Physical Activity and Nutrition: postgraduate papers and qualifications you can study

This page has the postgraduate physical activity and nutrition papers and qualifications (courses) you can study at AUT. See links to paper descriptions and outlines of each physical activity and nutrition qualification.

Who can study physical activity and nutrition at postgraduate level?

The AUT physical activity and nutrition specialisation combines research and taught papers that focus on studying factors that affect community health and promote healthy living in the general population. Examples of study in the area of physical activity and nutrition include promoting physical activity, making healthy lifestyle choices and educating populations about healthy nutrition.

The Physical Activity and Nutrition specialisation within AUT's postgraduate health programmes is open to all qualified health and sport practitioners.

Below is a summary only. Detailed information sheets for each paper can be downloaded or printed from the More Information web page.

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Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science in Physical Activity and Nutrition (AK3484) 60 points

The PgCertHSc provides you with the opportunity to undertake an approved course of study to advance their specialty discipline, knowledge and scholarly development. This qualification may contribute 60 points towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science*, Master of Health Science or Master of Health Practice.

Select 1 paper from:
SPEX802 Physical Activity and Health Promotion (30 points)
HPRM801 Nutrition and Health Promotion (30 points)

And select 30 points from:
SPEX802 Physical Activity and Health Promotion (30 points)
HPRM801 Nutrition and Health Promotion (30 points)
COMH810 Health Development and Policy (15 points)
COMH811 Programme Planning and Evaluation (15 points)
EPMY801 Social Epidemiology (15 points)
SPEX801 Applied Nutrition and Exercise Science (15 points)

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science in Physical Activity and Nutrition (AK3487) 120 points

The PgDipHSc is a coursework programme which can lead into the Master of Health Science or Master of Health Practice. It provides you with the opportunity to undertake an approved course of study to advance your speciality discipline, knowledge and scholarly development.

Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science in Physical Activity and Nutrition papers* (60 points)

Select one research paper from:
HEAL840 Critical Inquiry for Evidence Based Practice^ (15 points)
HEAL811 Integrative Research (15 points)

Select one professional paper:
HEAL812 Health Professional Practice (15 points)
HEAL813 Practice Reality (15 points)

Complete one of the following speciality core papers:
HEAL817 Leadership and Management I (15 points)
SPEX802 Physical Activity and Health Promotion (30 points)
HPRM801 Nutrition and Health Promotion (30 points)

And one paper from:
HEAL837 Health Policy Applied (15 points)
SPEX803 Exercise Physiology (15 points)
SPSC804 Applied Human Movement Studies (15 points)
HEAL816 Special Topic (15 points)
HEAL848 Children in Context (15 points)
SPEX801 Applied Nutrition and Exercise Science (15 points)
COMH810 Health Development and Policy (15 points)
COMH811 Programme Planning and Evaluation (15 points)
COMH813 International Health Development (15 points)
EPMY801 Social Epidemiology (15 points)
MAOH801 Māori Health Research Practice - Te Rangahau Hauora Māori (15 points)
ENVH801 Community Environmental Health (15 points)

Master of Health Science*** (AK3485) 240 points

The MHSc provides an opportunity for graduates from a variety of health backgrounds to advance their scholarly and professional knowledge in an interprofessional and collegial learning environment, and to develop research capabilities. This degree comprises core and specialist papers and a thesis or dissertation, which gives you the opportunity to complete research relevant to your programme of study.

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science papers (120 points)

And:
HEAL999 Thesis** (120 points)

Within this subject area other relevant optional papers may be undertaken with the approval of the Associate Dean Postgraduate. Optional papers may be selected from other relevant subject areas.

Doctor of Health Science

The Doctor of Health Science (DHSc) is designed for health professionals with at least five years’ professional experience who wish to broaden their professional practice competency and expertise. It comprises of papers and research development, which culminates in a thesis.

Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree is undertaken by research only. There is no compulsory coursework involved. The PhD is an advanced postgraduate degree that is particularly suitable for students wishing to pursue an academic or research career. A successful candidate will make a significant original contribution to the body of knowledge in relation to a contemporary issue in health and environmental research. Students will have supervisors to guide and advise them, with one assigned as the primary supervisor.

What the symbols mean

Flexible learning options are available. This involves online, block course or distance learning (subject to change).
^ For non research-thesis pathway.
* A Postgraduate Certificate must be surrendered in order to claim full credits towards a Postgraduate Diploma. Please refer to the AUT Calendar for further details regarding Recognition of Prior Learning
** If completing a 120 point thesis, you need to have completed
either: Qualitative Research II OR Quantitative Research II.
*** Unendorsed

Last updated: 30-Aug-2017 9.46am

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.