Faculty of Health Sciences

Our staff and students are committed to improving the lives of others by providing world-leading health care. Everything we do in the Faculty of Health Sciences is guided by evidence and the values of excellence, dignity and engagement. Our graduates are equipped not only with the knowledge and skills to provide outstanding care, but also the compassion and empathy to provide care that people remember.

Go beyond the theory when you study with us. Many of our courses have a clinical component so you’ll be able to apply your skills in the real world, completing professional practice experiences with our partners and in our own health clinics. Under the guidance of specialised healthcare experts, you'll deliver health services to students, staff and the wider community.

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Faculty of Health Science schools

School of Allied Health

When you choose a career in allied health, your work will impact individuals and the wider community. And as an ACU graduate, fuelled by the mission of the university, you will be an agent of change, acting in truth and love to serve the common good.

You can improve the lives of others with an undergraduate degree in physiotherapy, occupational therapy, social work or speech pathology, and related postgraduate study.

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School of Behavioural and Health Sciences

Combine classroom learning with practical experience to develop analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills in exercise science, exercise physiology, psychology, biomedical science, nutrition/dietetics and public health. You’ll learn from practitioners and clinicians actively involved in professional associations and community service.

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School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine

Our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are designed to develop the skills, knowledge and empathy to make a positive impact on people’s lives.

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FHS Executive Dean Professor Suzanne Chambers

Almost 12,000 students have graduated from our Faculty of Health Sciences over the past three years with undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in exercise physiology, midwifery, nursing, nutrition science, occupational therapy, paramedicine, physiotherapy, psychology, speech pathology, social work and more. We’re continually developing new courses in response to the needs of the healthcare sector and have recently added postgraduate programs in gerontological nursing, mental health, correctional health and digital health to our course offerings.

With its focus on promoting human dignity in all aspects of life and across the lifespan, ACU’s Core Curriculum along with core health science units ensure our degrees recognise the importance of promoting quality of life, independence and maintaining patient choice.

Health is a priority research area at ACU. The Faculty of Health Sciences plays a key role in delivering excellence in research.

Professor Suzanne Chambers
Executive Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences

Recognising excellence

Celebrating our students

Join us in congratulating the students who have been awarded Executive Dean's Commendations. Each year we award Commendations to students who achieve a GPA of 6.00 or higher.

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Celebrating our staff

Meet the staff who have been awarded a Faculty of Health Sciences Employee Values Award for demonstrating the values of the Faculty: excellence, dignity and engagement.

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