About the program

The Bond University Bachelor of Health Sciences is a 2-year accelerated degree designed for students who wish to explore a variety of disciplines in the health sciences, as well as providing a pathway to postgraduate specialised study. During this program, you will gain an understanding of basic and applied sciences including the anatomical, molecular, physiological and psychological processes of human health and function. The program provides a degree of flexibility, enabling you to select a variety of subjects to explore which best suit your career and study goals. The program focuses on real world learning, where you will gain exceptional, high-quality practical experience in our health science and human movement laboratories. You will be able to develop and master technical scientific and research skills using some of the latest research equipment, which can be applied across a broad range of industries. Each laboratory has a maximum capacity – ensuring small group learning and personalised attention. This program provides an undergraduate pathway into Bond University’s Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice, or research based honours.

The Bachelor of Health Sciences will equip you with a strong foundational understanding of the health sciences.  Graduates of this degree may seek employment in a range of careers in Australia and around the world that may include:

  • Health promotion
  • Community health
  • Health education
  • Health officer
  • Health administration
  • Laboratory assistant
  • Clinical trials or drug registration
  • Intellectual property
  • Scientific publishing
  • Pathways to study other health professions
  • Pathways to study other professions including education and business

The Bachelor of Health Sciences will provide you with variety of career opportunities as well as an accelerated undergraduate pathway to graduate-entry studies in registered health professions such as occupational therapy, nutrition and dietetics, as well as broader public health programs and the education sector.

Students who complete the Bachelor of Health Sciences, and meet the entry requirements may apply for the following Bond University programs:

You can also undertake research-based honours studies, leading to Masters and PhD programs.

* Offers will be dependent on both the candidate’s final GPA and interview outcomes.  Students must have completed the subjects of Medical Biochemistry 1 (BMED11-205), Medical Biochemistry 2 (BMED12-209).  
** Students must have completed the subjects of Introduction to Psychology: Learning and Social (PSYC11-101), Developmental Psychology (PSYC12-315) and Functional Anatomy (SPEX11-113)

The Bachelor of Health Sciences program comprises 24 subjects, as follows:

University core subjects (3)

Plus: Beyond Bond: Professional Development and Community Engagement

Compulsory subjects (15)

Directed options (6)

Complete six (6) subjects from the following electives:

*Subject names and structure may change

Program structure and sequencing

Please visit Program Structure and Sequencing for guidance on study plans.

Teaching methodology

Students have the opportunity to develop and master technical scientific and research skills through extensive, hands-on laboratory training using some of the latest research equipment.

The educational approach involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, laboratory work and industry projects. Students will participate in problem-based-learning and practical laboratory experience from the first semester.

Academic requirements

Year 12 school leaver

Bond University requires the successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent for entry to Bachelor level programs. Bond does not rely solely on the Overall Position (OP) or the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Rather, a range of criteria are also considered such as extracurricular activities and personal attributes, including outstanding leadership qualities and community involvement.

International Secondary School students

For more information for International Students, including the International Baccalaureate, please go to the International Secondary School equivalency page.

Alternative entry pathways

For those applicants who do not currently have the required academic qualifications, there are a number of alternative entry pathways:

  • Bond University Tertiary Preparation programs
  • Bond University Diploma programs
  • Other institutional Tertiary Preparation Programs
  • Vocational education and training qualifications (Certificate IV and above)
  • Prior higher education experience (at this university or another)
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • Professional or para-professional qualifications/experience
  • Employment experience verified by a statement of service from the employer stating the position title and length of service and a very brief statement on the tasks undertaken.

For more information on what is required please visit our how to apply page.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.

Credit for prior study

Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information

Key dates

Bond University calendar

How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the online application form. To find out more about the application process please refer to how to apply.

Postgraduate study

Students who complete the Bachelor of Health Sciences, and meet the entry requirements may apply for the following Bond University programs:

You can also undertake research-based honours studies, leading to Masters and PhD programs.

* Offers will be dependent on both the candidate’s final GPA and interview outcomes.  Students must have completed the subjects of Medical Biochemistry 1 (BMED11-205), Medical Biochemistry 2 (BMED12-209).  
** Students must have completed the subjects of Introduction to Psychology: Learning and Social (PSYC11-101), Developmental Psychology (PSYC12-315) and Functional Anatomy (SPEX11-113)

Transfer of study

Students may apply to transfer into one of the following programs provided they have successfully completed at least two semesters of study* and completed the requisite subjects:

* Students may apply to transfer into one of these programs provided they have successfully completed at least two semesters of study, meet the GPA requirements and meet the Maths pre requisite through successful completion of Maths B or equivalent. Students who do not meet the Maths B pre requisite may undertake the STAT10-100 Elementary Maths subject as an elective in the Bachelor of Health Sciences. Subjects completed as part of the Bachelor of Health Sciences (except for Maths) may be granted as credits for the new programs depending on their equivalency to the subjects in the Bachelor's program chosen.

Please note that STAT10-100 will not be credited as a subject in the Biomedical Science degree. A student who completed this subject is treated as having met the pre-requisite subject Maths B or equivalent. Therefore, 7 out of the 8 subjects will be counted towards the Bachelor of Biomedical Science when a student is approved for transfer.
Due to the pre requisite requirements and sequencing of subjects and the semester of entry, it is unlikely that students transferring into the Bachelor of Biomedical Science and Bachelor of Sports and Exercise Science will be able to complete their new program within six semesters. International students must discuss their subject enrolment with an academic advisor.

Virtual reality in health

Want to crawl around inside a human skull? Our students take part in an exciting mixed-reality laboratory utilising Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, tablet-based applications and a laptop-based computer game as part of their lessons in health studies