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Edith Cowan University ECU

Bachelor of Health Science

Edith Cowan University ECU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00279B

Prepares students to be able to make a positive contribution to enhancing the health of communities. Health science is the study of the physical, psychological, social, and environmental dimensions of health. Students graduate with practical and theoretical knowledge and skills in communication, teamwork, critical thinking, innovation, and cross-cultural and international awareness. They are highly sought after and can choose a range of interesting and dynamic career pathways. Students can choose to undertake two eight-unit majors, or a major and minor, in these disciplines: Addiction Studies, Environmental Management, Health Promotion, Nutrition, Occupational Safety and Health. Alternatively, students can undertake one 16-unit major in Nutrition Bioscience or Environmental Health. A minor in Youth Work is also available.


  • 24 units
  • 360 credit points
  • practicum placement


  • Addiction Studies
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Management
  • Health Promotion
  • Nutrition
  • Nutrition Bioscience
  • Occupational Safety and Health

Standard entry requirements

University admission requirements apply

Study pathways

Pathway: Diploma of Environmental Health

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Joondalup International: $118,050
  • ATAR: 70
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Online Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
South West International: $118,050
  • ATAR: 70
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Further information

Related careers: Community Health Officer, Environmental Health Officer, Youth Worker, Child Health Officer, Health Promotion Officer, Health Worker, Nutritionist, Health Promotion Nutritionist, Occupational Safety and Health Management Officer, Occupational Hygiene Technician, Environmental Officer, Drug Rehabilitation Officer, Health Care Officer, Health Officer, Drug Policy Worker, Policy Officer, Quit Smoking Project Officer, Healthy Lifestyle Coordinator, Research Officer, Health Care Nutritionist, Research Nutritionist, Child Health Nutritionist, Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation Officer, Risk Management Officer. Non-Standard Timetable: Some majors can only be studied on-campus. Students should refer to the delivery options listed against each major for further details. The following major is available online but requires on-campus attendance: Environmental Health.

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