Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture)

New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

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4 Years

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

On completion of the programme, the graduate will be qualified to be an autonomous first-contact primary health care professional, who uses acupuncture to treat patients. Graduates will have acquired a solid and well-established foundation in the knowledge, skills, attitudes and clinical practice of acupuncture. They shall be eligible for membership in the New Zealand Register of Acupuncturists Inc. (NZRA) as well as other professional Chinese medical associations in New Zealand. NZRA is a member of the World Federation of Acupuncture Societies (WFAS) allowing graduates of the School to have their qualifications recognised internationally and thus be qualified to pursue post-graduate studies in acupuncture currently only available overseas.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Students must be 18 years or older and meet literacy standards for tertiary entrance.NZ students must have obtained 42 credits in NCEA (or equivalent)including L2 English or Te Reo. International students must meet NZ visa requirements and IELTS 6.0

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


4 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$10,220 $40,881
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$11,066 $44,263
Total $21,286 $85,144

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

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Scholarship information

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Kaingaroa Roading Scholarship

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (09) 6303456
Fax: (04) 473 9040

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Where does this information come from?

The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.

The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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