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Student Activities

Massage Community Partnerships

NZCM has a variety of working relationships with volunteer and sport groups that provide mutual benefits and learning experiences for our learners. Year One placement options include the following:

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Wellington Hospital
  • Relay For Life - Community Wellness and non-profit fundraising support
  • Les Mills - on-site Chair Massage, post event Sports massage at Quarterly Training
  • NZIS Sports Exchange - Sports Massage
  • NZIS Rugby Academy - Sports Massage
  • Wellington Phoenix Football Club
  • Mary Potter Hospice - Palliative Care
  • Newtown Union Health Centre: a multidisciplinary non- profit medical centre
  • Cigna Round the Bays - Sports Massage
  • CentrePort - On-site Chair Massage
  • Wainuiomata Marae Pasifika Community Engagement
  • Victory World Church - Community Wellness Initiative and Massage

Year Two placement options include the following:

  • Relay For Life - Community Wellness
  • Mary Potter Hospice - Palliative Care
  • Wellington Saints Basketball Team
  • Central Pulse Netball Team
  • NZIS Sports Exchange: Sports Massage
  • Wellington Phoenix Football Club - Sports Massage
  • Newtown Union Health Centre - A multi-disciplinary non-profit medical centre
  • Pinikilicious - Womens’ Pasifika Community Wellness Event
  • CentrePort - On-site chair massage
  • Sonography, Radiology Department at Wellington Hospital
  • St John of God, Karori and St John of God Residential Clinical support

Year Three placement options include the following:

  • Wellington Saints Basketball Team
  • Central Pulse Netball Team
  • Wellington Phoenix Professional Football Club
  • NZIS Sports Exchange Student Supervision
  • Newtown Union Health Centre
  • Student Clinic Supervision
  • Capital Coast District Health Board (CCDHB) Ultrasound (Sonography Department)
  • Royal New Zealand Ballet CIGNA Round the Bays Event in Wellington

Sports Exchange

Each year students come together to support athletes at the New Zealand Institute of Sport’s National Sports Exchange. NZCM students undertake massage on the competing NZIS and NZCM students at the week-long event, while also receiving professional development in NZCM workshops.

This is a fiercely contested inter-campus competition, and massage plays an integral role in helping the competitors perform at their best and help to prevent injury. It is a fantastic opportunity to get together with the students from other campuses. This year Christchurch will be the host for the Sports Exchange event. Community Placements are a valuable opportunity for students to gain practical experience in a supervised environment that provides a real world application of classroom learning.

We have arranged placements in areas of palliative care, professional sports teams, working with the elderly, on-site massage, national sporting events and working alongside other health care providers. Each placement is designed to expand on your knowledge base and encourage you to undergo a range of experiences that you may not have considered for your massage practice. Your placement will relate to your level of learning and challenge you to develop more confidence and ability in your field of practice.