NZ Diploma in Remedial Massage

Study Options

Full-time, Part-time


1 year, Part-time options available


Level 6

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We are still contactable about this programme

Interested in this programme? Sue Jackson the programme secretary is working remotely and can still be contacted via phone: (06)  8301521  – or email:

Put People's Wellbeing in Your Hands

This programme is not being offered in 2020.  Please enquire now for 2021.

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 are 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 Sport and Exercise Science.

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.



Academic Learning Services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

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Career Opportunities

Graduates of this diploma can go on to study the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science [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 clinics, community based massage therapy clinics, multi-disciplinary clinics, and sports teams.


EIT offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact or call in for a chat.