NCEA Level 3 Health Education

13HEA
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs O. Wells

Recommended Prior Learning

Achievement of 12 credits in any Level 2 course. Level 2 English or an English-rich subject are highly recommended. Approval by the HOF or the Teacher in Charge of the Level 3 course.


Level 3 Health Education is a holistic approach to health and wellbeing that uses and develops students and critical thinking skills and research skills to explore attitudes and values, and knowledge of rights and responsibilities of self, others and society across a range of health specific topics. Emphasis is placed on looking at real world and current societal health issues. The course gives students the opportunity to investigate and analyse the following health issues: investigate and analyse the impact ethical issues have on self, others and society; investigate and analyse both New Zealand and International Health Issues such as drug use and poverty and the impact of these on whole societies; research and analyse the use of and attitudes towards medical and alternative health practices for treatment of medical conditions. 


Learning Areas:

Health and Physical Education



Career Pathways

Acupuncturist, Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor, Registered Nurse, Paramedic, Beauty Therapist, Midwife, Podiatrist, Dental Technician, Dentist, Dietitian, Early Childhood Teacher, Human Resources Adviser, Environmental Engineer, Environmental/Public Health Officer, Health and Safety Inspector, Health and Safety Adviser, Health Promoter, Health Services Manager, Health Care Assistant, Nanny/Child Carer, Youth Worker, Secondary School Teacher, Social Worker, Teacher Aide, Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Workbook $10.00


Pathway Tags

Acupuncturist, Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor, Registered Nurse, Paramedic, Beauty Therapist, Midwife, Podiatrist, Dental Technician, Dentist, Dietitian, Early Childhood Teacher, Human Resources Adviser, Environmental Engineer, Environmental/Public Health Officer, Health and Safety Inspector, Health and Safety Adviser, Health Promoter, Health Services Manager, Health Care Assistant, Nanny/Child Carer, Youth Worker, Secondary School Teacher, Social Worker, Teacher Aide, Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator