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Bachelor of Applied Science (Health Promotion)

STARTS: February 2021
Madras Street
International Close Date: Please enquire

Learn how to prescribe and promote physical activity and lifestyle change to help treat and prevent disease.

During our three year programme you'll study theory, become involved in practical sessions and benefit from work placements in your chosen specialisation of Physical Activity and Health Promotion. Your studies will teach you how to promote good health and wellbeing.

Part-time up to 6 years.

Fees for 2020

Domestic costs
$6,760 - $7,600 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
International costs
$23,030 per year
International Levy
$523.50
Valid To
December 31, 2020

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$6,900 - $7,700 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
International costs
$23,720 per year
International Levy
$523.50
Valid To
December 31, 2021

University Entrance: NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at level 3 and 20 credits at level 2 or higher) which must include 14 credits at Level 3 in each of three approved* subjects and:

14 credits at Level 3 in each of: biology or human biology or physical education another subject, preferably core health/health education, physics, statistics, mathematics, chemistry, geography, home economics and psychology

Human Nutrition specialisation applicants must have a minimum of 14 credits in Chemistry at Level 2) one other subject from the list of approved subjects*

  • Numeracy* - 10 credits at Level 1 or above (specified achievement standards, or unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627)
  • Literacy* - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing,

OR New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 4)

OR New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) Ara Pre Health Pathway or equivalent.

Due to Covid-19 disruption, if you studied and achieved NCEA Level 3 during 2020, you only need 12 credits per Level 3 subject (i.e. total of 36 credits). Literacy and Numeracy requirements remain the same

If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

* NZQA approved subjects: see http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/university-entrance/

In addition you need to:

Provide evidence of good character and personal attributes via two referee report(s).

Consent to Disclosure of Information. Successful applicants will be required to complete a New Zealand Police Consent to Disclosure of Information form depending on their placement. 

Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.

What if English is not my first Language?

If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.

  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?
  • You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.

Overall IELTS 6.0 Academic

  • 5.5 Listening
  • 5.5 Reading
  • 5.5 Writing
  • 5.5 Speaking

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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Career opportunities

This qualification will enable you to empower others to make healthier choices, supported by changes in physical, social & economic environments.

This specialisation opens up a variety of possibilities in the physical activity and health related fields. Opportunities could include working as a specialist prescribing physical activity for school or special populations, a consultant in corporate health, a health promoter or further studies.

Study pathways

You could also advance your knowledge of additional clinical practice by undertaking the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science, Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science or Master of Health Science.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Science

Bachelor of Applied Science (Health Promotion)

FULL-TIME - 3 Years

Learn how to prescribe and promote physical activity and lifestyle change to help treat and prevent disease.

Information
Type Degree
Code CH3981
Next Starts February 2021
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
International application close date Please enquire
Credits 360
Level 7
Additional Equipment/Fees $1000 textbooks, travel to work placements
May be eligible for Studylink? Yes
Available Part time Yes
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference CH3981-PAHP

Fees for 2020

Domestic costs
$6,760 - $7,600 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
International costs
$23,030 per year
International Levy
$523.50
Valid To
December 31, 2020

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$6,900 - $7,700 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
International costs
$23,720 per year
International Levy
$523.50
Valid To
December 31, 2021
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Additional Entry Requirements

In addition you need to:

Provide evidence of good character and personal attributes via two referee report(s).

Consent to Disclosure of Information. Successful applicants will be required to complete a New Zealand Police Consent to Disclosure of Information form depending on their placement. 

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Credit Recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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