Undergraduate study in health sciences will give you a solid grounding in your chosen area.
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.
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.
A short course will develop your skills and knowledge in an area of personal or professional interest.