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.

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Start date: 2022

Start date: 2023

Minimum entry requirements

All majors:

  • University Entrance or equivalent
  • Must be capable of meeting Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) and Children’s Act 2014 requirements, including police clearance

Counselling:

  • Interview may be required.

Paramedicine:

  • Hold a valid driver’s licence
  • Preference will be given to applicants with 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, Physics, Science, Calculus, Mathematics, Statistics
  • Applicants with English as a second or other language who have not completed at least three years of secondary schooling in NZ will be required to meet IELTS requirements.

International student entry requirements

English language requirements

  • Paramedicine, Perioperative Practice: 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.

English language requirements

Tailor the degree to your interests - study an individual pathway in the Bachelor of Health Science

You can choose to 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

Or choose one of these study options:

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

Quick facts
Programme code:
AK3680
Level:
7
Points:
360
Duration:
3 years full-time / part-time available
Campus:
North Campus
South Campus
Starts:
18 Jul 2022
27 Feb 2023
17 Jul 2023
Fees
Domestic
$7,835 - $8,059 (for 120 points)
($6,901 - $7,125 tuition fees + $934 student services levy)
Paramedicine: $7,835 - $8,627 (for 120 points)
($6,901 - $7,693 tuition fees + $934 student services levy)
International
$36,134 (for 120 points)
($35,200 tuition fees + $934 student services levy)
Paramedicine: $39,934 (for 120 points)
($39,000 tuition fees + $934 student services levy)
  • Fees shown are based on a full-time workload for the points indicated next to the fee. The exact fee charged will depend on which courses you select at the time of enrolment.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for study beyond the current year, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay.
  • 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.
  • Fees-free study may be available for domestic students

Scholarships at AUT

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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.

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