Bachelor of Health Sciences - SH5

Health Sciences

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On Offer Yes
Award Bachelor of Health Sciences
Accepting Applications Currently accepting applications
Program Coordinator Dr. Charlynn Miller
Contact Hours (per week) 16-20 hours per week
Classes Held

Higher Education students can expect the majority of classes to fall any time between 8:30 am and 6:30pm, Monday to Friday.

Commences Semester 1 and 2
Program Outline

You're interested in health but not sure if you want to be a health promotion worker, dietician or health administrator. You like the idea of working in health promotion and community health. You want a degree with the flexibility to choose the subjects you like while keeping your options open. In this degree, you have elective subjects that let you study a range of health areas, as well as subjects from other FedUni faculties. Once you graduate, you'll be prepared for entry into postgraduate degrees like medicine, allied health and dietetics should you choose.

You'll learn about the public health challenges facing our society today, how to influence health factors and the best techniques to improve health and wellbeing. You will focus on promoting the principles of health to communities, developing policies for healthy living and providing advice for health policy. You'll also learn the psychological, ethical and legal aspects of health to set you up for your future career. You'll focus on your favourite health sciences subjects, choosing from e-health and informatics, leading and managing health services, psychology and sport and exercise science, or the generic stream that you build yourself from available health subjects.

Your choices are almost endless when it comes to electives, with options from any of FedUni's degrees. You may like to study business, digital media or Japanese. Or you may choose to learn about another area from our health sciences faculty.

Major studies: e-health and informatics, leading and managing health services, psychology, sport and exercise science

Career Opportunities

• Health promotion
• Community health
• Psychology
• Allied health industries
• Health technologies
• Health and sport
• Health policy development
• Research

The program may also offer preparation for postgraduate clinical programs in:
• Occupational health
• Allied health
• Dietetics
• Other health disciplines

Program Rules and Requirements

The qualification comprises 360 points including seven core courses and a major stream study chosen from Psychology, Sport and Exercise Science; Leading and Managing Health Services, E-Health and Informatics or a generic stream. Some stream offerings are only available at specific campuses. The major streams are comprised of 11 courses (165 credit points) and contain a minimum of four advanced level courses.

There are up to 6 elective courses, at least 3 of which must be at an advanced level. The inclusion of electives allows you to branch out into a variety of other health sciences study areas, or gives you the opportunity to study courses from other areas at Federation University Australia, including business, arts and humanities, science, IT. One elective course must be at an advanced level. The Psychology major stream also includes a further three Psychology electives.

Duration (EFTSL) 3.0

Program Content

Generic Program Structure

Year 1

Understanding university learning
Health and lifestyle
Anatomy and physiology for health professionals 1
Knowledge professionals
Intro to psychology B: brains and behaviour
Two stream subjects

Year 2

Legal and ethical decision making in person centred care
Interpersonal skills
Four stream subjects

Year 3

Health promotion
Healthcare leadership and teamwork (online)
Applied project in health (online)
Working strategically in healthcare contexts (online)
Three stream subjects

The stream courses can be selected from the following streams: Psychology (APAC accredited), Sport and Exercise Science*; Leading and Managing Health Services, e-Health and Informatics. These courses may be at introductory, intermediate and advanced levels. Some stream offerings are only available at specific campuses.
*Sport and Exercise Science is available at Mt Helen only in 2016.

Information Sessions
There are currently no information sessions scheduled.
Frequently Asked Questions

Can I study a FedUni program at Melton?

FedUni will provide services from the Melton Learning Hub as a location for all FedUni students to use for study, or work on group assignments as part of your program requirements. This facility will be available for all FedUni students who are commuting from Melton, Caroline Springs or surrounding areas. For more information visit


School of Health Sciences and Psychology (Ref 09662)

Contact Us

Phone: 1800 333 864

International Students International Student Programs
Phone: +61 3 5327 9018
Additional Program Information

For more information download the Health Sciences brochure (pdf 1.4mb)

DomesticDomestic students are students who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa. Show InternationalInternational students are students who are not Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa. International students must pay overseas/international fees.
FedUni Code SH5

Gippsland Campus (Churchill): 3700737821
Mt Helen Campus (Ballarat): 3700537821

Mid year entry Yes
Credit Points 360

3 years full-time or 6 years part-time


Gippsland Campus (Churchill)
Mt Helen Campus (Ballarat)

Application Method The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to Apply page for further information.
Federation University Australia offers a number of programs which are eligible for Open Access entry for current Year 12 students. Further information can be found on our Open Access page.
Application Type - VTAC Yes
Application Type - Direct Yes
Entry Requirements

Units 3 and 4 with a study score of at least 20 in English (any); interstate or overseas equivalent.


Mature age entry.

Selection is based on a range of criteria. For more information, please visit Information for Mature Students.

Extra Requirements

Non-Year 12 applicants applying through VTAC must complete and submit the VTAC Personal Statement form online, available through VTAC.

Resume, Statement about reason for study, ATAR and Study Scores, evidence of qualifications.

Pathways/Alternate Entry

Alternate entry
Credit will be considered if you have successfully completed higher education or TAFE studies. Advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on your eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications.

If you are seeking alternate entry into the Bachelor of Health Sciences you can consider applying for the following programs:

Negotiated Offers will also be accepted through VTAC.

Further study options
• Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)
• Postgraduate clinical programs in medicine, allied health, dietetics or other health disciplines

Indicative Fees
Please visit to obtain further information regarding Indicative Program Fees.
Program Majors Available
2016 - Sample Program Structure
Show DomesticDomestic students are students who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa. InternationalInternational students are students who are not Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa. International students must pay overseas/international fees.
Academic Entry Requirement

Successful completion of Australian VCE, or overseas equivalent with two final year courses of either Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Mathematics or Physics.

English Language Requirement

International applicants are required to have an entry IELTS of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0; OET Level B; TOEFL 550 with a TWE of 4; TOEFL IBT 79-80 with minimum of 19 in all sections; Pearson 52 (no band less than 50); Cambridge-CAE/CPE 169 (no band less than 169)

CRICOS Program Code 077887G
VTAC (International)

Gippsland Campus (Churchill): 3700737823
Mt Helen Campus (Ballarat): 3700537823

FedUni Code SH5
Duration (International)

3 years

Fee - Annual Fee 2016 29200
RPL and Credit Transfer International students wishing to apply for RPL and Credit Transfer are required to provide syllabus of previous study undertaken at time of applying for a program. Not all programs offer RPL and Credit Transfer. Contact the International Student Programs office at
Teaching Location (International Students)

Mt Helen Campus (Ballarat)

Application Method - International International students currently studying VCE in Victoria (Australia) are required to apply through VTAC. All other international students applying for undergraduate and postgraduate coursework degrees are required to apply through the Federation University Australia's International office. All international students applying for Higher Degrees by Research are required to apply through Research Services.
Entry Requirements - International International students must meet the following basic entry requirements (see below):
  • English language entry requirements
  • Academic entry requirements
  • Further Information A range of student services, are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please call the number listed above.
    The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

    All information contained in this publication including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of going to press as at the date above, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

    CRICOS Provider No.00103D.
    Information correct as at 19/Nov/2015

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