Bachelor of Health Science

Edith Cowan University
Edith Cowan University
  • Awarded by

    Edith Cowan University (RTO 4756)

  • Qualification

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    HECS-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    3 years full time; 6 years part time

  • Start Date

    Set intake dates. Enquire now!

  • Location


  • Career Outcomes

    Health Promotion Officer | Nutritionist | Environmental Health Officer | Child Health Officer | View all

Last modified: 09 Nov 2018

In a Nutshell

Turn your passion for health and wellbeing into a rewarding career with this Bachelor of Health Science course from Edith Cowan University.

Health science is a dynamic discipline with skills that let you explore exciting job opportunities in a variety of environments and industries. With a wide range of specialisations, you can follow your own interests and passions to craft a career that suits you.

Through your studies, you'll develop essential skills in teamwork, critical thinking, innovation, communication and cross-cultural awareness that are critical to your success in the health science industry. You'll gain a deep understanding of the physical, psychological, social and environmental aspects of health and develop practical skills and theoretical knowledge that let you to pursue exciting career opportunities. 

This course includes a professional practice requirement of 75 hours of work placement in addition to class activities. You'll have real-world experience in a health science environment before you graduate, giving you insight into the realities of the industry in a supportive learning environment. 

  • What You'll Need to Get In


    To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

    • Hold an ATAR of 70; OR
    • Have undertaken a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) qualification at the appropriate level; OR
    • Have previously studied at University level; OR
    • Hold a STAT result that meets ECU requirements; OR
    • Have completed a bridging or enabling course delivered by a higher education provider; AND
    • Meet English Competency requirements (see below). 

    English competency:

    If you have successfully completed units at an Australian, Canadian, American or UK university provider you may meet the English competency requirements. You will be required to submit your academic transcript for assessment.

    If none of the above applies to you, but you have work and life experience, you may be eligible to apply via ECU's Experience Based Entry Scheme (if applicable).

    Please note that School Leaver applicants will require completion of WACE or equivalent.

  • Subject Breakdown

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    In this health course, subjects you may study include:

    • Population Health
    • Introductory Statistics
    • Epidemiology
    • Health Research Methodology
    • Health Research Project
    • Indigenous Health
    • Health Sciences Professional Practices
    • Anatomy and Physiology 2

    Students also complete a supplementary program of major, minor and/or elective units. Majors you may study in this course include:

    • Addiction Studies
    • Environmental Health
    • Environmental Management
    • Health Promotion
    • Nutrition
    • Nutrition Bioscience
    • Occupational Safety and Health
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  • Why Edith Cowan University?

    Since opening in 1991, Edith Cowan University (ECU) has established itself as the go-to Australian university for a quality learning experience. Students graduate among some of the best in the world and have continued to serve society in many important roles.

    ECU produces winners because they are a winner! In 2018 Times Higher Education ranked ECU in the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years old, and the Good Universities Guide has given them a 5-star rating for teaching quality 12 years straight.

    From social work, youth work, nutrition, engineering, technology, management and more, ECU offer a host of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that’ll excel your career and expose you to new levels of success. Enquire today and see where an ECU qualification can lead you!

    Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.

    When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

You can also choose to study this course entirely online.

Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Bachelor of Health Science from Edith Cowan University.

Depending on your area of specialisation, employment opportunities are available across a wide range of workplaces. Potential workplaces include aged care facilities and hospitals, awareness and prevention councils, family planning associations, alcohol and other drug agencies, local government organisations, disability services, justice and correctional agencies, research institutes, international aid organisations, and mental health support agencies.

Wondering where a career in health could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

Let's Talk Price

Eligible students can apply for a HECS-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

Edith Cowan University also offers student loans and scholarship opportunities to eligible applicants.


You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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