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Global leaders

  • #2 in Australia 2019 QS Subject Rankings, sports-related subjects
  • #4 in the world 2019 QS Subject Rankings, sports-related subjects
Study area_

Health sciences and allied health

Play an important role in shaping the future of healthcare
As allied health professionals, our graduates are changing the health landscape and working to improve health and wellbeing for individuals, families and communities worldwide.

What can I study?

Our teaching and research activities are undertaken across the following disciplines:

Transition to Camperdown campus

We'll be moving to Camperdown campus in 2021. We've started the transition, and in some degrees and semesters students will have classes at both Cumberland and Camperdown campuses. Find out more.

Why study health sciences with us? 

  • You'll gain real-world, hands-on training through clinical placements within our extensive network of clinical partners.
  • You'll learn from highly respected practitioners, clinicians and researchers.
  • With a multidisciplinary focus, we prepare graduates with generalist and specialist healthcare knowledge and skills.
  • Our research ranks "well above world class" (Excellence in Research for Australia level 5).
  • We have world-class facilities, with purpose-built laboratories and on-site health clinics. 
  • In 2021, we will move to the purpose-built Health Precinct at Camperdown campus, which will for the first time bring multiple health disciplines together in a facility that translates research into education and clinical services.

Careers in allied health

Our degrees prepare you for a career as an allied health professional, who work together to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities. They have specialised knowledge which is applied to prevent, diagnose and treat a range of conditions and illnesses.

Our graduates work in many different settings and roles, including:

  • advocacy
  • hospitals
  • mental health and aged care services
  • private practice
  • policy making
  • research
  • youth and community centres.
In January 2020, the Faculty of Health Sciences will join the Faculty of Medicine and Health as a school.

Student profile

Ryan Sadeque
Ryen Sadeque, Bachelor of Science (Health)
"Growing up, I always saw myself in a vocation that focused on empowering others. With this in mind, I always felt drawn towards a career in health."
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