Solve real-world problems
You’ll be helping people make health choices and decisions based on what matters to them and their whānau.
Become a health leader
Healthcare is becoming more personalised as people become more aware of health issues and participate in their own healthcare decisions. Studying UC Health will prepare you to be an influential and productive member of multi-disciplinary teams, and ultimately become a health leader, by engaging with communities, organisations and businesses, schools, and clubs.
Understand the impact
Understanding the ethical, social, economic, environmental, cultural, and political determinants of health is a cornerstone of our programmes. We challenge our students to develop strategies addressing complex health issues. You will develop a strong knowledge of how government, systems, and legislation impact di erent people and communities.
Connect with employers while you study
There are internship opportunities in the professional areas students want to work in. This allows you to connect with a business or organisation, make an impact, and see how your education works in the real world. You get to show them what you can do. Many of our dynamic students even land jobs based on their internship experiences.
UC is also connected to a wide range of community-level healthcare organisations such as Smokefree, All Right?, Disability Services, and more.
Bachelor of Health Sciences
Physical Health Advisor, Rongoā Kākāriki, Sport Canterbury
"I would definitely recommend taking advantage of any internships offered as it allows you to practice what you are learning and get an insight into life after university. The internship opportunities allowed me to get my foot in the door within Sport Canterbury and gave me more of an insight into the health field as well as a hands-on experience. You become more than just a number within this degree.
You get to know your lecturers and they get to know you. This opens up a great support network which is important throughout study and once you leave university. If you’re passionate about health and wellbeing and want to build your confidence, then this degree is definitely suited for you."