MindBody Healthcare - Master of Health Science

Advance your health career with the MindBody Healthcare specialisation in the Master of Health Science. Explore current topics in health and healthcare, and research an area of your interest through your thesis.

This programme is not offered in 2020.

The MindBody Healthcare specialisation in the Master of Health Science focuses on integrative ways of looking at health, illness and disease, and healthcare from physical, psychological, subjective, family, cultural and spiritual perspectives.

It caters for many health professionals, including doctors, nurses, counsellors, psychotherapists, body therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths and dentists. You have the opportunity to complete research relevant to your career.


This is part of the Master of Health Science.

Start date: 2020

Complete the following papers

And select one research paper

Select one professional paper

And complete the following papers

And complete a thesis

You may also be able to complete other relevant optional papers with the approval of the Associate Dean (Academic).

Practice as a health professional in New Zealand is governed by legislation and a number of ‘Responsible Authorities’ (such as the 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
  • Integrative ways of looking at health, illness, disease and healthcare
  • Incorporates psychological, subjective, family, cultural and spiritual perspectives
  • Caters for a variety of qualified health professionals
  • Close links to the National Institute for Public Health and Mental Health Research

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