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Take the next step towards your career with the Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Occupational Therapy

Bond University’s Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Occupational Therapy enables you to become eligible for registration as an Occupational Therapist in just 4 years.

The Bachelor of Health Sciences equips you with an understanding of basic and applied sciences as they relate to the human body.  It provides a strong foundation for the Master of Occupational Therapy, enabling you to explore common health issues and priorities and gain an understanding of the anatomical, molecular, physiological and psychological processes of health and human function.

The Master of Occupational Therapy is designed to produce highly competitive graduates with comprehensive clinical skills in both national and international healthcare environments, as well as possessing a solid business acumen and research experience.  It is the first Occupational Therapy Masters in Australia to offer you the opportunity to complete either a clinical research project or undertake business electives.

The Bachelor of Health Sciences and the Master of Occupational Therapy are each comprised of 6 semesters delivered over 2 years, with the two sequential degrees being 12 semesters in total.  Dependent on the semester of commencement, with University’s three semesters-per-year schedule, these two programs can be completed in just 4 years.  

To take up this package first make an application to the Bachelor of Health Sciences, then email [email protected]  and a Bond Staff member will assist to add the second part of the package to your application.

Key features

  • Graduate with two degrees in four years
  • Upon completion, students are eligible for registration as an Occupational Therapist
  • 1,000 hours of practice education across various clinical contexts

About the program

TitleBachelor of Health Sciences​Master of Occupational Therapy​
ModeOn CampusOn Campus
Duration2 years2 years
Starting semesters

September 2017, January 2018, May 2018, September 2018

September 2017, May 2018, September 2018

Program typeBachelors degreeMasters Extended
Study areaHealth SciencesHealth Sciences
Program codeCC-60012CC-63050
CRICOS code063068C090670E
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

Upon completion of both the Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Occupational Therapy, graduates will be eligible to apply for registration as occupational therapists with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia. The Master of Occupational Therapy program is also recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

Graduates will be able to apply their experience across a wide range of areas including:

  • Private practice
  • Public and private hospitals
  • Independent living centres and rehabilitation facilities
  • Schools and tertiary education
  • Workplace health
  • Community health centres
  • Mental health services
  • Aged care
  • Research

Graduates may be eligible to progress to further post-graduate research, leading to potential career options in research organisations and academia.

Please visit Recommended Course Structures for guidance on study plans.

Bachelor of Health Sciences 

The Bachelor of Health Sciences program comprises 24 subjects, as follows:

University core subjects (3)

Plus: Beyond Bond: Professional Development and Community Engagement

Compulsory subjects (15)

Directed options (6)
Complete six (6) subjects from the following electives:

A student must complete the Bachelor of Health Sciences with a minimum GPA of 1/4 (equivalent to 4/7) in order to progress to the Master of Occupational Therapy.  Students must also complete any compliance requirements.  

Master of Occupational Therapy

Compulsory subjects:

*Subject names and structure may change

The total program fees for the Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Occupational Therapy are:

  • $100,920 + 109,416 = $210,336
  • $101,928 + 113,232 = $215,160

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

Academic requirements

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)

Applicants must meet the University's general minimum admission criteria.

Student must complete the Bachelor of Health Sciences with a minimum GPA of 1/4 (equivalent to 4/7) in order to progress to the Master of Occupational Therapy.

To take up this package first make an application to the Bachelor of Health Sciences, then email [email protected]  and a Bond Staff member will assist to add the second part of the package to your application.

In the January semester 2017 there were fewer than five OP/ATAR offers made in this program hence comparative information on previous OP/ATAR intake scores is not reliable.

Visit our student profile if you are interested in the profile of all students who commenced undergraduate study at Bond University in the January semester 2017.

International Secondary School students

For more information for International Students, including the International Baccalaureate, please go to the International Secondary School equivalency page.

A student must complete the Bachelor of Health Sciences with a minimum GPA of 1/4 (equivalent to 4/7) in order to progress to the Master of Occupational Therapy

To take up this package first make an application to the Bachelor of Health Sciences, then email [email protected]  and a Bond Staff member will assist to add the second part of the package to your application

Alternative entry pathways

For those applicants who do not currently have the required academic qualifications, there are a number of alternative entry pathways:

  • Bond University Tertiary Preparation programs
  • Bond University Diploma programs
  • Other institutional Tertiary Preparation Programs
  • Vocational education and training qualifications (Certificate IV and above)
  • Prior higher education experience (at this university or another)
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • Professional or para-professional qualifications/experience
  • Employment experience verified by a statement of service from the employer stating the position title and length of service and a very brief statement on the tasks undertaken.

For more information on what is required please visit our how to apply page.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.

Credit for prior study

Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information

Key dates

Bond University calendar

How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the online application form. To find out more about the application process please refer to how to apply.

During your studies in the Master of Occupational Therapy, you will have the opportunity to develop specialist occupational therapy skills through extensive professional practice placements in a variety of settings such as private practice, community and mental health services, aged care and hospitals. The program places a strong emphasis on practical experience with 1,000 hours of practice education across various clinical contexts.

All students will also engage in research, providing preparation for future research careers.

The Master of Occupational Therapy program has been accredited with conditions by the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.  A graduate of this program is eligible to apply for registration through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.

This program is also recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.