Programmes of Study



  • NZCM Programmes

  • Programme DurationProgramme Duration
  • Programme LevelProgramme Level
  • Studylink Loans & AllowancesStudylink Loans & Allowances
  • Study Available in...Study Available in...

  • Introduction


  • Certificate

    Certificate in Relaxation Massage (Weekend option only)

  • Programme Duration6 months part time study
  • Programme LevelNZQA Level 4
  • Studylink Loans & Allowancesyes
  • Study Available in...AKL, WLG, CHC

  • Year 1


  • Diploma

    Diploma in Health Sciences (Therapeutic Massage)

  • Programme Duration1 year full time study
  • Programme LevelNZQA Level 5
  • Studylink Loans & Allowancesyes
  • Study Available in...AKL, WLG, CHC

  • Year 2


  • Diploma

    Diploma in Health Sciences (Massage and Sports Therapy)

  • Programme Duration6 months full time study
  • Programme LevelNZQA Level 6
  • Studylink Loans & Allowancesyes
  • Study Available in...AKL, WLG, CHC

  • Year 3


  • Degree

    Bachelor of Health Studies (Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy)

  • Programme Duration1 year full time study
  • Programme LevelNZQA Level 7
  • Studylink Loans & Allowancesyes
  • Study Available in...AKL, WLG

NZCM Qualifications

NZCM is a NZQA – registered and accredited provider of tertiary qualifications.

Our Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch sites each offer a broad range of qualifications relevant to the Massage Therapy industry along with experienced knowledgeable teaching staff.

From full tertiary qualifications and continual education programmes, to short interest courses – NZCM is opening doors for our graduates and enhancing career opportunities.

Massage Therapy Programmes

Our Massage Therapy programmes are designed to cover a wide range of skills and knowledge required for diverse careers in the Massage Therapy industry.

Our entry level programmes the NZCM Certificate in Relaxation Massage (Level 4), ensures that students have explored all aspects of the industry in preparation for higher level Diploma and Degree studies.

Career Opportunities

Relaxation Massage

Courses in Relaxation Massage NZ

  • Self employment
  • Work within the spa industry
  • Workplace, On-site, corporates
  • Hotel industry and health centres
  • Ski-fields, gymnasiums, cruise ships
  • Spa, resorts and relaxation centres

Sports Massage

NZCM Courses in Sports Massage

  • Self-employment
  • Working alongside other professionals in physiotherapy, acupuncture, osteopathy or medical centres
  • Spas, resorts, hotels
  • On-site corporate, rest homes
  • Rehabilitation centres
  • Sports teams / athletes

Bachelor of Health Studies

  • Careers in sports massage, management of myofascial pain syndromes or general palliative care.
  • Equip yourself to deal with complex clinical cases: learn to assess, problem-solve and apply clinical reasoning with your in-depth knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology.
  • Communicate and collaborate with other health professionals.