Health and Social Wellbeing


Flexible Delivery

A hybrid approach enables flexibility to study either online or on campus, combining self-directed study with teacher-led workshops, tutorials and interactive sessions.


Study at your own pace

Full-time and part-time study options available to all students.


FEE-HELP & Scholarships

FEE-HELP available for students. No loan fees or application fees apply to postgraduate students. Some individual subjects have scholarships available.

Master of Arts

(Health and Social Wellbeing)

Graduate Diploma

in Health and Social Wellbeing

Graduate Certificate

in Health and Social Wellbeing

Unlike traditional health degrees, Nan Tien’s Health and Social Wellbeing courses focus on mindful and compassionate care, and on ‘caring for the carer’. These courses facilitate the deep personal and professional transformation of individuals and communities, empowering graduates to offer service in a way that is skillful, sustainable, and responsive. 

Over the last five years, Nan Tien’s Health and Social Wellbeing program has been at the leading edge of combining science and the wisdom traditions, providing graduates with the skills to radically transform suffering on a personal, societal and global level. 

Informed by the latest science on resilience, self-awareness and wellbeing, our teaching staff include psychiatrists, medical specialists, senior nurse practitioners and therapists at the forefront of their field. Such experts share knowledge arising out of decades of personal experience in applying the insights of the contemplative traditions within healthcare settings.

Buddhism has recently gained scientific recognition in the West as an ancient tradition that has the potential to equip individuals with techniques, practices, and ways of thinking and being that promote greater resilience, creativity, and the capacity to tend to suffer sustainably. 

At the same time, a contemporary paradigm shift has emerged in the health and wellness movement that places compassion for self and others at the centre of caring for others and the world. The HSW courses draw on both of these trends, providing graduates with a comprehensive understanding of the ways compassion and mindfulness are currently being conceptualised and applied in health. They also provide the experiential training needed to foster a strong and life-long practice in self-compassion, self-reflection, and mindfulness.


Explore Health and Social Wellbeing Subjects

Below is a list of all the subjects available for Health and Social Wellbeing (HSW) enrolments. Access to specific subject requirements will vary depending on the course chosen (i.e. Masters, Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate). Please refer to information about specific courses for details on core and elective subject schedules. 


Offering a high degree of flexibility, our courses can be studied online or on campus, full or part-time. Our courses are designed for health and wellness professionals, counsellors, educators, and other leaders who are balancing a work schedule and already have an undergraduate degree. Enrol now or at a time that suits you.