Thames Information Session
Are you thinking about studying in 2021? Join us for an information session at our Thames Campus and find out how you can get your career started in the health and wellbeing industry.
Students will learn the principles of anatomy and physiology, health and nutrition, and massage therapy. They will gain hands-on experience in our modern clinic, practising massage techniques on each other, as well as clients. Students will also learn basic business skills.
Massage academic staff are qualified with extensive industry experience, enabling students to learn best practice in preparation for graduating.
Students will graduate with the skills and knowledge to provide wellness and relaxation massage therapy services. They will also meet the requirements of Massage New Zealand (MNZ) to be a Registered Massage Therapist.
This programme is a prerequisite course for students who wish to pathway on to becoming therapeutic massage therapists.
Note: no value in the pre/co-requisite columns means there are no pre/co-requisites for that module.
|Module Code||Module Name||Level||Credits||Pre-Requisites||Co-Requisites|
|SPHP503||Human Body Systems 1||5||15|
|SPHP508||Lifestyle, Nutrition and Health||5||15|
|SPHP513||Human Body Systems 2||5||15|
|MASS501||Relaxation and Wellness Massage||5||15||SPHP501|
|MASS503||Clinical Massage Practice||5||15|
|SPRT501||Fitness Industry Business Skills||5||15|
Graduates of this programme will be qualified to be employed or self-employed as wellness and relaxation massage therapists in a broad range of wellness and relaxation massage setting such as:
This programme provides a pathway to and is a pre-requisite for the New Zealand Diploma in Remedial Massage (Level 6) and the Bachelor in Massage Therapy (Level 7)
Further study can be undertaken in aroma science, reflexology and beauty/ spa therapy.
Students who wish to be employed as remedial massage therapist will be required to undertake further study.
You can apply for this programme if you meet one of the below options.
Based on your school achievement (secondary school study)
Based on study completed after school (tertiary study)
Based on your work experience (on the job)
If you can demonstrate relevant knowledge, skills and experience that you have gained through work experience, that will help you to be successful in the programme.
Based on discretionary entrance
If you don’t meet any of the above options, and you think you have what it takes to complete this programme, you can apply for discretionary entrance. Your application may be accepted if you can demonstrate a good chance of success. Approval of discretionary entrance applications is decided by the relevant manager. If your application is approved, your acceptance into further programmes relies on you demonstrating success in this programme.
English language requirements
Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of [5.5] in the academic band, with no individual band score& lower than [5.0]; or equivalent.
Please check the entry criteria for each programme to see which course is the best level for you to begin with. The entry criteria information can be found on each of the programme pages here online. You can also contact us directly to discuss the appropriate level for you at email@example.com.
Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our welcome page.
Year 1 students starting February 2021
Date: Monday 22 February 2021
Venue: Q Block foyer, Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance, Rotokauri Campus
Please bring a pen and notebook on your first day, have access to a personal device (laptop/smartphone/tablet) and two bath sheets.
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Tēnei te mihi mahana ki a koe e piki nei, e kake nei ki te Kuratini o Waikato.
You are warmly invited to attend the official welcome to Wintec for all new students, staff and whānau (family) at either our marae, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa or Rotokauri campus. The pōwhiri is a welcoming ceremony involving mihimihi (speeches), waiata (singing), and will conclude with kai timotimo (light refreshments). Please gather at the campus hubs, and a staff member will guide you through our pōwhiri.
Click here to find out when the next pōwhiri will be.
If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:
New Zealand-based suppliers
General book suppliers
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