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Certificate in Health Sciences

CertHealSc
06 October 2023

UC's Certificate in Health Sciences (CertHealSc) prepares you to make a positive contribution to the wellbeing of your community through health promotion. Find out about studying a CertHealSc through our Te Kaupeka Oranga | Faculty of Health.

DURATION

Certificate in Health Sciences

Degree Structure - Duration
6 months full-time

START

Certificate in Health Sciences

Degree Structure - Start In
Semester 1 or 2 (February or July)

POINTS

60

TUITION FEES

2024 tuition fees estimate per 60 points:

  • Domestic — $3,911
  • International — $17,875

Overview


Certificate in Health Sciences

Introduction

The Certificate in Health Sciences (CertHealSc) prepares you with the skills and knowledge to make a positive contribution to the wellbeing of your community through health promotion.

Learn how the circumstances in which people live, work, and play affects their health, and how we can create environments that support New Zealanders to live long and healthy lives regardless of their income or ethnicity.



Certificate in Health Sciences

Why Study - Body

What will my study involve?

  • The Certificate consists of introductory compulsory courses in health promotion with elective courses in a specific area of health interest.
  • Study and complete four courses full-time in 6 months or part-time over 3 years.
  • Option to transfer your completed courses to the Diploma in Health Sciences or the Bachelor of Health Sciences.

Certificate in Health Sciences

Subjects and Courses - Body

Subjects and courses

The Certificate in Health Sciences includes introductory courses in health promotion, and elective courses to focus your studies on a specific health area of interest.

Certificate in Health Sciences

Career - Body

Career opportunities

This Certificate gives you an insight to our current health systems, issues, and wider public knowledge. With this awareness and critical analysis, you can make a direct impact on the health and wellbeing of our community.

Career pathways could include:

  • health promoter
  • wellbeing coordinator
  • community health worker
  • health educator.

Find out more about what can you do with a degree from UC.

2024 tuition fees estimate (per 60 points):

  • Domestic — $3,911
  • International — $17,875

2023 tuition fees estimate (per 60 points):

  • Domestic — $3,805
  • International — $17,000

SSL estimate (per 60 points):

  • 2024 — $550.20
  • 2023 — $496.20

Planning my study


Certificate in indigenous narrative

Each small block represents a 15-point course. However, some courses may be 30 points or more.

This diagram is an example only – other combinations are possible. For specific course requirements, see the Regulations for the Certificate in Health Sciences.

Certificate in Health Sciences

Degree Structure - Body

How do I plan my certificate?

The 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 elective courses.

You can begin your studies in either February or July, and can take six months full-time, or up to three years part-time to complete.

You may also choose to transfer any completed courses to the Diploma in Health Sciences or the Bachelor of Health Sciences during study.

For the full degree requirements, see the Regulations for the Certificate in Health Sciences.

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