Build a rewarding career helping people with personalised, professional care
Make health your career
Clinical professionals play an important role in healthcare, working alongside physicians and specialists to improve and maintain patient health, wellbeing and quality of life. A career in any clinical healthcare area will provide you with the reward and satisfaction of really making a difference to people's lives.
Put your skills into practice
USC clinical health-related degrees include work placement opportunities that give you the chance to work directly with patients. With access to USC Clinics, you'll theory into practice to treat the wider community under the full supervision of leading professionals.
Employment opportunities in the Australian healthcare sector are growing quickly, with most areas of practice expected to grow by more than 20 percent by 2020*. That means more than 125,000 new diet and nutrition professionals, occupational therapists, exercise physiologists, mental health professionals and many more.
*Source: Australian Government Department of Employment - Employment Outlook to November 2020
Make a career of your passion for healthy living
Clinical Exercise Science
Learn how to use exercise to prevent diseases, treat acute injuries and manage conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis and arthritis. With a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Science you’ll become an accredited exercise physiologist with hundreds of hours of practical training. Build your career in the health sector, working in clinical and community settings as an accredited Exercise Physiologist and make a difference preventing disease, treating acute injuries, and managing conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.
Nutrition and Dietetics
The science of diet and nutrition is a fascinating and fast-growing field with jobs for Nutrition professionals in Australia expected to grow by 37% in the next four years*. Build a rewarding career promoting health lifestyle choices and preventing diet-related disease with a Bachelor of Nutrition or become a registered dietitian with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics and apply your knowledge in clinical practice to manage and treat disease. Designed to get you involved with food and the science behind nutrition, both programs offer work placement where you can apply and practice your skills.
Take a virtual tour of USC Sunshine Coast's Nutrition Kitchen facilities.
Work hands-on to make a difference to people's lives
As an occupational therapist you'll be on the front line, helping people overcome limitations caused by injury or illness, psychological or emotional difficulties, developmental delays or the effects of ageing.
Job opportunities for occupational therapists in Australia are expected to grow by 24% by 2020* – that's thousands of new roles for OTs.
Right now is the perfect time to start your Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) and build a rewarding career in the health sector.
Prosthetics and Orthotics
The field of prosthetics and orthotics gives you the opportunity to combine creativity with technical skills, working one-on-one with people to improve their lives. With a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Prosthetics and Orthotics you'll be well equipped to assess and provide treatment plans for clients and manufacture devices that help to overcome the functional limitations people experience from illness, disease or disability.
This prosthetics and orthotics program is the only one in Queensland and the second of its kind Australia-wide.
Connect with people and understand why they think, feel and behave as they do
The focus on mental health and human behaviour is rapidly increasing not only in the health care sector but more broadly in areas such as business, people management and education and training. With job opportunities for psychologists expected to grow by 9% in the next four years*, right now is the perfect time to take your first step to become a registered psychologist.Take your pick from the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) or Bachelor of Arts.
As an accredited counsellor you'll work to help people improve their mental health and emotional well-being through therapies such as cognitive behaviour therapy, interpersonal therapy and other talking therapies. Job opportunities for counsellors in Australia are expected to grow by 23% in the next four years across the health and business sectors and more broadly in areas such as education and training. Now is the perfect time to start building your career with a Bachelor of Counselling.