Māori Health - Master of Health Practice

There's demand for health professionals who can incorporate both clinical and cultural aspects when working with Māori. Study the AUT Master of Health Practice in Māori Health degree to further your career in Māori health.

The Master of Health Practice in Māori Health is designed for health professionals with at least three years of clinical experience. You can select courses that reflect your career needs and interests.

The Māori Health specialisation works closely with Taupua Waiora, the Centre for Māori Health Research, which focuses on improving Māori health and reducing inequalities of outcome between non-Māori and Māori.

Taupua Waiora Centre for Māori Health Research website

This is part of the Master of Health Practice.

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You need a total of 180 points to complete the Master of Health Practice.

Complete the following courses

And complete 30 points from

And select one research course

And select one professional course

And complete a practice project



  • And 15 points from any postgraduate courses with the approval of the programme leader

*Strongly advised

More details about courses in this programme

For more information contact:

Dr Alayne Hall

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.

Key features
  • Demand for health professionals who work effectively with whānau, hāpu and iwi
  • A range of study options for students interested in a Māori health career
  • Includes a practice project in an area of your interest
  • Closely linked to Taupua Waiora Centre for Māori Health Research
  • Staff who are recognised as experts in this field

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