Master of Health Practice

Are you a health professional with at least three years of clinical experience? Study the AUT Master of Health Practice degree to help you take your health career to the next level.

The Master of Health Practice is ideal for health professionals who want to extend their practical knowledge and are ready for the next step in their career. You can select courses and areas of practice that reflect your career needs and interests.

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Minimum entry requirements

Must have completed the following or equivalent:

  • Relevant bachelor’s degree
  • Relevant graduate diploma
  • Relevant professional qualification


  • At least three years of relevant professional experience

Staircasing options from the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science or Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science are also available.

International student entry requirements

Other requirements

  • May be required to complete prerequisite courses in chosen subject area
  • May be asked to provide evidence of current professional practice
  • May be required to meet Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) and Children's Act 2014 requirements and other relevant legislation

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with no band less than 6.0

English language requirements

Offered at the City and the South Campus

May also be offered via distance learning.

Offered at the North Campus

Offered at the South Campus

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.

You select courses and areas of practice that reflect your needs and interests. You need a total of 180 points to complete the Master of Health Practice.

Specialist areas in the Master of Health Practice

For more information about courses in each specialist area, refer to the relevant web page:

Jordan Salesa
Jacinta Horan
Elizabeth Berryman
Rebecca Longhurst
Quick facts
Programme code:
1.5 years full-time / part-time available
North Campus
South Campus
17 Jul 2023
26 Feb 2024
15 Jul 2024
$10,277 (for 120 points)
($9,203 tuition fees + $1074 student services levy)
$41,374(for 120 points)
($40,300 tuition fees + $1074 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.

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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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