New Zealand College of Massage offers a variety of programmes in massage and therapy and provides student clinics where students have the opportunity to practise the real-life and transferable skills required in the industry. This is particularly important as many graduates will be self-employed or work in clinics with others. Both situations require well-developed business skills. Classes are small, individual learning contracts are established to cater to individual differences in learner progress, and there is a balance between the theory and practical aspects of the curriculum. There are three campuses based in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. New Zealand College of Massage is the first institution to offer a Degree in Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy in New Zealand.