Graduate Diploma in Health Science

Already have a bachelor's degree? In as little as one year you can gain a qualification in health science with the Graduate Diploma in Health Science.

You can choose from a range of courses from the Bachelor of Health Science or Bachelor of Sport and Recreation.

This programme is suitable if you have a degree in another discipline and don’t meet the entry criteria for postgraduate study in health sciences. It's also great for people without a degree but with considerable work experience in health, sport or recreation.

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Minimum entry requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree OR
  • Relevant professional qualification or experience approved by the Dean (or representative) to be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

International student entry requirements

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent

English language requirements

Courses in the Graduate Diploma in Health Science

You take eight 15-point approved undergraduate courses, of which at least five must be at level 7.

You‘ll be guided to select your courses in a given subject area.

Freda Pake
Skyler Watt
Jerry Wells Hagaria
Quick facts
Programme code:
1 year full-time / part-time available
North Campus
South Campus
15 Jul 2024
3 Mar 2025
21 Jul 2025

Key semester dates
$8,435 (for 120 points)
($7,289 tuition fees + $1146 student services levy)
$38,446 (for 120 points)
($37,300 tuition fees + $1146 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.


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