Health Sciences at Southern Cross cover a wide range of disciplines including biomedical science, exercise physiology, midwifery, nursing, pedorthics, podiatry, psychological science, speech pathology, sport and exercise science, occupational therapy and osteopathy.

Most of our health science courses, offered by the School of Health and Human Sciences,  fulfil the academic pre-requisites for professional registration. Two on-campus health clinics provide safe and supervised environments for student practicums.

Health career outcomes are numerous:

  • Scientific researcher
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Nurse or midwife
  • Pedorthist or Podiatrist
  • Speech pathologist
  • Psychologist
  • Exercise scientist or strength and conditioning coach
  • Occupational therapist

Why study health sciences at Southern Cross?

  • 1 in Australia for teaching quality in psychology and for overall experience in exercise science – Good Universities Guide 2019
  • 89% of our health graduates employed shortly after graduation – Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching 2018
  • On-campus public health clinics at Lismore and Gold Coast for student placement
  • Accredited degrees that fulfil professional registration requirements
  • Industry-relevant degrees designed in consultation with health sector associations
  • Outstanding facilities and technical equipment for practical tuition including simulation labs
  • 5-star starting salary in rehabilitation – Good Universities Guide 2019.