Māori Health - Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science

Study the AUT Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science in Māori Health to further your understanding of Māori health in as little as one semester.

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.

You may be able to credit 60 points towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science, Master of Health Science or Master of Health Practice.

Taupua Waiora Centre for Māori Health Research website

This is part of the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science.

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You need a total of 60 points to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science.

Complete the following courses

And 30 points from

*Strongly advised

More details about courses in this programme

For more information contact:

Associate Professor 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
  • 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.