Bachelor of Health Science (BHlthSc)

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Entry requirements

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.

Transition

These regulations take effect from 1 January 2016.

  1. All candidates commencing study towards Degree of Bachelor of Health Science on or after 1 January 2016 must satisfy the requirements specified in these regulations.
  2. All candidates who commenced study towards the Degree of Bachelor of Health Science prior to 2016, and who have passed at least 60 credits whilst enrolled in the Degree of Bachelor of Health Science, may complete under the Degree of Bachelor of Health Science regulations in the 2015 Massey University Calendar (or earlier regulations) until the end of the 2019 academic year.
  3. Candidates who commenced study towards the Degree of Bachelor of Health Science prior to 2016, but who have not completed at least 60 credits or who have not completed the qualification by the end of the 2019 academic year, must complete the degree in accordance with these regulations.
  4. These transition arrangements expire at the end of 2019.
  5. In all cases candidates must complete the qualification within the timeframes for completion as specified in the Completion Requirements.

Bachelor of Health Science structure

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

Courses

The Bachelor of Health Science consists of:

  1. a compulsory core of 120 credits (8 X 15 credit courses),
  2. majors consisting of a minimum of 120 credits (8 X 15 credit courses), and
  3. minors consisting of a minimum of 60 credits (4 X 15 credit courses)

Core Courses

250.131 Introduction to Human Health or 231.106 Introduction to Public Health
214.101 Human Bioscience: Normal Body Function or 214.102 Applied Science for Health Professionals
250.100 Introduction to Communication in Health
250.231 Health and Health Inequalities or 150.112 Hauora Tangata: Maori 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

Majors or endorsements

Minors

In addition to the Majors listed below, the following minors are available for the Bachelor of Health Science:

Community Nutrition

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

Ergonomics/Human Factors

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:

A) Compulsory (45credits)
251.100 Work and Health
128.200 Healthy Workplace Design
128.300 Ergonomics/Human Factors: Work, Performance, Health and Design

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

Human Physiology

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:

Compulsory (60 credits):
194.101 Essentials of Mammalian Biology
194.241 Physiological Control Systems
194.242 Physiology of Mammalian Organ Systems
194.350 Human Lifecycle Physiology

Mental Health

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:

A) Compulsory (45 credits)
147.102 Mental Health and Society
147.202 Mental Health Policy and Practice
147.302 Alcohol and Drug Use

B) 15 credits (one course) from:
147.203 Measurement in Rehabilitation
250.317 Disability in Society

Available majors

Note: Human Health and the Environment, Maori Health, Sport and Exercise, Public Health are no longer open to new enrolments


How much will it cost?

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.

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