Courses - Faculty of Education And Social Work

Health Education

Stage I

15 Points

Food and Education

Examines the relationship between food, eating, nutrition, and the body. Examines the social, cultural, political, economic and environmental factors that determine how people eat, what they eat, and why. Explores contemporary issues in nutrition and food education, and key challenges to improving the nutrition of communities.

Stage II

15 Points

Child and Youth Health Education

Examines child and youth health issues in Aotearoa New Zealand, including how western concepts of health affect Māori and Pacific communities. Explores holistic models of health, and the sociocultural and political contexts of health issues, including the determinants of health. Reflects on the history of public health in education and how particular health concerns impact contemporary practices and policy.

Restriction: EDCURRIC 233

15 Points

Sexuality, Education and Society

Examines the role of sexuality and sexuality education in society. Investigates cultural, historical and contemporary perspectives on gender and sexuality in diverse settings, including education and human services. Explores values, beliefs and issues of equity and sexual social justice. Develops sexuality pedagogies and advocacy for education settings and within communities.

Restriction: EDCURRIC 333, EDUC 122

Stage III

15 Points


Critically examines a range of indigenous-Māori and critical literatures in health, physicality and wellbeing and provides opportunities to consider the relationships between indigenous-Māori wellbeing and other social locations and identities.

Prerequisite: 15 points from EDUCSW 201, HEALTHED 201, SPORTHPE 201

15 Points

Leading Health Promotion in Schools

Critically examines how a range of health promotion models and theories can be applied in education settings. Develops in-depth knowledge of how contemporary health issues such as mental health, alcohol, drugs and obesity affect young people in Aotearoa schools. Develops understanding and skills to apply health promotion principles to educational and community settings in culturally responsive and socially critical ways.

Prerequisite: HEALTHED 201

Restriction: EDCURRIC 433