In as little as one year you can gain advanced knowledge and critical analysis skills in the field of health sciences with the AUT Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science.
Health professionals from all sectors can study health sciences at an advanced level through the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science. Flexible learning options are available in some courses to support you working and studying at the same time.
The programme can prepare you for further study at master’s level. It's a great postgraduate study option if you have been out of study for some time, or are unsure if postgraduate study is for you.
Must have completed the following or equivalent:
*May also be offered via distance learning.
You can also complete this programme without a specialisation (standard pathway).
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 can also choose to complete this programme without a specialisation and choose from a wide range of health sciences courses.
If you're specifically interested in occupational health or sport and exercise physiotherapy, you can also choose to take some courses that focus on these areas.
You can also complete this programme without a specialisation.
This pathway is designed to equip practitioners for advanced practice in the field of human factors and ergonomics.
This pathway is designed to equip physiotherapists for advanced practice in sport and exercise physiotherapy.
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.