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Opening doors

27 August 2023

At UC Health you gain knowledge, skills, and qualifications that help you open doors to meaningful employment and new, exciting opportunities. Our Health and Sport graduates have gone on to become health consultants, business managers, and personal trainers, and more. Learn more about studying with UC Health.

Join a growing workforce

Health and Sport graduates have gone on to become health consultants, physical health advisors (Green Prescription), business managers, ACC facilitators, community engagement coordinators (Cancer Society), national health educators (Endometriosis NZ), policy analysts (Ministry for Primary Industries), performance analysis coaches, counsellors, social workers, and personal trainers.

Other graduates have successfully pursued a career in teaching through one of UC’s one-year graduate teaching programmes.

Engage and understand

Whether you are a school leaver or someone looking for a career change, we will equip you with the skills you need to succeed in the health sector.

You will gain experiences interacting with people from many different backgrounds. This will sharpen your communication and leadership skills, as well as advance your understanding of the issues affecting communities and how we can address them.

Whatever programme you study, you will learn to develop strategies that influence change. By the time you graduate, you will be experienced in connecting with people to make positive changes in their lives and the lives of others.

Rachel Panapa Graduate

Rachel Panapa

Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Whatua, Tainui

Bachelor of Sport Coaching

Whānau Ora Coordinator, Purapura Whetu

I’m working for Purapura Whetu, which is a Māori based mental health organisation. We work from a Kaupapa Māori perspective, so we integrate Māori philosophies into our treatment and try to make our clients feel more connected to their Māori side. It’s less clinical than what you get from mainstream mental health organisations. At UC I learned skills that I use everyday in my job, like organisational skills, communication skills, professionalism and knowledge of physical activity. I walked away from uni being able to implement really strong life skills into my working practice.

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