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:

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

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.

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 All courses are delivered online due to COVID-19

All our courses that are shown to be at a specific campus will be temporarily delivered online with no face-to-face teaching for Session 2 and 3. This may continue longer depending on when the Government instructs us that it is safe to resume normal face-to-face classes on campus. Our normal online courses will continue unaffected.

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Meet our graduates

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Kristy Harris

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

“If there’s one thing I’ve learnt, it’s to think outside the square,” says Kristy Harris, founder of Empowered Kids, who pursued her Southern Cross Bachelor of Occupational Therapy as a mother of two girls – a number that became three while she was a full-time student.

“I’ve seen something I’m passionate in and I’ve pursued it and through that, I’ve connected with my own kids as well as my business helping kids,” Kristy says.

“To see a child who has significant challenges work really, really hard and overcome them and pursue a bright future, that’s what excites me.”