L3 Health Studies

L3HEST
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs K. Brewer

Required Prior Learning


Entry is subject to approval from the TIC of Health and/or HOD of Health and Physical Education. The expectation is that students would have gained 12 credits in a written based subject.



This is a University approved course with opportunities to gain 19 Health credits. It will provide students with the skills to think critically to understand the inter-relationship between society, community and personal well-being.

Students will cover a range of topics such as: New Zealand Health Issues (methamphetamine, poverty and teen pregnancy), Ethical Issues (euthanasia and medicinal marijuana), NZ Health Practices (anxiety, alternative medicine, traditional medicine, western medicine) & Health Promotion.

This course would suit those interested in pursuing career opportunities in psychology, teaching, nursing, government policy, politics and health promotion.

The course will be assessed to L3 Achievement Standards. Assessment will be both internally and externally assessed standards. Students will have the opportunity to gain the maximum of 19 credits at L3 and subject endorsement. All Achievement Standards offered are literacy standards.


Learning Areas:

Physical Education & Health


Assessment Procedures
Course Costs

There will be $55 optional charge which will enhance learning. This will cover activities like the Paddle Boarding and Tai Chi and Massage Therapy.