Bachelor of Health Sciences

Deakin University

This program enables students to combine fields of study in the health sciences according to their interests, abilities and career aspirations. It allows students to concentrate studies on two specialised health-related areas and explore complementary study areas that appeal to interests and career aspirations. Thus students are provided with both specialist knowledge and transferable, generic industry skills. Students can also diversify employment opportunities by undertaking elective units from any area of the University. This flexible degree is an excellent option for those looking to discover their passion in the health sector and also provides a pathway to further professional studies in the discipline.

Course Fee:

International: $96,480

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.


24 credit points include 6 core units (these are compulsory) and 2 major sequences of study from the Faculty of Health. A maximum of 6 credit points may be selected from units offered by other faculties.

Subjects you can Study:

Environmental health; Exercise science; Family society and health; Food studies; Health and sustainability; Health promotion; Medical biotechnology; Nutrition; Disability and Inclusion; Physical activity and health; Psychological science; Psychology for Professional Development.

Study Pathways:

Honours is available. Postgraduate programs by coursework or research also available.

Further information:

Support for external students is available at the Deakin Learning Centre in Dandenong; the Werribee Learning Centre; plus Hume Global Learning Centre - Craigieburn.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00113B

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Waurn Ponds 53.05 Yes Part time 6 years
Warrnambool 52.8 Yes Online 6 years
Waurn Ponds 53.05 Yes Full time 3 years
Warrnambool 52.8 Yes Full time 3 years
Waurn Ponds 53.05 Yes Online 6 years
Warrnambool 52.8 Yes Part time 6 years
Burwood 60.7 Yes 3 years
Burwood 60.7 Yes Full time 3 years
Burwood 60.7 Yes Part time 6 years
Burwood 60.7 Yes Online 6 years
Waurn Ponds 53.05 Yes 3 years
Warrnambool 52.8 Yes 3 years

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Deakin University has five campuses - one in Melbourne's eastern suburbs, two in the port city of Geelong and one in Warrnambool on the south-west coast of Victoria. With over 61,000 students, it is one of Australia’s largest universities. Deakin’s fastest growing campus is in the Cloud where 15,000 students study predominantly online. All students, regardless of their campus or mode of study, benefit from Deakin’s award-winning digital environment. 

Deakin is proud of its inclusive and student-focused culture and its reputation for using innovative digital solutions to provide an engaging and personalised learning experience. Deakin is committed to lifelong learning, providing students with choices about how, when and where learning occurs. Deakin prides itself on developing career-ready graduates that are innovative, resilient, and well prepared for rapidly changing workforce needs. Deakin has a strong focus on teaching, with student satisfaction and the employability of its students being key indicators of success.

Deakin’s four faculties offer courses across the arts, science, sport, nutrition, architecture, business, law, medicine, optometry, engineering, nursing, allied health, psychology and teaching. It is on a strong research trajectory, ranked 211 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (2018).

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