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Undergraduate certificate or diploma

Diploma in Health Sciences

DipHealSc
06 October 2023

UC's Diploma in Health Sciences (DipHealSc) helps you understand the principles and practices of health promotion. Find out about studying a DipHealSc through our Te Kaupeka Oranga | Faculty of Health.

DURATION

Diploma in Health Sciences

Degree Structure - Duration
1 year full-time

START

Diploma in Health Sciences

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

POINTS

120

TUITION FEES

2024 tuition fees estimate per 120 points:

  • Domestic — $7,822
  • International — $35,750

Overview


Diploma in Health Sciences

Introduction

Through the Diploma in Health Sciences (DipHealSc), you will understand the principles and practices of health promotion. Learn about how you can be part of driving the change for a healthier Aotearoa, and empower our communities to take health back on their own terms and increase access to services.

The Diploma in Health Sciences (DipHealSc) is an ideal option to add health promotion knowledge to your studies or career, or as a pathway to the Bachelor of Health Sciences.



Diploma in Health Sciences

What will my study involve?

 

  • Take six compulsory courses alongside two elective courses in an area of your choice ranging from physical activity and nutrition, to Māori and Indigenous development.
  • Complete your studies in on year full-time, or up to four years part-time.
  • The Diploma is a great pathway to other UC degrees including the Bachelor of Health Sciences.

Diploma in Health Sciences

Subjects and courses

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

 

Diploma in Health Sciences

Career opportunities

The health sector needs more graduates to cope with rising needs, which means there are many different roles to help improve services and systems, and raise awareness.

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 120 points):

  • Domestic — $7,822
  • International — $35,750

2023 tuition fees estimate (per 120 points):

  • Domestic — $7,609
  • International — $34,000

SSL estimate (per 120 points):

  • 2024 — $1,100.40
  • 2023 — $992.40

Planning my study


Diploma in Health Science

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 Diploma in Health Sciences.

Diploma in Health Sciences

How do I plan my diploma?

 

The DipHealSc is made up of 120 points, which includes four compulsory courses, and four elective courses in an area of choice.

You can begin your studies in either February or July, and can take one year full-time, or up to four years part-time to complete.

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

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

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