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Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science

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If you have a health-related bachelor's degree and want to take your studies to the next level, the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science is for you. It is the only postgraduate qualification of its kind in New Zealand that allows you to study both the sciences and the social sciences.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
Duration
1 year full-time

About this course

If you have a health-related bachelor's degree and want to take your studies to the next level, the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science is for you. It is the only postgraduate qualification of its kind in New Zealand that allows you to study both the sciences and the social sciences.

Entry requirements

To enter the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science you will have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor of Health Science degree or an equivalent qualification.

Note the following endorsements have additional requirements:

  • For the psychology endorsement you will have been awarded or qualified for an undergraduate major in psychology.
  • For the medical laboratory science endorsement you will have been awarded or qualified for an undergraduate major in science and there are some additional specific requirements.

You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

Career pathways

This is a great programme to find an exciting and rewarding career. You could work in any of the following, depending on your subject area:

  • athlete strength and conditioning
  • biosecurity
  • careers in quality assurance
  • clinical exercise prescription consultant
  • consultancy and advisory positions
  • corporate health and fitness
  • disaster and emergency management
  • drinking water assessment
  • environmental and health consultancy and auditing
  • exercise for elderly care homes
  • fitness centres
  • food safety consultancy and auditing
  • health and environmental safety in commercial and non-governmental organizations
  • health promotion
  • health protection
  • iwi authorities
  • local and central government (environment health officer, health protection officer, policy and advisory roles)
  • management of hazardous substances and toxic chemicals
  • medical centres and hospitals
  • physiotherapy clinics
  • prison service
  • public health positions
  • rehabilitation and disability support
  • research
  • secondary school teaching
  • sports teams and national sporting bodies
  • waste and water quality management.

Credit for prior study or work

For information on prior learning, exemptions and transfer of credit or other questions:

  • review the Recognition of Prior Learning regulations
  • contact us through the Enquire button on this page.