About Career Preparation for Health Sciences

This is a distance online learning programme that is designed to prepare the individual to succeed at higher levels of study and provide a pathway to diploma and degree programmes. Individuals will develop knowledge of human biological sciences and will investigate career pathways within a natural health therapies or health science environment.

Course Details

This programme consists of four 15 credit courses

SCP 401Pathways: Study skills and career preparation
SCP 402Essentials: Human biological science
SCP 403Opportunities: Natural health therapies
SCP 404Connections: Human anatomy and physiology

Through the completion of the programme graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate academic skills that will allow progression to higher academic study
  • Work independently and collaboratively to locate, select and analyse information
  • Construct and communicate information using a range of media
  • Explain the philosophy, benefits and use of natural therapies
  • Explore the concepts of holistic health, wellbeing and a healthy lifestyle
  • Develop an understanding of the principles and concepts associated with biological sciences
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the overall function of various body systems and the interrelationship between anatomy and physiology
  • Research, develop and critique a career path and identify career and study goals

Education Pathway

  • This  qualification  builds  on  qualifications  at  NZQF  levels  2  and/or  3,  including National  Certificate  in  Educational  Achievement  (Levels  2  and  3)  [Ref:  0973  and 0974].
  • Holders of this qualification will be able to progress to further study or training at NZQF Level 5 and above (degree, diploma or certificate) related to the context of their programme

Graduates of this certificate  may  have  enhanced  employment  opportunities  in  industries and professions associated with the context of their programme.

NCEA Level 2 (or equivalent)

Recognition of Prior Learning Form (RPL) is not offered for this Programme.

19 weeks full time or 1 year part time

The majority of your learning will be based from home, using online materials. Assessments will be a combination of online quizzes and written assessments.

February and July each year. For exact start dates please refer to the calendar.

Tuition Fees$2,244.00
 The Essentials of Human Anatomy and PhysiologyE. N. Marieb & S. M. Keller

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