Fast facts

Course type: Undergraduate degree
Course length: 3 years
Location: On campus

2015 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 75.00
Guaranteed entry ATAR:
Diploma or above
Bonus points: Yes

International students
FISC Foundation: 6.4, A Levels: 8, IB Diploma: 26, Gao Kao: Tier Two
English requirements

Course overview

The Bachelor of Health Sciences provides graduates with the skills they need to work in the Health Industry.

This course combines health-related topics with specialised studies in 1 of 5 streams:

  • Management: fills the niche between learning about business and studying the healthcare system - the mix you need to run modern health organisations.
  • Health Education and Promotion: suits people interested in working for community health groups, self-help groups and hospital-based health promotion units.
  • Life Sciences: includes topics in neuroscience, biochemistry and genetics, and can lead on to postgraduate studies and laboratory work.
  • Disability Studies: suits people interested in working in human resource management, administration and management, policy advice, community development, welfare and advocacy.
  • Nutrition: can lead to work as a nutritionist in governmental and non-governmental health promotion agencies or to postgraduate studies in Dietetics or lateral entry into the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics.

The flexible course caters for a wide range of careers, yet equips graduates with transferable, generic industry skills.

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule.

Why study Health Sciences at Flinders?

  • Our Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences has a reputation for achievement and innovation in teaching and research. It is recognised nationally and internationally for its research in the areas of medical and clinical sciences, nursing, midwifery and Aboriginal health.
  • We have strong partnerships with affiliated health care institutions and industry and our research outcomes are of direct benefit to practice, industry values and commercialisation outcomes.
  • We place a strong emphasis on rural and remote health in our teaching programs and are widely acknowledged as a leader in this field. We have established Clinical Schools or Departments of Rural Health in locations as diverse as Darwin and Alice Springs in the Northern Territory, the Riverland and South East regions of South Australia, and South Western region of Victoria.
  • We are a major distance education provider in health-related programs, particularly in nursing and public health, and are innovative in our use of modern technologies to enhance its teaching through flexible delivery.

Professional Recognition/Membership

Graduates who have completed the health management stream are eligible for membership of the Australian College of Health Service Executives.

Combined degree options

You can combine this course with the following:

* subject to accreditation by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council and approval by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Career Opportunities

What can I do with my Bachelor of Health Sciences degree?  

Combine with the Bachelor of Letters

The Bachelor of Letters is available to all students studying a degree at Flinders and is available in languages, English and creative writing. It enables you to follow your interests and aspirations and enhance your career prospects by undertaking a second area of study in addition to your primary degree. You will graduate with two qualifications, expanding your employment opportunities.

Entry requirements

Prerequisities: None

Domestic students: You can qualify for undergraduate courses through: year 12 qualifications, adult entry (STAT/Bridging Program), TAFE/VET qualification, higher education transfers. Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes. Refer to undergraduate study applications.

International students: Entry and English requirements

Applications and annual fees

Domestic students
SATAC code: 214181
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth-supported

2016: $8,183

International students
CRICOS code: 020920E
Mid year entry: No
Applications: How to apply 
Annual fees:

2016: $28,400
2017: $30,900




  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.


Credit transfer

Refer to credit transfer for further information.

Further study options 

  • A Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) is available. Applicants must have completed the Bachelor of Health Sciences or another qualification which the Faculty Board (upon recommendation of the Honours Committee) agrees is equivalent and achieved a GPA of at least 5 in the ordinary degree.

Course brochures

Domestic students
Health (PDF 4MB)

International students
eBrochure: Undergraduate international prospectus