This degree is flexible and holistic, capable of meeting the challenges and future needs of the Australian healthcare system.
This course is also an excellent pathway to specialised undergraduate and postgraduate allied health study.
Whether this is your first degree or you're looking to upgrade your skills or change careers, the Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science will prepare you to make a difference in a wide range of health settings.
From rehabilitation and human development to knowledge of anatomy and how the body functions, Charles Sturt University's health and rehabilitation science course covers a wide range of subjects. You'll learn how to design and deliver a health education or community development program, as well as gain a strong understanding of Indigenous Australian health and wellbeing issues.
Take your learning to the next level with practical community workplace experiences and Charles Sturt University's extensive allied health facilities, including anatomy and movement laboratories, a musculoskeletal skills assessment space, and an on-campus clinic for you to hone your patient care skills.
Choose full-time, part-time or online study options to match your work and lifestyle commitments. When you study online you'll participate in residential schools, where you'll meet your classmates and lecturers face-to-face, and access our outstanding allied health facilities. You can choose one of four specialisations: Exercise Science, Gerontology, Nutrition or Public Health. There are two early exit points: the Diploma in Health and Rehabilitation Science (eight subjects, 64 points) and the Associate Degree in Health and Rehabilitation Science (16 subjects, 128 points).
This course also provides a pathway to vocational health study programs, particularly courses such as occupational therapy, physiotherapy, podiatric medicine and speech and language pathology. You can apply for course transfer at any time and approval is based on academic merit. After graduation, you'll be well-placed to continue study in a Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology, Master of Speech Pathology or another postgraduate course in allied health, public health and health promotion.
Your broad foundation of knowledge and skills in healthcare and rehabilitation will unlock job opportunities across the entire healthcare sector. You'll be well prepared to seek employment as a case manager / navigator in community health settings, and to work in project management, health promotion, case management, information management and research.
Develop and coordinate community health programs as a health project officer or care services manager.
Work directly with clients as a disability case manager, care coordinator, community liaison officer or rural outreach diversion worker.
If you're already working in a role associated with healthcare, such as aged care, allied health, enrolled nursing, complementary medicine or remedial massage, undertaking further study to gain an applied health degree may lead to promotion and enhanced career prospects.
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
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CRICOS CODE: 068971J
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