Health is a multi-disciplinary field of study. Health is not just about the absence of disease, it's about taking a holistic approach to improve outcomes for individuals, iwi, and communities.
Health intersects with all aspects of our life. Understanding health requires people to make sense of the complexities that shape the health of individuals in our communities. Māori, pacific, western and other perspectives of health are some of the lenses through which health is explored. Health as a subject is taught across the university and in doing so provides opportunities to explore the multidisciplinary factors and issues that can contribute to health equity, service, and outcomes.
You can study the Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Cert. Health and Wellbeing) or the Bachelor of Health (BHealth) and choose to specialise in one of the following subjects:
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Waikato Uni has been the best time of my life these past four years since moving to Hamilton. I have grown so much as a person and have met so many people at this university. It’s something I’m really grateful for.
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Scholarships and prizes
New to Waikato? The International Excellence Scholarship is worth up to $10,000.
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