School of Behavioural and Health Sciences

Our School of Behavioural and Health Sciences offers a range of courses designed to improve health outcomes. Learn cutting-edge techniques from leading practitioners, clinicians, scientists and researchers. Then put those lessons into practice through real-world placements completed locally, nationally or internationally.

We have an extensive industry partner network across biomedical and nutrition science, psychology, public health, and exercise and sports science, enabling students and staff to engage with relevant industry and community partners. Our courses incorporate real-world practical experience locally, nationally and internationally so you can put lessons learnt into practice, and better understand how to improve outcomes within your chosen field.

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Create a world of wellness and develop healthy minds, bodies and even health policies. Whatever your specialisation, you can make a positive impact on the lives of individuals and communities.

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We offer a range of dynamic undergraduate and postgraduate programs in biomedical science, exercise physiology, exercise science, nutrition science, public health and psychology. Want more? You can also complement your undergraduate course with a teaching, business management or criminology degree.

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Facilities and services 

Access first-class facilities, including specialised learning labs, that give you a chance to gain hands-on practice – before treating real patients. Then complete valued practical experience in our state-of-the-art clinics that serve the needs of the local community.

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Our clinics

Our on-campus psychology clinics in Melbourne and Strathfield offer low-cost counselling and psychological assessments to staff, students and the general public. Counselling is provided by provisional psychologists doing a Master of Psychology and supervised by registered psychologists. Exercise Lifestyle Clinics at our Brisbane, Melbourne and Strathfield campuses offer Medicare-rebated and low-cost support to people with acute and chronic illness and injury under the supervision of accredited exercise physiologists.

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Our research

Our research explores crucial issues in the areas of psychology, body image, disability and rehabilitation. It informs policy, improves practice and positively impacts the lives of individuals. The school has two institutes undertaking extensive research within their specialities – The Healthy Brain and Mind Research Centre (HBMRC) and The Sports Performance Recovery Injury and New Technologies (SPRINT) Research Centre.

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Staff profiles

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Professor David Greene

Senior Lecturer, Exercise Science

Professor David Greene completed a Bachelor of Human Movement degree and Diploma in Education at the Australian Catholic University (ACU) in 1994 and a Master of Sport Science degree from University of New South Wales in 1998. After 7 years of teaching (Personal Development, Health and Physical Education), David was awarded a fulltime scholarship to commence his PhD. David was based at the Children's Hospital at Westmead where he investigated the musculoskeletal health of elite, adolescent middle-distance runners. During his PhD, David completed sessional teaching in the Bachelor of Exercise Science program at ACU. In 2003, David was awarded the John Sutton Award for Best Young Investigator (Basic Science) at the Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport. He was also awarded the New South Wales Most Outstanding New Research Talent in Applied Sports Medicine at the New South Wales Sport Safety Awards in 2003. Having graduated in 2005, David commenced full time employment in the School of Exercise Science. David was recently awarded the F.E.Johnson Fellowship for Outstanding Achievement by an established NSW researcher in the field of Sports Medicine at the annual NSW Sport Safety Awards. David has fulfilled the role of Course Co-ordinator, Assistant Head of School (NSW), Deputy Head of School and is currently the National Head, School of Behavioural and Health Sciences.

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Meet our school staff

Find out more about our staff, read their profiles and see their publication history and research interests.

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Study health overseas

Learn more about overseas study opportunities such as faculty-led study tours, intensive study periods at our Rome campus, or exchanges.

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Postgraduate alumni rebate

Are you a current or former domestic ACU student wanting to enrol in a postgraduate health program? You may be eligible for a 10% discount.

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Research and other centres

Learn about our health research institutes, academies and centres, including the Centre for Disability and Development Research.

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Fees and scholarships

Discover how much your course will cost, learn about options for financing your studies and find out which scholarships you may be eligible for.

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