One of the NZMPA's primary objectives is to provide ongoing education in musculoskeletal and manipulative physiotherapy on an internationally recognised level.  This is achieved with the COMT programme, as well as refresher- and specialised courses that are offered on an ad-hoc basis.

All the NZMPA courses are accredited with the New Zealand College of Physiotherapy, and are recognised as a pathway to the Otago and AUT universities' post-graduate qualifications in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.
Otago University
The Otago University School of Physiotherapy offers postgraduate qualifications in Musculoskeletal and Manipulative Physiotherapy, all the way to Masters level. Past and present students of the NZMPA COMT may link into the University of Otago courses and there are a number of possibilities to gain credits towards your chosen qualification. Applications will be assessed on a case by case basis. Please contact Steve Tumilty ( for more information.

AUT University
A student that has completed the NZMPA MCEP/COMT courses will be exempt from having to attend the practical component of the AUT Musculoskeletal Paper.  If the assessment/examination and clinical education requirements of this paper are met, you will have the first 40 credits towards a 120 credit PG Diploma in Health Science.  For more information, refer to the detailed AUT information document below or contact Steve White (
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