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Certificate in Science & Health

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Certificate in Health, Science and Technology

Programme Overview


Re-engage your brain with the Certificate in Science and Health. This programme is an excellent way to get your brain in top shape for a health or science career if you’ve been away from study or you didn’t take biology, chemistry or physics* at school.


When you graduate from this programme you’ll have a firm foundation to go on to study in nursing, vet nursing, sport science, medical imaging (X-ray) and science which are all available here at UCOL.


*Physics is only offered at the Palmerston North campus - students who wish to apply for Medical Imaging Technology should only enrol in this programme through the Palmerston North campus.


Programme Fact Sheet

Certificate in Science and Health Fact Sheet​​


Programme Certificate in Science & Health - Level 3
Study Options / Duration Full-time , 41 weeks
Campuses Palmerston North, Whanganui
Fees Domestic $5,287.04 per yearInternational $17,360.60 per year


Palmerston North

23 February 2015 - 4 December 2015

10 August 2015 - 20 May 2016



23 February 2015 - 4 December 2015  




Palmerston North

Timetable information



Timetable information

Please refer to your lecturer/programme leader to determine your stream or contact the Information Centre for assistance. 

Allow 20 hours in class. 


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