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Explore your career options with health psychology. Designed for students who are returning to study, this introductory programme provides you with the opportunity to discover more about yourself and your interests.
Health Psychology will take you on a journey to explore how our own attitudes, as well as that of friends, family and the media influence our health. Exposure to a range of theoretical approaches and a focus on self-discovery throughout your studies will allow you to consider the future path of study that is right for you, whether you progress on to counselling, psychology, social work or another field entirely. Brush up on your academic writing and references skills, and graduate confident in your ability to communicate to a range of audiences.
To enter into this programme you will need a minimum of 36 credits from NCEA Level 2 in three subjects or an equivalent qualification.
If English is your second language a minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5, is required. If you are 20 years or older at the time you start your studies, you may apply to WelTec under special admission criteria.
Further Study Options
After you complete the Diploma in Health Psychology: Hauora Hinengaro (Level 5), you can then choose to enrol in other Counselling, Addictions, Social Work or other tertiary programmes.
Employment opportunities exist in the counselling, psychology and within community, social and health services.
This programme comprises of 120 compulsory credits.
DP5101 Health Psychology: Hauora Hinengaro
An introduction to factors related to the development of physical and psychological well-being, including the social and political contexts for this development. This course covers coping with stress and pain, psychological impact of illness, lifestyle choices such as smoking and other addictive behaviours and how to promote health enhancing behaviours such as sensible eating and exercise.
BC5103 Introduction to Individual and Social Psychology
To provide a basic understanding of how psychological research has extended our knowledge of emotions, personality, motivation, social behaviour, assessment of cognitive abilities and psychological disorders and their treatment. The course includes an introduction to Maori perspectives and the role of psychology in New Zealand.
AS5110 Psychological Theory and Practice
To introduce the psychological theories of human development. This course also covers the effect of lifestyles on health, states of consciousness, abnormal behaviour and motivational theories.
DP5103 Psychological and Contemporary Issues
The material in this course covers practical applications of psychology in areas such as community psychology, environmental psychology and sports psychology.
DP5102 Perspectives on Personality
An introduction to theories of personality, including Maori perspectives and research into personality assessment. This course also examines how these approaches relate to popular or “folk” psychology ideas about motivation, self-improvement and self-assessment of one’s own personality.
DP5104 Grief Management
Death and dying is a subject that affects everyone but is often avoided in Western culture. This course discusses aspects of death and dying, children and grief and dealing with loss in a multicultural society.
DP5106 Healthy Relationships
An introduction to the concepts of verbal and non-verbal interpersonal relating and communication skills, that are necessary for the development of healthy relationships. Exploring areas such as listening skills, perception of self and others, the use of verbal and non-verbal language, conflict management and cultural aspects of communication.