UC Health subjects
This major prepares graduates with the knowledge, skills and confidence to work with individuals and groups to enhance well-being.
The Bachelor of Sport Coaching (BSpC) is the only specialist sport coaching degree in Aotearoa. With flexible learning and internships, this qualification caters for a wide variety of students.
Our graduates use, apply and integrate Māori, bicultural and indigenous knowledge and practices in their chosen fields.
Are you interested in analysing issues in the field of health, and planning how we should be addressing them now and in the future?
Society and Policy focuses on the relationships between health science, health governance, bioethics, and society.
Physical Activity focuses on developing the skills and knowledge needed to help people and communities make healthier choices and become more physically active.
Physical Education is a popular major for students wishing to follow a recognised pathway to teaching, in particular physical education and health teaching.
Studying Sport Science enables students to specialise in two or three chosen areas of sport science including: sport psychology; exercise physiology; nutrition; biomechanics; strength and conditioning; and performance analysis.
The Strength and Conditioning with Nutrition specialisation is targeted at those who wish to train and motivate individuals and teams to help them meet performance and body composition goals.
The Health Leadership and Management endorsement offers you the opportunity to extend your experience into strategic and operational roles where you can develop innovative business solutions for better health outcomes.
The Master of Health Sciences Professional Practice (Nursing) and Bachelor of Nursing joint initiative between the University of Canterbury and Ara gives the opportunity for students who already hold a degree relevant to health sciences to gain two further qualifications in just two years.
Our Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Psychology was designed to meet market demand for registered psychologists specifically trained to work with children, adolescents and families.
Palliative care has emerged as a speciality that incorporates inter professional health care provision for people who are living with and dying from active, progressive diseases or conditions that are not responsive to curative treatment.
Taha Hinengaro Health and Wellbeing Practice endorsement is designed to meet the increasing need for integrated practice models including Motivational Interviewing (MI) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (FACT) and counselling interventions skills to support mental health and wellbeing in the community.
This degree will appeal to those already employed in the health sector or those wishing to enter health-related employment.
Training in health information management is increasingly vital to health professionals, who rely on modern information systems.
Changing behaviours can be difficult, but trained health workers can facilitate change for individuals and communities.
This endorsement helps students understand the intersections between individual health, medicine, and population health.
Courses will draw on sport science research, as well as experts in the field from within and outside UC, to provide students with contemporary knowledge and skills.