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This program will help you to learn and apply the skills and knowledge used in remedial massage.
Graduates will be able to work as a remedial massage therapist in the following areas:
- self-employed as an independent remedial therapist
- multi-disciplinary practice as part of a team of other allied health practitioners
- hospitals, aged care facilities and other health organisations
- gyms or sporting clubs
- health spas
You'll learn a variety of treatment techniques and assessment skills to provide remedial massage to clients with specific needs.
These skills are based on comprehensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology, regional musculoskeletal and systemic pathology as well as injury management and rehabilitation.
You'll learn to apply your skills and knowledge in practical situations with most of your industry experience taking place at RMIT's city-based myotherapy teaching clinic.
RMIT's strong links with industry will also give you opportunities to put your skills to work while you study through industry placement opportunities.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including face-to-face and/or online lectures, simulations, tutorials, online discussions as well as self-directed study.
Face to face learning includes instructions, presentations, role-play, group work and completion of worksheets. Self-directed learning consists of a mix of online engagement and completion of individual assignments.
The myotherapy teaching clinic gives you the opportunity to gain experience in a simulated work environment. You will observe, practise and be assessed by a qualified supervisor while treating members of the public.
Ongoing assessment throughout the program typically includes written and online tests, assignments, journals, evidence portfolios, logbooks and practical demonstrations.
You'll have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Graduates will be able to practise as remedial massage therapists in their own practice or as members of a health clinic.
A remedial massage therapist can also function as a specialist member within an interdependent multi-disciplinary team of health professionals.
Graduates have the option of continuing their study with the Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy.
Professional recognition and accreditation
The Diploma of Remedial Massage is recognised by more than 10 professional organisations, including:
- Massage and Myotherapy Australia (MMA)
- Associate membership of MAA is available to students currently studying remedial massage.
- Association of Massage Therapists (AMT)
- AMT offers free student membership to enrolled full or part time students of massage therapy.
Graduates will be eligible to register for provider number status with private health insurers and WorkCover.
Program and course information
A career with mobility
Develop the knowledge and practical skills to become a self-employed remedial therapist.