Study health sciences

Prepare yourself for a rewarding career in the growing health sector, and study one of our world-class health science programmes; ranked in the top 101-125 in the world for clinical, pre-clinical and health subjects by Times Higher Education.

As an AUT graduate you’ll be in high demand worldwide. We’re one of New Zealand's biggest health science education providers. Your studies include many opportunities for workplace experience, treating people in different health settings. You’ll also get practical experience 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 NZ Psychologist Board, 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.

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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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Helping hand for cyclone-hit communities
10 Mar, 2023
Mel McAulay, Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer in Paramedicine, lent a helping hand after Cyclone Gabrielle wreaked havoc across the North Island.
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HRC career development awards
29 Nov, 2022
Seven AUT research projects have received funding in the Health Research Council’s (HRC) annual Career Development Awards.
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New professors and associate professors
17 Nov, 2022
AUT is delighted to announce the promotion of 15 of its academics to the position of Professor and 30 to Associate Professor.
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Marsden Fund success for AUT
09 Nov, 2022
The Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences had two grants approved with total funding of $1.6 million in the 2022 round of Marsden funding.
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AUT expert awarded Liley Medal
09 Nov, 2022
Professor Valery Feigin has been recognised for his role as lead author of the most comprehensive study of the world’s stroke burden and its risk factors.

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