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There are no special entry requirements beyond those that qualify you for study at University. Computer literacy is recommended. If you do not have a Science or Mathematics background, you can get a head start in your studies by taking foundation courses in Science or Mathematics.
For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.
These regulations take effect from 1 January 2019.
The Bachelor of Health Science (BHlthSc) is a 360 credit (equivalent to 3-years full time study) undergraduate qualification which offers students the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the maintenance and enhancement of the health and well-being of individuals and communities both nationally and internationally.
Students are required to take the core courses and a major. As a result, it is possible to take a second major (i.e. a double major), a major and minor plus electives or a major and two minors depending on the size of the major(s) and minor(s) taken.
These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates
The Bachelor of Health Science consists of:
214.101 Human Bioscience: Normal Body Function
214.102 Applied Sciences for Health Professionals
231.106 Introduction to Public Health
231.107 Social Determinants of Health
250.100 Health Communication
150.112 Hauora Tangata: Māori Health
150.202 Mauri Ora: Māori Health Foundations
214.201 Human Biosciences: Impaired Body Function
250.205 Principles and Practice of Human Epidemiology
250.331 Health of Communities
250.303 Systems Thinking and Design for Health
214.212 Research Methods in the Health Sciences or 175.203 Introduction to Psychological Research (for Psychology Majors only)
147.102 Mental Health and Society
175.101 Psychology as a Social Science
175.102 Psychology as a Natural Science
214.131 Introduction to Food and Nutrition
147.101 Rehabilitation Studies
234.121 Functional Anatomy
234.141 Introduction to Human Movement and Hauora
179.155 Introduction to Helping Skills in Social and Community Work
231.108 Health Intervention Management
147.302 Alcohol and Drug Use
147.333 Health and Ageing
175.303 The Practice of Psychological Research
175.309 Forensic Psychology
175.311 Psychology of Women
175.318 Experimental Psychology
175.345 Organisational Psychology
179.320 Community Development
234.331 Sport in the Social Context
214.334 Nutrition and Health in the 21st Century
250.320 Work Integrated Learning in Health Sciences
145.216 Urban Environments
Note: Human Health and the Environment, Māori Health, Sport and Exercise, Public Health are no longer open to new enrolments.
We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.
To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.
If you already know which courses you are going to take, you can use our Fees calculator to get an estimate of your fees.
You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.
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