Course Description

Prepares students to be able to make a positive contribution to enhancing the health of communities.Health science is the study of the physical, psychological, social, and environmental dimensions of health. Students graduate with practical and theoretical knowledge and skills in communication, teamwork, critical thinking, innovation, and cross-cultural and international awareness. They are highly sought after and can choose a range of interesting and dynamic career pathways.Students can choose to undertake two eight-unit majors, or a major and minor, in these disciplines: Addiction Studies, Environmental Management, Health Promotion, Nutrition, Occupational Safety and Health. Alternatively, students can undertake one 16-unit major in Nutrition Bioscience or Environmental Health. A minor in Youth Work is also available.


3 years full time, 6 years part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Health Services & Support undergraduate courses at Edith Cowan University (ECU) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 72.9% (national average 66.3%)
Improved skills: 85.0% (national average 83.1%)
Overall satisfaction: 84.4% (national average 80.2%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Edith Cowan University (ECU). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Health Services & Support undergraduate courses at Edith Cowan University (ECU) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 68.9% (national average 70.8%)
Studying full time: 24.2% (national average 25.6%)
Median full time salary: $67,600 (national average $59,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Edith Cowan University (ECU) Code: K97