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Career outcomes

Our graduates have pursued careers as:

  • accident rehabilitation worker
  • aged care worker
  • cardiorespiratory physiotherapist
  • child and youth worker
  • community health therapist
  • community services officer
  • disability support worker
  • early intervention pathologist
  • early intervention pathologist
  • ergonomics worker
  • home-based pathologist
  • home-based pathologist
  • migration support officer
  • occupational therapist
  • paediatrics worker
  • physiotherapist
  • policy advisor
  • research assistant
  • school pathologist
  • school pathologist
  • social worker
  • speech pathologist
  • sports physiotherapist
  • welfare manager
  • women’s health manager
  • workplace rehabilitation consultant
ACU Health Sciences Allied Health

About allied health

Health practitioners help us live life to the fullest. They get us back on the pitch after a sporting injury, help us communicate effectively and support us to participate in the things important to us. They also work hard in the background, preventing disease, advocating governments and keeping whole communities safer, happier and healthier. When you choose a career in allied health, your work could impact anyone from an individual to a community. As an ACU graduate, you will be shaped by our mission to be agents of change, and to serve the common good.

Innovative facilities and clinics

When you study an allied health program with us, you’ll learn more than theory. You’ll begin in hands-on practical and simulation spaces then have the opportunity to take your skills out into the real world, including the ACU health clinics that are located on several campuses. These industry-based placements will be supervised by our specialist professional practice educators.

Professional recognition

Access a world beyond the classroom through our industry partners. These connections will provide you with unique opportunities for clinical placements and even future employment. Plus, your ACU degree will be recognised by Australia’s peak health bodies including Speech Pathology Australia, Occupational Therapy Australia and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

Study health worldwide

Your health studies can take you anywhere, literally. Start by studying a unit at our Rome Campus and who knows where it may lead you. Exchanges and community placements in the health sector are available in a range of countries.

Workplace experience

We know your best way ahead is through practical experience. Our community engagement and professional practice placements form a large part of our health degrees. And, just like in the real world, our degrees are interprofessional. You’ll learn to collaborate with other health professionals, finding the best outcomes for your clients and patients, as well as the wider community.

Meet our students and staff

Student profile ACU Henry Jones

Henry Jones

Physiotherapy student

“I love how hands-on all of my subjects are. The teachers make sure there are lots of practical classes to ensure we get plenty of time to practise all of the manual techniques we’re learning, and there’s always a staff member around to give us tips and help out.

Physio is a career where you get the chance to help people get moving and functioning again. I hope to make an impact by assisting people to achieve their sporting goals and to extend their active life for as long as they possibly can.”

Staff profile Professor Suzanne Kuys

Professor Suzanne Kuys

National Head of the School of Physiotherapy

Professor Suzanne Kuys is the national head of the School of Physiotherapy and leads the Master of Rehabilitation program. She has considerable clinical, teaching and research experience with people following stroke and other neurological conditions and older adults, particularly people undergoing rehabilitation and transitioning from the hospital to home.

Professor Kuys has been a clinician for 25 years, with more than 15 years of experience in stroke rehabilitation, and has a strong interest in gait and balance retraining. She is interested in examining how health services can optimise health outcomes for patients.

Her research interests include hospital-based rehabilitation and care, stroke, balance and gait retraining, outcome measures and physical activity.

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