Get to know the School of Allied Health at Murdoch

The field of allied health is growing, with an increasing need for graduates who have the skills to support the physical and mental wellbeing of people in our community.

If you’re keen on improving the wellbeing of individuals and communities, or improving health and performance across the lifespan, this could be the path for you. Choose from expert-led courses in exercise science, chiropractic, counselling and creative arts therapies for a stimulating career with huge opportunities.

The School of Allied Health is one of our most exciting new additions, so come on in and get to know us.

What is allied health?

Health-focused, scientific, evidence based, hands-on, independent, compassionate – this is allied health. Professionals in this field provide a wide range of services including diagnosing and treating a variety of conditions in physical and mental health, chronic diseases and disability across the lifespan.

There are so many health careers which fall under the allied health umbrella, including chiropractic, counselling, and exercise physiology.

We have strong relationships within the allied health industry, including both public and private health care providers, where students have the chance to network with professionals in their chosen field. We also have strong links with professional sport.

What’s special about the Allied Health school at Murdoch?

Choosing the right university for your career is important. You want hands on experience, excellent resources and facilities with modern equipment, and guidance from academics working in the industry with knowledge of the latest research.

At Murdoch, we are proud of our school and what we can offer you.

We have on campus Chiropractic, Exercise Physiology, Counselling and Creative Arts Therapies Clinics to hone your skills. Then there’s our multimillion-dollar state-of-the-art sports science facility which includes: an exercise physiology laboratory complete with a climate and altitude chamber; a rehabilitation, strength and conditioning laboratory; and a performance laboratory with a 3D motion capture system and 50-metre running track.

We have unique course choice with the only chiropractic program in Western Australia, as well as the only Masters in Creative Arts Therapies. Plus, links with the Western Australian Cricket Association, Western Australian Institute of Sport, WAFL teams, and the Western Australian Police Academy, just to name a few.

Explore the resources and facilities that will provide the perfect start to your allied health career. 

Become an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with WA’s only integrated 4-year degree of its kind: the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science / Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Meet your academics

Our School of Allied Health has highly-experienced and respected academics with strong industry links.

Having well-credentialed staff ensures students are provided with the latest evidence with research funded by WA Health, MS Australia, and the Nation Health and Medical Research Council, just to name a few!

We are active in a variety of areas, including: multi-disciplinary health; allied health and rehabilitation science; sports and exercise science; and health services. Much of this is conducted in our purpose-built 900-sqm Exercise Science Research Hub and the adjacent Mind and Body research area.

Meet our team and check out our research projects.

A Five-star rating for Learning Resources for Health Services and Support.

-Good Universities Guide 2024

A fork in the road: your life, your career path

We’re a little bit different in that we offer a range of combined degrees, as well as integrated undergraduate-postgraduate degrees.

Sport and Exercise Science:


Creative Arts Therapies:


Learn more about career options here.

We’re building a brighter future, together

A great university education isn’t just about what’s on the pages of a textbook. It’s also about modern and well-equipped facilities and having experienced academics who have their finger on the pulse. And it’s about having a culture that embraces diverse and inclusive ideas so we can strive for a better tomorrow.

Murdoch has been a pioneering university since we opened our doors in 1974. Part of our university strategy is to champion and support First Nations people as students, academics, and in the wider community. For example, we offer outreach programs that stretch as far as the Kimberly region of WA, where students provide health care to remote and regional communities. We are on a journey to build a brighter future, together.

Posted on:

17 Apr 2024

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