Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of those who need it most? The degrees within Allied Health and Pharmacy have a strong focus on improving the quality of life of others. Whether you want to help clients find their mobility again or bring healthcare to those in rural communities, you can find a path of impact within Allied Health and Pharmacy.
A rewarding career
Master effective strategies for planning and executing treatment plans that restore patient function and improve their quality of life. JCU Physiotherapy students gain practical skills and knowledge through more than 30 weeks of supervised clinical placements, including at the JCU Health Physiotherapy Clinic.
Develop high-level skills necessary to merge theory with real-world situations as you work with real clients in professional placements under the supervision of caring professionals dedicated to your success.
Study pharmacy in a hands-on learning environment where you can hone your clinical skills and graduate career-ready. JCU Pharmacy is independently rated five stars for overall student experience, learner engagement, skills development and teaching quality.*
As a student, I was provided with countless opportunities to develop my skills, knowledge and practices. The lecturers were engaged in my learning and progress and negotiated placements across a range of settings to ensure that I gained experiences relevant to my learning, interests and career goals.
Bachelor of Psychological Science
I chose to study at JCU as I knew of the great reputation it has for job success and educational outcomes. The small class sizes mean that the lecture and tutorial staff are more accessible if you have any questions. One highlight so far is learning about biological processes and how these drive behaviour.
Associate Professor Fiona Barnett
Head, Sport and Exercise Science
Our program is a great way to learn about how to make a difference for individuals and communities. You’ll learn about the processes of human physical activity from skilled lecturers who are committed to student success. You'll also gain practical experience in world-class training facilities throughout your studies.
Bachelor of Speech Pathology
Speech Pathologists go through the human lifespan. You can get jobs in paediatrics – right from when babies are born, all the way through to palliative care. There’s so many different places we can work, and we’re in really high demand, especially in rural areas.
Tom McMillan FACP
Director & Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Physioplus
We have been working with JCU Physiotherapy students for more than 12 years, and more than 10 members of our Physiotherapy team were previous JCU graduates. They have proven highly capable in their professional careers, with clinical competency, regional and rural knowledge and strong, evidence-based approach.