Community Health is an interdisciplinary programme, which includes papers from the Waikato Management School as well as the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences. The major embraces bi-culturalism and multi-culturalism by conceptualising health in a holistic sense. Moreover, it focuses on key relational and communication skills that are foundational to working with people in the health sector.

Community Health is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Health, Sport and Human Performance (BHSHP). Community Health may also be included as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Community Health as a single major for the BHSHP, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Community Health, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete CMYHE101, PSYCH101, CMYHE201, CMYHE202, 15 points from PSYCH202 or PUBRL202, and CMYHE301, CMYHE302, SOCPY301, and 15 points from PSYCH302 or PUBRL301.

To complete Community Health as part of a double major for the BHSHP or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Community Health, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete CMYHE101, PSYCH101, CMYHE201, CMYHE202, 15 points from either PSYCH202 or PUBRL202; CMYHE301, CMYHE302 and SOCPY301.

To complete a minor in Community Health, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Community Health major, including at least 30 points above 100 level.


There will be no new enrolments in the Community Health major which has now changed name to Healthy Active Living. Students enrolled in 2023 or previously in the Community Health major should consult the Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science for programme advice. Please refer to the Healthy Active Living subject for further information.

Other qualifications

Prescriptions for:

Community Health papers

100 Level 200 Level 300 Level
Code and paper title Points
HELTH110 Understanding Hauora, Health and Wellbeing right arrow

This paper examines a social determinants approach to Health. It includes exploration of a range of interactions that influence the health of...

15 No occurrences
PSYCH101 Social Psychology, Health and Well-being right arrow

This paper will introduce major issues in psychology particularly as they relate to health, wellbeing, mental illness, forensic psychology, lifespan...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
Code and paper title Points
CMYHE201 Healthy Lifestyles and Healthy Communities right arrow

This paper aims to develop understanding of sociological analyses and critiques of health promotion and to develop comprehension of the relationship...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
CMYHE202 Understanding Healthy Bodies: Sociocultural Perspectives right arrow

This paper develops a sociocultural understanding of healthy bodies.

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
PSYCH202 Mauri Ora: Social Psychology of Human Flourishing right arrow

The paper will examine important conceptual frameworks and theory within social psychology and the social sciences generally. Māori perspectives and...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
PUBRL202 Health Communication right arrow

This paper explores the construction and evaluation of communication campaigns to address health issues in communities and organisations. The...

15 24A (Hamilton)
Code and paper title Points
CMYHE301 Critical Perspectives of Health right arrow

In this paper students will critically engage with a range of contemporary health and social issues using a case study approach. This will include...

15 24B (Online)
CMYHE302 Health in the Digital Era right arrow

This paper critically examines how the growth of digital technologies have influenced understandings and practices of health. Key themes in this...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Online) & 24A (Tauranga)
PSYCH302 Community, Culture and Diversity right arrow

The focus of this paper is the study of social justice, intersectionality, transformative interventions, and social change strategies that are...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
PUBRL301 Stakeholder and Community Engagement right arrow

This paper is designed to develop capacity in students to develop and facilitate ethical collaborative communication and relationship engagement...

15 No occurrences
SOCPY301 Health, Wellbeing and Policy right arrow

This paper provides a critical introduction to key issues in the formation of health policy at both a national and international level.

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Online) & 24A (Tauranga)

2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of 24 May 2024 01:00am