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.

Undergraduate study in health sciences will give you a solid grounding in your chosen area.

Bachelor's degree

Tailor the degree to your interests - study an individual pathway in the Bachelor of Health Science

You can also study the Bachelor of Health Science without choosing a major, following an individual pathway. This is a great way to tailor the degree to your interests and prepare yourself for a wide range of non-clinical careers.

Individual pathway in the Bachelor of Health Science

Graduate certificates and diplomas

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

News
THE Rankings Sep 2019
Woolf Fisher AUT scholarship Awards ceremony
Professor Stephen Neville
Dr Brenda Flood portrait
Dr Lance O'Sullivan
THE Rankings Sep 2019
AUT moves up 50 places in world rankings
12 Sep, 2019
AUT is now in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 50 for research citations.
Woolf Fisher AUT scholarship Awards ceremony
19 first in family scholarships awarded
05 Sep, 2019
19 AUT students were awarded Woolf Fisher First-in-Family AUT Scholarships at a celebration event at the AUT South Campus on Thursday 29 August.
Professor Stephen Neville
Making rural New Zealand age-friendly
29 Aug, 2019
Research from the AUT Centre for Active Ageing adds the voice of rural-dwelling older people to recommendations for age-friendly communities.
Dr Brenda Flood portrait
AUT podiatry partnership with DHB
19 Aug, 2019
AUT and Waitematā DHB have teamed-up to provide trainee podiatrists with experience in the diagnosis of foot-related complications from diabetes.
Dr Lance O'Sullivan
Mobile medical clinics a world first
29 Jul, 2019
Dr Lance O’Sullivan, AUT Māori Entrepreneur in Residence, has revealed his plans to launch 200 mobile drive-through medical clinics across NZ by 2021.
Rodwell Gundo
Elise Windsor
Camille Aroha Harris
Sam Lindsay
Roanne Horne

Contact details

Contact us online
Phone 0800 AUT UNI (0800 288 864)

Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences
AG 129, North Campus
90 Akoranga Drive
Northcote, Auckland
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South Campus
640 Great South Road
Manukau, Auckland
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