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.
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.
This programme is FREE under Targeted Training Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF). Visit tec.govt.nz for more information about TTAF and to see if you're eligible.
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.
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 optional 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.
The Certificate in Health Sciences includes introductory courses in health promotion, and optional 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.
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.
Some career pathways could include:
- Health promotion
- Wellbeing coordinator
- Community health worker
- Health education
Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
For study planning help, contact Te Rōpū Takawaenga o UC | UC Liaison Office (new students) or a Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora | College of Education, Health and Human Development Student Advisor (advancing students).
For more information on facilities, resources, and staff, see Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora | College of Education, Health and Human Development.