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Undergraduate subject

Health Education

03 October 2023
This major prepares graduates with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to work with individuals and groups to enhance well-being.


Health Education


If you are interested in helping people and communities empower themselves, then Health Education is for you.

This subject revolves around understanding population health issues and learning how to teach people to adopt healthier lifestyles to enhance their health and wellbeing.

Health Education

What will my study involve?

  • Understand how to build people’s health literacy.
  • Develop a toolbox of teaching strategies that can be used at personal, interpersonal, and community level.
  • Build confidence in presenting and facilitation.
  • In your final year, complete an internship where you can apply what you have learnt and start your Health Education professional journey.

Health Education


Health Education major

For the major in the Bachelor of Health Sciences, complete the following courses:




Health Education minor

For the minor in the Bachelor of Arts, Commerce, Digital Screen, Health Sciences, Product Design, Psychological Science, Science, Social and Environmental Sustainability, Sport, or Youth and Community Leadership, complete the following courses:


Health promotion pathway

If you are interested in working in health promotion the Certificate in Health Sciences and Diploma in Health Sciences can give you a headstart, preparing you with the practical and theoretical knowledge to make a positive contribution to population health and wellbeing.

On completion of your Certificate or Diploma you will be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Health Sciences majoring in Health Education.

Health Education

Career opportunities

Your studies will equip you to work in different areas of health-related institutions and agencies such as community and public health, schools, Family Planning, and Mental Health Foundation.

Career pathways could include:

  • health promoter
  • health education teacher
  • whānau support worker
  • wellbeing coordinator.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Health Sciences.

Related brochures

Undergraduate Prospectus

Whakatairanga Ākonga

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International Prospectus 2024/2025

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