Undergraduate Certificate in Health Sciences

School of Health Sciences

The Undergraduate Certificate in Health Sciences offers students the opportunity to experience University-level studies in anatomy, physiology, developmental psychology, health and well-being. Students will learn how to research and analyse critical issues, and will develop skills in presenting information and arguments.

  • Why study this certificate?

    The Undergraduate Certificate in Health Sciences offers an opportunity to acquire new skills and, for some students, could add to their existing qualifications.

    In addition to providing valuable skills for employment, the certificate is a pathway to further study of higher awards, such as a Diploma or Bachelor degree. Graduates of the Undergraduate Certificate in Health Sciences are eligible to apply for advanced standing for the completed courses.

    Completed courses may be credited towards the following degrees at The University of Notre Dame Australia:

    • Bachelor of Biomedical Science
    • Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science
    • Bachelor of Health and Physical Education
    • Bachelor of Science
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Program summary

    Students of the Undergraduate Certificate in Health Sciences must complete the following four courses:

    • HLTH1150 Academic Research and Writing for Health Sciences
    • HLTH1000 Human Structure and Function
    • BESC1130 Developmental Psychology (Nursing) or BESC1110 Developmental Psychology (Health Sciences)
    • HLTH1004 Well-Being Fundamentals for Success
    *The HE Relief discounted rate excludes the two compulsory courses:
    HLTH1150 Academic Research and Writing for Health Sciences
    BESC1130 Developmental Psychology (Nursing) or BESC1110 Developmental Psychology (Health Sciences)

    Please note that although this certificate is delivered wholly online, the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, Bachelor of Health and Physical Education, Bachelor of Nursing require attendance on the Fremantle campus.

    More information about the courses can be found at the course descriptions page.

  • Entry Requirements

    The minimum entry requirements of The University of Notre Dame Australia apply for the Undergraduate Certificate in Health Sciences.

    While minimum entry requirements need to be met, we also consider a student’s application more broadly — their non-academic achievements (professional work experience, leadership roles, volunteering, community and/or church involvement), as well as their personal qualities, aspirations, interests and capacity to successfully complete this program.

  • Fees

    For more information and indicative fees, please visit the Fees page.

    If you have been displaced in the workforce due to COVID-19 and wish to retrain or upskill in identified national priority areas, you may be eligible for discounted student fees under the Government's Higher Education Relief Package. For further information please visit the Course Seeker website.

  • More information

    For more information please email studyonline@nd.edu.au

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