Bachelor of Health Science
UniSC - University of the Sunshine Coast - Sunshine Coast

Course outline

Help create healthier lives. Want to help shape the future of health? In this degree, you’ll learn about the
current and future health issues facing communities, both locally and globally. You’ll also develop the
practical skills you need to improve population health and wellbeing through your choice of one of four
extended majors, including Applied Health Promotion, Health Communication, Applied Environmental Health, and Indigenous Health and Wellbeing.

In this program you will gain a strong foundation in health science and understand the current and future health needs of the community. You’ll develop the problem-solving skills you need to help tackle health issues and gain workplace experience in your area of specialisation. For more information, visit Bachelor of Health Science at UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast.


For students enrolled in the Environmental Health extended major, this program includes compulsory placements in settings that require full COVID-19 vaccination.


Applied environmental health; applied health promotion; health communication; Indigenous health and wellbeing.

Other requirements

Before undertaking workplace learning, students must obtain a Blue Card and may be required to undergo a criminal history check or other discipline-specific mandatory checks; refer to institution. The Inherent Academic Requirements of a program are those fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the program, while maintaining the academic integrity of that program. For information, visit Inherent Academic Requirements on the UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast website.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast and for this course, refer to UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast’s website.


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years

Recommended study
English; General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics; at least one of the sciences
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors




ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors




Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

Environmental health officer, health communication specialist, health policy development, health promotion officer, project development and management


Students and graduates may become members of Australian professional associations relevant to their area of study. These include Australian Health Promotion Association; Public Health Association of Australia; Environmental Health Australia; Indigenous Allied Health Australia; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Worker Association.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

CSP/$9151 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

Sunshine Coast