Health sciences

Ranked first in New Zealand and 92nd in the world for clinical, pre-clinical and health subjects by Times Higher Education, AUT is one of the country's biggest health science education providers. We draw on research and industry practice to prepare you for a rewarding career in a growing sector – and our graduates are in demand worldwide.

When you study here you’ll get experience working with real people through industry work placements. You’ll also work in our health clinics on campus, which offer services to the public like physiotherapy, oral health, podiatry and more.

Postgraduate study in health sciences will build on your knowledge and expertise in your area of interest.

Practice as a health professional in New Zealand is governed by legislation and a number of ‘Responsible Authorities’ (such as the Physiotherapy Board and the Nursing Council who register practitioners). Overseas qualified health professionals who wish to practise in New Zealand should communicate directly with the relevant Responsible Authority. Qualifications recognised for professional registration at AUT are undergraduate; study at postgraduate level is not considered equivalent recognition for NZ Board certification.

A certificate or diploma will give you an introduction to your chosen subject and can prepare you for further study.

Research in health sciences

We believe in high-quality research that has impact, and have world-class researchers and research strengths across health sciences.

More about our research

Get hands-on experience in our health clinics

Students work with close supervision at our North Campus clinic, AUT Integrated Health. Open to the public, it offers health and rehab services like counselling and podiatry.

AUT Integrated Health

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Eloise Wilson helping a child in Burundi
Dr Pani Farvid
Taking notes
Associate Professor Dong-Xu Liu
They Are Us image - illustration by Ruby Jones
Christchurch tragedy
15 Mar, 2019
The tragic event in Christchurch today devastates us. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their friends and families.
Eloise Wilson helping a child in Burundi
Volunteering sparks a flame for Eloise
15 Mar, 2019
Physiotherapy student Eloise Wilson's time volunteering in Burundi affirmed her decision to pursue a career in the health sector and make a difference.
Dr Pani Farvid
Education key to fight gender inequality
08 Mar, 2019
Dr Pani Farvid recommends an educational primary prevention approach that seeks to stop the manifestations of gender inequality before they occur.
Taking notes
Marginalisation on health policy groups
08 Mar, 2019
A new study, which explores Māori and Pasifika leaders’ experiences on government advisory groups, indicates ongoing inequities in the development of New Z
Associate Professor Dong-Xu Liu
Boost for breast cancer treatment
01 Mar, 2019
Study discovers potential new tool to help doctors select the best treatment.
Rodwell Gundo
Deborah Heke
Paolo Miguel Duran
Elise Windsor

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Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences
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