Older Adult Health and Wellness - Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science

Study the AUT Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science in Older Adult: Health and Wellness to further your understanding of this field in as little as one semester. There's a focus on health promotion and rehabilitation.

The AUT Older Adult: Health and Wellness specialisation will appeal to the wide range of practitioners working in health promotion, health maintenance, and healthcare services. Students  come from a range of backgrounds: nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech language therapists, dieticians, psychotherapists, exercise scientists, social workers, doctors, podiatrists and oral health practitioners.

You may be able to credit 60 points towards further study at postgraduate diploma or master's level.


This is part of the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science.

Start date: 2020

You need a total of 60 points to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science in Older Adult: Health and Wellness qualification.

Complete the following paper

And select 30 points from

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.

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Key features
  • Demand for health professionals specialising in older adult health and wellness
  • Open to all qualified health professionals
  • Strong links to district health boards, hospitals and private practices
  • Flexible study options, including on-campus block courses and online learning

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