The Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) is a three-year non-clinical degree designed to address gaps in the health workforce by producing graduates with multidisciplinary skills and an understanding of important national health issues.
New Zealand's health and disability sector is characterised by a diverse workforce made up of many occupations. This diversity is essential to be able to provide the range of services required to meet population health outcomes.
The BHSc requires a total of 360 points made up of:
Note: at least 225 of the total points must be above 100-level and at least 90 points must be for courses at 300-level.
The BHSc can be completed in three years by full-time study or up to six years by part-time study.
Your eligibility for admission to Bachelor's degrees and Undergraduate certificates and diplomas is based on your previous qualifications and results.
If you've achieved NCEA University Entrance, or if you have a Bursary or pre-1986 University Entrance, you'll be admitted through this category.
Find out more about NCEA University Entrance.
If you have another New Zealand qualification, or the international equivalent of New Zealand University Entrance, you'll be admitted through the category, known at UC as Admission Ad Eundem Statum.
If you gained your qualifications outside of New Zealand you need to check the minimum requirements relevant to the country you studied in.
Admission to UC with University Entrance, or equivalent, is required to enrol for a Bachelor's degree. Domestic applicants over 20 who do not hold University Entrance, or equivalent, may gain admission by providing evidence of their ability to complete tertiary study successfully. For information on gaining admission to UC please see how to apply for undergraduate qualifications.
You are also required to meet UC’s English language requirements.
For some majors, a background in biology, chemistry and statistics can be beneficial. If you would like to brush up on your knowledge in these areas, Headstart preparatory and summer catch-up courses are available.