Investigate and research a specific area of health science with the one-year Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) degree. Complete the standard pathway or specialise in psychology.
The Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) is aimed at high-achieving graduates of the Bachelor of Health Science. It’s a great way to make your CV stand out and can also serve as a fast track into doctoral study.
Potential honours students will be identified during the third year of their bachelor’s degree. At this point you'll be encouraged to gain the necessary entry requirements during your study. If you achieve these, you'll be eligible to enter the honours programme on completion of your bachelor’s degree.
The Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) includes courses and a research dissertation on a specific health science topic. Your individual course of study will be approved by the programme leader.
Choose from two pathways:
Or another approved postgraduate course.
Psychology students can add two years’ postgraduate study to their honours degree to be eligible for registration.
*If you're planning to continue into the Master of Health Science in Psychology, we recommend you include PSYC808 and one of HEAL808, HEAL810 or HEAL811
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.
The standard pathway can prepare you for further study in:
The Psychology pathway can prepare you for further study in:
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.