Following a comprehensive review of the program, the Bachelor of Health Sciences degree was restructured in 2019. The new configuration has been designed with the aim of simplifying the program, providing a sense of belonging within a cohort and a clearer pathway to graduation for students. Major changes to the degree include the discontinuation of the Health Promotion, Public Health and Nutrition majors and the introduction of specialisations in Clinical Health, Public Health and Nutrition - each which have a strong disciplinary focus. The restructured Bachelor of Health Sciences program is designed for students who are interested in Clinical or Public Health careers.

The Clinical and Public Health core courses (Part A) of the program provide future health practitioners with a solid grounding in biomedical sciences, public health, healthcare ethics, behavioural sciences and healthcare systems. Students have the flexibility to complete Part A before choosing their area of specialisation (Clinical Health or Public Health).

The Clinical Health specialisation provides a clear pathway to those students who would like to progress to the Doctor of Medicine or to other graduate entry clinical degrees such as Masters of Occupational Therapy.

The Public Health specialisation provides a path for those students who wish to pursue non-clinical careers in health. Students may choose to further enhance their education by enrolling in the Master of Public Health, where they can focus on specialised topics such as Public Health, Epidemiology or Nutrition.

The Nutrition specialisation provides a dedicated route for those students wishing to focus on Nutrition and/or progress to the Master of Public Health or Master of Dietetics.

Note: Students who commenced the program before 2019 have the opportunity to continue with their majors or change over to the new specialisations.

For further information please visit Future Students.