Certificate in Sport & health Massage (Level 4)

Programme details

Code HB3872
Level 4
Credits 66
Duration 1 semester
Domestic student fee $3,015* (per year)
IntakesSemester 2
Study options Full-time
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
*Fees are applicable to study in 2017 and are indicative only; fees will vary depending on the courses selected, and/or course-related costs where applicable.
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Programme aim

This is a full-time, 17 week programme which offers you the opportunity to complete stimulating training, leading towards a qualification as a massage therapist.

Additional costs for all students

Polo shirt $35.00, course textbook $101.70

Career opportunities

Massage practioner, either self-employed or in sport and fitness facilities.

Award information

To achieve the award of the Certificate in Sport and Health Massage, students must pass a total of 66 credits.

Knowledge and skills you will gain

You'll learn the foundation skills for a future in sport and health massage. The course is practical and hands-on, as you learn massage principles and techniques while working on your peers and the general public.

Entry criteria

Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations.

Level 1 NCEA Literacy and Numeracy requirements, or attend an information session with an academic member of staff.

International applicants for whom English is not their first language will be required to show evidence of language competency, issued within the last two years.

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Core courses

Course details
REHB4004 Massage Practice 1
This 18 credit course focuses on the history of massage and the basic tools of a massage therapist: the ability to prepare a massage environment, assessment, conducting a massage session, review and recording findings. This course forms the basis of all further study in this programme.
REHB4005 Massage Practice 2
This 19 credit course introduces you to the scope of legal, ethical and professional responsibilities central to therapeutic massage. The fundamental philosophies and principles which shape the discipline of massage will be examined. Current research in massage therapy will be explored. The skills required to prepare for, assess, conduct, review and record findings of a massage session with athletes will be developed. A thorough understanding of origins and insertions of muscles will be covered.
REHB4006 Human Structure and Function
This 15 credit course assists students to develop an understanding of human anatomy and physiology to provide a theoretical foundation for study and employment in sport and health massage. The structure and function of the human body and its major organ systems, human cellular and tissue anatomy and physiology, the human skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, lymphatic and integumentary systems in a health context are examined in relation to health massage.
REHB4007 Professional Practice
This 14 credit course is to develop knowledge and understanding in professional practice: library literacy, academic writing, healthy environments, behaviours and actions within cultures are examined in this course.

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