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  • Bachelor Degree 3 years.
  • Tuition NZ$ 20,000 to 25,000/year for international students.
  • You can work part-time while you study.
  • Certificates and Diplomas, pre-degree level.


  • Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences), University of Waikato. A flexible, job-oriented degree, which provides you with the necessary practical experience to bridge the gap between study and the workplace. You will study: Botany, microbiology and zoology with the interdisciplinary subjects of biochemistry, physiology, genetics, ecology and behaviour.


Careers: in Genetic counselling or management, Pharmaceutical industry

  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Victoria University. Fundamentals of modern molecular and cell biology relevant to the clinical practices of current health services. Specialisations available: Human Genetics, Molecular Pathology, Molecular Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry.


Careers: Exercise Prescription Consultant, Rehabilitation, Health Protection Officer, Public Health and the Promotion of Health, Prison Service, Quality Assurance.

  • Bachelor of Health Science (BHlthSc), Massey University. Provides a well informed and diverse perspective on health, encompassing personal, population, and environmental health and includes analysis and critique of health policy and trends, and the provision of health information in the 21st century.
  • Bachelor of Health Science, Auckland University of Technology (AUT). An in-depth understanding of healthcare and provides you a wide range of majors and specialties, allowing you to specialise your education for your chosen career. Specialisations available: Applied Mental Health, Health Promotion, Oral Health, Paramedicine, Podiatry, Psychology.
  • Graduate Certificate and Diploma in Health Science, Auckland University of Technology (AUT). Designed if you are without a degree, but have considerable professional experience in health, sport or recreation and wish to obtain a qualification in your field.

Medical Laboratory

  • Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science, Massey University. Program covers: Biochemistry Microbiology Haematology Transfusion Science Immunology Histological Technique Medical Cytology Human Cytogenetics.
  • Nursing & Midwifery

    Careers: in Intensive care, Community mental health, Aged care, Children and adolescent nursing, Pregnancy, Childbirth and the first six weeks after childbirth, Public hospitals services.

    • Bachelor of Nursing (Student Nurses), Massey University. a nationally and internationally recognised high quality nursing programme. Includes science and social science related to health, which is integrated into nursing knowledge.
    • Bachelor of Health Science (Midwifery), Auckland University of Technology (AUT). More than half of your time is spent in clinical practice, because practical experience is a vital component of becoming a midwife.
    • Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing), Auckland University of Technology (AUT). Teaching and learning happens in a supportive environment, with access to the latest facilities and high-quality clinical placements in hospitals and communities throughout Auckland. Graduates who pass the Nursing Council of New Zealand's State Examination gain registration as a registered nurse.


Careers: Nutritionist in nutritional consultancy and training work, Health food promotion and marketing, Nutritional research programmes in universities, Medical schools.

  • Bachelor of Science (Human Nutrition), Massey University. Areas covered include the composition of food, human requirements for nutrients and how the body processes food and nutrients. An integrated understanding of nutrition, biochemistry and physiology will be developed


Careers: focusing on psychological aspects of the health of individuals, and of their families, workplaces and communities.

  • Bachelor of Health Science (Psychology), Massey University. You will have the opportunity to appreciate and critique the contributions made by psychological research to the evaluation of health, health status and health promotion.

Sport & Exercise

Careers: in Fitness Centres, Homes for the Elderly, Medical Centres and Hospitals, Physiotherapy Clinics, Sports Teams and National Sporting Bodies, Schools and Universities.

  • Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise), Massey University. Emphasises the role of exercise and sport to enhance optimal physiological, sociological and psychological functioning. 
  • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise, Massey University. Aimed at providing a broad interdisciplinary approach to sport and exercise as a field of study, alongside the development of specialist majors: Exercise Prescription and Training, Management and Coaching or Physical Education.


Careers: Clinic staff supervisors or hospital managers, Animal behaviour advisors, Specialty practice technologists (ie, dermatology, surgery, internal medicine, critical case care, etc), Health technologists, Wildlife rehabilitation technologists.

  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) (5 years), Massey University. Anyone who wishes to work as a veterinarian in New Zealand must have a degree in Veterinary Science that is registrable with the Veterinary Council of New Zealand. The Massey University Bachelor of Veterinary Science is the only such degree available from a New Zealand University.
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Technology, Massey University. The new degree in veterinary technology will allow advancement from a Diploma level Veterinary Nurse, to a Bachelors degree level in Veterinary Technology. Veterinary technology graduates will be viewed as relevant and of value to the future of veterinary medical practice and the agricultural animal industries.

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