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If you have a passion for public health, and need a formal undergraduate qualification, this certificate is for you.
The Certificate in Public Health is a purpose-built undergraduate programme in the School of Health Sciences. An entry-level qualification, you can achieve this certificate if you are already working in the public health sector, in primary care and in community health roles. Or you may also be yet to start university study and aspire to a career in public health.
The certificate, a 60-credit qualification, is designed to be completed in two semesters.
“Take the opportunity to acquire knowledge; one must study in order to succeed in your chosen career path…”
"Massey paved the way for me to continue to work full-time and study. The convenience and flexibility of distance learning gave me the opportunity to excel in my career path as an Outreach Community Health Worker.
My chosen study of Public Health and Health Promotion has taken my skill to another level in terms of population health.
I applaud all those that can study at any age, but - more importantly - around your life style, work, whānau and creating that balance.
With Massey University, I was able to achieve the desired outcome, the completion of my ‘tohu’ in Public Health and Health Promotion."
The Certificate in Public Health is designed for students who aspire to careers in public health. It is particularly relevant to public health workers and those in primary care and community health roles who have yet to achieve university level qualifications in this field.
If you want to contribute to the health of all New Zealanders, this certificate will give you a critical understanding of public health issues and offer you entry to a wide range of public health careers.
“We have developed the Certificate in Public Health to build capacity in our public health workforce. The courses are aligned with the Aotearoa NZ health promotion and public health competency standards. Our students engage in real world assessment, reflect on current population health challenges and identify solutions.”
Students already working in public health and health promotion roles in New Zealand can apply for a fees grant from the Ministry of Health.
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