Welcome to the Faculty of Health
The COVID pandemic has thrown the work of our healthcare practitioners into the spotlight. Now more than ever we need a health workforce that is keenly attuned to the needs of local communities, with a global focus on practice and learning.
At the Faculty of Health at Southern Cross University, we are deeply committed to tackling the issues that are closest to home and to training of the highest standard for the professionals our communities need. At the same time, we realise our potential to contribute on the world stage.
Our research aspires to influence global healthcare, building on our strengths to generate new knowledge and to drive practice forward into the future.
Discover our Faculty
Students learn and practise their skills in state-of-the-art simulation laboratories and specialist facilities, located at Southern Cross University's campuses in Lismore, Gold Coast and Coffs Harbour. Two on-campus Health Clinics provide safe environments for supervised placements, where students provide integrated healthcare services to the community.Find out more
Our lecturers and researchers have strengths in disciplines across the healthcare spectrum, spanning nursing and midwifery, occupational therapy and speech pathology to podiatry, pedorthics, osteopathy and biomedical sciences.Find out more
Research in the Faculty
Drawing on the advice and insights of health departments and professional associations, we design and deliver accredited courses that are relevant and responsive to the needs of our communities. Our research responds to community issues, with a focus on our capacity to influence best practice standards for global healthcare.Find out more
Placements and work integrated learning
Real world experience is invaluable to employment prospects in the health sector. Plus completing placement fulfils the accreditation requirements for many of our degrees.
Explore more in Health
Engage in clinical activities like assessment and diagnosis, and patient treatment planning and intervention – all under full supervision – without leaving the campus at the University’s Health Clinics located at the Gold Coast and Lismore.
An Honours year extends your knowledge and develops advanced research skills. It’s the preferred pathway to PhD studies, too. And if you’re considering a career in psychology Honours is the necessary preparation.
A scholarship can help ease the financial burden of getting an education. Southern Cross University’s scholarships range in value from $150 to $60,000.
Get involved in our research studies and trials and help in the development of new treatments for health and wellbeing.
Recognition for prior learning guides (RPL)
Contact the Faculty of Health
Executive Assistant to the Executive Dean
T: +61 7 5589 3224
Associate Dean Research
Professor Marianne Wallis AM
M: +61 427 633 708
Associate Dean Education
Professor Fiona Naumann
T: +61 7 5589 3470