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

News
Dr Brenda Flood
Professor Denise Wilson
Professor Valerie Wright-St Clair
Dr Maria Bellringer
Professor Lester Levy
Dr Brenda Flood
Student collab enhances patient care
19 Jul, 2019
AUT Integrated Health (AIH) provides primary healthcare, specialised services and programmes for the community.
Professor Denise Wilson
Ethnic disparities in child protection
19 Jul, 2019
AUT research shows that Māori children are almost four times more likely to be placed out of home by child protection services.
Professor Valerie Wright-St Clair
Five questions: Valerie Wright-St Clair
03 Jul, 2019
We asked Professor Valerie Wright-St Clair five questions about her research ahead of her Inaugural Professorial Address.
Dr Maria Bellringer
Pacific youth gambling begins at home
01 Jul, 2019
New report funded by the Ministry of Health reveals that gambling among Pacific youth is a social activity that mostly takes place with family and friends.
Professor Lester Levy
New chair in digital health
05 Jun, 2019
Dr Lester Levy joins AUT as its new Professor of Digital Health Leadership
Camille Aroha Harris
Sam Lindsay
Elise Windsor
Rodwell Gundo
Folole Fangupo

Contact details

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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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640 Great South Road
Manukau, Auckland
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