Health Degrees Undergraduate
- Bachelor of Health Sciences
- Bachelor of Sport Coaching
- Bachelor of Social Work
- Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology
The Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) is an undergraduate programme that is open to anyone interested in a career in health and public policy, public health, health management, health research and other non-clinical roles. Students select their specialty from six majors, designed to provide graduates with specialised skills and knowledge. Some courses will have prerequisites (courses you must complete first). For full details of the requirements for each major, see the Bachelor of Health Sciences brochure.
- Environmental Health
- Health Education
- Māori and Indigenous Health
- Public Health
- Society and Policy.
Combinations of these majors can be completed as double majors.
The Bachelor of Sport Coaching (BSpC) is a nationally and internationally recognised three-year full-time or up to six years part-time qualification. BSpC courses may be studied on campus or by distance, making them ideal to combine with other degrees such as law, commerce and management.
The BSpC equips students with the key skills employers are looking for, not just in sport and related fields but in everything from business to corporate management. Sport coaching graduates are motivated and passionate leaders who inspire others and are committed to success. The BSpC offers endorsements (specialisations) in Leadership, Performance Analysis, Strength and Conditioning, He Oranga Tangata (Māori health and well-being).
The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) is designed for students wishing to enter the social work profession, but is also valuable for those wishing to work in other people-oriented and social policy occupations.The programme is ideal for those who wish to focus their studies on helping people. Graduates provide professional assistance to those experiencing difficulties in their lives and in their communities. You will study a variety of courses from the social sciences and Māori studies, as well as specialist Social Work topics and completing fieldwork practice in the community. The programme equips students with the experience, skills and knowledge to provide professional assistance and policy advice, along with provisional statutory registration. The programme also draws on interdisciplinary studies, including Psychology, Sociology, and Law, to provide future social work practitioners with the skills, knowledge, and personal influence to effect change. Such interventions may be with individuals, families, groups, organisations, or communities, and incorporate a range of social change strategies.
The Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology (Hons) (BSLP(Hons)) is a four-year professional degree with a strong practical focus. The BSLP(Hons) trains you to help people with communication disorders gain the ability to communicate successfully. In addition, you learn about the assessment and treatment of swallowing disorders. Graduates are highly employable as clinicians in schools and hospital settings both in New Zealand and overseas or can pursue further study through to doctoral level.