People drawn to studying allied health & human sciences may be naturally curious about what makes humans tick. We are highly complex beings, and those who want to understand more about how and why we operate as we do, may be drawn to the human sciences of psychology or biomedical sciences. Likewise, others may be interested to better understand the body’s functioning, in order to support another person’s rehabilitation or healing journey. These individuals could pursue a career in allied health, through studying podiatry, osteopathy, speech pathology, occupational therapy, or clinical exercise.
These hands-on courses are grounded in theoretical and practical application. They help students build foundational professional skills, and are informed by the current needs of industry employers and the government. Some allied health professions are part of the Medicare system in Australia, and graduates could work in hospitals, government departments like Veterans’ Affairs, private clinics, and community organisations.