Acupuncture - Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science

With the AUT Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science in Acupuncture you can gain advanced knowledge and critical analysis skills in acupuncture in as little as one year.

Choose from a range of papers related to Western acupuncture. Flexible learning options are available in some papers to support working professionals during their studies.

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.


This is part of the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science.

Start date: 2020

You need a total of 120 points to complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science in Acupuncture qualification.

Complete the following papers

And select 15 points from

And select 15 points from

*Flexible learning options are available for these papers, including online, block course or distance learning (subject to change).

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
  • Explores a range of topics related to Western acupuncture
  • Open to registered health professionals interested in acupuncture
  • Staff who are internationally recognised as experts in this field
  • 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.