Mental Health and Addictions at AUT

AUT offers a range of pre-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the mental health area that aim to provide New Zealand with exceptional and progressive experts in the many fields of mental health.

Our mental health and addictions programmes respond directly to the constantly evolving problems of a changing and often stressful society. Supporting AUT's mental health and addictions programmes are a number of key research institutes and centres such as the National Institute for Public Health and Mental Health Research.

Mental health and addictions study options:


Bachelor of Health Science
Bachelor of Health Science in Health Promotion
Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing)
Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy)
Bachelor of Health Science in Psychology

Graduate Diploma in Health Science - Psychotherapy Studies pathway

Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Health Science - Addictions pathway


Mental health is integrated into many of our health science postgraduate programmes, giving students the flexibility to pursue pathways that interest their profession and career objectives. Programmes range from certificate level, through to master's and PhD level in many specialist fields of mental health. AUT mental health and addictions courses are designed to meet the needs of working health practitioners, so are offered part-time or full-time in a flexible learning environment, including online and block course paper options. view postgraduate course information

Want to learn more?

Because of the popularity of careers in the health and disability sector we are seeing a large number of applications so we encourage you to talk to the AUT Student Hub about the health sciences programme that would best suit your goals and your lifestyle.

Mental health departments

Public Health
Occupational Therapy

Contact us for more information

AUT Student Hub
Phone: 0800 AUT UNI (0800 288 864)

Last updated: 09-Jun-2017 10.02am

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.