Explore your options with a Bachelor of Health Sciences
The January 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.
In a competitive employment market, Bond ensures our graduates are skilled academically and personally, giving them the best opportunity for life outside of study. The Bachelor of Health Sciences at Bond is a broad degree, covering a variety of disciplines in the Health Sciences while providing a pathway to postgraduate specialised study.
Not only will you graduate with a foundational understanding of Health Sciences, but you will also be stepping into the next chapter of your Health Sciences career by graduating sooner with Bond's accelerated degrees.
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.
Learn about the body in another dimension
- Broad science degree with pathways into a number of areas including Nutrition & Dietetics and Occupational Therapy
- Each laboratory has a maximum capacity – ensuring small group learning and personalised attention
- Focuses on real world learning, where you will gain exceptional, high-quality practical experience in our health science and human movement laboratories
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
|Mode||On 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.
|Duration||6 semesters (2 years)|
|Program type||Bachelors Degree|
|Study area||Health Sciences, Sport|
|Credit for prior study||For 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)
- CORE11-001 Critical Thinking and Communication (CORE 1)
- CORE11 -002 Collaboration Teams and Leadership (CORE 2)
- CORE11- 003 Responsibility, Integrity and Civic Discourse (CORE 3)
Compulsory subjects (15)
- Australia's Health Issues and Priorities (HPER11-101)
- Cell Biology (BMED11-203)
- Chemistry for Living Systems (BMED11-114)
- Food, Nutrition and Health (NUTR11-101)
- Global Health Issues (BMED12-123)
- Health Research Methods (HPER12-101)
- Health Communication (HPER12-103)
- Human Organ Systems 1 (BMED11-110)
- Human Organ Systems 2 (BMED12-114)
- Human Control Systems (BMED11-112)
- Introduction to Chemistry (BMED11-101)
- Foundations of Psychology: Biology and Personality (PSYC11-100)
- Medical and Molecular Genetics (BMED11-207)
- Microbiology (BMED11-206)
- Principles of Human Structure and Function (BMED11-109)
Directed options (6)
Complete six (6) subjects from the following electives:
- Behaviour Change to Enhance Health (SPEX13-334)
- Biological and Physical Chemistry (BMED12-119)
- Biological Psychology (PSYC12-214)
- Biomechanics of Exercise and Sport (SPEX11-304)
- Developmental Psychology (PSYC12-315)
- Drugs and Behaviour (PSYC13-308)
- Elementary Maths (STAT10-100)
- Exercise and Sport for Lifelong Health (SPEX13-337)
- Exploring Human Disease (BMED13-125)
- Functional Anatomy (SPEX11-113)
- Health Systems (HPER11-103)
- Human Nutrition (NUTR13-101)
- Immunology (BMED13-216)
- Foundations of Psychology: Development, Learning and Social (PSYC11-101)
- Laboratory Medicine (BMED12-118)
- Love, Sex and Relationships (PSYC11-116)
- Medical Biochemistry 1 (BMED11-205)
- Medical Biochemistry 2 (BMED12-209)
- Molecular Diagnostics (BMED13-214)
- Pathophysiology and Pharmacology (BMED12-120)
- Sport, Health and Exercise Psychology (SPEX11-104)
- Physiology and Biochemistry of Exercise and Sport (SPEX12-312)
- Sport and Exercise Nutrition (NUTR12-101)
*Subject names and structure may change
Program structure and sequencing
Please visit Program Structure and Sequencing for guidance on study plans.
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.
* 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.
Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)
Entry score for 2021 entry
|Min ATAR||Min OP||Min IB|
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
How to apply
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:
* 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)
As a graduate of Bond’s fast-tracked Bachelor of Health Sciences, you will have a competitive edge in your career. Employer satisfaction with graduates from Bond University has been rated highest in Australia for two years in a row, according to the 2019 Employer Satisfaction Survey published by the Department of Education and Training. The program’s focus on real world learning where you will gain exceptional, high-quality practical experience in our health science and human movement laboratories, which means you will enter the workforce with increased analytical reasoning, critical thinking skills and employability to stand out.
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.