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Master of Applied Health Sciences (Wellness and Rehabilitation)

This course is available

On-Campus, Online

Level of Study

Master's Degree

Duration

18 months

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023

Campus

Southern Institute of Technology

Summary

If you have a passion for health, wellness and rehabilitation, and want to enhance your knowledge with postgraduate study then the Master of Applied Health Sciences (Wellness and Rehabilitation) is for you.

Delivered through Blended Learning/Delivery, this programme offers you the ability to study from anywhere. Full-time or part-time on campus options are also available.

Course Outline

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) who want to undertake an advanced programme of study in order to prepare for further study or to assist with obtaining a more senior position.

You will learn to extend your capability in critical and professional/clinical reasoning for specialist practice, leadership, and management in professional settings.

The areas of focus in this programme are:

  • Completing health, wellness, and rehabilitation research
  • Health and wellness
  • Holistic wellness
  • Nutrition for wellness
  • Pain management
  • Musculoskeletal and Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Cardiovascular, Pulmonary and Metabolic Health
  • Female health and wellness
  • Wellness for the older population
  • Massage therapy for wellness and rehabilitation

Career Opportunities

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.

Satisfactory Completion

The overall programme of study requires 180 credits for successful completion of the Master of Applied Health Sciences (Wellness and Rehabilitation). In order to be awarded the Master of Applied Health Sciences (Wellness and Rehabilitation), a student must have been credited with all required papers as specified in the programme schedule.

Entry criteria

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.

To proceed to the 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% grade or higher on average in that programme of study. All postgraduate diploma level papers must be at Level 8 or above.

English Language Requirements

  • 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)
  • Cambridge English Examination - C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 176. No less than 169 in each skill.
  • OET- Minimum of Grade C+ or 300 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 5 (Academic) or (Professional) b) Level 5
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 58 with no band score lower than 50
  • Language Cert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill or C2 Mastery IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
  • Trinity ISE- ISE III with no less than pass in any band

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