Bachelor of Health Sciences

Deakin University

If you want to work in the health and human services sector, tackling the big issues in health, our degree gives you the opportunity to learn from leaders in their field and build industry connections. You will get the chance to explore and combine your specific interests and gain unique expertise relevant to contemporary issues in health. Become a specialist in two major areas, and choose elective units to broaden your skill set even further. You can also consider selecting a third major area of study.* Health sciences also offers workplace learning opportunities, including units in your second and/or final year of study. The Health Sciences Practicum offered in final year gives you the option to complete a 120-hour practice education placement. This gives you the opportunity to apply your theoretical knowledge in a real-world context, adding experience to your resume and developing your professional networks in the health sector. Whatever your choice of majors, this is the degree to propel you into a rewarding career contributing to the promotion of health and wellbeing across society. *Completing three majors is not possible if a student selects the psychological science major.

Course Fee:

International: $98,928

Entry Requirements:

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course. For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library Entry for applicants with recent secondary education (previous three years) will be based on their performance in a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education, with pre-requisite units 3 and 4; a study score of at least 30 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or 25 in English other than EAL. Applicants will be selected in accordance with the published Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) for that year. Refer to the VTAC Guide for the latest pre-requisite information Entry will be based on performance in: Senior Secondary Certificate of Education with ATAR of at least 50 or equivalent OR Certificate IV in a related discipline OR Diploma in any discipline or 50% completion of Diploma in a related discipline OR Successful completion of relevant study - equivalent to at least two Deakin University units - at an accredited higher education institution OR Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent, including Foundation program approved by Faculty Board, or relevant work or life experience.


NOTE: The Bachelor of Health Sciences has undergone some changes in 2016. If you commenced your study in, or prior to, 2015 then the former course structure with two core units may apply. Please contact if you have any queries. To complete the Bachelor of Health Sciences students must attain 24 credit points. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to one credit point. In order to gain 24 credit points you will need to study 24 units (AKA 'subjects') over your entire degree. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester and usually undertake two trimesters each year. The course comprises a total of 24 credit points and students must ensure that they have met the following course rules to be eligible to graduate. Must complete: 6 core units (these are compulsory) at least 2 major sequences from list below. at least 18 credit points offered by the Faculty of Health at least 14 credit points studied at level 2 or 3 at least 6 credit points at level 3 May complete a maximum of 6 credit points from units offered by other Faculties. Must not complete more than 10 credit points at level 1. All commencing Faculty of Health Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work students are required to complete HAI010 Academic Integrity in their first trimester of study (0 credit point compulsory unit). Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements.

Subjects you can Study:

For information on major subjects please contact Health enquiries at

Study Pathways:

The Bachelor of Health Sciences can be used as an excellent pathway to postgraduate study including: Master of Public Health Master of Health Promotion Master of Health Economics Master of Health and Human Services Management Master of Human Nutrition Master of Dietetics

Further information:

For other information please contact Health enquiries at


Not applicable

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Burwood 60.2 Yes Online 6 years
Waurn Ponds 55.15 Yes 3 years
Warrnambool 54.95 Yes 3 years
Waurn Ponds 55.15 Yes Part time 6 years
Warrnambool 54.95 Yes Online 6 years
Waurn Ponds 55.15 Yes Full time 3 years
Warrnambool 54.95 Yes Full time 3 years
Waurn Ponds 55.15 Yes Online 6 years
Warrnambool 54.95 Yes Part time 6 years
Burwood 60.2 Yes 3 years
Burwood 60.2 Yes Full time 3 years
Burwood 60.2 Yes Part time 6 years

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