School of Allied Health Science and Practice

The School of Allied Health Science and Practice offers undergraduate honours degrees in Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech Pathology. We are proud to provide an innovative and collaborative approach to learning, teaching and research.

Our team of talented and experienced academics are committed to educating the next generation of allied health professionals. Our programs are enriched by research and informed by the science of learning and will equip you with professional competencies and life-long learning skills needed for successful practice in diverse, client-centred settings.  You will undertake simulated and clinical practice education across your degrees. In addition, you will have the opportunity to learn and study with your peers. 

We look forward to welcoming you.

Our research and teaching

Find out more about our discipline research and teaching excellence within the School of Allied Health.

Occupational Therapy Physiotherapy  Speech Pathology

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Head of School

Professor Gibson’s research interests are in the field of supportive care in cancer, with a particular focus on gastrointestinal side effects. For more than 2 decades she has investigated how treatments for cancer, including chemotherapy, radiotherapy and targeted therapies lead to who of gut damage, and how these can be better managed. 

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Latest news

World-class health simulation attracts international experts

The University of Adelaide’s world-class health simulation facility, Adelaide Health Simulation, will be on show to international experts attending the Australasian Simulation Congress.

Smart glasses to improve diagnosis and treatment of foot wounds

Mixed-reality smart glasses with holographic features are set to revolutionise the treatment of leg and foot wounds for people with diabetes and vascular disease in regional and remote areas in the future.

More realistic hospital experience for medical students

Medical students at the University of Adelaide will graduate with a better knowledge of how to use the electronic patient record system that’s in place in hospitals around South Australia.


Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)

Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)