UC students recognised at inaugural Youth Awards
28 June 2016 Four UC students have won awards for their youth advocacy work, including Josiah Tualamali'i who won the Supreme Youth Award at the inaugural Canterbury Youth Awards. (read article)
Bachelor of Health Sciences
A three year non-clinical degree that prepares students for a variety of professional roles in the health sector. Read more >>
Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology
Over the four years of this degree, students gain the knowledge and skills to assist a wide variety of people with communication and swallowing disorders. Read more >>
Bachelor of Sport Coaching
An internationally recognised qualification equipping students with key career skills through a sporting context. Read more >>
Bachelor of Social Work
This highly regarded interdisciplinary degree will immerse you in theory and practice over four years, equipping you thoroughly for a wide range of people-related jobs. Read more >>
Master of Specialist Teaching
An extension of the Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching, the Masters degree is a further 120 points with the last 60 points of the masters totally from home.
July Start 2016
Undergraduate Options and Postgraduate Options
If you are keen to start your studies now and not wait until next year, there are a variety of options you can choose from. Whether its sport coaching, health sciences or teacher education, we have options for you to get your studies underway in July.
As a world-class hub for health education, research and innovation, Te Papa Hauora/Health Precinct will help drive activity in the city centre. The Precinct will bring together a network of world class researchers, students and clinicians all located in one central space and all contributing to a vibrant and stimulating environment. A flagship entity for the Precinct will be the planned Health Research Education Facility (HREF). This will be a single facility where education and research activities of the Canterbury District Health Board, University of Canterbury, and Ara are co-located to share infrastructure and to benefit from the synergies created by collaboration. Read more here on the new Health Precinct website
UC Nursing students impress Pegasus Health
Suli Tuitaupe and Jai Chung from the Master of Health Sciences and Bachelor of Nursing programme have been awarded scholarships from Pegasus Health. "The applicants this year were absolutely impressive. We were mind blown about what's going on in their lives and their overwhelming stories"; says Georgina Hunter from Pegasus Health. Suli Tuitaupe told his motivational story of making the transition from an obese teenager to a group fitness instructor.
Suli hopes to inspire others in the Pacific community and wants to work in illness prevention, health and wellbeing.
World Champ in our sporting midst
Sport Coaching lecturer, Dr Jenny Clarke, and her husband, Chris Clarke, paired for New Zealand as they clinched the golf croquet world teams championship in London. The Canterbury pair were undefeated as New Zealand claimed the title 7-5 over the heavily favoured Egypt team, in the final on Sunday (NZT). It was a reversal of the previous final four years ago when Egypt beat New Zealand at the Johannesburg Country Club in South Africa. Read more
Source: The Press
Taking a holistic approach in supporting children's early literacy
RadioLive's Mark Sainsbury talks with Professor Gail Gillon from Canterbury University about illiteracy and how a slow start at school can affect you for life. The challenge for A Better Start: E Tipu e Rea is to identify critical health, education and mental health issues that, if prevented or resolved, would have a major positive impact on the vulnerable children’s lives. Professor Gillon said "The overall mission is to give a better start to life for all our children". Source: RadioLive. Listen now
Read more about A Better Start: E Tipu e Rea
Student profile - Dhita de LaRoche
Studying towards a Master of Health Sciences with an endorsement in Health Information Management
Having studied at Universitas Katolik Indonesia Atma Jaya's Faculty of Medicine in Jakarta, Dhita came to the University of Canterbury to take her master's in Health Sciences. 'I have an interest in the non-clinical field of health, and a degree in Health Sciences, with an endorsement in Health Information Management is exactly the right thing for me to study,' she says. 'Technology is on a fast track in research and development, and has a direct impact on the health field. This is beneficial in providing more efficient and effective health services. Better data management tools are therefore very important and that's what my study is providing.' Read more
Student profile - Zoe Cargill
Studying towards a Bachelor of Sport Coaching with Endorsements in Strength and Conditioning and Performance Analysis
Playing ice hockey for New Zealand is 'definitely a carnival ride' for Zoe. She first put on the Ice Ferns jersey at the 2014 World Championships in Asiago, Italy. 'When you win a game at the Worlds, they play your anthem at the end,' she says. 'Singing that with my team was definitely a proud moment.'
Student profile - Blake West
'Thanks to the partnership with UC, the Crusaders Academy came and talked to us about the internship...'
A keen rugby player and aspiring coach, Blake is focusing on Strength and Conditioning as he works towards his degree in Sport Coaching at UC. It's a field he plans to specialise in as he develops his coaching career.
'I want to become a high-performance strength and conditioning coach with an industry-specific business,' he says. For Blake, coaching is all about being hands-on and he has made a dream start on his plan by landing an internship with the Crusaders Academy. Read more
Record interest in Sport Coaching as a career
With the University of Canterbury celebrating increased enrolments among school leavers and new-to-university students, the Bachelor of Sport Coaching degree has seen record growth, with enrolments increasing by 125 per cent, compared to the same time in 2015. Sport Coaching degree programme coordinator Dr Jenny Clarke attributes part of this growth to the new endorsements and professional accreditation students can gain, as well as final-year internships in professional sporting workplaces.
Students get warm welcome back to university
Canterbury University students were warmly welcomed into the Riccarton community last Sunday.
Connect '16 was an event organised by two health and practice internship students to help them get to know their neighbours and other locals in the area. Canterbury Students Ashley Walker and Shannon Clark were behind the event held at Harington Park which was supervised by lecturer for Health Science and Education Raesha Ismail. Read more in the Western News, March 8 2016