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Qualification Title New Zealand Diploma in Health Science (Level 5)
Qualification Type Diploma
Level 5
Credits 120
Subject Area
  • Natural and Physical Sciences » Biological Sciences » Human Biology
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the community with advisors who can apply scientific knowledge of the human body to assist people with the prevention of lifestyle based health issues.

Graduates working under supervision will be able to contribute to wellbeing by advocating for good nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices based on current health science and wellness trends.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Apply knowledge of human nutrition across the lifespan to help prevent nutritional based health problems.
- Apply scientific knowledge of the human body across the lifespan to help prevent lifestyle based health problems.
- Apply current scientific knowledge of New Zealand health trends and risks to health to advocate for good nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices.
- Provide culturally safe health advice to help people maintain physical wellbeing and help prevent lifestyle related disease.
Education pathways
Graduates will be able to undertake higher education in the areas of nutrition, health-related disciplines, health science, as well as complementary and natural medicine.

This qualification leads to the New Zealand Diploma in Nutrition (Level 6) [Ref: 3511].
Employment pathways
Graduates are able to work as:
- retail workers
- nutrition and lifestyle coaches
- health and nutrition advisors.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
NA
Education Organisation 2 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Naturopathic College of New Zealand Limited
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 3510
Status Current
Created August 2016
Next Review December 2023
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