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Health Science

Educating remote communities in the principles of health. Applying psychology to sporting teams to help them to perform better. Advising the food industry on food safety. Health Sciences at Swinburne provides the skills required to assist and improve the well-being of communities and groups across the world - and make a real difference.

Our Health science programs are practical and multidisciplinary. We look at Australian and international health challenges from a physical, psychological and social perspective. This means you'll develop a unique view of global and local health issues and strengthen your career prospects.

Our undergraduate programs start out by enabling you to undertake a range of general Health Science units from across all the major areas of the Faculty such as biology, chemistry, sociology, communication, psychology, sport science, exercise physiology, and sport statistics.

Depending on your interests you then have the opportunity to specialise in one of the following areas:

  • Sport science
  • Health promotion
  • Nutrition
  • Public and environmental health *
  • Psychology

Professionals in Health Science are in great demand, so choose your degree, and start to change the world.

If you are not currently enrolled in a Swinburne program, you may apply to undertake any of our undergraduate or selected postgraduate units as single units of study.

* To complete the Public and environmental health major, you need to be enrolled in Bachelor of Health Science (Public and Environmental Health). Refer to table below.


VTAC Entry Code 34051, 34052, 34053 (Public and Environmental Health)

In addition to the lodgement of your application for this course with VTAC you are also required to submit an online application for interview to Swinburne University.


Undergraduate Health Science

Undergraduate Programs

This information is for students commencing study from Semester 2, 2012 onwards. Please refer to program structures for information about programs commenced prior to Semester 2, 2012.

ProgramLocal Student InformationInternational Student InformationCareer Opportunities
Bachelor of Health ScienceLocalInternationalCareers
Bachelor of Health Science (Public and Environmental Health)LocalInternationalCareers

Undergraduate Honours Programs

Undergraduate Health Science Majors / Professional Majors

Undergraduate Health Science Minors

Please note: all co-majors and minors are subject to Faculty approval and timetabling

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Postgraduate Health Science

Postgraduate Health Science Programs