Bachelor of Health Science

New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine Limited

Subject area

Traditional Chinese Medicine



4 Years

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates of the Bachelor of Health Science will be able to: demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the theory and application and the traditional and contemporary uses of Acupuncture and/or Chinese Herbal Medicine (including tuina); demonstrate competence in understanding and communicating health issues from the perspective of Western Medical Science; demonstrate skill in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that can benefit from Acupuncture and/or Chinese Herbal Medicine, in the identification of contraindications and in the referral to other health practitioners where these are identified; be able to communicate and provide advice to clients on lifestyle and health care and maintenance; demonstrate a range of critical thinking, analytical and research methods appropriate to the diagnosis and treatment of conditions and to maintaining and increasing professional competence.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

42 credits at Level 3 on the NQF for Recent School Leavers PLUS 14 credits L 1 in maths; 8 credits L 2 English (4 credits reading and 4 credits writing); 12 in Biology, Chemistry, Physics OR Science. Age 18 plus: 6.0 IELTS or equivalent, within two years

Detailed requirements

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4 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$10,667 $42,669
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$11,601 $46,404
Total $22,268 $89,073

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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

Phone: (09) 580 2376
Fax: (09) 580 2379

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