Bachelor of Health Science

Study health sciences with us and we'll help you develop the skills to meet the changing needs of global healthcare. AUT is New Zealand's largest and most diverse health education provider.

Our population is growing and we’re living longer, increasing the need for dedicated and inspirational healthcare graduates. AUT's health sciences degree is developed with input from district health boards and leading health organisations. You can specialise in a specific health discipline or become a health professional in a non-clinical role.

You learn from staff who are leaders in their field and have a genuine desire to see you succeed. This means you’ll be well prepared for your career in the health sector, no matter where you go.

Start date: 2019

Minimum entry requirements

  • University Entrance or equivalent
  • Must be capable of meeting Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) requirements and Vulnerable Children’s Act (VCA Act) including police clearance
  • Applicants with two or more years of secondary and/or tertiary education outside New Zealand must meet IELTS requirements and may be interviewed
  • Paramedicine: Must hold a valid driver’s licence.

Selection criteria

  • Preference will be given to applicants with the highest level of academic achievement and/or evidence of accomplishments in the relevant field
  • Interview may be required
  • Paramedicine: One subject from Classical Studies, Drama, English, Geography, Health Education, History, History of Art, Media Studies, Social Studies, Te Reo Māori or Te Reo Rangatira and one subject from Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Mathematics, Physics, Science or Calculus, Mathematics, Statistics

English language requirements

  • Paramedicine: IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.5 or higher; or equivalent.
  • Other majors: IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall with all bands 5.5 or higher; or equivalent.

Don’t meet the entry requirements?

Consider starting with our Certificate in Sport and Recreation, which includes foundation health papers and can prepare you for further study in health sciences.

Certificate in Sport and Recreation

Majors you can study in the Bachelor of Health Science

Additional majors and minors for bachelor’s degrees

Add an additional major or a minor to your bachelor’s degree and study another area that interests you. You can choose from a wide range of additional majors or minors.

Additional majors and minors for bachelor’s degrees

Year 1

Semester 1 papers

In Semester 1 all health sciences students complete:

Semester 2 papers

You will be introduced to papers for your major in Semester 2.

Years 2 and 3

Papers for the following years of study will depend on your choice of major or degree. You increasingly specialise in your chosen area of health science, and become familiar with a wider range of complex health issues.

There’s an emphasis on workplace experience.

Quick facts
Programme code:
3 years full-time / part-time available
North Campus / South Campus

25 Feb 2019

15 Jul 2019

$6,450 - $6,661
  • This represents the tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2018. Exact tuition fees will depend on papers selected and may exceed this range. As fees are subject to change, 2019 tuition fees may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.

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The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.