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:

  • Learn anatomy in our specialist teaching facilities–the Ray Last Laboratories and Vernon-Roberts Museum.
  • Regularly access purpose-built allied health training facilities and state-of-the-art simulation suites.
  • Take part in clinical placement experiences in a range of settings alongside registered clinical professionals.

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 open August 2020.

    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.