About

The College of Healthcare Sciences offers quality teaching and research in the areas of Nursing and Midwifery; Occupational Therapy; Physiotherapy; Psychology; Speech Pathology; and Sport and Exercise Science.

In Nursing and Midwifery, the College has responded to growing requirements for professionals to keep up-to-date with changes in technology, procedures and research that inform current practice. JCU’s specialist and advanced practice coursework programs are available to registered nurses and midwives who want to progress their careers in their chosen specialty area. The College of Healthcare Sciences also hosts the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Education and Research Capacity Building, which focusses on education, workforce development, health service provision, and research capacity building in the Western Pacific region. 

The Allied Health disciplines incorporate significant clinical experience in areas of workforce need. Postgraduate coursework study provides pathways for health professionals to progress their careers through full time or flexible options. JCU has cutting-edge facilities to support our students, including an Occupational Therapy clinic, a Physiotherapy clinic; a Psychology clinic; a Speech Pathology clinic, strength and conditioning laboratories, and an Exercise Testing and Rehabilitation clinic.

The College of Healthcare Sciences has a range of Psychology postgraduate coursework study options which are also available at our Singapore campus. We have very well-equipped, modern facilities and an excellent research infrastructure. Our Psychology courses offer maximum flexibility and convenience to suit busy people needing to combine their professional development with other commitments. Our courses are very carefully structured to facilitate flexible credit transfer and progressive career development. Our specialist study area is Clinical Psychology. The Master of Psychology (Clinical) and the Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) degrees are Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)-accredited courses that meet the requirements for six years of academic training for membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). They qualify towards eligibility for membership in the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. They also provide the training for registration by the Psychology Board of Australia and for specialty endorsement by the Board as a Clinical Psychologist. JCU’s Psychology clinic in Townsville was established in 1995 with the objective of providing practical supervision to psychologists undertaking postgraduate training. It is currently a training clinic for psychologists who are completing advanced qualifications in Clinical Psychology at the Masters or Doctoral level. We also have a Psychology clinic in Singapore.