We’ve got strong links with healthcare partners around Australia, providing unique opportunities for clinical placements and future employment. You’ll learn in state-of-the-art facilities and our student-led clinics offer valuable real life experience. You’ll feel ready from your very first day on the job.
Your time with us is about more than finding a career. It’s also about discovering new places and experiences. As our student, you can complete part of your degree overseas, and you’ll also get access to a range of international community engagement projects.
Choose from courses in occupational therapy, speech pathology, physiotherapy, and postgraduate programs in rehabilitation.
Explore the range of courses that we offer at acu.edu.au/courses. If you don’t meet the state-based requirements for entry into your degree, don’t panic. There are various ways to get into ACU. Explore our pathways to get started.
Dr Klaus Gebel’s main research area is the relationship between built environments and physical activity. Dr Gebel has studied and worked at seven universities in three countries and has received multiple scholarships and awards.
Through the media, his 2015 paper in JAMA Internal Medicine on how different proportions of moderate and vigorous physical activity affect mortality reached more than 1.1 billion people. He was also invited to present the findings from this study in a TEDx talk. Recently, Dr Gebel co-edited the book Walking — connecting sustainable transport with health, which brings together experts from urban planning, transportation and public health.
“I love how hands-on all of my subjects are. The teachers make sure there are lots of practical classes to ensure we get plenty of time to practice all of the manual techniques we’re learning, and there’s always a staff member around to give us tips and help out.
Physio is a career where you get the chance to help people get moving and functioning again. I hope to make an impact by assisting people to achieve their sporting goals and to extend their active life for as long as they possibly can.”
Books, fees, living expenses — costs can be a factor when considering study. But it shouldn’t stop you from pursuing your goals.
Luckily, we offer a range of scholarships to commencing and continuing students recognising everything from rewarding academic achievement to supporting equality. And with nearly 400 scholarships on offer, and the opportunity to apply for as many as you like, it pays to check your eligibility.
If you regularly volunteer in your community — through your school, workplace, community organisation, or cultural or religious group — you could be eligible for our Early Achievers’ Program. If successful, you’ll receive an offer as early as August, and benefit from opportunities to enhance your leadership and volunteering skills while studying with us.