Ara Institute of Canterbury

Ara Institute of Canterbury - New Zealand

Choose Ara and discover Maori and Pacific cultures, new and practical ways of learning, and a diverse landscape made up of beaches, mountains, and valleys. Ara is a top-rated New Zealand institution that offers a wide range of courses and programs.




  • Christchurch or Timaru, New Zealand


  • Semester 1: January/February to June
  • Semester 2: July to November/December


  • English


Programs and courses

Fields of Study

  • Access (Indigenous Education)
  • Arts & Science
  • Business
  • Health & Human Services
  • Sport & Exercise


Consular Services

Credit Transfers

The following sample credit transfers show how your Ara courses could transfer back to Camosun.

BAAA Program/ CourseCamosun Course
ASAR600 Physical Activity and RehabilitationSPEX 2XX Sport and Exercise 200-level
ASRE600 Research Design and StatisticsSPEX 410 Research Methods
ASWM600 Issues in Nutrition ManagementCHEM 214 Nutrition for Fitness
ASXP600 Exercise Prescription and ProgrammingEXW 241 Exercise Design and Prescription
AMCB644 Consumer BehaviourMARK 365 Consumer Behaviour
AMMK700 Strategic MarketingMARK 3XX Marketing 300-level
AMPM600 Project ManagementMARK 420 Marketing Project Management