in Remedial Massage

Study the New Zealand Diploma in Remedial Massage and become a qualified massage therapist. You will be able to work in the health and massage therapy industry and deliver remedial massage and wellness and relaxation massage.

SIT is now offering this course in HyFlex ('Hybrid-Flexible') which combines face-to-face and online learning.

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Key Details
Invercargill / Hyflex
Qualification:
Diploma
Level:
6
Credits:
120
Duration:

One year full-time

Study Modes:
Dates:
To be advised – Please Enquire
Fees:

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • Direct material costs of $900.00 (GST Inclusive)

International Fees can be found here.


Some Course Details May Change

As part of our move into Te Pūkenga we're aligning our courses nationally. This is ongoing, and means that some course details including fees, and entry requirements may change. In the meantime please go ahead and apply as normal, we will keep you advised of any changes, and we are always available to answer any questions you might have.

The New Zealand Diploma in Remedial Massage will give you the recognised qualification needed to work independently in the massage industry.

You will learn the skills and knowledge needed to professionally deliver remedial massage and wellness and relaxation massage in the health or massage industries. 

Students will learn to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of biomedical, behavioural, educational, and social science bases of healthcare and apply knowledge to appropriately treat a variety of musculoskeletal and other system conditions.
    Assess, plan, implement, and evaluate remedial massage therapy interventions to address musculoskeletal dysfunction. Demonstrate research literacy and apply evidence-based learning to inform clinical judgements and intervention strategies and maintain currency of massage therapy practice. 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.
    Demonstrate knowledge of biomedical, behavioural, educational, and social science bases of healthcare and apply knowledge to appropriately treat a variety of musculoskeletal and other system conditions.
  • Assess, plan, implement, and evaluate remedial massage therapy interventions to address musculoskeletal dysfunction. 
  • Demonstrate research literacy and apply evidence-based learning to inform clinical judgements and intervention strategies and maintain currency of massage therapy practice. 
  • 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.
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Aim: Equip graduates with the knowledge and skills to provide remedial massage services and progress to higher-level massage therapy qualifications.

Purpose: Educate competent remedial massage therapists for the health sector and massage therapy profession.

Click here for more details on each paper, including compulsory block courses and online sessions

Course content:

  • REHB6601 Functional Assessment and Clinical Reasoning (15 credits)
  • REHB6602 Advanced Techniques 1 (15 credits)
  • REHB6603 Pathology for Massage Therapy (15 credits)
  • REHB6604 Clinical Practice 1 (15 credits)
  • REHB6605 Massage for Physical Performance (15 credits)
  • REHB6606 Advanced Techniques 2 (15 credits)
  • REHB6607 Research for Massage Practitioners (15 credits)
  • REHB6608 Clinical Practice 2 (15 credits)

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  1. Provide inclusive, culturally responsive, person-centred, safe practice using client-centred therapeutic relationship skills and meeting professional and ethical standards.
  2. Analyse and apply anatomy and physiology knowledge relevant to remedial massage to meet client specific needs.
  3. Evaluate, select, and apply remedial massage protocols within scope of practice to solve client specific issues.

Graduates of this diploma will be qualified to work as remedial massage therapists in a broad range of remedial massage settings.

Settings include:

  • home-based massage therapy or mobile clinics
  • community based massage therapy clinics
  • multi-disciplinary clinics
  • sports settings.

To be admitted to this programme, applicants must hold the New Zealand Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage (Level 5), or a relevant qualification at NZQF Level 4, or a recognised equivalent; and a personal health declaration and Police check.

International applicants are required to have an IELTS score of 6 (general or academic) with no individual band lower than 5.5 from one test taken in the preceding two years, or an equivalent described in NZQA Rules.

Specific requirements

This programme is taught using HyFlex delivery.

Blended delivery: HyFlex delivery allows students the flexibility to remain in their hometown massage therapy clinics and communities. Teaching occurs using a mix of online learning, practical experience, and traditional classroom teaching during compulsory block courses in Invercargill. Block week linen requirements will be discussed prior to the Block weeks commencing. The term 1 timetable will be available in early February 2024

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Diploma in Remedial Massage (Level 6) 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 Remedial Massage (Level 6).

Please Note: Students failing to attend for 80% of the timetabled programme hours may forfeit Zero Fees entitlement

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