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Bachelor of Health Science - Counselling Major

  • Bachelor

If you become a counsellor you help people deal with their feelings, better understand themselves, make decisions and create change in their lives. The Counselling major prepares you to work with a diverse client base as a counsellor.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
3 years full-time
Study Mode
In person, Online

About this course

If you become a counsellor you help people deal with their feelings, better understand themselves, make decisions and create change in their lives. The Counselling major prepares you to work with a diverse client base as a counsellor.

You become familiar with the history and theory of counselling, and the relational counselling model. AUT's counselling degree includes 200 hours of counselling practice, bicultural learning, marae visits and knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi issues. This degree is suitable for adult students and those with appropriate life experience.

AUT counselling graduates are eligible to apply for provisional membership of New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC) to begin practising as a counsellor.

New Zealand Association of Counsellors website

Applying to study health sciences from 2022

From 2022 all offers of place for undergraduate health science degrees will be made into the Bachelor of Health Science without a major.

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Study locations

South Campus

Online

Career pathways

  • Community counselling agencies
  • Counsellors in schools
  • Mental health providers
  • Maori health providers
  • Pacific health providers
  • Refugee and migrant services