Master of Applied Health Sciences (Wellness and Rehabilitation)
Health not elsewhere classified
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Students will have completed all requirements of a bachelor's degree or graduate diploma in a relevant field (such as chiropractic, health Sciences, massage therapy, medicine, naturopathy, nursing, occupational therapy, osteopathy, physiotherapy, sport, and exercise) with at least a 70-74% average at Level 7 or a B grade average.
To proceed to a Master of Applied Health Sciences (Wellness and Rehabilitation) from the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Health Sciences (Wellness and Rehabilitation) or equivalent programme, applicants will be expected to have achieved a 70-70% grade or higher on average in that programme of study. All postgraduate diploma level papers must be at Level 8 or above.
Notwithstanding the above admission criteria, in exceptional circumstances, a mature aged applicant who can show evidence of ability to succeed in the programmes may be considered for admission, provided the applicant has successfully completed an approved course or programme, or has relevant industry experience, which is deemed to meet the required standard for entry.
Provisional Part-time Admission
An applicant who does not meet academic criteria may be provisionally admitted to enrol in one or more papers. Upon successful completion of the paper(s), the student may apply for special admission.
Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having passed an NZQA approved internal English Language Assessment, or one of the following tests of English language competence in accordance with the NZQA rules below
IELTS test - Academic score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6
TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 590 (with an essay score 5.5 TWE)
TOEFL Internet- based test (iBT) - Score of 79 (with a writing score of 21)
University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations - CAE or CPE with a score of 176. No less than 169 in each skill.
NZCEL - Level 5 with the Academic endorsement
Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PToE (Academic score of 58)
City of Guilds IESOL - C1 Expert with a score of 42
Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate below 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English must provide evidence that they
Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements or
Hold a bachelor's degree of at least 3 years from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America or
Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA or
Have achieved one of the English Language competence tests specified above
All enrolments in the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Health Sciences (Wellness and Rehabilitation), Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Health Sciences (Wellness and Rehabilitation) and Master of Applied Health Sciences (Wellness and Rehabilitation) are approved at the discretion of the Programme Manager in consultation with the Head of Faculty and teaching staff as required. The Head of Faculty will determine the maximum number of students permitted to enrol in the postgraduate programme.
Applicants may be required to attend an interview, or if they live at some distance from the campus, complete a telephone interview. Applicants may be required to provide copies of applicable certificates and evidence of previous achievements prior to the interview date.
About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
The Master of Applied Health Sciences (Wellness and Rehabilitation) is aimed at wellness and rehabilitation practitioners and recent graduates (in fields such as chiropractic, health Sciences, massage therapy, medicine, naturopathy, nursing, occupational therapy, osteopathy, physiotherapy, sport, and exercise) wishing to undertake an advanced programme of study in order to prepare for further study or to assist with obtaining a more senior position. The programme will enable them to extend their capability in critical and professional/clinical reasoning for specialist practice, leadership, and management in professional settings.
The programme is tailored to the individual study needs of each student. Public and private sector organisation's employing graduates of the Master of Applied Health Sciences (Wellness and Rehabilitation) will benefit from the advanced knowledge and capabilities (including analytical and research) that the graduates have acquired during their programme of study
What graduates earn
Graduates who studied Other Health at this level can earn:
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Median earnings two years after study
Median earnings five years after study
Status one year after study
Employment rate two years after study
Employment rate two years after study
Data as at November 2022
Examples of related scholarships
Ian Campbell Scholarship
Wellington Paraplegic and Physically Disabled Trust - Secretary
Determined annually by the Trustees
Vic Davis Mental Health Under graduate Training Scholarship
Vic Davis Memorial Trust
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.
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