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Our Health Science program offers the opportunity to specialise in a field you are passionate about – where will it take you?

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Health care is a diverse industry with a variety of pathways – work in allied health, community care, diagnostic medicine, exercise and sports science, nutrition and dietetics – the opportunities are endless. Wherever you choose to go, a career in Health Science will provide unique challenges and rewards.

Our professionally recognised health science degrees in Exercise and Sports Science, Nutrition Science and Medical Radiation Science incorporate foundation knowledge in anatomy, physiology, biology, humanities and social sciences, with transferable technical skills that a wide range of employers are looking for.

Exercise and Sports Science

Exercise Scientists work with a variety of individuals in the community to improve their general health, fitness and athletic performance.

Learn across a wide range of human life science theories, including biology, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology and psychology. Develop an understanding of the role physical activity plays in the health of individuals, and use this knowledge to improve the wellbeing of your clients and the community.

"Exercise Science is perfect for people who want to work with athletes and to learn about how the world of sports is evolving with new research and technologies, which will help an athlete reach higher levels of performance."

Sharania Vignesvaran, Exercise Science 3rd Year Student

Exercise Science student learns from the best

Nutrition Science

Nutrition professionals support the wellbeing of individuals and communities through education and awareness programs, promoting healthy lifestyles, as well as policy development and research.

Learn about the role of food and nutrition in public health and disease prevention. Discover how to create, plan and communicate high quality healthcare and health research and learn about the psychology behind health and lifestyle choices of communities that impact their connection to food. You will also learn about the security and access to food, and the social responsibility of a nutritionist.

This course also provides clear career pathways for graduates seeking employment or postgraduate study in the area of Nutrition and Dietetics to deliver a high quality health service in a variety of settings.


Erin Jackson, Bachelor of Health Science (nutrition stream)

Medical Radiation Science

Medical Radiation is a field that is constantly evolving with new technology – and with that comes a growing need for qualified medical radiation scientists to work in our hospitals.

The University of Tasmania and Charles Sturt University (CSU) offer a professionally accredited double degree where you will learn everything you need to know about radiation science, specialised equipment, patient care and human biology. Your first two years of study are at the University of Tasmania’s Launceston campus, with the following two taking place at CSU. Your final year is a professional development year, where you will put the skills you have learnt into practice in a private or public hospital.

Career options include Medical Imaging, Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Therapy in public hospitals or private practices.


Lucy Blake, Bachelor of Health Science (Medical Radiation Science)

Optometry

Optometry is an important and rewarding career within the health industry. Optometrists support eye and vision care for a range of patients, from babies and children through to the elderly. They provide a variety of services including vision checks and tests, treating eye injuries, glasses and lens fitting, and monitoring of eye conditions.

If you’re interested in a career in Optometry, we can help get you there. Our Optometry Pathway Course is delivered in partnership between the University of Tasmania and Flinders University. You will graduate with a Bachelor of Medical Science (Vision Science)/Master of Optometry, from Flinders University, and be able to register as an accredited Optometrist.