Health sciences and allied health

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Want a rewarding career that can make a genuine difference to people's quality of life? Our health sciences and allied health courses will open the door to a range of job opportunities across the hospital, private practice, corporate and government sectors.


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With real growth comes real employment outcomes. Join the fastest-growing industry in Australia by studying health at Deakin. You’ll be immersed in world-leading research and gain access to unrivalled facilities. Whether it’s medicine or social work you’re interested in, our multidisciplinary approach will ensure you develop a deep understanding of the expertise and roles of different health professionals. Combined with extensive fieldwork and placement opportunities, you’ll graduate highly-skilled and work-ready.

Courses within health sciences and allied health


Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Psychological Science
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Honours)
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Nutrition Science
Bachelor of Health and Medical Science (Honours)
Bachelor of Health Sciences
Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)
Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Human Resource Management (Psychology)
Bachelor of Marketing (Psychology)
Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Psychological Science
Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion
Bachelor of Nutrition Science
Bachelor of Nutrition Science (Dietetics Pathway)
Bachelor of Nutrition Science (Honours)
Bachelor of Nutrition Science/Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
Bachelor of Psychological Science
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion
Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion (Honours)
Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion/Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Social Work


Graduate Certificate of Agricultural Health and Medicine
Graduate Certificate of Counselling
Graduate Certificate of Disability and Inclusion
Graduate Certificate of Epidemiology Intelligence
Graduate Certificate of Health and Human Services Management
Graduate Certificate of Health Economics
Graduate Certificate of Health Promotion
Graduate Certificate of Healthcare Management
Graduate Certificate of Public Health
Graduate Certificate of Sport Performance Analysis
Graduate Certificate of Strength and Conditioning
Graduate Certificate of Therapeutic Child Play
Graduate Diploma of Applied Sport Science
Graduate Diploma of Counselling
Graduate Diploma of Health and Human Services Management
Graduate Diploma of Health Promotion
Graduate Diploma of Human Nutrition
Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science
Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Advanced)
Graduate Diploma of Public Health
Graduate Diploma of Therapeutic Child Play

Master of Applied Sport Science
Master of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration (Healthcare Management)
Master of Child Play Therapy
Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
Master of Disability and Inclusion
Master of Health and Human Services Management
Master of Health Economics
Master of Health Promotion
Master of Human Nutrition
Master of Nutrition and Population Health
Master of Professional Psychology
Master of Psychology (Clinical)
Master of Psychology (Organisational)
Master of Public Health
Master of Social Work


Discover our stackable short courses

Deakin's stackable short courses are designed to give you maximum flexibility in minimum time. Each course can be undertaken individually or in parallel with others. Complete one for a standalone qualification or stack multiple towards a full Deakin degree.

Gain the expertise to transform people's lives

Everyone deserves to lead a healthy life, but many people find that obstacles with their health stand in their way. This is your chance for a rewarding career where you could help people – whether in Australia or overseas – to lead fuller, healthier and happier lives.

Learn with your peers from other health courses

Our multidisciplinary approach means that students in one area, like occupational therapy, have the chance to work as part of a multidisciplinary health team with medicine, nursing, social work and dietetics students.

Rural and regional experiences

Get a broader perspective through a rural and regional focus to your course, helping to address the significant health workforce shortage throughout rural, regional and outer metropolitan areas.

Get experience in the real world

Our courses have a variety of placements that you carry out throughout the duration of your degree, giving you the chance to gain sought-after skills and experience under the supervision of qualified practitioners.

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Postgraduate health course information webinar

Discover how Deakin's flexible honours and postgraduate health courses can help you secure a rewarding career in the booming health industry.

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Study health sciences

Our Bachelor of Health Sciences allows you to explore all areas of the health sector, one of the largest and fastest growing industries in Australia and around the world – learn more about Shala's story

Gain real-world experience in health

Our courses offer extensive placement opportunities, so you can gain valuable skills and experience under the supervision of qualified practitioners, to ensure you graduate work ready. For example, our social work degree incorporates more than 1000 hours of practical field work experience. Similarly, occupational therapy students experience extensive practicum placements beginning in year one. Our occupational therapy course provides well above the industry standard of 1000 placement hours over the duration of the course. Both these courses, and others, involve practical placements in a variety of settings, including:

  • clinics
  • community health organisations
  • hospitals
  • industry
  • schools.

Our students are work ready and confident on graduation thanks to practice-based and solution-oriented teaching.

Colin Bell

Head of School of Health and Social Development

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Get an experience at Deakin that is like no other. Join us to see for yourself why our students have voted us #1 for student satisfaction in Victoria for 12 years running^.

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^Year on year, our undergraduate students are the most-satisfied students of all Victorian universities. Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2021 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT).