Diploma in Health Sciences
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.
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.
Diploma 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 DipHealSc is made up of 120 points, which includes 6 compulsory courses, and two optional 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.
The Diploma 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 diploma?' above for an example degree structure diagram.
The non-clinical 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.
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.