Bachelor of Musculoskeletal Health

Ara Institute of Canterbury

Subject area

Chiropractic and Osteopathy



3 Years

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The aim of the Bachelor of Musculoskeletal Health is to: Enable graduates to gain the discipline knowledge and personal, interpersonal, cognitive and generic skills required for employment as a musculoskeletal professional or to work in the allied health and wellness industry. Enable graduates to enhance the health and wellness industry through acquisition of cultural knowledge and understandings of the New Zealand health and wellness industry. Provide graduates of the Bachelor of Musculoskeletal Health with a pathway into the Postgraduate Diploma in Osteopathy. The degree is aimed at school leavers and those who have an interest in musculoskeletal health and are wishing to advance to a Postgraduate Diploma in Osteopathy. (Note that completion of the bachelor's degree alone will not allow graduates to advance to registration as an osteopath.)

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

New Zealand University Entrance: NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at level 3 and 20 credits at level 2 or higher) which must include 14 credits at Level 3 in each of - biology or physical education or health education - English or classical studies or history or geography or art history or religious studies or social studies - one other subject from the list of approved subjects* and Literacy* - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing and Numeracy* - 10 credits at Level 1 or above (specified achievement standards, or unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627) Or New Zealand Certificate in Career and Study Preparation (Level 4) Ara Pre Health Pathway or equivalent Note: If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency. * NZQA approved subjects: see English Requirements: IELTS 6.0 Academic (no lower than 5.5 in all subtests), please see Ara website for further details Additional Requirements: please see Ara website

Detailed requirements

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3 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$7,786 $23,357
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$11,458 $34,375
Total $19,244 $57,732

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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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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 242 476
Phone: (03) 940 8669
Fax: (03) 366 6544

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