Bachelor of Health Science (Psychology)
Duration: 3 Years Intakes: Jan, Jul Fees: NZ$32,780* /year
With Massey Bachelor of Health Science (Psychology) you’ll explore the thoughts, feelings and actions of individuals and groups in a social and cultural context.
The major offers you the opportunity to appreciate and critique the contributions made by psychological research to the evaluation of health, health status and health promotion. You’ll learn to adopt an evidence-based approach to problem-solving and decision-making that can be related to the interface between mental and physical health.
You’ll learn how the brain affects our behaviour, and how factors such as culture, gender, poverty and mental illness affect our health, thinking and behaviour.
Wide choice of psychology courses
natural science, focusing on perception, cognition, learning and the biological bases of behaviour; social science, dealing with emotions, individual differences, behaviour and relationships and the wider social context.
Industry connected and relevant
Through Massey’s connections with a wide range of community and statutory organisations, we produce unique and applied psychology research and training that is recognised nationally and internationally.
Opportunity to take postgraduate study, and qualify for work in clinical psychology, community psychology, forensic psychology, health psychology and organisational psychology.
The psychology major in the Bachelor of Health Science will help you develop a career that focuses on psychological aspects of the health of individuals and their families, workplaces and communities.
You’ll get knowledge and skills relevant to a broad selection of applied psychology areas including clinical, health, education, community, industrial and organisational psychology.
- Public health
- Youth support
- Rehabilitation psychology
- Scientific research
- Special education