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What will I learn?

Overview

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 specialized areas including:

Health and medical sciences (Bundoora only)

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

Health promotion

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

Health, wellbeing and performance (Formerly Sports Counselling and Athlete Welfare major)

Develop skills to facilitate improved mental health and wellbeing in sport and broader community settings (e.g. work, education)

Public health

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

Rehabilitation counselling

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

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

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.

Which department am I in?

Department of Science and Biosciences

CRICOS

062598G

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$36,000.00 (19,27,195) per year

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

Application deadline

Expected February 2022

More details

Start date

Expected March 2022

Venue

La Trobe University

Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus,

Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive,

LA TROBE UNIVERSITY,

Victoria,

3086, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$36,000.00 (19,27,195) per year

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

Application deadline

Expected February 2022

More details

Start date

Expected March 2022

Venue

Bendigo Campus

Edwards Road,

BENDIGO,

Victoria,

3552, BENDIGO, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants require completion of Australian Year 12 (or international equivalent) with a certain grade. International Baccalaureate (IB): Minimum of 4 in English A1 or A2 (Higher and Standard Levels); or Minimum of 5 in English B (Higher Level), Over six subjects. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL Paper-based Test - Overall score of 550 with 5 or better in TWE (Test of Written English); 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, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 169 with no less than 169 in any component, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 169 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.

La Trobe College Australia ELICOS (LTCA): completion of EFS level 6B with minimum 60% overall and 60% in final exam.

La Trobe College Australia Foundation Studies (LTCA): completion of Foundation studies with 70% in English (Academic Communication).

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

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 169 with no less than 169 in any component.

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

Pathways options

Offered by this university

La Trobe University offers below pathways course for this subject

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Box Hill Institute
  • Chisholm Institute
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About La Trobe University

Research carried out at La Trobe University is ranked among the top 1.4% in the world and the institute offers world-class facilities.

  • Professional teaching environments and links to industries
  • One-to-one support for international students on any issue
  • Career Ready team help students prepare post-graduation life
  • Melbourne is ranked as the fifth best student city in 2017