Older Adult Health and Wellness - Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science

With the AUT Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science in Older Adult: Health and Wellness you can develop advanced knowledge and critical analysis skills in this field in as little as one year.

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.

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: 2021

You need a total of 120 points to complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science in Older Adult: Health and Wellness qualification.

Complete the following paper

And select 60 points from

And select 15 points from

And select 15 points from

# Paper has special requirements. Refer to paper flyer.

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.

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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.

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