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Massey’s Bachelor of Health Science will prepare you to address the big health challenges facing the nation and the world in the 21st century.
Massey’s Bachelor of Health Science is a comprehensive programme offering a wide range of health majors. Its multidisciplinary foundation will prepare you to make a creative and practical contribution to improving the health of individuals, communities and nations.
There is a growing need for people who understand personal, workplace and community health issues in today’s interconnected and complex world. Massey’s Bachelor of Health Science will give you the skills you need to succeed.
With an interdisciplinary approach, you’ll gain a good understanding of the biological and social bases of 21st century health issues. You’ll be able to apply your multidisciplinary skills to explore solutions, create interventions, critically evaluate current practices and policies, and develop new ideas for bettering health.
The Bachelor of Health Science focuses on communication and critical-thinking skills, and will give you an understanding of research methods and the principles and practices of epidemiology. It will help you build your career in any of New Zealand’s major health sectors.
You’ll get an understanding of the many dimensions of personal and population health and healthcare in New Zealand. You’ll learn to critically evaluate information about health and wellbeing, and community and population health. With a solid grounding in health science, you’ll be perfectly placed to contribute to improving the nation’s health from day one in the workplace.
It’s easy to build a degree around your special interests at Massey. Our Bachelor of Health Science offers a large and comprehensive suite of health majors, providing you with lots of choice. And with up to four elective courses, you can fine-tune these to your interests.
The New Zealand government is actively investing in the education and professional development of the mental health and addiction workforce. Support workers represent over 30% of the mental health and addiction workforce and have been a primary driver of its growth over the past five years. Leadership for this growing and evolving workforce is needed. Take our Mental Health and Addiction major if you want to pursue a career or take on a leadership role in this field.
“This degree and major are a direct link to the role and career that I am pursuing now…”
I chose to study the Bachelor of Health science at Massey University because it gave me options for a variety of different majors.
I liked that some classes were smaller and the lectures got to know you and you them. I wanted to stay close to home and feel like I was part of a family and Massey offered that. Massey did this by supporting communities and groups for students to join and be a part of.
I always had a passion for Environmental Health I just didn’t know what I could do with it. The staff at Massey University helped me find my way and set me in the right direction to achieve what I wanted.
There is no doubt that without the support from my lectures I wouldn’t be where I am today. This degree and major are a direct link to the role and career that I am pursuing now. The experience that I gained by both theory and field work made the transition into this career a lot easier.
With a Bachelor of Health Science, you’ll be well prepared to hit the ground running in the health industry.
This is a great programme to find an exciting and rewarding career. Depending on your major, you could work in any of the following:
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