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Health Science

Health Science

The suite of Health Science courses provides an opportunity to explore the diverse and engaging areas of non-clinical health.

The Bachelor of Health Science offers a broad introduction to the health sciences in the fields of public health, anatomy and physiology, psychology, health ethics and law, evidence-based medicine and data use and, Indigenous health.

In the Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition Studies) you will develop a sound scientific background in nutrition and food science as well as investigating the impact of food and nutrients on our physical, social, mental and environmental wellbeing.

The Bachelor of Health Science (Human Movement) focuses on human performance as well as the roles and benefits of exercise and physical activity. Students are given a foundation in human movement, including fundamental concepts in exercise physiology, biomechanics, and exercise programming and prescription.

The flexibility and student-driven focus of the Bachelor of Health Science courses allow you to tailor your degree to a variety of career paths that follow your passion for health and wellbeing and enhance employability prospects upon graduation..

Professional recognition

Graduates of the Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition Studies) may be eligible for registration as an Associate Nutritionist with the Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA).

Career opportunities

  • Corporate Health
  • Food industry and food regulation
  • Health promotion
  • National and Local Government policy
  • Nutrition and community education environments
  • Research in public health, policy, nutrition and human movement
  • Sports coach
  • Sport and recreation officer
  • Strength and conditioning

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People

NamePosition
Associate Prof Tanya LawlisProgram Director
Dr Joe NortheyCourse Convener - Health Science Undergraduate
Dr Brad ClarkCourse Convener – Health Science Honours