Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University


Student Testimonials

Pat Hower

Graduate in Occupational Therapy

Pat Hower"I completed practical placements in Warrnambool, Ballarat, Melbourne and Bega, which were great experiences and a lot of fun.

I graduated knowing I was thoroughly prepared to begin work in my chosen profession and start the next chapter of my life."

Emma Hall

Graduate in Podiatry

Emma Hall"As part of my final year curriculum, I undertook a large amount of fieldwork to consolidate my learning. My placement at Broken Hill expanded my knowledge of other healthcare professionals, improved my clinical skills and enabled me to become a better practitioner with a holistic view of healthcare.

I completed my placement in a rural area as I ultimately wanted to work in a rural area and, as you can imagine, Broken Hill is both rural and remote. I have always admired the Royal Flying Doctor Service, as it gives those who would otherwise miss out equal opportunity to healthcare.

The highlight of my placement in Broken Hill was flying 400km to a small country town to care for the people who would otherwise go without. The community was so grateful. It was such a rewarding experience and I was lucky to have such a fantastic field supervisor who taught me a great deal"

Ben Bond

Bachelor of Physiotherapy student

Ben Bond"Physiotherapy students at CSU gain 1,000 hours of clinical experience in a variety of settings throughout their degree.

Being able to use the best facilities and equipment will allow us to practise at a high level on graduation.

Our familiarity with these facilities can only enhance our professional development and give a patient more confidence in their practitioner when being treated"

Gemma Coughlan

Speech Pathology Graduate

Gemma Coghlan"As well as the theoretical knowledge and practical skills I learnt during my studies, I gained extensive practical experience while completing placements in a range of health and education settings. I also learnt about various therapeutic approaches including traditional and more innovative and flexible service delivery models. This experience equipped me very well to enter the workforce"

Ben Southi

Health and Rehabilitation Science Student

Ben Southi"From the start of this course, we have gained practical experience using the University's exercise physiology lab, developing various skills such as exercise and muscle testing. The skills we have learnt really prepare us for the workforce"

Christy Dunlop

Health and Rehabilitation Science Student

Cristy Dunlop"An advantage of CSU's Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science is that you learn practical skills alongside a wide range of multidisciplinary students. The skills I have learnt, using the University's state-of-the-art facilities, will enable me to further develop my professional career"