Bachelor of Health Science

Advance human health

The Bachelor of Health Science gives you practical, hands-on experience in the field of health science. With the flexibility to switch between specialisations at the end of your first year. Studying health science is also an ideal pathway to a range of other health degrees through Western’s internal course transfer. As part of the program, you will gain real-world experience through work placements in a diverse range of health settings, allowing you to increase your expertise and employability. Get ready to make the world a better place. At Western.

Study Public Health online

Be in control of your degree. Study in an environment that suits your needs at your own pace with Public Health also offered online.

Professional accreditation

Health Services Management specialisation

Health Services Management graduates are eligible for membership of the Australasian College of Health Service Management.

Therapeutic Recreation specialisation

Therapeutic Recreation graduates are eligible for membership of Diversional and Recreation Therapy Australia.

Course structure

The course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.

Learn how to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities.

Contribute to the organisation, development and management of healthcare services.

Discover the link between recreation and improved quality of life. Make the world a better place.

Find out how social, physical and environmental factors affect health. Shape a better tomorrow.

The Public Health specialisation is offered in online mode and is also available to Campbelltown students in online mode.

Fees and delivery

Fees: Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook.

For further information, please visit: Student Contribution Bands

Delivery: On campus and online

Fees: AUD $26,760* 

Delivery: On campus

HSC True Reward

At Western, we recognise that you are much more than your ATAR. Our unique Early Offer Program - HSC True Reward, focuses on your HSC subject results that reflect your strongest skills and relevant to the degree you want to do. 



Start your unlimited journey today.

"I wake up every day knowing that I am studying to be involved with a profession that changes people's lives for the better"

— Elise Kellett. Bachelor of Health Science (Therapeutic Recreation)

Real-world experience

Specialise in Health Promotion, Health Service Management or Therapeutic Recreation and get at least 240 hours of workplace learning. If you specialise in Public Health, you gain access to online ‘virtual’ placements.

Overseas experiences

Students studying Health Science have a range of opportunities to further their studies and gain valuable experience by studying abroad. To find out more head to our Go Global page.

Health Science as a pathway

This course may also be used as a pathway to selected courses via internal university course transfer. Using Health Science as a pathway is competitive and does not guarantee you will be accepted into the desired pathway.

Pathway options:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Paramedicine
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech Pathology
  • Podiatric Medicine
  • Sport and Exercise Science
  • Sport Development
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine

Apply now and start your unlimited journey.

Find your unlimited

A double-degree gives you the ultimate edge. Be at the forefront of your field. Achieve your unlimited potential.

*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.