Health sciences

Ranked first in New Zealand and in the top 101-125 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 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.

Enhance your knowledge of psychotherapy with our course in January 2021. For more information, email: debra.spinetto@aut.ac.nz

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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