USC Clinics give our students practical experience in our advanced teaching, training and research facilities, with the opportunity to put theory into practice and develop industry-relevant skills.
USC's clinics are open to the public and provide professional services to our wider community.
The Psychology Clinic provides mental health services to the community and also functions as an advanced teaching, training and research facility for postgraduate students (Provisional Psychologists) in the Master of Psychology (Clinical) program at USC.
The Wound Solutions Clinic offers access to qualified Registered Nurses, and consultations with a Podiatrist and a Dietitian who have a special interest in wound care and are available to answer your specific needs and questions.
Child and Youth Occupational Therapy
The Child and Youth Occupational Therapy Clinic is a student-led clinic where occupational therapy (OT) students, in their final two years of study, work directly with children, families and teachers under supervision to support children to engage in a broad range of activities at school, at home and in the community.
The Weight Management Clinic offers a 12 week program conducted by final year Dietetics students in conjunction with a senior dietitian and provides both supervised gym and nutrition counselling sessions.
Nutrition and Dietetics
The Nutrition and Dietetic Clinic is a student-led clinic available to USC staff and students, as well as the public. Clients receive individualised nutritional advice according to evidence-based medical nutrition therapy. There is a small fee for these services.
The Arthritis Clinic is a teaching clinic for student exercise physiologists, supervised by an accredited exercise physiologist, offering a weekly group clinic using evidence-based exercises to improve the quality of life of people with arthritis.
The Sport Clinic enables athletes to access the knowledge, expertise, and support of sport and exercise scientists. Specifically, this specialised clinic provides strength and conditioning services for elite, semi-elite, and amateur athletes from various sporting disciplines.
Clinical Trials Centre
The Clinical Trials Centre conducts medical research studies that aim to find a better way to manage a particular disease.
The purpose of a clinical trial is to evaluate new approaches to learn how people respond to them and what side effects might occur as a result.
Clinical trials are considered to be part of best practice medicine and are one of many options for treatment of a disease or illness.
USC Clinics News
13 September 2016
Seniors to get good oil in weight loss research
Dozens of Sunshine Coast seniors have volunteered for University of the Sunshine Coast research into how antioxidants found in olive oil and certain fruit and vegetables might enable older adults to avoid losing muscle mass when they go on prescribed weight-loss diets.
8 September 2016
Clinical trials to begin at new USC centre
Clinical trials of cutting-edge medical treatments – including a synthetic form of cannabis to counter a specific form of epilepsy – have begun at a new facility established by the University of the Sunshine Coast at Sippy Downs.
9 February 2016
Neurophysiologist leads USC’s new mind institute
A leading academic and medical specialist involved in world-renowned research and clinical practice has moved from Sydney to the University of the Sunshine Coast to lead its new multi-million-dollar facility focused on preventing, treating and curing mental illnesses.
26 August 2015
USC students mobilise to promote health
University of the Sunshine Coast health students have hit the road to encourage better bone health.
3 August 2015
USC to establish Mind and Neuroscience Institute
The University of the Sunshine Coast has found a home for its planned Mind and Neuroscience Institute.