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New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) Approved and Accredited

PC3663     Diploma of Tuina (Chinese Medical Massage)
Level:     7
Credits:     271
Duration:     2 years part-time study concurrent with BHSC (Acupuncture) programme
Intake:     February and July
Location:     Auckland
Delivery:     In-house and online supported study (blended learning)

Tuina is Chinese medical massage. The qualification is presented in a two-year program of study comprising TCM medical science, Western biosciences, Tuina specific theoretical studies and manual manipulation techniques. This diploma can complement acupuncture bachelor study or lead to stand alone practice of Chinese medical massage. Our aim is to explore the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chinese medical massage in order to prepare graduates to practice tuina in a contemporary primary healthcare context alongside acupuncture and CHM, as part of the network of primary healthcare providers, tailoring treatments to the requirements of patients.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of our diploma of Tuina trend toward combining it with the Bachelor of Acupuncture and or CHM diploma in practice. They establish private practices of their own, join or establish multidisciplinary practices or take advantage of flexible working hour opportunities as locums in existing Tuina practices.

Entry Requirements

Enrolments are open to Year 2 and above NZSATCM BHSC students, graduates of the school with BHS (Acupuncture) can also enrol in the programme on a part time basis.

Year 1
Semester 1   Semester 2
T-PROF-101: Professional Studies   T-CLN-102: Clinical Assistant
T-TCMT-101: TCM Theory   T-TCMT-102: TCM Theory
T-TUIP-101: Tuina   T-TUIP-102: Tuina
T-WMS-101: Anatomy, Physiology   T-WMS-102: Anatomy, Physiology
T-WMS-111: Microbiology   T-WMS-112: Human Development
Year 2
Semester 1   Semester 2
T-CLN-201: Clinical Training   T-CLN-202: Clinical Training
T-DDX-201: Diagnosis   T-DDX-202: Diagnosis
T-TCMT-201: TCM Theory   T-TCMT-202: TCM Theory
T-TUIP-201: Tuina   T-TUIP-202: Tuina
T-WMS-201: Pathology   T-WMS-202: Pathology