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Bachelor of Health Studies - Neuromuscular Therapy (Level 7)

Aligned with international best practise and the gold standard for massage education

Programme Objectives

Our degree will prepare you for an exciting career in Health and provide you with the highest level of training in one of the fastest growing industries.

This comprehensive programme, teaches you how to assess, problem-solve and apply clinical reasoning with in-depth knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology. You will also have the opportunity to work with specialists in ENT (ear, nose and throat), Physio, Osteo and rehabilitation facilities.

Programme Overview

This degree is aligned with international education best practise and is the gold standard for massage education.

It offers superior evidence-based theories on structure and function of the human body, ethical considerations and the client as a whole person, with a thorough grounding in research in areas such as:

  • Intra Oral
  • Jaw (TMJ)
  • Cranial and neck-specific techniques for specialty applications in clients who suffer from migraine and whiplash
  • Chronic ENT (ear, nose and throat conditions and Headaches

A wide range of industry-experienced teaching staff, most in current clinical practice, guide you towards mastering a variety of hands-on techniques, and supporting you to integrate your learning and apply it in a clinic context.

Key Components

Includes all components of the diploma and additionally:

  • Lymphatic drainage and oncology massage
  • Research Methodology - critical analysis of current research and case studies
  • Sports Taping and mobilisation - refine and apply specialised skills in Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) for specific dysfunction
  • e.g. temporomandibular (dysfunction, introduction to principles of pharmacology)
  • Nutrition
  • Psychology of the Therapeutic Relationship - includes concepts and theories relating to chronic disease and pain
  • Integrated therapies - principles and theories incorporating a holistic approach to client care.

Key Facts

  • Students engage in 40 hours minimum Student Clinic experience each Semester

Career Opportunities

    Massage Therapist

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    2019 Course Costs

    Domestic Fees:
    Course fee: $6,936
    Application fee: $75

    (This course fee is for the third and final year of study only. The fees for the first and second year within this degree, can be found on the Level 5 & Level 6 Programmes. Speak with our Student Advisors to discuss how the fee structure of this qualification works)

    International Fees:
    Paid in full (3 years)
    Tuition fee: $49,000
    Resource fee: $3,000
    Application fee: $75

    Alternatively, if you prefer to pay each year the costs change to below. 

    Paid yearly:
    Tuition fee: $19,000 (each year)
    Application fee: $75
    Resource fees: 
    1 st year: $950
    2 nd year: $950
    3 rd year: $950

    Qualifications Awarded

    Bachelor of Health Studies (Neuromuscular Therapy)


    March 2020

    We accept enrolments throughout the year, so if you would like to start outside these dates get in touch with us anytime!


    This programme is offered at our Auckland and Wellington Campuses.


    First year Level 5: 48 weeks including 12 weeks of holiday.
    Second year Level 6: 43 weeks including 7 weeks of holiday.
    Third year Level 7: 42 weeks including 7 weeks of holiday.

    Entry Requirements

    • Be over 18 years of age and:
    • Successful completion of the NZCM Level 5 and Level 6 Diplomas, or equivalent
    • ‘B’ average minimum in the NZCM Level 6 Diploma

    Students that do not meet the above criteria may still be considered upon personal interview. 

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