Bachelor of Health Science in Psychology students gain a competitive advantage when entering the health sector in areas such as mental health, social and youth work, health promotion, recruitment, human resources and addictions. Students develop excellent people skills, learn to tolerate ambiguity, respect diversity, and gain an understanding of individual and group dynamics. Students could further their knowledge of psychology and obtain applied skills by studying the Addictions pathways in the Graduate Certificate or Diploma in Health Science.
This health psychology degree also opens the door to a career in non-health related areas such as market research, human resources and recruitment. To become a counselling psychologist, students need to complete further postgraduate study.
The Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Health Science: Addictions pathway equips students with the essential knowledge and skills required to work effectively with people who have substance use and/or gambling related problems in a range of settings.
This degree is intended primarily for high achieving undergraduate students and recent graduates to:
This is a specific pathway for psychology students in order to meet registration board requirements.
The pathway to full registration (subject to NZ Psychologists Board approval) is articulated by the following 3 years of study:
1. Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) in Psychology
2. Master of Health Science in Psychology
3. Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology
Together these qualifications provide a 3 year postgraduate programme in counselling psychology.
A broader arts-based degree which may incorporate a number of subjects, such as criminology, sociology, business, communications and languages. The emphasis is on a sound grasp of theory and strong research focus.
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.