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

Start date: 2020

Minimum entry requirements

Counselling:

  • Must be capable of meeting Vulnerable Children’s Act (VCA Act) including police clearance. Interview may be required.

Paramedicine:

  • Must be capable of meeting Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) requirements and Vulnerable Children’s Act (VCA Act) including police clearance.
  • Must hold a valid driver’s licence.
  • 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: 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

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:
AK3680
Level:
7
Points:
360
Duration:
3 years full-time / part-time available
Campus:
North Campus
South Campus
Starts:

25 Feb 2019

15 Jul 2019

24 Feb 2020

13 Jul 2020

Fees:
Domestic
$6,580 - $6,795 ($6,580 - $7,335 for Paramedicine only)
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee range based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2019. Exact fees will depend on papers selected and may exceed this range.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • Check if you're eligible for fees-free study
International
$32,850 ($36,370 for Paramedicine only)
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2019. The exact fees will depend on papers selected and may vary from the figure stated.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019 the fee 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.