Bachelor of Health Sciences / Bachelor of Arts

Deakin University

This flexible, well rounded, combined program provides an opportunity for students to pursue complementary areas of study in arts and health sciences courses. Students could combine: exercise science with psychology; politics and policy studies with nutrition; sport coaching with media studies; food studies with journalism; or sociology with health promotion. The program allows students to explore the relationship between various areas of study, combining them in innovative ways in order to prepare them for careers in areas such as government (local, national and international), consultancies, education and research, community organisations or public relations.

Course Fee:

International: $123,200

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English


32 credit points comprising 16 Arts credit points and 16 Health Sciences credit points. Students must fulfil the requirements of each of the 2 degrees in their course of study. Students can enhance their employment prospects and consolidate their knowledge and skills through an industry placement unit. Depending on the major sequences chosen, this option may be available in the final year of the course. Students are also required to complete AAI018 Academic Integrity (0 credit point compulsory unit).

Subjects you can Study:

Environment Health, Exercise Science, Family Society and Health, Food Studies, Health Promotion, Health and Sustainability, Medical Biotechnology, Nutrition, Disability and Inclusion, Physical Activity and Health, Advertising, Animation, Anthropology, Arabic, Australian Studies, Children's Literature, Chinese, Creative Writing, Criminology, Dance, Drama, Education, Film and Television, Film Television and Animation, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Geography and Society, History, Indonesian, International Politics, International Relations, Journalism, Language and Culture Studies, Literary Studies, Media Studies, Middle East Studies, Philosophy, Photography, Politics and Policy Studies, Public Relations, Sociology, Sport and Society, Spanish, Studies of Religions, Visual Arts, Visual Communication Design, Psychology and Professional Development.

Study Pathways:

This course provides a pathway to higher degree by research courses (if students undertake an additional Honours year) and other postgraduate coursework programs.

Further information:

For other information please contact Health enquiries at

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00113B

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Burwood 50.4 Yes Part time 9 years
Burwood 50.4 Yes Full time 4 years

Why study with us

Deakin is the number one university in Victoria for graduate satisfaction and among the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

With industry connections, world-class facilities and a practical approach to learning, Deakin students gain more than just a qualification – they graduate confident and ready to thrive in the jobs of tomorrow.

Facilities and services

Deakin has a reputation for cutting-edge technology, innovative facilities and flexible learning environments. There are five campuses – Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool and the Cloud Campus – offering students the flexibility to study in a location that suits them.

All students, regardless of their campus or mode of study, benefit from a range of valuable services including accommodation, financial assistance, health and wellbeing, and study and learning support. 

Admission and selection

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Study options

As a Deakin student, you can choose from full-time, part-time or intensive study options across Deakin’s bachelor, postgraduate and research degrees. You’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad, explore cross-international study, gain an internship, or work in simulated environments to tailor your learning experience and get a head start in your dream career.

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