NZ Diploma in Remedial Massage

Study Options



1 year, Part-time options available


Level 6

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The purpose of this qualification is to provide the health sector and massage therapy industry with people who can provide remedial
massage therapy services. Graduates will be able to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate remedial massage therapy interventions to
address musculoskeletal dysfunction.

Graduates will communicate and work with allied health, wellness and medical professionals in specialist services.


There is two entry points per year:

  • February
  • July


Entry requirements


The NZ Diploma in Remedial Massage is a one year full-time, or equivalent part-time programme, which offers you stimulating studies leading towards a qualification as a remedial massage therapist.

This programme provides practical and theoretical knowledge and skills in massage and has close links with the Bachelor of Recreation and Sport.

Subject Areas:

  • Clinical assessment
  • Pathology for massage therapy
  • Neuromuscular therapy
  • Massage for physical performance
  • Applied clinical practice
  • Understanding research
  • Psychology of health and sport

You are welcome to make an appointment to discuss your study options with our staff and to view our facilities.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this diploma can go on to study the Bachelor of Recreation and Sport [Level 7]

Update your current Massage skills and/or gain entry to work as a remedial massage therapist in a broad range of remedial massage settings such as home-based massage therapy or mobile clinic, Community based massage therapy clinics, multi-disciplinary clinics, sports teams

Graduates of this diploma will be qualified to work as remedial massage therapists in a broad range of massage settings including.

  • Home-based massage therapy or mobile clinics
  • Community based massage therapy clinics
  • Multi-disciplinary clinics
  • Sports teams