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Bachelor of Health Science (Health Promotion, Health Services Management, Recreational Therapy, Public Health or Clinical Sciences)

Western Sydney University

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Create positive change to current and future thriving communities, develop your knowledge, build your health literacy, and apply skills in real world situations with a focus on promoting health and wellbeing in people’s lives. Through practical, hands-on experience, international opportunities, and experiences with leading researchers and industry engaged academics, you will be prepared for clinical and non-clinical roles. Build a comprehensive foundation of health sciences knowledge and pursue majors in public health, health promotion, health services management, recreational therapy or clinical sciences. This is not a generic health science course but one that is designed to give you the unique edge for your preferred destination within health. If your aspirations are different to the identified health specialisations in this course, then the Clinical Sciences major has been designed to prepare students for a pathway to graduate clinical health studies.

Areas of study

Public health, health promotion, health services management, recreational therapy, or clinical sciences. Students can choose to study one or two majors, or a combination of majors and minors to differentiate their skill set and increase their expertise and employability.

Career opportunities

Roles for international and national health organisations and services in the clinical and non-clinical health setting. Health promotion and recreational therapy graduates will work with communities or clients in aged care, disability and health facilities, schools, lifestyle and correctional centres. Public health and health services management graduates will work in disease control, health policy, strategy, departmental and project management roles. Clinical sciences supports future study in a clinical health professional role.

Health Services Management: Accredited by Australasian College of Health Services Management (ACHSM). Graduates are eligible for membership of ACHSM.

Recreational Therapy: The recreational therapy course is the only bachelor degree of its kind in Australia, accredited by Diversional and Recreation Therapy Australia (DRTA) and as such, graduates are also eligible to be employed as Diversional Therapists under the State Award. Graduates are eligible for membership of DRTA.

Practical experience

Health Promotion and Public Health: One 140-hour placement/ePlacement. Health Services Management: Two placement blocks totalling 280 hours. Recreational Therapy: Three placement blocks totalling 720 hours. Clinical Sciences: Optional 140 hours placement through the selection of a second major.

Fees and charges

Refer to Western Sydney University current fee information.

Essential requirements for admission

All specialisations require placements: Check the special requirements and policies for this course.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Assumed knowledge: Any 2 units of English.

Refer to Western Sydney University general admission criteria.

Other applicants

Refer to Western Sydney University general admission criteria.

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Further information

View all details of this course on the Western Sydney University website.

ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2023)

Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2024 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.

  1. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in the last 2 years) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites.
  2. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  3. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.


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<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NS = No Semester 1 offers
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria

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