Doctor of Health Sciences




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
The professional doctorate seeks to improve the relationship between professional and academic knowledge. In particular, it aims to generate a research-based approach providing answers to questions relevant to the professions or industry and encouraging a systematic way of collecting, analysing and interpreting data. Consequently, prospective students must seek the support of a relevant professional body/employer/industry group in defining the research area to be explored.
The coursework component is comprised of four compulsory research training units to be completed as a prerequisite to the student's individual research project.
The coursework units will provide opportunities for candidates to formulate substantial elements of their planned research (e.g. topic refinement, identification and justification of the preferred research method(s), preparation of a draft proposal) and to develop personal competencies in critical analysis and scholarly writing relevant to their profession.
Coursework component (maximum of 1/3 of the degree; i.e. a maximum of one year full-time study) includes the following compulsory units:
Quantitative Research Methods
Qualitative Research Methods
Developing a Research Proposal
Scholarly Reading and Writing
Your Notre Dame Health Science degree will help you to become a health professional working at the cutting edge of knowledge and practice to further both your personal and your community is health. Health Sciences is only available at Notre Dame is Fremantle Campus. Comprehensive courses covering the spectrum of health science are available:
Leading outdoor recreation program - one of a kind in Western Australia
Health and Physical Education
Preventive Health (health promotion)
Biomedical Science
Exercise and Sports Science
Graduate Diploma in Clinical Exercise Physiology


Which department am I in? School of Health Sciences

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Applicants are required to have an Honours degree (First Class or 2A) or a Masters Degree from a recognised University. English Language Requirements accepted: IELTS (Academic) Overall result (Lowest Sub Score): 7.0 (6.5); TOEFL (IB): 94; PTE (Academic): 65.

Entry Requirement For International Student

Normally, the following criteria are required for a student to be admitted to the Professional Doctorate:
•Completion of a research Masters degree appropriate to the professional field of the candidate (or equivalent) at a high level of achievement; or
•Completion of a Bachelor is degree with honours (usually level 1 or 2A or equivalent); or
• An equivalent academic or professional background that is considered by the Dean of the School to be an appropriate preparation for independent study and research work at doctoral level.
A minimum of three years of relevant professional experience;
• Formal support of an industry or professional mentor
English language requirement:
IELTS (Academic) Overall result (Lowest Sub Score): 7.0 (6.5); TOEFL (IB): 94; PTE (Academic): 65.

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from INTO USA

Full Time (3 years)

A$45,141.00 (US$ 35,309) per year

26 February 2018, 30 July 2018, 18 February 2019, 29 July 2019

The University of Notre Dame Australia Fremantle Campus, 32 Mouat Street, FREMANTLE, Western Australia, 6959, PERTH, Australia