48 months
37800 AUD/year
9096 AUD/year
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Study health from a social perspective in this Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Health Sciences at La Trobe University combined four-year degree. You'll build an understanding of health and disability alongside the humanities and social sciences.   

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Through your first year in Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Health Sciences offered at La Trobe University  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  

The 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.

Career outcomes

Graduates may find work in medical research, aged care, community health promotion, global health, community-based rehabilitation services or specialist occupational health and safety.

You could also go on to postgraduate studies in medical research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Rethinking our Humanity
  • Human Bioscience 
  • Professional Practise
  • Individual Determinants of Health and Wellbeing 
  • Research and Evidence in Practise
  • Social Determinants of Health and Wellbeing 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 025959E

Subject prerequisites
  • VCE: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37800 AUD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9096 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9096 AUD per year during 48 months.
  • Commonwealth Supported Place 

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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