Bachelor of Health Science - (Acupuncture)
New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
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The BHSc (Acup) is targeted toward two main groups of learners/ākonga wishing to become acupuncturists: · General - being the wide range of domestic and international learners being either school leavers or mature learners seeking education opportunities or career change, domestic and international and · Health professional block-blended learning target group, being domestic or international. For applicants under the general category, entry requirements are the achievement of NCEA level 3 (60 credits at level 3 or higher and 20 credits at level 2 or higher), including · A minimum of 14 credits at level 3 or higher in each of three subjects from the list of approved subjects · A minimum of 10 credits at level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Maori made up of 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing, and · A minimum of 10 credits at level 1 or above in numeracy, made up of achievement standards - specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects, or unit standards - package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627 - all three required), or · Any qualification (New Zealand or overseas) recognised by NZQA as being equivalent to achievement of NCEA level 3 · A qualification considered to be equivalent to the above. An applicant with equivalent experience who does not meet all of the entry requirements, may be granted entry at the discretion of the Academic Committee where it is considered that the applicant has a reasonable chance of succeeding in the qualification. An applicant for the health professional block-blended learning must: · hold a current practicing certificate for nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy (or equivalent medical health field) to meet the requirements for clinical practice in New Zealand or Australia or · have a qualification in nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy (or equivalent medical health field) to meet the requirements for clinical practice in New Zealand or Australia or · have qualifications or health profession experience deemed to be the equivalence of one of the above as deemed appropriate by the Health Profession Coordinator (a new position) and approved by the Academic Committee where the criteria is that it is considered that the applicant has a reasonable chance of succeeding in the qualification. 8.1.1 English language requirements All applicants must have a level of English sufficient to enable study at the level of the programme. International learners whose first language is not English must have: · An international English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall academic score of at least 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each band) issued within the last two year, or equivalent.
About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
The aim of the Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) ['BHSc (Acup)'] is to prepare graduates to be competent entry-level acupuncturists eligible for membership of an acupuncture professional association and able to operate their own clinic or be employed as an acupuncturist/kaiwero ngira hauora practitioner in the allied health field.
What graduates earn
Graduates who studied Complementary Therapies at this level can earn:
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Data as at November 2022
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