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|Award granted||Bachelor of Health Sciences / Bachelor of Arts|
|Campus||Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus|
|Length||4 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
July (Trimester 2)
November (Trimester 3)
|Indicative annual fee 2013||$6,990* - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
Faculty of Health
|VTAC Codes||14071 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
|CRICOS course code||035503K|
|Deakin course code||D391|
The Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Arts is a flexible degree that is ideal if you are interested in a career in either health or arts but aren’t sure which direction to take. The course allows you to undertake complementary studies in both these areas while exploring particular areas of interest to you. You choose how to structure your course and could combine, for example: exercise science with dance, politics and policy studies with nutrition, sport coaching with media and communication, food studies with journalism, or sociology with health promotion.
This course allows you to explore the relationship between various areas of study, combining them in innovative ways to prepare you for careers in areas of local, national and international government; education and research; consultancies; community organisations or public relations.
As a graduate of this combined course you have the opportunity to broaden your career opportunities. The type of options available to you will depend on the major sequences you take within your course.
Depending on the study areas you choose throughout the health sciences component of this course, you may qualify to work in areas such as health promotion, health education, community health, project management, program planning, case management, counselling, family and community support, housing services, regional health service planning, sports psychology, sports nutrition and sports development.
An arts degree provides skills for a wide range of careers. Graduates may find careers in international relations, journalism, professional writing, advertising, media, photography, multimedia, publishing, public relations, marketing, sales, personnel and industrial relations, government, administration, policy development, research, business, banking, finance, community services, ethnic affairs, psychology, social work, community development, education, policing, the security industry, performing arts (including dance and drama) and visual arts.
The Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Arts is a 32-credit-point program, comprising 16 credit points from Arts and 16 credit points from Health Sciences. Students must fulfil the requirements of each of the two degrees in their course of study.
Within the 16 credit points required for the Bachelor of Arts portion of the degree a minimum of 4 credit points must be completed at level 3 and a major sequence as described under course A300 Bachelor of Arts must also be completed.
The 16 credit points required for the Bachelor of Health Sciences must include HBS107 Understanding Health and the wholly online unit, HBS108 Health Information and Data. Two major sequences of study as described under course H300 Bachelor of Health Sciences must also be completed.
See course entry Bachelor of Arts (A300) or Bachelor of Health Sciences (H300).
You can enhance your employment prospects and consolidate your knowledge and skills through an industry placement unit. Depending on the major sequences you choose to study, this option may be available in the final year of your course.
Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.