Individual pathway - Bachelor of Health Science

Develop the skills for a wide range of health careers. Study an individual pathway in the Bachelor of Health Science and tailor the degree to your interests and career goals.

Many careers in today’s health sector require skills from both health and other disciplines. These roles – which don’t always involve direct contact with patients – include health education, management, information and planning, and health advocacy.

By studying an individual pathway in the Bachelor of Health Science you'll be well-prepared for this wide range of health careers.

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This is part of the Bachelor of Health Science.

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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.

As part of your degree you can include one or two minors from subjects across AUT, or develop skills in subjects like medical interpreting and translation, health administration or health advocacy.

Year 1

Semester 1 courses

You develop an in-depth understanding of general healthcare, learning alongside other health science students.

Semester 2 courses

You're introduced to the available pathways and minor options in Semester 2.

Years 2 and 3

The following years of study will depend on your interests and career goals. You can choose from courses from the Bachelor of Health Science and other AUT degrees.

Compulsory courses include

*Or two level 7 courses

You also need to complete

  • Four additional health science courses
  • 10 elective courses of your interest

Courses need to be approved by your programme leader.

Include a minor in your degree

You can include one or two minors as part of your degree. You can choose from a range of minors across AUT - from education, business and health promotion, to history, New Zealand Sign Language and human resource management. Your minor(s) will be listed on your academic transcript when you graduate.

Additional minors for bachelor’s degrees

Te ara hauora Māori health courses

There’s a growing need for health professionals to work with Māori. That’s why you can include Māori health courses as part of your study and develop the skills to work more effectively with Māori, an essential skill in the diverse health sector in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Through these courses you gain access to Māori networks and become comfortable working with whānau and Māori communities. We encourage all students to include at least one Māori health course. You don’t need to know te reo to enrol in the Māori health courses.

  • Education and research
  • Government departments and non-governmental organisations
  • Health administration and management
  • Health advocacy
  • Human resources
  • Information technology
  • Sales and marketing
  • Support work

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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