Diploma of Tuina

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PC3663

New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) Approved and Accredited

PC3663
Diploma of Tuina (Chinese Medical Massage)
Level:7
Credits:271
Duration :2 years full-time study
Intake:February 2016
Location:Wellington and 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 compliment 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 only open to to Year 2 NZSATCM BHSc students


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