Physical Activity and Nutrition - Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science

Advance your understanding of factors that affect community health and promote healthy living in as little as one year with the AUT Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science in Physical Activity and Nutrition.

Papers cover topics like promoting physical activity, making healthy lifestyle choices and educating populations about healthy nutrition.

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.

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Complete one  specialty core papers

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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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