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Your Health Sciences career starts here with the Bond University Diploma of Health Sciences

The September 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.

Pathway into a health career with the Higher Education Diploma of Health Sciences. Develop technical and foundational skills in biological and chemical sciences.

A Diploma of Health Sciences provides you with further study and career opportunities in health

Successful completion of the Diploma of Health Sciences program guarantees students a place in the Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences or Bachelor of Health Sciences programs, with a possible 80 credit points credited towards their degree. Students are advised to check degree study structures online to confirm for which subjects they may receive credit.

Below is an example of some of the degrees our diploma programs credit into.

Diploma ProgramBachelor ProgramNumber of Credits
Diploma of Health SciencesBachelor of Health Sciences8
Diploma of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

8
Diploma of Health SciencesBachelor of Exercise and Sports Performance8
Diploma of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science

6

What our students say

Amelia Harris

Diploma of Health Sciences student

I was a little nervous starting out at Bond because I had already been out of high school for almost three years. I was worried that I would struggle with getting back into a study rhythm. At the beginning it was challenging, but with the help of teachers and friends I was quickly able to find my way and learn the most effective way to study for me personally. I find the teachers at Bond are very willing to help you wherever they can because they want to see you succeed. They are understanding of everyone’s circumstances. I have found that Bond’s social scene is a good way to meet new people. There is always something happening that you can join in on. I love the diversity of the students at Bond. It is awesome meeting and getting to know different people from different parts of the world. Overall, I have had a great experience at Bond, and have made some memories that will stay with me forever.

Amelia Harris

Diploma of Health Sciences student

I was a little nervous starting out at Bond because I had already been out of high school for almost three years. I was worried that I would struggle with getting back into a study rhythm. At the beginning it was challenging, but with the help of teachers and friends I was quickly able to find my way and learn the most effective way to study for me personally. I find the teachers at Bond are very willing to help you wherever they can because they want to see you succeed. They are understanding of everyone’s circumstances. I have found that Bond’s social scene is a good way to meet new people. There is always something happening that you can join in on. I love the diversity of the students at Bond. It is awesome meeting and getting to know different people from different parts of the world. Overall, I have had a great experience at Bond, and have made some memories that will stay with me forever.

Key features

  • Complete your diploma in only eight months
  • Have the support of extra tutorials just for diploma students
  • Integrate into the university environment from day one
  • Articulate into the third semester of the corresponding bachelor program

About the program

The Diploma of Health Sciences offers a broad foundation in biological and chemical sciences where you will gain an understanding of basic and applied sciences, including the anatomical, molecular and physiological processes of human health and function. You will develop technical scientific and research skills using some of the latest research equipment, which can be applied across a broad range of industries. Show more

The Diploma of Health Sciences offers a broad foundation in biological and chemical sciences where you will gain an understanding of basic and applied sciences, including the anatomical, molecular and physiological processes of human health and function. You will develop technical scientific and research skills using some of the latest research equipment, which can be applied across a broad range of industries. The Diploma has two pathways a) Biomedical Science (Pre-Health) and b) Exercise and Sports Science. Successful completion of the Diploma of Health Sciences program with a Biomedical Science (Pre-Health) pathway guarantees students a place in the Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences or Bachelor of Health Sciences programs, with a possible 80 credit points credited towards their degree.  Successful completion of the Diploma of Health Sciences program with an Exercise and Sports Science pathway guarantees students a place in the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Performance with a possible 80 credit points credited towards their degree.  Successful completion of the Diploma of Health Sciences program with an Exercise and Sports Science pathway guarantees students a place in the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science with a possible 60 credit points credited towards their degree. Students are advised to check degree study structures online to confirm for which subjects they may receive credit. 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. 
Duration2 semesters (8 months)
Starting semesters
  • September 2020
  • January 2021
  • September 2021
  • January 2022
  • September 2022
  • January 2023
  • September 2023
Program typeDiploma
Study areaFoundation Programs, Health Sciences
Program codeCO-00016
CRICOS code093260K
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

Structure to articulate to the Bachelor of Health Science and Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Pre Health Professional)

Structure to articulate to the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science and Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Performance

*BCAS01-020 Academic Skills is a compulsory 0 credit point subject that provides you with core academic skills including referencing, academic writing and time management. It must be completed in your first semester (weeks 1 to 5).

Recommended Study Plan

For information regarding appropriate enrolment for each semester, we recommend that students see the Program structure and sequence webpage

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 2020: $15,680* per semester average
  • Students commencing study in 2021: $15,560* per semester average

Total program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2020: $31,360
  • Students commencing study in 2021: $31,120

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.

* Note: for students commencing January 2021 the University has held the 2020 tuition fee amount in recognition of the current circumstances, with 2021 fees effective only from the University’s May 2021 semester.

Domestic students

Entry into the Diploma of Health Sciences requires the successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent (OP 16 - 18/ATAR 64.95 to 60.00). Bond University College offers Tertiary Preparation programs (Bond University College Foundation Program and Diploma Preparation Program for students who do not currently have the required academic qualifications.

  • Work experience - ANZCO Skill level 3 for 1 year full-time equivalent
  • Incomplete Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation (passing grades in 2 subjects)
  • STAT result of 144
  • OP ineligible Schedule equivalent rank to OP 16 - 18

International students

International academic entry requirements.

English language requirements

  • Pass in Bond University College EAP Level 2, or
  • IELTS 6.0 (no subscore less than 5.5)

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 application process please refer to How to Apply.

Future outcomes

*Credit articulations for Diploma studies into bachelor programs may vary depending on the program. Students are advised to confirm credit arrangements prior to commencement of their Diploma program.

 

What our academics say

Christian Moro

Assistant Professor, HSM

“The Bond Diploma of Health Sciences program enables a diverse range of students to study introductory anatomy, physiology, reasoning skills and chemistry. This enhances their knowledge of the inner workings human body, and provides a clear introduction to the options and majors available when studying components of Health Sciences. It has been rewarding to teach into the Bond Diploma of Health Science and to provide these students with a solid grounding in physiology. I am confident their experiences throughout this program will assist them in the pursuit of any undergraduate health, exercise or biomedical pathways”

Christian Moro

Assistant Professor, HSM

“The Bond Diploma of Health Sciences program enables a diverse range of students to study introductory anatomy, physiology, reasoning skills and chemistry. This enhances their knowledge of the inner workings human body, and provides a clear introduction to the options and majors available when studying components of Health Sciences. It has been rewarding to teach into the Bond Diploma of Health Science and to provide these students with a solid grounding in physiology. I am confident their experiences throughout this program will assist them in the pursuit of any undergraduate health, exercise or biomedical pathways”

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