Bachelor of Health Science (BHlthSc)

Key facts

  • Available at Manawatū
  • Available at Wellington
  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Equivalent to 3 years of full-time study
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Excel in the growing health industry

With a Bachelor of Health Science from Massey, you’ll be in high demand in the workplace.

What is it like?

The Bachelor of Health Science (BHlthSc) at Massey is the only degree of its kind in New Zealand that allows you to study both the sciences and the social sciences.

The health industry needs you

There is a growing need for people who understand personal, community and environmental health in today’s health industry. Massey’s BHlthSc will give you the skills you need to succeed.

This programme’s applied and multi-disciplinary approach will help you build your career in any of New Zealand’s major health sectors.

Improve the nation’s health

You’ll get an understanding of the many dimensions of personal health and health care in New Zealand. You’ll learn to critically evaluate information about personal health and wellbeing, and community and population health. With a solid grounding in health science, you’ll be perfectly placed to contribute to our nation’s health from day one in the workplace.

Ali van Barneveld
Bachelor of Health Science
Graduated in 2010
Community Recreation Programmer - Hutt City Council

“Helping adults and children live happier, healthier and longer lives is my passion…”

That’s why I chose to study the Bachelor of Health Sciences majoring in Sport and Exercise. Without having a degree under my belt, I would not have been considered for my role nor would I have the skills to perform the tasks it requires. Instead, I am able to apply everything I learned academically and practically, passing on my knowledge to others and living my passion.

I loved the learning environment and student culture at Massey. I really enjoyed our small class of those studying the major at the time. It made for a great learning experience as we had great relationships with teachers and tutors and they were able to personalise teaching to individual learning style and needs. I also appreciated the support extended to Pasifika students on campus.


This is a great programme to find an exciting and rewarding career. You could work in any of the following:

  • 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
Join the engine of the new New Zealand
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