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Bachelor of Health Science (Integrated Human Health)

Key facts

  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Some courses available on campus
  • Not available for international students

Study for a meaningful career

With a Massey Bachelor of Health Science (Integrated Human Health) you’ll kick-start a career that will help you solve the big health challenges of the 21st century.

Find out more about the Bachelor of Health Science parent structure.

What is it like?

Create healthy workplaces

Massey’s Bachelor of Health Science (Integrated Human Health) will give you a broad and applied knowledge of the impact of biological and environmental factors on health.

Make a difference to the nation’s health

Health is complex – it’s important to have an appreciation of the multifactorial nature of health if we want to improve health outcomes for ourselves and our communities. This major takes an integrated approach to understanding the latest science of good health. You’ll explore a range of factors that determine human health, including sleep, exercise, nutrition, genetics and the environment.

Gain vital knowledge and skills in the relevant human bioscience areas to understand the impact of these crucial factors on body function and their vital role in achieving and maintaining good health. You’ll also learn about intervention and prevention strategies and their role in improving health outcomes.

Study your way

You can choose whether to study on campus or by distance, to fit with your other commitments. Later, there’s the opportunity to progress your studies further as a health researcher by enrolling in programmes like a Master of Health Science or PhD.

A good fit if you:

  • Want a career in any one of several specialist health-related fields
  • Have a passion for improving health outcomes and addressing inequities
  • Are solution-focused, hands-on and enthusiastic
  • Want to understand how the human body functions


The Bachelor of Health Science (Integrated Human Health) will equip you to work in many different fields where you’ll be encouraging people to improve their health. Employment opportunities include working on health and wellbeing initiatives in:

  • Local health authorities
  • Local and national governments
  • Schools and universities
  • Corporate companies
  • Charities and funding bodies
  • Research institutes
  • Health and fitness centres

Lecturer profile

Dr Barry Palmer
Senior Lecturer in Life Sciences, School of Health Sciences

"I find the complexity and intricacy of living things enthralling. Health scientists have made great progress in understanding the biological processes underlying health and disease, but there is still much to learn. The Integrated Human Health major allows the study of a broad range of courses to reflect the complexity and interdisciplinary nature of human health. Students can focus their major on particular interests such as community nutrition, sleep/wake science or exercise and health, and develop skills relevant to many roles in the health workforce."

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