Bachelor of Health Sciences
The following majors are available within the Bachelor of Health Sciences for students that commenced the degree prior to 2017. Students who commenced in 2016 and have indicated they wish to complete the 2017 version of the degree need to refer to the 2017 handbook entry
Availability of majors at each campus varies, including majors offered through Deakin Learning Centres. Refer to the details of each major for campus and Deakin Learning Centre availability.
- Environmental Health
- Exercise Science
- Family, Society and Health
- Food Studies
- Health Promotion
- Health and Sustainability
- Medical Biotechnology
- People, Society and Disability
- Physical Activity and Health
- Sport Coaching
A major sequence in the Faculty of Health consists of a minimum of 6 credit points in a particular discipline area, including at least 2 credit points at each of levels 2 and 3. Students enrolled in other courses and faculties may take these sequences, or take minor sequences (4 credit points, 2 each at two level levels) or individual electives from these discipline areas, subject to meeting the prerequisites.
Individual units cannot be counted towards more than one major. Where the units in one major have already been counted towards another, students must take additional units in the second discipline area. For example, HBS109 is one of the units in Nutrition, as well as being part of the Exercise Science major sequence. Students wishing to combine these two majors must take an additional unit, either in Exercise (HSE) or in Nutrition (HSN).
Faculty of Health major sequences are described below. Each unit is worth 1 credit point (cp), unless otherwise specified. Unit offerings are subject to resources and demand.