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Bachelor of Health Studies - Neuromuscular Therapy (Level 7)

Programme Objectives

Our degree will prepare you for an exciting career in Health, by providing you with the highest level of training in one of the fastest growing industries. With our comprehensive programme, you will learn to assess, problem-solve and apply clinical reasoning with your

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 the gold standard for massage education. Aligned with international education best practice, 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

  • NQF Level 7
  • Auckland and Wellington campuses
  • 40 hours minimum Student Clinic experience per Semester

Career Opportunities

    Massage Therapist

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    Course Costs

    Paid in full:
    Tuition fee: $49000
    Resource fee: $3000

    If paid yearly:
    Tuition fee: $17000 each year
    Resource fee:
    1 st year: $1500
    2 nd year: $950
    3 rd year: $950

    Qualifications Awarded

    Bachelor of Health Studies (Neuromuscular Therapy)


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    This programme is offered in Auckland and Wellington


    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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