MindBody Healthcare - Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science

Study the AUT Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science in MindBody Healthcare and develop advanced knowledge and critical analysis skills in this field in as little as one year.

This programme is not offered in 2020.

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 pathway within the health programmes caters for many health professionals, including doctors, nurses, counsellors, psychotherapists, body therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths and dentists.


This is part of the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science.

Start date: 2020

Complete the following papers

And select one research paper

And select one professional paper

And complete the following specialty core paper

And complete

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.