Bachelor of Health Sciences

La Trobe University

If you're interested in medical research, community health, rehabilitation counselling, athlete welfare, environmental health or health promotion - or aren't sure which area of health science is for you - you can find your niche through this degree. You'll learn about human biosciences, the role of health professionals and factors that influence health locally and around the world. You focus your studies by choosing one or two majors from second year. You'll study the health and sustainability major, with subjects in environmental health. A major in public health will include studies in epidemiology and global health initiatives. Or you can major in human physiology and anatomy, or rehabilitation counselling, and study subjects such as living with chronic conditions. La Trobe University's new sports counselling and athlete welfare major will include studies in sport development and psychology. You'll complete a new major in health promotion and take on subjects in community health promotion and education.

Course Fee:

International: $99,600

Entry Requirements:

VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Biology, Chemistry, any Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.


In first year, students do core subjects with students from other health sciences courses. Focus on basic human biosciences and factors influencing health, and the roles of health professionals in the health and welfare sectors. During second and third years, take an appropriate major. Melbourne students can choose to major in human physiology and anatomy, public health, or rehabilitation counselling.

Subjects you can Study:

Human physiology and Anatomy, Ergonomics, Safety and Health, Public Health, Rehabilitation Counselling, Environmental Health.

Further information:

Graduates from this course are given first preference for the following programs: Master of Clinical Audiology, Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics, Master of Dietetic Practice, Master of Health Information Management, Master of Occupational Therapy Practice, Master of Orthoptics, Master of Podiatric Practice, Master of Physiotherapy Practice, Master of Social Work, and Master of Speech Pathology. Students can study this course through La Trobe's Regional Reward.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00115M

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bendigo 54.8 No Part time 6 years
Bendigo 54.8 No Full time 3 years
Melbourne 52.4 No Part time 6 years
Melbourne 52.4 No Full time 3 years
La Trobe University, believes that higher education has the power to transform people and societies. Their goal is to make a difference to their students, staff, and the communities they serve.

In 2016, La Trobe was ranked in the QS Top 50 Under 50 for the first time, and 56 in the 2017 Times Higher Education 200 Under 50 Rankings. They are also in the world's top 400 universities in all three major ranking agencies: QS World University Rankings 2016-2017, Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-2017 and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2016.

La Trobe's research is focused on resolving some of the greatest challenges of our time. Researchers in facilities like the La Trobe Institute of Molecular Science and the Centre for Agribioscience are driving new ways to fight disease, and tackle climate change, drought and other threats to Australian agriculture.

Work placements are an important part of La Trobe's courses and students find work experience with organisations like CSIRO, the Australian Synchrotron, PwC and the University's partner hospitals. Students also receive hands-on training in facilities including a TV studio, an archaeological dig simulation site, moot court, and on field trips to places like Victoria's alpine wilderness.

La Trobe encourages students to participate in overseas study programs including nursing in Nepal, nanotechnology in Tokyo, and Indigenous studies in the Philippines. In 2016, La Trobe awarded travel grants and scholarships to 950 undergraduate and postgraduate students to study with partners like National University of Singapore, San Diego State University and Stockholm University.

The University has eight campuses in Victoria and NSW and is the largest provider of university education in regional Victoria. The University has more than 190,000 graduates. It's an impressive group that includes CEOs, parliamentarians, human rights activists, medical researchers and Olympians.

Provider CRICOS: 00115M

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