Institute of Technology or PolytechnicSouthern Institute of Technology
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Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma
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Upgrade your qualification and advance your health and wellness career in a shorter time frame with the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Health Sciences (Wellness and Rehabilitation).
Develop your capability in critical and professional/clinical reasoning for specialist practice, leadership and management in professional settings.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Health Science (Wellness and Rehabilitation) is aimed at wellness and rehabilitation practitioners wishing to undertake a short programme of study in order to extend and update their knowledge and skills.
The areas of focus in this programme are:
The programme is tailored to the individual study needs of each student. Public and private sector organisations employing graduates of the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Health Sciences (Wellness and Rehabilitation) will benefit from the knowledge and specialist skills that the graduates have acquired during their programme of study.
The programme will be delivered through a blended learning method. Full-time or part-time on campus options are available as well. Blended delivery allows students to study from anywhere. This course is taught using a mix of online learning, practical experience, classroom teaching and compulsory block courses in Invercargill.
Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Health Science (Wellness and Rehabilitation) students will undertake a coherent programme of 60 credits approved by the Programme Manager, comprising a compulsory paper:
and an approved paper from the following list:
Graduates of this programme may seek employment in the private or public sector undertaking a range of roles including: ACC case manager, advanced massage therapy practitioners, clinical leadership and clinical specialist roles, complementary and integrative medicine professional, disability support services manager/professional, health promotion advisor, rehabilitation professional, spa/clinical practice manager, specialist advisor and health management roles, wellness, and life style coach.
The overall programme of study requires 60 credits for successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Health Sciences (Wellness and Rehabilitation). In order to be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Health Sciences (Wellness and Rehabilitation), a student must have been credited with all required papers as specified in the programme schedule.
Students will have completed all requirements of a bachelor's degree in a relevant field (such as chiropractic, health science, massage therapy, medicine, naturopathy, nursing, occupational therapy, osteopathy, physiotherapy, sport and exercise) with at least a B grade average at level 7.
Notwithstanding the above admission criteria, in exceptional circumstances, a mature aged applicant who can show evidence of ability to succeed in the programme 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.
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