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What will I learn?

Explore the growing health and human services sector and tailor your Health Sciences degree to suit your career goals. Combine a solid foundation in health with your choice from our 12 specialised major areas of study.

If you know you want to work in the health and human services sector, our health sciences degree will help you explore the many career paths available. The Bachelor of Health Sciences is a professionally-oriented degree that boasts a newly enhanced suite of 6 core units, taught across the 3 year levels of the degree, equipping you with the core skills and competencies required by contemporary health and human services industries.

In addition, you will choose 2 of the 12 available major sequences, in areas ranging from Health Promotion, Health and Sustainability, and Nutrition, to Disability and Inclusion, Environmental Health, Psychological Science and Exercise Science. Your choice of majors will enable you to tailor your study to your interests and career goals. The degree also offers multiple work-integrated learning opportunities, including a unit in the final year of study in which you will apply your theoretical knowledge in a real-word context.

Whatever your choice of majors, this is the degree to propel you into a rewarding career contributing to the promotion of good health and wellbeing across society.

Course structure

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 24 credit points include 2 core units (these are compulsory) and 2 major sequences of study from the Faculty of Health. A maximum of 8 credit points may be selected from units offered by other faculties.

Physical activity and health

This major provides students with an understanding of how behaviour influences health, with a particular emphasis on the relationships between physical activity and health.

Career outcomes

The Bachelor of Health Sciences provides students with the opportunity to structure their own course by combining two major sequences in health with a wide range of areas according to their own interests and career aspirations. Depending on the major sequences you take and your choice of electives, you could be qualified to work in areas such as health promotion, health education, community health, family and community support, health marketing, health and sport public relations, health policy development, nutrition and research in health areas.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health

CRICOS

052823G

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,600.00 (17,45,182) per year
Deakin is offering 30% tuition fee waiver bursary to students for studying online at Deakin University.

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

Application deadline

Expected June 2022

More details

Start date

8 November 2021, 7 March 2022

Venue

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

75 Pigdons Road,

WAURN PONDS,

Victoria,

3216, GEELONG, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,600.00 (17,45,182) per year
Deakin is offering 30% tuition fee waiver bursary to students for studying online at Deakin University.

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

Application deadline

Expected June 2022

More details

Start date

8 November 2021, 7 March 2022

Venue

Deakin University

Melbourne Burwood Campus,

221 Burwood Highway,

BURWOOD,

Victoria,

3125, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Entry for applicants with previous Tertiary, VET, life or work experience will be based on their performance in: a Certificate IV in a related discipline OR a Diploma in any discipline or 50% completion of a Diploma in a related discipline OR successful completion of relevant study at an accredited higher education institution equivalent to at least two Deakin University units OR other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent for example relevant work or life experience. Other English Language Requirements accepted: IELTS: Overall 6.0, no band less than 6.0; TOEFL (PBT) score of 550 Writing 4.5; TOEFL Internet Based: 65 Writing 21; CPE: 169 no band less than 169; CAE: 169 no band less than 169; PTE: 52-57 No less than 50 in each skill.

For international students

Students must have qualification most relevant to your secondary school studies

Standard minimum admission criteria for undergraduate courses

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

IELTS - Overall 6.5 No band lower than 6

TOEFL IBT - 79 Writing 21

TOEFL PBT - 577 Writing 4.5

C1 PROFICIENCY and C2 PROFICIENCY- 176 No band less than 169

PTE - 58 No less than 50 in each skill

OET - Overall C+

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Chisholm Institute
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About Deakin University

Deakin is a young and dynamic university, offering world-class degrees, excellent employment prospects and a university experience that students love.

  • Among top 1% of international universities in 24 study areas
  • Best in student satisfaction in Victoria for ten years
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  • Offers a curriculum that is practical and industry-informed