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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 2016.
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 8 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:
231.106 Introduction to Public Health
214.101 Human Bioscience: Normal Body Function
250.100 Introduction to Communication in Health
150.112 Hauora Tangata: Māori and Global Indigenous Health
214.212 Research Methods in the Health Sciences or 175.203 Introduction to Psychological Research (for Psychology Majors only)
250.205 Principles and Practices of Human Epidemiology
250.301 Systems Thinking for Health
250.331 Health of Communities
In addition to the Majors listed below, the following minors are available for the Bachelor of Health Science:
To complete a minor in Community Nutrition for a Bachelor of Health Science you are required to pass courses to the value of 60 credits as outlined below:
60 Credits (four courses) from:
214.131 Introduction to Food & Nutrition
214.231 Nutrition for Special Populations
214.331 Food Choice and Nutrition Promotion
214.334 Nutrition and Health in the 21st Century
214.335 Food Politics
Note: At least 15 credits at 100 level and 15 credits at 300 level
To complete a minor in Ergonomics/Human Factors for a Bachelor of Health Science you are required to pass courses to the value of 60 credits as outlined below:
B) 15 credits (one course) from:
251.271 Occupational Safety and Health I
251.272 Occupational Safety and Health II
252.201 Sleep, Circadian Rhythm and Shiftwork
214.302 Intervention Studies: Improving Health Outcomes
251.372 Occupational Hygiene
To complete a minor in Human Physiology for a Bachelor of Health Science you are required to pass courses to the value of 60 credits as outlined below:
To complete a minor in Mental Health for a Bachelor of Health Science you are required to pass courses to the value of 60 credits as outlined below:
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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