Australian Catholic University

Faculty of Health Sciences

Australia Australia

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THE World Ranking: 401

“The program (high performance sport at ACU) is unique compared to the generic programs we have in the US.” – Eric Waters, NBA Athletic Trainer.

  • Ranked 26th in the world for Sport Science (ARWU 2018)
  • Awarded 5 stars for full-time employment & overall experience
  • High performance sport intensive weeks in Australia; US or UK
  • Ties with industry and ACU’s MMIHR ensure applicable content
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As told by the university

Overview

The Faculty of Health Sciences at ACU is known for its world-leading education and research, and for producing graduates who make a difference. Whether students want to gain new professional qualifications, change career direction, or pursue a personal ambition, ACU has the brightest minds waiting to help them on their way.

Rankings

ACU is a young university, but it is making its mark on an international scale already. It is ranked in the top 50 of Generation Y universities worldwide, and are among the top eight Catholic research universities in the world as founding members of the Strategic Alliance of Catholic Research Universities.

The university ranks 26th in sport science globally, and within Australia it holds the seventh position, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), Special Focus Institution Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments 2018.

Study options

The faculty offers a range of programs in exercise and sports science, sport and outdoor education, high performance sport, performance analysis, clinical exercise physiology and exercise rehabilitation for sports injuries.

It also provides courses in biomedical science, clinical education, mental health, nursing, nutrition science, occupational therapy, paramedicine, physiotherapy, psychology, public health, social work and speech pathology.

ACU provides an education with a bigger purpose, equipping its students with the skills to change the world.

Research

ACU has two research institutes focusing on health sciences – the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research, and the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education. In the latest Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment, the university received the top score for research in human movement and sports science, nursing, psychology and public health and health services.

Study in Rome

Students at ACU will have the opportunity to pursue part of their education in Rome and experience the city after their classes.

Industry partners

ACU has more than 200 partners on six continents, and has a campus in Rome, Italy. The university also offers community engagement opportunities around the globe.

Over the past few years, its exercise science academics have worked with more than 50 partners for sports science delivery, industry experience, and research collaborations. This includes the Australian Institute of Sport, Cricket Australia, England Rugby Union, Melbourne United Football Club and the Louisville Cardinals.

Industry-integrated learning

The faculty is deeply engaged with industry, government, and the community. Most of its courses offer work placements, internships with leading companies, or volunteering opportunities.

The faculty’s curricula are developed and refined in conjunction with industry leaders to ensure they reflect local and international knowledge, rapid changes in the health environment, and advances in student learning.

Professional experience

Professional experience is integrated into all health sciences disciplines and is provided in a variety of ways. These approaches to professional experience include simulation-based learning, student-led clinics, ACU Health Clinics, ACU clinical schools, and practice placements.

ACU Health Clinics

The clinics located in Brisbane, Melbourne, North Sydney and Strathfield provide quality opportunities for student professional placement experiences with expert clinicians. ACU’s Exercise Lifestyle Clinics offer real-world learning and placement opportunities for its students in undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

The clinics provide a platform for the students to put into practice the skills they have learned throughout their degree with real clients while working alongside Accredited Exercise Physiologists. Together, students and clinical supervisors conduct assessments and develop exercise and lifestyle programs for a broad spectrum of clientele.

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Career support

English score required

Minimum IELTS score

Postgraduate

6.5

Undergraduate

6.0

Minimum TOEFL IBT

Postgraduate

90

Undergraduate

68

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Key facts and figures at Australian Catholic University

Rankings

Hotcourses Diversity Index (What is this?)

92 International student nationalities at this university

1.52% International students from USA

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018-2019
Source: THE

401

OVERALL SCORE

37.1%

TEACHING

18.3%

INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK

71.7%

INDUSTRY INCOME

39.4%

RESEARCH

26.9%

CITATIONS

62%
QS World University Rankings 2018-2019
Source: QS

801

Student life in numbers

COSTS PER YEAR*
LIVING COSTS

A$20,000

CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

A$11,700

AVERAGE TUITION FEE PER YEAR*

UNDERGRADUATE

A$25,010

POSTGRADUATE

A$24,590

VOCATIONAL

A$21710

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

CRICOS

Provider code:00004G

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Anonymous, Australia 5

An exciting place to be

I am studying on ACU's North Sydney Campus and have thoroughly enjoyed my experience so far! Within my first year of studies I have made lifelong friends and met inspiring role models. Our lecturers are fantastic and true leaders in their field. 2014 was the first year of Law at ACU in Sydney, and if th read full review

I am studying on ACU's North Sydney Campus and have thoroughly enjoyed my experience so far! Within my first year of studies I have made lifelong friends and met inspiring role models. Our lecturers are fantastic and true leaders in their field. 2014 was the first year of Law at ACU in Sydney, and if the first year is anything to go by, you will want to tag along because ACU law is only going up! The calibre of guests we have had speak in our lectures, Including the Honourable Justice Kirby (A highly respected high court judge) is absolutely amazing for such a young law school. The lecturers and the staff want us to be successful and carve an amazing reputation for ACU, and we students want to do just that! I think ACU is an extremely exciting place to be studying at the moment and I would recommend the university to anyone looking to study in Australia. The facilities at ACU are world class and there are many developments planned for the years to come. ACU is an ever expanding and growing university. It Is Australia's only truly national university with seven campuses across the country. I love ACU and wouldn't want to be studying anywhere else! show less

Anonymous, India 5

life so far

my university experience at ACU so far has been good because of the fact that there is less competitiveness as compared to other universities in sydney, as more attention is given to students due to adequate allocation of students per subject (no overcrowding ), also lecturers and tutors are easily acce read full review

my university experience at ACU so far has been good because of the fact that there is less competitiveness as compared to other universities in sydney, as more attention is given to students due to adequate allocation of students per subject (no overcrowding ), also lecturers and tutors are easily accessible and i absolutely love the fact that a lot of job opportunities are offered at the uni itself. show less

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