Health sciences

Ranked in the top 101-125 in the world for clinical, pre-clinical and health subjects by Times Higher Education, AUT is one of the country's biggest health science education providers. We draw on research and industry practice to prepare you for a rewarding career in a growing sector – and our graduates are in demand worldwide.

When you study here you’ll get experience working with real people through industry work placements. You’ll also work in our health clinics on campus, which offer services to the public like physiotherapy, oral health, podiatry and more.

Postgraduate study in health sciences will build on your knowledge and expertise in your area of interest.

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.

A certificate or diploma will give you an introduction to your chosen subject and can prepare you for further study.

Research in health sciences

We believe in high-quality research that has impact, and have world-class researchers and research strengths across health sciences.

More about our research

Get hands-on experience in our health clinics

Students work with close supervision at our North Campus clinic, AUT Integrated Health. Open to the public, it offers health and rehab services like counselling and podiatry.

AUT Integrated Health

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Depression in Pacific adolescents
30 Sep, 2022
A new study uses network analysis to demonstrate how connectedness with family, friends, and school can prevent depression in Pacific adolescents.
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Treating the stigma of chronic pain
15 Sep, 2022
AUT researchers found that people will conceal their chronic pain to avoid ‘being seen as drug-seeking, lazy, or mentally unstable’.
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Over 10 million sought help for gambling
22 Aug, 2022
A systematic review, published in the scientific journal Addiction, has found that globally one in every 400 adults has sought help for gambling problems.
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Meet our staff: Sandra Thaggard
01 Aug, 2022
A senior lecturer in nursing, Dr Sandra Thaggard is interested in the management of diabetes, violence & abuse, and mental health issues in Pacific people.
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AUT provides expertise in equity
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Associate Professor Jacquie Kidd is the Equity Lead on a five-year HRC funded project exploring accessible interventions for osteoarthritis.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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