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New Zealand is a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty. Kiwi are not only one of the national symbols – the others being the silver fern leaf and koru – but also the name New Zealanders usually call themselves. Overseas students will need to pay the full tuition fees and their own living costs while studying at a New Zealand institution.

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Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Activity Health and Wellness)

Otago Polytechnic
Campus Full time Part time 3 years February 2017 New Zealand Dunedin + 1 more

Keen to encourage people to lead healthier lifestyles? Want to prepare for a career in the sports science, health and wellness or fitness industries? [+]

Best Bachelors in New Zealand 2017. Keen to encourage people to lead healthier lifestyles? Want to prepare for a career in the sports science, health and wellness or fitness industries? Follow this unique degree pathway and develop the required skills, knowledge and expertise to enter these allied health industries. Physical activity and lifestyle interventions are well-recognised as essential elements in the promotion of good health and disease prevention, and this pioneering programme has been designed to provide a health workforce that meets the future demands of a diverse population in a modern society. With a strong emphasis on applied learning, acquire practical experience and a variety of transferable skills to enhance your employment potential. Job opportunities may arise in health services, education, administration or community care services, and you could play an integral part in primary prevention, rehabilitation and care, lifestyle promotion, personal training and work place wellness facilitation. Alternatively, use this qualification as a springboard into postgraduate study and research projects. Develop the theoretical knowledge, critical thinking and reflective practice necessary to work as a wellness professional in Aotearoa New Zealand and the global context. With hard work and experience, you could even set your sights on becoming a private consultant in your own practice. Benefit from the chance to gain valuable industry insight and forge important relationships during a work placement that integrates academic learning with hands-on practice. Learn in a stimulating and supportive environment where the focus is on ensuring you have the best chance of success through innovative teaching techniques and a range of assessment modes. International: NZD 19,450 (first year) Skills required Self-motivation and a good work ethic The ability to get on well with people Adaptability and openness to new ideas Good communication skills. Entry requirements You must have a current First Aid Certificate before you can commence practical work. International students will be individually assessed to ensure they meet degree-level entry requirements and must have achieved the equivalent of Year 13 biology, human biology or physical education (other sciences may be considered). If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, with no band score less than 6.0. Additional documentation Please note that you are required to complete a declaration regarding criminal convictions for the purpose of a work placement. A full police check may also be requested from you by a placement provider. Selection procedure Where the number of successful applicants exceeds the places available, a waiting list will be maintained in order of the application date. Applicants will be offered a position in waiting list order. Additional costs You will be required to spend approximately $1,000 per year on textbooks and clothing, and pay any costs associated with travelling to work placements. Further study Choose to continue learning and take the opportunity to bridge across into other Otago Institute of Sport and Adventure programmes. Alternatively, increase your career prospects by applying for postgraduate studies at other tertiary institutions. Programme specific risks During the programme, you will be provided with information identifying potential risks. These include accident or injury due to lifting weights, fatigue and/or exhaustion due to training/testing, exam- or assessment-related stress and stress from working with special populations. You will study Practical education is a critical part of this programme and will underpin teaching at all levels. Practicals