What will I learn?

Our Bachelor of Health Science leads to a wide range of rewarding jobs in the fast-growing health industry — or more specialised postgraduate study.

You’ll have access to cutting-edge, industry-relevant tech in our campus labs; prepping you for a career that relies on it. You’ll complete core units across multiple fields of health science to explore contemporary challenges and their possible interventions along with a major based on your interest and career aspirations. This could lead to postgraduate studies at Swinburne in physiotherapy, dietetics, occupational therapy or counselling.

You’ll complete core units across multiple fields of health science to explore contemporary challenges and their possible interventions along with a major based on your interest and career aspirations. This could lead to postgraduate studies at Swinburne in physiotherapy, dietetics, occupational therapy or counselling.

Tap on any major to see how you can tailor your Bachelor of Heath Science degree and study for a career that champions good health for people from all walks of life.

Health Promotion

Harness the power of digital technology to empower people to live their healthiest lives. Graduate into a health promotion job in areas like policy or education.

With lifestyles more sedentary than ever, we must address public health risk and consider the impact of social, cultural, political and economic circumstances on health. This tech-rich, future-focused major can lead to high-demand graduate careers in education/promotion, research, policy, women’s health and community development.

Use social media to communicate health messages, use a gamified platform to develop a pandemic action plan, explore contemporary health industry problems and lead public health campaigns.

Industry experience allows you to network, professionalise your CV and forge your career pathway. Past students have completed lab placements and worked with councils on real community campaigns.

Course learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to: apply health sciences concepts, practices, theories and evidence across a range of health-related issues; retrieve, critically evaluate and communicate information about local and global health sciences issues from a variety of perspectives; find and integrate information from a variety of sources using a range of technologies; apply knowledge and skills associated with health sciences to a range of health-related activities, working independently and in teams; apply innovation and technology to extend the boundaries of knowledge and research in health sciences; demonstrate professional and ethical behaviours; reflect on current skills, knowledge and attitudes, and plan ongoing personal and professional development; promote and optimise the health and welfare of individuals and/or populations.

Career opportunities

Future career options for graduates of this degree may include medical researcher, community worker, health policy developer, clinical technologist, hospital scientist, healthcare consultant, health communication officer, nutritionist and more.

Graduates who intend to pursue psychology as a career must follow a sequence of education and training in psychology as required by the Psychology Board of Australia.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health, Arts and Design

CRICOS

077669G

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,680.00 (18,02,998) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022, 1 August 2022

Venue

Swinburne University of Technology

Hawthorn Campus,

John Street,

HAWTHORN,

Victoria,

3122, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

If you’re currently in Year 12 or have completed Year 12 in the last seven years, you’ll be considered for admission to undergraduate courses primarily based on whether you have successfully completed the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), or an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

  • Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 65%, all skills 65%
  • minimum IELTS overall band of 6.0 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT (internet-based) - 64 (no less than 13 in reading, 12 in listening, 18 in speaking, 21 in writing)
  • Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 50 (no communicative skills less than 50)
  • C1 Advanced: 169, no band less than 169
  • any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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About Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne is one of the world’s top young universities, offering industry-aligned courses taught by teachers who are experts in their field.

  • 45th in the Top 50 Under 50 universities in the world
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