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What will I learn?

La Trobe's Bachelor of Health Sciences introduces you to the physical, social and environmental aspects of health and science. Learn about the role of health professionals and factors that influence health both locally and around the world.

This flexible course gives you a broad understanding of the health sciences field and lets you pursue up to two specialised areas including:

Health and medical sciences (Melbourne (Bundoora) only)

Gain practical skills and knowledge in relation to the physiological and anatomical principles of the human body.

Public health

Learn the skills needed for public health research and develop strengths in health policy, law and ethics.

Health promotion

Acquire the practical skills and knowledge needed to promote people's health.

Rehabilitation counselling

Understand how the counselling process helps people achieve personal, career and independent living goals.

Health, wellbeing and performance (Melbourne (Bundoora) only)

Apply cognitive behavioural techniques to improve athlete performance, concentration, motivation, fitness and health.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7 - Bachelor Degree.

Majors - Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus

  • Health promotion
  • Health and medical sciences
  • Health wellbeing and performance
  • Public health
  • Rehabilitation counselling

Majors - Bendigo Campus

  • Health promotion
  • Public health
  • Rehabilitation counselling

Career Outcomes

Skilled health science professionals can gain employment in a variety of roles that include:

Public health manager

Develop policies to protect public health.

Health promotion coordinator

Oversee good health practices to promote the wellbeing of community groups.

Sustainability specialist

Implement sustainable practices in the workplace.

Rehabilitation counsellor

Assist individuals with disabilities to improve their quality of life.

Occupational health and safety officer

Monitor and enforce health and safety procedures in the workplace.

Accreditation, registration and/or membership details for this course may be found on the La Trobe University website.

Majors

  • Health and Medical Science
  • Health Promotion
  • Health, Wellbeing and Performance
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Which department am I in?

Department of Health and Nursing

CRICOS

062598G

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$36,000.00 (19,80,198) per year
Application deadline

Expected February 2023

More details

Start date

Expected February 2023

Venue

Bendigo Campus

Edwards Road,

BENDIGO,

Victoria,

3552, BENDIGO, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$36,000.00 (19,80,198) per year
Application deadline

Expected February 2023

More details

Start date

Expected February 2023

Venue

La Trobe University

Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus,

Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive,

LA TROBE UNIVERSITY,

Victoria,

3086, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Equivalent to an Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate. International Baccalaureate - 24 to 33. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL Internet based (iBT): Overall 64 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing, Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): Overall score of 50 with no communicative skill score less than 50, C1 Advanced: 169 with no less than 169 in any component, C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

For international students

Equivalent to an Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0

TOEFL Internet based (iBT): overall score of 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

C1 Advanced: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Box Hill Institute
  • Chisholm Institute
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