Allied Health

Studying a discipline of allied health will provide you with more than a career, it is an opportunity for you to have a profound positive impact on the lives of others.

You will study at South Australia’s most comprehensive and globally recognised health education environment. School of Allied Health Science and Practice students graduate with the knowledge and skills to empower individuals–freeing them from physical and developmental limitations and enhancing their capability to achieve successful and healthy lives.

Students in Vernon-Roberts Museum

All our allied health degrees incorporate a mix of lectures with a strong focus on tutorials, workshops, practical classes and simulated learning experiences to develop entry-level clinical skills. You will:

With comprehensive hands-on practical experiences in both simulated and real health care settings, you will be equipped to work in a broad range of areas, including mental health or community health services, public or private hospitals, rehabilitation centres, sporting organisations, schools or private practice.  You will graduate ready to excel in the profession, with superior professional capability and confidence.

Allied Health Students learning together

High-level interprofessional learning

Take your health industry understanding to the next level with collaborative based learning alongside students from all allied health disciplines and mixing with peers in dentistry, oral health, nursing, medicine, psychology and public health.

Speech pathology training

Hands-on experience in our purpose-built training facilities

To perfect your skills in a safe but realistic environment you'll have access to purpose-built allied health training facilities as well as Australasia’s most advanced simulated learning facility—Adelaide Health Simulation.

Occupational therapy training

Taught by practising professionals with an emphasis on real-world experience

Experience comprehensive practical training taught by registered professionals in real health care settings. All degrees have more than 800 hours of work-based training in a variety of settings to equip you to work in a broad range of areas.

Undergraduate allied health degrees

If you are interested in becoming a physiotherapist, speech therapist or occupational therapist our honours degrees are a sure step into your future. 

How to apply

Applications to all University of Adelaide undergraduate and most postgraduate coursework programs are made online through the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC). The specific requirements for each degree are available on Degree Finder – make sure you read these thoroughly before applying.

Are you an international student? See our step-by-step international students' application guide for more information about how to apply.

Register your interest

Please submit the form below to register your interest in our new Allied Health degrees.