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Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health)

At a Glance

Prepare yourself for a diverse and rewarding career within emerging health roles by studying the Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health).

Program Description

The Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) is a practical program designed to develop well-rounded skills and provide you with a foundation learning opportunity.

Your studies will focus on human body systems, the role of allied health practitioners and healthcare in contemporary society.

In addition your training will include problem solving in the workplace, a skill that is highly desired by employers.

This exciting program reflects the contemporary direction of the national agenda on health and has a multi-disciplinary approach.

Undertake field placements during your studies and gain real-life experience. Placements may be organised in metropolitan, urban, regional, rural and remote areas.

Completing the Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) is the ideal pathway for progression into specialised postgraduate or graduate-entry programs in areas such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, podiatry, speech pathology or public health.

Study either full-time or part-time, on-campus or by distance education. You may choose to study by distance education while working in the industry, allowing you to earn and gain practical experience while you learn.

Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) **

Duration 3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
Intake Dates March; July
Mode of Study On-Campus; Distance
Domestic Availability  BundabergRockhamptonDistance Education 
International Availability  Rockhampton
Work Integrated Learning Yes
Prerequisites English (4, SA)
Recommended Study Biology, Chemistry or Physics
Rank*  OP: 19    SR: 60    ATAR: 39.75
QTAC Code Bundaberg: 810511, Rockhampton: 850511, Distance: 850515
CRICOS 075085C

* OP/SR/ATAR details provided on this page should be used as a guide only, please check with the respective Admission Centre for the latest information,,

 International students residing in Australia on a student visa must study full-time on-campus.

  • Some courses within this program are only available to study by distance education.

Why Study Allied Health at CQUniversity

Our Health programs and courses have been developed to meet the ever-increasing needs of our communities both in Australia and internationally. 

Broad range of options
Whether you are currently working in the industry seeking to advance your skills, or looking to kick start a new career in health, our broad and ever-growing range of health programs and courses give you the choice to be what you want to be. Choose from the key areas of allied health, medical and exercise sciences, community and health services, and transport and safety sciences.

Study your way
A number of our health programs and courses provide allow you to choose between on-campus or distance education, while some provide a mix of on-campus and online delivery methods. CQUniversity is an established provider of distance education and is able to offer a number programs and courses in this mode that have not traditionally been available, such as nursing, medical science, exercise and sport sciences, accident forensics, paramedic science and more.

Up-to-date and industry relevant
Our programs and courses are constantly being reviewed and updated in consultation with industry, accrediting bodies and other stakeholders to ensure they are relevant and up-to-date. In fact, our offerings are a response to industry demand for people with specialised industry expertise.

Work integrated learning
CQUniversity's health programs and courses feature work integrated learning, or learning on the job. For some programs this may be referred to as clinical placement.

You may be required to complete course undertakings in real-life workplaces, allowing you to put learning directly into practice. This hands-on, project-based learning is one reason CQUniversity graduates are in such high demand by employers.

Purpose-built facilities
Quality facilities ensure learning is delivered in context, taught in a similar setting to real-world situations including exceptional simulation environments. New facilities including state-of-the-art technology for fitness and body function testing offer exercise and sport sciences students sophisticated training. Nursing students have access to fully equipped labs replicating a real hospital ward, while medical imaging and medical sonography are taught from new purpose-built multi-million dollar labs. The new CQUniversity Health Clinic at CQUniversity Rockhampton also provides clinical learning experiences to students.

English Requirements

If you have English as your second language (international or domestic students born outside of Australia, Canada, NZ, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA), you need to meet different English language proficiency requirements depending on the level of study and/or program you wish to undertake. Click here for more details.

Career Opportunities

Completing the Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) prepares you for a role as an Advanced Allied Health Assistant. You will be prepared to pursue employment opportunities in areas such as:

  • health promotion
  • public health
  • health research
  • health education.

The Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) may also provide you with the necessary skill set to enter graduate-entry masters programs in registered health professions such as:

  • physiotherapy
  • occupational therapy
  • podiatry
  • speech pathology
  • public health.

Work Integrated Learning

You are required to undertake work placements in a clinical environment. Field placements are compulsory in the third year of the program. 

Program Structure

You are required to complete 23 courses.

Course Information

For example courses you could study as part of the Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) program please click here.

As CQUniversity is committed to providing quality, up-to-date and relevant education, please note courses are refreshed regularly and may not be an exact indication of course availability for your study. Please call 13 27 86 if you have specific questions regarding course information regarding your specific application.

Residential School and Study Requirements

You are required to attend compulsory residential schools during your studies.