This qualification is suitable for students who wish to work as a professional remedial massage therapist. It provides students with advanced massage and health assessment techniques for the management of musculoskeletal and some chronic health conditions.
Students who complete this course may decide to undertake further studies in the area of Traditional Chinese Medicine such as the Bachelor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (BTCM).
The program is campus-based and includes practical clinic activities to be undertaken on campus at the SITCM Teaching Clinic. It is delivered on a full-time basis over 51 weeks (4 terms). The course comprises of 28 weeks’ face-to-face tuition (which includes theory classes and clinical practice), 9 weeks’ intensive block practice, 4 weeks’ assignment submission and 10 weeks’ break between terms.
Training is conducted by face-to-face tuition in a classroom and clinic environment at the Dixon Street campus and includes lectures, tutorials, class discussions, case scenarios, case histories, demonstrations and practical on-site clinic activities.
Students are also required to complete personal study time for each module of the program. The personal study can be conducted in any location and SITCM will provide rooms and facilities if students wish to study on campus.
All practical clinic activities are undertaken at the SITCM Teaching Clinic. There is no work placement arrangement for this course.