Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Welcome to the School of Community Health

Welcome to the School of Community Health at Charles Sturt University. We are proud of the role we play to develop future health professionals by partnering with students and communities in learning and research.

The School of Community Health brings together five health professional education courses with a common interest in developing health professionals who improve the health of individuals so they can participate fully in their communities. We are committed to helping meet the health needs of regional, rural and remote communities.

The School operates across three campuses in New South Wales, Albury-Wodonga Campus on the state border between New South Wales and Victoria, Orange Campus in the Central West and Port Macquarie on the North Coast. We have excellent facilities that have been purpose built for the teaching health professional students.

Being well and having good health matters to us all. It matters to us as individuals and it matters to the people who will seek our expertise as health professionals.

We believe that one of the most critical skills any health professional needs is to be able to collaborate effectively with others. We ensure that our staff and graduates have the interprofessional capabilities to respect, collaborate and partner with people needing healthcare and with other members of the healthcare team.

We want to ensure that our staff and students have the capability to understand their cultural background and to be able to use this as a foundation to partner effectively in healthcare with peoples from cultures other than their own. In particular we commit to supporting staff and students to develop capabilities to partner effectively and respectfully with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in optimising their health.

Studying to be a health professional can be challenging and rewarding, tough but fulfilling, and frustrating at times but also great fun. We look forward to sharing the journey of all who join us to become great health professionals at Charles Sturt University.

Associate Professor Megan Smith
Head of School
School of Community Health