Bachelor of Health Sciences / Bachelor of Arts

Deakin University

This flexible, well rounded, combined program provides an opportunity for students to pursue complementary areas of study in arts and health sciences courses. Students could combine: exercise science with psychology; politics and policy studies with nutrition; sport coaching with media studies; food studies with journalism; or sociology with health promotion. The program allows students to explore the relationship between various areas of study, combining them in innovative ways in order to prepare them for careers in areas such as government (local, national and international), consultancies, education and research, community organisations or public relations.

Course Fee:

International: $131,480

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English


32 credit points comprising 16 Arts credit points and 16 Health Sciences credit points. Students must fulfil the requirements of each of the 2 degrees in their course of study. Students can enhance their employment prospects and consolidate their knowledge and skills through an industry placement unit. Depending on the major sequences chosen, this option may be available in the final year of the course. Students are also required to complete AAI018 Academic Integrity (0 credit point compulsory unit).

Subjects you can Study:

Environment Health, Exercise Science, Family Society and Health, Food Studies, Health Promotion, Health and Sustainability, Medical Biotechnology, Nutrition, Disability and Inclusion, Physical Activity and Health, Advertising, Animation, Anthropology, Arabic, Australian Studies, Children's Literature, Chinese, Creative Writing, Criminology, Dance, Drama, Education, Film and Television, Film Television and Animation, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Geography and Society, History, Indonesian, International Politics, International Relations, Journalism, Language and Culture Studies, Literary Studies, Media Studies, Middle East Studies, Philosophy, Photography, Politics and Policy Studies, Public Relations, Sociology, Sport and Society, Spanish, Studies of Religions, Visual Arts, Visual Communication Design, Psychology and Professional Development.

Study Pathways:

This course provides a pathway to higher degree by research courses (if students undertake an additional Honours year) and other postgraduate coursework programs.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00113B

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Burwood 60.7 Yes Part time 9 years
Burwood 60.7 Yes Full time 4 years

What does it mean to be a great university? For Deakin, it means ensuring its graduates are highly regarded by employers and well prepared for twenty first century lives and careers, and that its research translates into commercial outcomes that will make a difference to the communities Deakin serves.

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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