Studies in health and rehabilitation science provide core knowledge and skills in biomedical sciences (especially anatomy and physiology), applied sciences (including exercise science, neuroscience, pharmacology and pathophysiology), and social sciences (including psychology and sociology) applicable to a wide range of practice areas in the field of health. Enrolment in the degree is an ideal way to start a career in health or for those wishing to advance their current careers. It is suitable for students who have just completed secondary schooling or for people already in the workforce.
Depending on the electives chosen, students studying health and rehabilitation science can find work in a diversity of fields, including rehabilitation, care coordination, case management, health promotion, health project management and health program coordination. Health and Rehabilitation studies can also provide a pathway for people who want to enter vocational health programs (e.g. physiotherapy, occupational therapy) at undergraduate or postgraduate levels, including in allied health, rehabilitation counselling and public health.