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Health Science

Health Science is the study of the physical, psychological, social, and environmental dimensions of health. The overall goal of health science is the improvement of human health through scientific research. Sound like your thing?

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Study world ready

The Bachelor of Health Science offers a variety of career opportunities, and, depending on your choice of majors, can be a pathway to postgraduate studies in nutrition and dietetics, or occupational safety and health.

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Scholarships recognise those whose life journey may have been challenging, as well as students who've shown outstanding academic excellence and endeavour.

A scholarship can help you realise your ambitions by paying for fees, text books and living expenses.

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A healthy job environment

Environmental health officers are in such demand that almost half of all jobs advertised are unfilled after two months.

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Health Science student Shona Halleen, who is majoring in Nutrition, talks about her course and why she chose to study at ECU.

Student
stories

  • "I wanted the skills to implement and evaluate health promotion and public health programs"
    Nicole Wickens
    Nicole WickensECU Addiction Studies and Health Promotion student

    I decided to study Health Science at ECU, as I wanted to become a health care professional and help improve the lives and wellbeing of others within a community. I have a strong passion for working with people and an interest in the field of Alcohol & Other Drugs, which led me to choose the health promotion and addiction study majors, as they go hand-in-hand. The lecturers have been so friendly and welcoming and I love ECU's facilities, in particular, the library resources and all the caf├ęs.

  • "ECU is definitely more hands-on"
    Shona HalleenHealth Science (Nutrition major) graduate

    I have a passion for helping people and a passion for food, so putting them together comes into nutrition.

    ECU is definitely more hands-on, that was a big aspect of the course that I enjoyed.

    Being at ECU really opened my eyes to a whole new opportunity for where I can take my nutrition degree.

  • "Writing, rewriting and more rewriting!"
    Danica Lee Larcombe
    Danica-Lea LarcombeIntegrated PhD candidate (Biodiversity and Human Health)

    The skills I have learnt while studying the Integrated PhD have assisted with my research proposal, literature reviews, data analysis and grant writing.

    My ethics application helped with recruitment of participants and surveys. I've also learnt how to develop and analyse complex surveys.

    I've attended many workshops run by GRS and found them invaluable. And the GRS SOAR centre helped when I experienced issues designing my surveys.

    My greatest challenge has been multitasking between data analysis, writing literature and coordination of participants. Also writing, rewriting and more rewriting!

    In the future I want to work with developers and government, and continue writing and teaching about the importance of nature to human health.

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