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Health and Rehabilitation Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #710 (BCR) Albury, Australia| Online
Looking for a broad-based health science degree that will prepare you to work in a range of healthcare settings? The Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science from Charles Sturt University can pave the way for a rewarding career as a versatile healthcare worker.
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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.

Course highlights

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.

  • Gain extensive skills and knowledge

    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.

  • Hands-on learning

    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.

  • Your degree, your way

    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).

  • A foundation for further study

    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.

Career opportunities

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.

  • Be a part of the community

    Develop and coordinate community health programs as a health project officer or care services manager.

  • Take the lead

    Work directly with clients as a disability case manager, care coordinator, community liaison officer or rural outreach diversion worker.

  • Further your career

    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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Health and the Human Body – Cells, Immunity & Musculoskeletal
  • Health and the Human BodyII - Systemic Human Physiology
  • Functional Anatomy of the Vertebral Column, Pelvic Girdle, & Lower Limb
  • Functional Anatomy of the Head, Neck, Pectoral Girdle, & Upper Limb
  • Neuroscience for Health Practice
  • Exercise Science for Health Practice
  • Pharmacology for Allied Health Professionals
  • Health and Chronic Disease
  • Communication for Health Practice
  • Health & Rehabilitation Through the Lifespan
  • Research for Health Practice
  • Complex Cases in Rehabilitation
  • Understanding Healthy Communities
  • Promoting Healthy Communities
  • Indigenous Health
  • Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services
  • Sociology of Health and Health Care

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements


  • A completed High School Certificate with an ATAR equivalent of 65 (including adjustment factors) or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of two university level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
  • A completed AQF Certificate III or higher level qualification.
  • 50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualification.
  • A completed Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.

Tuition Fee


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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