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Interested in Health Science?

Your UniSA Online Health Science degree prepares you for a range of careers in the ever-growing healthcare and health service sectors – the cornerstone of every society. Study a general health science degree and build a solid foundation in human health, or specialise in nutrition, exercise, or healthy ageing.

UniSA’s research in the areas of nutrition and dietetics, and exercise and sports science, is recognised as well above world-class1. You’ll learn from award-winning academics, including South Australian Young Achiever of the Year in Science and Technology, Dr Ysabella Van Sebille, as well as health practitioners with decades of industry experience.

No matter which health degree you choose to study, you’ll be prepared for diverse non-clinical roles in one of Australia’s largest and fastest growing industries.2

2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)
Australian Government, Department of Jobs and Small Business, 2017 Occupation Projections.

UniSA Online offers the following Health Science degrees

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Bachelor of Health Science

Strong employment growth is predicted for the healthcare and social assistance industries, with 23% growth expected by 2023. As a result, there is high demand for people with a broad skillset to adapt and respond to challenges in the health sector.
  • Study a generalist health science degree and build a solid foundation in human health.
  • Gain a holistic understanding of health, human biology, and the healthcare system.
  • Choose to continue your studies in UniSA Allied Health degrees such as Physiotherapy, Medical Radiations, and Occupational Therapy.
  • Health promotion officer
  • Health project officer
  • Health support worker
  • Health policy officer
  • Health and welfare services officer
  • Community program developer
  • Aboriginal health officer

Bachelor of Health Science (Healthy Ageing)

Healthy ageing has become a central focus on the global stage. The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations declared 2021-2030 the Decade of Healthy Ageing. Closer to home, state governments and local councils are also developing action plans to promote health and wellbeing in older people.
  • Explore the personal, structural, and social factors that influence the health and wellbeing of our ageing population.
  • Examine ageing and disability-friendly environments, Aboriginal Australian health inequalities, and existing government and social policies that promote healthy ageing.
  • Uncover the current issues, opportunities and adaptations required in our health systems and services.
  • Gain the skills to develop strategies and solutions to tackle growing challenges in the health sector.
  • Healthy ageing policy analyst
  • Healthy ageing project officer
  • Active and healthy ageing adviser
  • Health and welfare services officer
  • Community program developer
  • Aboriginal health officer
  • Health promotion officer
  • Healthy ageing coordinator

Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Exercise)

Roles within the health, fitness and wellness industries are diverse. Health practitioners who take a holistic approach to nutrition and exercise, and who adopt an evidence-based approach in relation to diet and exercise advice, are highly sought after.
  • Gain specialised knowledge and practical skills to promote nutrition and exercise for preventative health.
  • Explore the impact that food, nutrition, health and exercise have on the biological, psychological and social aspects of life.
  • Develop an understanding of the relationships between diet and sports performance.
  • Health and wellness consultant
  • Nutrition and exercise consultant
  • Corporate health and wellness adviser
  • Health and welfare services officer
  • Health promotion officer
  • Active and healthy ageing adviser
  • Dietary aide
  • Wellness coach

Why Study Online?

Our 100% online, career-focused degrees give you full control and ultimate flexibility over your study.


Study 100% online

There’s no need to come onto campus. All your course content and assessments are fully online.


Designed specifically for online learning

Experience interactive and media-rich course material designed specifically for online learning.


Get the help you need

Whether you need help with course content or assessments, we offer the academic support and services you need to be successful in your studies.

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