Diploma in Therapeutic and Sport Massage

Study Options

Full-time, Part-time

Length

1 year, Part-time options available

Level

Level 5

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Intro

When you’ve graduated with a Diploma in Therapeutic and Sport Massage you’ll be qualified to work with people to soothe their tired and aching bodies, help maintain their level of wellbeing, and keep them in optimum fitness.

During this massage course you’ll also learn how the human body is structured and how it functions. You’ll find out how to relieve pain, reduce stress, rehabilitate injuries or simply relax your clients.

This diploma will provide you with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge for a future working as a massage therapist. This programme includes participation in our on-campus massage clinic where you’ll be fully supported through the process of diagnosing and treating people needing hands-on treatment.

Outline

This diploma will provide you with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge for a future working as a massage therapist. This programme includes participation in our on-campus massage clinic where you’ll be fully supported through the process of diagnosing and treating people needing hands-on treatment.

The subject areas you’ll study include:

  • Clinical reasoning and assessment
  • Human structure and function
  • Infant massage
  • Massage for physical performance
  • Massage therapeutics
  • Neuromuscular therapy
  • Professional practice in massage therapy
  • Sports massage
  • Trigger point massage

Please feel free to make an appointment to discuss your study options. You can meet with our staff in person at our Hawke’s Bay or Tairäwhiti Gisborne campuses, or simply give us call on 0800 22 55 348. And you’re most welcome to visit EIT to view our facilities at any time.

Career Opportunities & Outcomes

Graduating with a Diploma in Therapeutic and Sport Massage from EIT will open up future pathways for your career in the therapeutic and sports massage industries. You could end up working with individuals in a gym or health centre, or be out on the road travelling the world with a sports team. Possible employment opportunities may include working in:

  • Fitness centres
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Gymnasiums
  • Sports teams
  • Massage clinics and day spas
  • Cruise ships

Dates

There is one entry date per year:

  • February

Entry

Entry requirements

International entry requirements

Study Pathways

After completing the Diploma in Therapeutic and Sport Massage you could also undertake additional study towards a sports degree or an additional diploma such as:

  • Bachelor of Recreation and Sport
  • Diploma in Beauty and Body Therapy