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Explore your options with a Bachelor of Health Sciences

The upcoming semester for this program will be delivered in a multi-modal format, with classes designed to support and engage all learners. Whether they're on campus or abroad, all students will be able to access Bond's exceptional and personalised learning experience through dynamic and interactive lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and lab sessions.

The Bachelor of Health Sciences is a broad-based degree covering a wide variety of disciplines within the health sciences field. 

The core focus is on understanding basic and applied sciences, including the anatomical, molecular, physiological and psychological processes of the human body. The program also offers plenty of flexibility; giving you the option to tailor your studies to suit your specific interests by choosing electives in fields such as sport and exercise science, psychology, nutrition, biomedical science and healthcare delivery. 

As with all Bond programs, the learning experience is based on real world situations, actual case studies and hands-on practical work in our state-of-the-art health science and human movement laboratories.  

You’ll develop technical scientific and research skills, preparing you for career opportunities in academia and research, as well as clinical application and healthcare administration. Students in the program have the option to major (or minor) in Healthcare Informatics; the science of how to use data, information and knowledge in an innovative way to improve human health and the delivery of healthcare systems. 

Thanks to Bond’s trimester system, you can complete the Bachelor of Health Sciences in just two years and progress seamlessly into our postgraduate health sciences programs in occupational therapy, nutrition and dietetics, health administration or research-based Honours. 

Campus and Bond University Experience 

Bond University has been ranked #1 in Australia for Student Experience by the Good Universities Guide for well over a decade.  

For our Health Sciences students, this means learning in small, discussion-based classes with world renowned academics and researchers, many of whom have developed their own exclusive-to-Bond teaching apps and programs. For instance, using Oculus Rift headsets to travel inside the brain and a hologram that allows you to walk around a 3D model of the human heart. You’ll also get hands-on with interactive human manikins that breathe and have a pulse; and specialist microscopes fitted with digital cameras. 

The new Health Sciences and Medicine building (Stage 2 opened in 2019) will be your home base at Bond with dedicated study areas, collaboration spaces and laboratories that you’ll have access to during and after class. The new building even has its own café. 

Further afield on campus, the team at the Career Development Centre will help strengthen your interpersonal and employability skills, as well as helping you prepare for the job application and interview process. You’ll also be able to work on real-life projects of your own choosing under the guidance of academics and industry mentors in the Transformer program. 

Bond is renowned for its amazing student facilities and social activities, with a huge range of active student clubs, sporting teams, swimming pools, the aquatic centre, student gym, fitness and yoga classes, restaurants and cafes, all right here on campus. 

2021 Year 12 entry

To ensure students are not disadvantaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, current Year 12 students can be assessed now for a guaranteed offer for 2021 entry conditional on the completion of Year 12. Applications will be assessed based on their first semester Year 12 results and meeting any subject prerequisite requirements for their program.

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Key features

  • Broad-based science degree with pathways into a broad range of careers in the health and science fields
  • Complete your bachelor's degree in just two years, followed by a further two years for a postgraduate qualification in Occupational Therapy or Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Opportunity to transfer to the Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences or Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science following successful completion of two semesters (and meeting the maths pre-requisite*). *Must meet maths pre-req to transfer to Biomed
  • Flexible study program with option to choose electives in sport and exercise science, psychology, nutrition, biomedical science and healthcare delivery
  • Dynamic interactive learning environment using virtual reality and augmented reality technologies
  • Extensive access to our health science and human movement laboratories and the very latest research equipment
  • Learn in small classes, mentored by work renowned academics, health professionals and researchers
  • Option to major or minor in Healthcare Informatics

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. Show more

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. Show less

ModeOn Campus and Remote
Due to current travel restrictions, this program will temporarily be delivered using a mixture of on-campus, remote and multi-modal classes to support and engage all students, from all parts of the world. 
Duration6 semesters (2 years)
Starting semesters
  • January 2021
  • May 2021
  • September 2021
  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • September 2022
  • January 2023
  • May 2023
  • September 2023
Program typeBachelors Degree
Study areaHealth Sciences, Sport
Program codeCC-60012
CRICOS code063068C
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

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:

Majors (6)

Complete six subjects in the following major:

Healthcare Informatics major

Minors (4)

Complete three required subjects from the following minor:

Healthcare Informatics minor

Plus one subject from the following options

*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.

The below fees are based on the total estimated program fee divided by the number of standard full-time semesters required to complete the program. Fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.

Semester program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2021: $15,560* per semester average

Total program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2021: $93,360

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than most other universities.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

* The fees listed are average costs displayed to provide an indicative program cost only, they may differ to the indicative fee included in the Bond University offer letter due to differences in individual and exact study schedules.

Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.

Academic requirements

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)
Entry score for 2021 entry
Min ATARMin OPMin IB
651524

Visit our student profile if you are interested in the profile of all students who commenced undergraduate study at the Faculty in the January semester 2020.

Applicants must meet the University's general minimum admission criteria.

2021 Year 12 Entry

To ensure students are not disadvantaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, current Year 12 students can be assessed now for a guaranteed offer for 2021 entry conditional on the completion of Year 12. Applications will be assessed based on their first semester Year 12 results and meeting any subject prerequisite requirements for their program. Find out more.

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.

Future outcomes

After completing the Bachelor of Health Sciences program, you could expect to find employment in a range of industry sectors including, but not limited to:  

  • Healthcare services and facilities 
  • Healthcare and social assistance 
  • Medical devices, equipment, and hospital supplies  
  • Pharmaceuticals 

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 industry sectors  relating to healthcare, welfare services, community services, health administration and research. Career opportunities in Australia and globally 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 offers a 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. This includes 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)

According to the annual Employer Satisfaction Survey published by the Australian Government Department of Education, employer satisfaction with Bond graduates has been rated highest in Australia for three years in a row. 

We believe this is due to Bond’s uniquely personalised approach to teaching, combined with the application of case-based learning that encourages the development of increased analytical reasoning, critical thinking, and a range of broader employability skills.  

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 may be granted as credits for the new programs depending on their equivalency to the subjects in the Bachelor's program chosen and if the program contains elective options.

Due to the prerequisite 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 Enrolment Advisor.

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