are embedded in the majority of first and second year courses and work placements are offered in year two and three. Through innovative methods of blended delivery and e-learning, study a broad range of topics and produce a Personal Development Portfolio to evidence your formative learning, transferable skills and professional practice. Career opportunities: Upon successful completion of this qualification, you will be able to seek employment in the following areas/positions: Physical activity development Lifestyle consultancy Physical activity prescription specialist Health promotion Public health research Teaching District Health Boards, health centres, ACC, non-governmental organisations, government agencies (Ministry of Health, Sport and Recreation New Zealand), local council programmes Private Consultant - maybe in your own private practice Postgraduate study and research opportunities in fields related to health promotion, physical activity, health and wellness. FAQ/Answers What is the minimum/maximum age to apply? There is no maximum age to apply, provided that you are a genuine student. Usually, students beginning their programmes are at least 18 years of age. How long will my study take? Undergraduate degrees are three years, diplomas are usually two years and certificates are one year. Graduate and postgraduate qualifications can take one to two years to complete. What about international recognition? All of our qualifications are recognised internationally. You are able to take your Otago Polytechnic undergraduate degree and apply to other national and international tertiary institutions for graduate and postgraduate study. How much can I earn as a student? Those students who are eligible to work while studying may get causal jobs in areas like hospitality or other service industries. Your hourly wage is likely to be between NZD$13-15. What do I need for my student visa? Your Otago Polytechnic Offer of Place letter. This letter means you have been accepted to study. It also states your course fee, which you must pay first to your nearest New Zealand embassy, consulate or immigration office. You will then receive a receipt of payment from us. You must submit these two documents (your Offer of Place and your receipt of fees), along with evidence that you have sufficient funds for living expenses, and a return international air ticket or evidence of sufficient funds to buy one, to your nearest New Zealand embassy, consulate or immigration office. For programmes longer than 24 months, you will also need to provide very recent medical and x-ray certificates. If you are over 17 years of age, you will need a police certificate to show that you are of good character. See the New Zealand Immigration website for more details. Streamlined visa applications now open! If you are an international student who will apply for your student visa from outside of New Zealand, you might be eligible for the streamlined visa process offered by Immigration New Zealand (INZ). This allows your visa application to be processed faster by INZ because Otago Polytechnic nominates you as a suitable candidate (INZ will decide the outcome and the processing time). Once you have received your Offer of Place from Otago Polytechnic, you may apply for a streamlined visa nomination letter from us. For more information and to submit an application, click here. What happens when I finish my degree? Students who have completed their degree in the normal time and have a job offer related to their studies can apply for a work visa for another two years. This entitles you to work in the job you have been offered, and may help you qualify for residence. What about applying for New Zealand residency? If you meet the requirements of the current immigration policy in New Zealand, it is possible for you to apply for residence at any time. Immigration policy encourages students who have completed their degree in New Zealand to apply for permanent residence. Is there an application fee? No. How long does it take to apply? We suggest you apply at least three to four months before your programme starts so that you are organised to arrive on time. What do I need to include in my application? Your English language test results: IELTS, TOEFL or TOIEC. We also require certified copies of any academic results you have from your overseas high school or university. We may also require your curriculum vitae or a portfolio, depending on your programme entry requirements. [-]

