What are my career opportunities
Graduates will be wellness educators with a specialist knowledge and practice in massage therapy. The sharing with Health and Leisure contributes to the graduate developing a broad knowledge and skill base in all six pillars mentioned above such that the graduate may work in a multitude of areas with a specialist knowledge of health studies (health in a health and leisure context, lifestyle, wellness and leisure, population health and lifestyle programme planning, philosophy, psychology and sociology of health) exercise science (anatomy, injury management and human physiology, exercise physiology, research methods, kinesiology and posture cultivation, science of movement and exercise rehabilitation), activity leadership (special populations, personal training, exercise programming, group fitness, gym instruction and athletic development, performance training), physical education, youth development studies, coaching, leisure marketing, disability studies and human resource development.
Graduates will be equipped to work in a variety of settings such as health and leisure centres, health promotion, spa/wellness centres, hotels, mainstream and special-needs schools, community centres, clinical settings, work places and in the private/entrepreneurial area, being competent to specialise in activity leadership, and in hands-on relaxation massage techniques, therapeutic, remedial and orthopaedic massage. Graduates will operate within a positive strengths approach to promote wellness and optimal functioning through the use of: massage/body work; exercise programming; posture cultivation; stress management; physical activity and fitness testing.