Certificate and Diploma in Health Sciences
Study for free!
These programmes are FREE under Targeted Training Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF). Visit tec.govt.nz for more information about TTAF and to check if you’re eligible.
Learning about health promotion principles, oranga and wellbeing is about empowering our communities to take health back on their own terms, to celebrate wellness, define health their way and to give them the power to make change in the places where they live, work and play.
You will gain an understanding of key models and concepts in health promotion and be able to identify why equity is a core value in health promotion, how we can create environments that support New Zealanders to live long and healthy lives regardless of their income or ethnicity.
On completion of your Certificate or Diploma in Health Sciences, you will be eligible to enrol in the BHSc majoring in health education or public health.
Undergraduate qualifications in Health Sciences
The following pathways offer an introduction into Health Sciences at UC. Courses are delivered on campus, with some by distance study. This makes it easy to fit part time study around your work and other commitments. These pathways can also be studied full time.
The Certificate in Health Sciences (CertHealSc) is made up of 60 points, which includes a minimum of 30 points (two courses) from the list of compulsory courses, and up to 30 points (two courses) from the list of optional courses. Courses are delivered on campus, with some by distance study.
The Diploma in Health Sciences DipHealSc is made up of 120 points, which includes 6 compulsory courses and up to 30 points (two courses) from the list of optional courses. Courses are delivered on campus, with some by distance study.
The government has announced new vaccination requirements for the health and education sectors. At UC our programmes are strongly connected to our communities of practice. For many of our programmes, you will not be able to complete research or practice-oriented courses if you are not vaccinated. This is due to research/practice taking place in health centres and schools/kura where all employees and volunteers are required to be vaccinated. For these courses you will be required to be vaccinated in line with the NZ Government regulations, and supply evidence of your vaccination status.