Bachelor of Health Sciences (Health Promotion)

Are you passionate about promoting health and wellbeing in the community?
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Gippsland - Churchill
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Gippsland - Churchill
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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3 years
(360 credit points = 3.0 EFTSL)
Year 12 applicants will be ranked based on their ATAR and ATAR Adjustment Factors – e.g. Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) and Subject Adjustments. (Applicable to onshore international students) 

This newly restructured degree is designed to equip students for careers promoting health and wellbeing in the community. 

You''ll develop an appreciation of the theoretical and practical principles of Health Sciences and its relationship to human behaviour, scientific theory, and our environment, as well as insights into the complexities of the Health Environment from both an illness and well-being perspective

The degree prepares you for a range of potential career pathways in an array of health disciplines including health promotion, public health, community health, allied health industries, health and sport, health policy development and research. In addition, you'll be prepared for potential entry to graduate programs related to health promotion and public health.

  • Community health education and advocacy
  • Health promotion officer

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current subject information and cost, click on the individual subject name below, or click here to view current subject information and cost for ALL subjects.

Year 1

Semester 1

HEALT1104, 15 credit points
HEALT1113, 15 credit points
SCBIO1010, 15 credit points
SCCOR1300, 15 credit points

Semester 2

BEHAV1002, 15 credit points
SCBIO1020, 15 credit points
SCCOR1200, 15 credit points

Year 2

Semester 1

EXSCI2173, 15 credit points
HEALT2003, 15 credit points
SCBCH1001, 15 credit points
SCMED2010, 15 credit points

Semester 2

BEHAV2001, 15 credit points
HLTSC1000, 15 credit points
SCMED2011, 15 credit points

Year 3

Semester 1

CHSUG2003, 15 credit points
HEALT3006, 15 credit points
SCBCH3001, 15 credit points
SCCOR3002, 15 credit points
16 - 20 hours

A twelve-week Work Placement program is undertaken in the third year of studies. Examples of potential work places include:

VicHealth; National Disability Services; Ballarat Community Health; Ballarat Health Services;   Latrobe Health Services; Head Space; Road Traffic Authority; Australian Institute of Health and Well-Being

Important for Yr 10 students

Entry requirements (year 12)


Admissions Criteria for current Year 12 students (2020) and recent secondary graduates (2019 and 2018)


  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English

This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations.

Guaranteed ATAR

This program has a guaranteed ATAR
If you meet the program pre-requisites and any ‘Essential Requirements for Admission’, we will guarantee you a place in this
program with this ATAR. We use the adjusted ATAR, factoring in subject adjustments and SEAS as detailed below.

Subject Adjustments

A study score of 35 in Biology, Chemistry or Physics equals 3 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 5 points.

SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme)

Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Special Entry Access Schemes (SEAS). Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, a SEAS application may provide support for your course application.

Entry requirements (non year 12)

Admission criteria for applicants with a Higher Education Study

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory:  Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the FedUni Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST).


Admission criteria for applications with a Vocational Education and Training study

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory: Successful completion of a relevant  Vocational education and training (VET) qualification at Certificate III or higher.


The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: Yes

VTAC code: 3700537821 (Mt Helen), 3700737821 (Churchill)

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: SH5

CRICOS code: 0100903 (Churchill), 0100903 (Mt Helen)

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$7,950 estimated annual tuition fee - commencing 2021

Annual tuition fees are per 120 credit points which represents 1 EFTSL or a standard full-time study load for a year.

The estimated annual fees are indicative only. The tuition fees you pay will vary depending on the subjects you choose to study as each subject has its own credit point value and cost. The total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load and the time it takes to complete your course.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

Credit will be considered if you have successfully completed higher education or TAFE studies. Advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on your eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications.

If you are seeking alternate entry into the Bachelor of Health Sciences you can consider applying for the following programs:

  • Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques, a Certificate IV program in a medical related field or a Certificate IV in an appropriate sport or psychology field.
  • Bachelor of Science - you may complete a Single Subject Enrolment in this program.
  • Foundation Access Studies (FAST) program - designed to provide you an alternative entry into tertiary study

Negotiated Offers will also be accepted through VTAC.

Further study options

  • Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)
  • Postgraduate clinical programs in medicine, allied health, dietetics or other health disciplines

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

School of Science, Psychology and Sport

Course coordinator

Peter Hopwood