The University of Newcastle, Australia

Excelling in the education of health science professionals

Working together to educate future health and care workers in a multi-professional environment, our School combines high-impact, translation focused research with strong links to the professions through clinical and community-based experience.

We offer industry recognised study with a strong practical focus across a broad range of health science professions and produce graduates who are empowered, confident and career ready.

Real world experience

A recent graduate from the University’s Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) program, Aaron is working to improve golfer performance using biomechanics.

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1,000+ hours ? of clinical placement
12 ? Medical and Health Sciences areas rated at 'well above world standard'
ERA 5 ? 'well above world standard' for human movement and sports science research

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Our School offers a broad spectrum of learning opportunities in undergraduate, postgraduate and Research Higher Degree programs.


The School of Health Sciences research strives to solve both local and global health problems facing individuals, families and communities.

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A new way to care for pets with cancer

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Oral health program that gives seniors a reason to smile

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Latest news

Health students go rural with the Department of Rural Health

News • 12 Aug 2020

Growing numbers of health students choose to “go rural” in 2021

The University of Newcastle’s Department of Rural Health has seen a significant jump in the number of allied health students choosing to go rural in 2021, showing the increasing popularity of rural locations among domestic undergraduate students.

News • 19 May 2020

Unique Women in STEMM scholarship program supports Early Career Researchers

In a first for an Australian university to help redress some of the systemic biases female academics face, the University of Newcastle has awarded fully-funded PhD candidate scholarships to six Women in STEMM Early Career Researchers.

Professor Clare Collins

News • 10 Oct 2019

Fellowship awarded to nutrition and dietetics leader

University of Newcastle researcher Professor Clare Collins is among 40 new Fellows elected to the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS).

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