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Master of Applied Health Sciences (Wellness and Rehabilitation)

Key information

Level of study:
Master's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
18 months
Start date: Expected February-2022
Campus:
Southern Institute of Technology
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Course details

Summary

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) wishing to undertake an advanced programme of study in order to prepare for further study or to assist with obtaining a more senior position. The programme will enable them to extend their capability in critical and professional/clinical reasoning for specialist practice, leadership and management in professional settings.

This programme is tailored to individual study needs and you will be able to choose one of two pathways via Research Projects or Research Thesis.

Graduates of the Master of Applied Health Sciences (Wellness and Rehabilitation) will be able to:

  • Set and justify priorities, solve complex problems using credible evidence in novel environments, and organise and manage resources related to wellness and rehabilitation or performance
  • Design, carry out and communicate the results of significant research projects in the field of wellness and rehabilitation and relate the findings to professional and research literature
  • Analyse and critique professional and research publications in wellness, rehabilitation and related subject areas, identify practical applications and relate findings to their own research
  • Apply their analytical and research capabilities to unfamiliar situations involving the application of wellness and rehabilitation practices
  • Research, integrate and apply advanced understanding of wellness and rehabilitation approaches, assessment, training and methodology
  • Demonstrate high levels of skill as a wellness and rehabilitation practitioner or in a research role in an organisation
  • Think critically and act responsibly when confronted with academic or professional challenges

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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