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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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    2018 Course Costs

    International Fees

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

    If fees are paid yearly:
    Tuition fee: $17,000 (each year)
    Application fee: $75
    Resource fees: 

    1 st year: $1,500
    2 nd year: $950
    3 rd year: $950

    Domestic Fees:
    Course fee: $6,800
    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)

    Qualifications Awarded

    Bachelor of Health Studies (Neuromuscular Therapy)

    Intake

    • 4 March 2019
    Location

    This programme is offered at our Auckland and Wellington Campuses

    Duration

    36 weeks including 6 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
    • Discretionary admission available
    • Additionally, International Students:
      Competence in English language - score at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic) in all aspects of the test or NZQA approved equivalent.
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