About the College of Health

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The Massey University College of Health, founded in 2013, is an exciting initiative focused on solving the most important health challenges of the 21st century in New Zealand and around the world.

Our intent

The College of Health partners with New Zealand and international stakeholders to lead the improvement of health and wellbeing, and promote equity and social justice.

In line with the philosophy of Hauora, our strategic approach to learning, teaching and research is to view optimal health and wellbeing as the outcome of multiple factors encompassing individual differences, diversity, social determinants and environmental interactions.

It is important to us to be recognised nationally and internationally for the quality and integrity of our research, the capability of our graduates and our service to others. We develop and promulgate solutions for large and complex problems that affect the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and whänau with the aim of building a brighter world.

Head of College

Meet our Head of College, Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane Mills.

Making a difference

The College of Health makes a difference in the areas of:

  • accessible health education
  • applied social research
  • health system strengthening including workforce development
  • public health and health policy
  • applied inter-disciplinary practice
  • sleep, sport and exercise, and nutrition
  • understand the environmental, biological and social mechanisms of health and disease.

Our strategic goals

  1. Be a Treaty of Waitangi led College of Health – Te Kura Hauora Tangata.
  2. Value, recognise and reward professional and academic staff, and promote staff development and wellbeing.
  3. Be the preferred partner for education and research in our areas of expertise.
  4. Align and optimise organisational processes to achieve best practice.
  5. Generate new revenue and increase efficiency so we can invest in our strengths.

Facts and figures

  • International Rankings - Our nursing programme is ranked in the top 100 worldwide (2017 QS Rankings).
  • International accreditations - Asia Pacific Association for Social Work Education (APASWE) and International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW).
  • NZ PBRF Rankings - Our research standing among NZ universities includes: #1 in Nursing, #2 in Health studies and #3 in Sport and exercise science.
  • Student numbers - 2259 students (1526 undergraduate and 733 postgraduate including 96 doctoral students).
  • Staff numbers - 210
  • Grant income - $16 million annually

Our units

The college connects people across collaborative units with outstanding expertise and programmes in nursing, human nutrition and dietetics, food technology, physiology, medical laboratory science, public health, sport and exercise, social work, environmental and occupational health, and disability and rehabilitation.

Donate to the College of Health

We welcome your support in raising money to enable excellence in scholarship, teaching and research in the College of Health.

Your gift will:

  • assist students in need and recognise those with outstanding abilities
  • ensure our research informs and develops new public policies, health programmes and initiatives
  • help us develop new products to create a healthier world.

We appreciate your help in driving the success of our next generation of students.

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