La Trobe University

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Health Sciences

Overview

Start dates
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Duration
4 years
Annual tuition fee (A$)
33 000
Study health from a social perspective in this combined four-year degree. You'll build an understanding of health and disability alongside the humanities and social sciences.

Through your first year health sciences subjects, you'll focus on human biosciences, the role of health professionals in the community and the various factors that influence health. You can then go on to major in human physiology and anatomy, public health or rehabilitation counselling.

Our human physiology and anatomy electives include both theory and lab practice units. If you major in public health, you'll learn about environmental health issues, living with chronic health problems, global health initiatives and health care systems. If you major in rehabilitation counselling, you'll explore the psychosocial perspective of health and illness, behavioural change for rehabilitation clients, health in the workplace, and sports and exercise psychology.

Your arts electives can include anthropology, languages, sociology, drama, philosophy and politics. Arts and health combinations may include health promotion and gender studies, anthropology and public health, human biosciences and archaeology, philosophy and the experience of health and illness, and human biosciences and the philosophy of science.

You can also participate in our international student exchange program. If you choose to focus on public health or rehabilitation counselling, we can help you find work placements.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7.

Entry requirements

Subject prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Biology, Chemistry,, any Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics.

English language requirement

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0

Please refer to our English Language Requirements page for details of other Accepted English Proficiency tests and additional recognised English Language Proficiency Measures, such as English as the language of instruction.

Academic entry requirement

International equivalencies

International equivalencies* for this course at Campus Name**

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* The equivalencies provided above are only provided as a guide and based on the course’s current standard minimum Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), the primary measure for entry into most undergraduate-entry university programs in Australia.

** Equivalencies may vary by location. To view equivalencies for this course at another location, please select the location in the drop down at the top of this page.

Note: there may also be other entry requirements for this course. If you are unsure, make an enquiry.

Career outcomes

Work opportunities exist in community development, education, health administration, health promotion, human services, journalism, management, non-clinical aspects of client management including community-based rehabilitation and case management, occupational health and safety and social policy. You can also find work in government departments and agencies dealing with healthcare, community health centres and hospitals, rehabilitation centres, geriatric care and private healthcare organisations.

Fees and scholarships

Annual tuition fee (A$)

33 000

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805. Please apply through VTAC if you’re completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if you’re completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales. Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your course fees.

See Student Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses.

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CRICOS code: 025959E