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Interested in Health?

Your UniSA Online health degree is built on leading-edge course content that has been informed by the latest discoveries in the field.

UniSA’s research in the areas of nutrition and dietetics*, and exercise and sports science, is recognised as well above world-class.** 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 what 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***.

*2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)
** Results in Human Movement and Sports Science - 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)
***Australian Government, Department of Jobs and Small Business, 2017 Occupation Projections.

UniSA Online offers the following Health degrees

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Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Exercise)

Bachelor of Public Health

Bachelor of Community Health

Industry overview

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. Public health is distinguished from other roles within the health system by its focus on the health and wellbeing of populations, rather than individuals.

Public health practitioners generally work in policy development and manage high-level projects, programs and services that address health and wellbeing challenges in a community.
Community health is a field of public health that focuses on studying, protecting and improving the health and wellbeing within a community.

A community is a group of people who share a geographical location, social interests, settings, and/or interests. Community health workers have a deep understanding of the unique characteristics and needs of the communities they work in. They often work directly with community organisations and individuals.

What are the differences?

  • 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.
  • Study a degree that goes beyond the treatment of individuals and aims to improve the health and wellbeing of populations.
  • Develop skills in planning, managing and evaluating health care policy, projects, programs and services.
  • Explore diverse areas such as health promotion, health law and ethics, human biology, epidemiology, as well as global, national and Aboriginal health issues.
  • Study course content that has been specifically mapped to align with the Foundation Competencies for Public Health Graduates in Australia.
  • Gain specialised non-clinical skills and knowledge to protect and improve the health and wellbeing of a community.
  • Focus your studies in areas such as mental health, disability and aged care
  • Graduate career-ready with the skills to easily transition into community healthcare environments and develop the skills to work with a diverse range of clients.
  • Be prepared for opportunities created by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Career opportunities

  • Health and wellness consultant
  • Nutrition and exercise consultant
  • Corporate health and wellness adviser
  • Health promotion officer
  • Active and healthy ageing adviser
  • Dietary aide
  • Wellness coach
  • Public health research officer
  • Health promotion officer
  • Epidemiologist / data analyst
  • Wellness and lifestyle coordinator
  • Community development officer
  • Women’s health officer
  • Aboriginal health officer
  • Clinical trials coordinator
  • Public health manager
  • Community health worker
  • Community development officer
  • Health support worker
  • Disability support coordinator
  • Aged care coordinator
  • Project officer
  • Health policy analyst
  • Youth worker

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Why Study On Demand?

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


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