This programme consists of eight courses which are each worth 15 credits.
(All courses are compulsory.)
|Course Code||Course Name||Course Credits|
|DHS511||Foundations of Human Biology||15|
|DHS512||Anatomy and Physiology||15|
|DHS513||Fundamentals of Human Nutrition||15|
|DHS514||Nutrition and Health||15|
|DHS515||Holistic Health Approaches||15|
|DHS517||Duty of Care as an Advocate||15|
|DHS518||Health and Wellbeing Advice||15|
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the community with advisors who can apply scientific knowledge of the human body to assist people with the prevention of lifestyle based health issues.
Graduates working under supervision will be able to contribute to wellbeing by advocating for good nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices based on current health science and wellness trends.
Graduates will be able to undertake higher education in the areas of nutrition, health-related disciplines, health science, as well as complementary and natural medicine.
Graduates will have a pathway to the Advanced Diploma in Health Science (Naturopathy and Nutrition)(Level 7)
Graduates will be able to work as:
- Retail Workers
- Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaches
- Health and Nutrition Advisors
Employment opportunities include:
Health related businesses including but not limited to supplement and food based companies, pharmacies, medical practices, midwifery practices, multi-disciplinary clinics, weight management clinics, the food service industry, community education, gymnasiums, health clubs and spas, personal training, schools, and aged care establishments.
Applicants should demonstrate an ability to succeed in tertiary study, shown by the completion of any of the following qualifications or courses of study:
- NCEA Level 3 with at least 14 credits in both science and technology or equivalent
- Certificate in Anatomy and Physiology (Level 4)
- New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation Level 4 with a science context;
- Equivalent qualification.
Applicants whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools or other teaching institutions is not English, are required to provide evidence of having passed such test of English language competence as stipulated in Policy and Procedure English Language Proficiency. It is recommended that applicants have an IELTS score of 6.5. Proficiency must be demonstrated prior to being accepted on the programme
Applicants who do not meet the academic entry criteria above may be admitted to the programme if they are able to demonstrate:
- Equivalent knowledge and skills; and/or
- Previous and relevant life skills or work experience; and/or
- Other formal or informal study such as to suggest likelihood of successful programme completion
Where transfer of credit for previous study is being applied for, the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Form must be submitted at least four weeks prior to the Semester start date.
See the Recognition of Prior Learning section for full RPL criteria and details on how to undertake an application.
Programme Duration: One year full-time or two years part-time.
Semester 1 2022
Start Date: 28 February 2022
End Date: 8 July 2022
Semester 2 2022
Start Date: 25 July 2022
End Date 2 December 2022
The following currently lists the compulsory of text book for the qualification (subject to change).
| Human Anatomy and Physiology||Marieb & Hoehn|
|Food and Nutrition Sustainable Food and Health Systems||Mark L Wahlqvist, Danielle Gallegos|
|Cultural Safety in Aotearoa New Zealand, Second Edition||Dianne Wepa|
| Understanding Pathophysiology|| Craft, Gordon & Tiziani|
| Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine|| Murray & Pizzorno|
| Encyclopaedia of Healing Foods|| Murray & Pizzorno|
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