Bachelor of Community Health

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years July 2017 New Zealand Tauranga + 1 more

If making a real difference in people’s lives through being an advocate for health, or by developing well rounded methodologies in healthcare, drives you, then this new degree will set you on a career path in one of the world’s fastest growing industries. [+]

If making a real difference in people’s lives through being an advocate for health, or by developing well rounded methodologies in healthcare, drives you, then this new degree will set you on a career path in one of the world’s fastest growing industries. Community health professionals hold valuable jobs as health workers, educators, researchers, and policy-makers as well as a wide array of other roles. They look for ways to improve the holistic wellbeing of individuals, whānau/families, organisations and communities. With the Bachelor of Community Health, you’ll study a mix of core and specialist papers, developing your knowledge of health related theory and practice. You’ll choose to specialise in either public health or occupational health and safety and develop specific knowledge and skills in these areas that will assist you to work effectively. This three year degree will prepare you for work in the community with a strong knowledge base ranging from health basics (including anatomy and physiology) through to applied research and professional practice. Key points: Focus on improving holistic wellbeing, along with reducing disease and injury through preventative medicine and lifestyle changes Specialise in public health or occupational health and safety Small classes and personalised tuition – you will get more time with friendly tutors who work to attend to your individual learning needs Content Details You’ll study a mix of core and specialist papers, developing your knowledge of health related theory and practice, and choose to specialise in either public health or occupational health and safety. The programme comprises 360 credits with 120 credits at level 5, 120 credits at level 6 and the final 120 credits at level 7. A total of 225 credits are common core to both majors and there is the opportunity to have up to 15 unspecified credits depending on the major studied. Each major consists of 135 discipline specific credits. Year One The first year is made up of eight level 5 common courses that are studied by all students. These provide a broad base of knowledge and skills that prepare you for specialisation in your second year of study. Year Two The second year contains four common core courses that all students study along with four specialist courses required for your selected major. Choose from: Public Health OR Occupational Health and Safety Along with your second year courses further developing your understanding of your specialist topics, you'll build your skills and understanding of professional practice. Year Three In your third year of study, you'll complete two common core courses at level 7 and a further 4 specialist courses. A 30 credit professional practice course enables you to embed your learning in workplace experiences to develop your professional practice models for use on graduation. Dates/Times/Locations You can study full-time or part-time, as long as you complete the programme within six years. Indicative Fees Domestic students Year One $5,790.00 (8 compulsory courses) International students Year One $19,944.00 (8 compulsory courses) You MAY be eligible for a StudyLink Student Loan for your tuition fees. Qualifications Gained Upon successful completion of the programme you will receive: Bachelor of Community Health (Public Health) Bachelor of Community Health (Occupational Health and Safety) Entry Criteria The following minimum criteria apply for entry to this programme: University Entrance as specified on the NZQA website OR successful completion of a qualification at Level 4 or above All applications are required to attend an interview Students will be required to supply two referees that can be contacted to determine their suitability for work in the community health sector Student will be required to complete a statutory declaration around soundness of character A criminal record check will be carried out on prospective students. Student entry will be provisional until these checks have been completed. The outcome of the police check will be kept on record. Special Admission The Polytechnic will consider students for special admission who do not satisfy the standard academic entry requirements of a programme but who in the opinion of the Programme Coordinator are capable of achieving the programme outcomes. English Language Requirements International applicants for whom English is not their first language will be required to show evidence of language competency, issued within the last two years, before being eligible to enrol in any non-English programme. The level of competency required is outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013. And below under the title English Competency. English Competency Level 7 certificate, diploma, degree, post graduate certificate or diploma IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 or completed NZ Certificate in English Language L4 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013. For domestic applicants for whom English is not their first language, evidence of language competency may be required. Career Opportunities Public Health Major Potential positions for graduates within relevant organisations and agencies are: Community Health Officer, Environmental Health Officer, Youth Health Worker, Child Health Officer, Health Promotion Officer, Health Worker, and Health Promotion Nutritionist. Aged care facilities and hospitals Rural and regional settings Asthma / diabetes / cancer prevention Heart foundations Family planning associations Alcohol and other drug agencies Community development agencies Local government organisations Disability services Justice and correctional agencies Research institutes International aid organisations Mental health support agencies Whānau Ora providers Occupational Health and Safety Major Potential positions for graduates within the following organisations and agencies are: Occupational Safety and Health Management Officer, Occupational Hygiene Technician, Compensation Administrator, Rehabilitation Officer, Risk Manager, Occupational Health and Safety Consultant, Human Resource Manager or Advisor. Stress management and injury prevention in social care organisations Local government agencies Medium-large and large private companies ACC Worksafe New Zealand [-]

Bachelor of Health Science - Physiotherapy

Kilroy Norway
Campus Full time 4 years January 2017 New Zealand Auckland

Physiotherapists rehabilitate people of all ages recovering from: general, orthopaedic and neurosurgery; trauma; injuries; chronic lung diseases; neurological diseases; childbirth; mental health [+]

Bachelor of Health Science - Physiotherapy

 

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AUT University

 

Physiotherapists rehabilitate people of all ages recovering from: general, orthopaedic and neurosurgery; trauma; injuries; chronic lung diseases; neurological diseases; childbirth; mental health problems and acute sports injuries. Physiotherapists apply assessment skills, clinical reasoning and treatment to anyone with physical problems and chronic pain that affects their movement, function and quality of life. Successful completion of the programme allows graduates to register with the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand. Upon completion of the programme students will have to meet the Physiotherapy Board Competencies.... [-]