In today’s complex health and wellness systems, there is increasing demand for non-clinical roles related to the improvement and maintenance of individual and population health. Dedicated people with specialised skills, in-depth industry knowledge and an understanding of health beyond illness and disease are needed to work within these systems.
The Bachelor of Health Science is a flexible program that prepares you to apply integrated and multidisciplinary knowledge to a range of areas in the health industry and beyond. You will establish a strong foundation in biomedical and social science understandings of health, and can specialise in areas relevant to your career ambitions, interests and strengths. These include human resource management, information technology, marketing, counselling, languages and psychology. You will also have the opportunity to complete a health and wellbeing industry placement.
Graduates who complete the required prerequisites may be eligible for a range of graduate entry programs, including physiotherapy and occupational therapy.
2nd year Bachelor of Health Science
‘The Bachelor of Health Science degree stood out to me as it provided a field of study that was diverse and covered all of my interest areas without limiting my career opportunities. The Bachelor of Health Science degree has introduced me to a whole new world in the health field.
In 2014 I was awarded a $500 leadership grant, supporting my trip up to Queensland to attend a conference hosted by Connecting Up. This was among one of the best experiences that I have gained whilst at UniSA and allowed me to use the theoretical knowledge gained in the classroom out in real world applications.
Throughout my time at UniSA I have been mentored by many of the teaching staff. They have shown a genuine interest in my career development and have helped guide my decisions as a health science student.
This degree not only gave me the chance to further explore my interest in health, yet helped clarify future career pathways that I could follow.’
† This is based on the total number of units for this program where one EFTSL is expressed as 36 units.