Certificate in Health Sciences
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.
- 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.
Admission to UC with University Entrance (or equivalent) is required to enrol.
If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
For information on the enrolment process, please see how to apply for undergraduate qualifications.
Certificate in Health Sciences – example degree structure
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.
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.
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.
See 'How do I plan my certificate?' above for an example degree structure diagram.
- Complete at least two of the compulsory courses
- Plus choose a maximum of two courses from the elective courses list
This Certificate can be used as a pathway to the full Bachelor of Health Sciences degree.
UC also offers a wide range of Health Sciences postgraduate programmes.
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 you can do with a degree from UC.
See Tuition Fee Structure for more information
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For the full degree requirements, see the Regulations for the Certificate in Health Sciences.
For study planning help, contact a Student Advisor.
For more information on facilities, resources, and staff, see Te Kaupeka Oranga | Faculty of Health.
For more general information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or freephone 0800 VARSITY (827 748).