School of Behavioural and Health Sciences

Help others find the mental and physical strength to be their best. At the School of Behavioural and Health Sciences, you’ll learn cutting-edge techniques from leading practitioners, clinicians, scientists and researchers – and put those lessons into practice through real-world placements.

Our extensive partner network means you’ll be able to engage with relevant industry and community partners, and have opportunities to gain community-based experience locally, nationally and overseas.

Study wellbeing, create well beings

Choose a course with School of Behavioural and Health Sciences

Study behavioural and health science to create a world of wellness. Our courses will equip you for a future developing healthy minds, bodies and even healthy policies. Whichever you choose, you’ll be able to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals and communities.

Choose your course

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

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Facilities and services 

When you study with us, you’ll have access to first-class facilities that give you a chance to gain hands-on practice – before treating real patients. Our facilities include wet labs, mock hospital wards with high-fidelity mannequins, and mock apartments fitted out with rehabilitation and disability equipment. 

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Psychology clinics

At our on-campus psychology clinics in Melbourne and Strathfield, we 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.

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Our research

Our clinicians, international researchers, health organisations and higher degree research candidates explore crucial issues in the areas of psychology, body image, disability and rehabilitation. Their research informs policy, improves practice, and positively impacts the lives of individuals.

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High performance sport

Take your professional coaching and training skills to the elite level with a postgraduate qualification in high performance sport.

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Staff profiles

Dr Stuart Cormack

Senior Lecturer, Exercise Science

Dr Cormack is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Behavioural and Health Sciences. Prior to this role, he spent 14 years working in the Australian Football League, including 8 years as fitness coach with the West Coast Eagles highlighted by two Grand Final appearances and an AFL Premiership. Dr Cormack spent 4 years as a strength and conditioning coach at the AIS. He worked with a number of athletes in preparation for the Sydney 2000 Olympics. 

Dr Leah Brennan

Deputy Head of the School of Behavioural and Health Sciences

Associate Professor Leah Brennan specialises in the application of psychology approaches to understanding and treating eating, weight and body image concerns. She is particularly interested in the development, evaluation and dissemination of evidence-based interventions for the treatment in these areas. Associate Professor Brennan works closely with a range of hospital, community and private treatment services to maximise the impact of her research.

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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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Contact the School

Get in touch with the School of Behavioural and Health Science, and see where our offices are based on campuses across Australia.

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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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