Developing the skills to change the way we help people

Whether a health degree at Murdoch is the start of your career, or a step forward in your current career, you'll learn the skills to turn your thoughts into actions.

It's an open-minded attitude that's led our free-thinkers to develop programs that improve the mental health of new parents in indigenous communities, discover how exercise impacts Alzheimer's patients and find the link between ticks and the mysterious Lyme disease.

Where could a health degree take you? 

New treatments require new thinking. That's why at Murdoch we offer evidence-based healthcare degrees, encouraging our students to re-think the way our society approaches global health challenges. You'll combine the power of science and creativity to learn new ways of improving patients' lives every day, both in and out of clinical environments.

With a degree in health, you can pursue careers including public health, community health and the private sector.


Caring careers have grown by 18% in the last five years and will continue to grow in the future.


By 2025, there will be an extra 798,000 healthcare jobs in Australia.


A degree is important. According to the Government, 50% of healthcare and social assistance jobs require a Bachelor degree or higher.

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Why study health at Murdoch?

Take a hands-on approach to health

Take a hands-on approach to health

Our students complete placements with industry partners and put their skills into practice at our on-campus clinics and labs. You could be treating real chiropractic patients, undertaking a placement at our counselling service or working with patients in our psychology clinic.

Practice patient care in industry-standard equipment

Practice patient care in industry-standard equipment

Practice nursing on life-like mannequins in high-tech clinical teaching wards and simulation suites. Train with equipment used by elite athletes in our $4-million sports science facility. Or discover unique psychometric test material to support your learning as a psychology student.

Unique highly rated courses

Step away from the crowd with our unique, highly rated courses

Earn the only integrated exercise physiology qualification, or the only fully accredited chiropractic qualification, in Western Australia. Study nursing with us and receive five-star rated student support, along with the highest median starting salary out of any university in WA. Or, study sports science with a program ranked amongst the best in the world.

Learn from our free-thinking academics

Sean Muller

Sean Muller

Sean specialises in motor control and learning, with a focus on sports. He's applied his thinking at clubs including the Western Warriors, Tampa Bay Rays Baseball team, Carlton Football Club and the Australian Test Cricket Team.

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Prue Andrus

Prue Andrus

Awarded WA's Nursing Educator of the Year in 2017, Prue takes a unique approach to her field, using simulation as a teaching method to prepare students for real-world placements in clinical healthcare environments.

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Matthew Thompson

Matthew Thompson

Matthew is our resident expert in the science of everyday thinking. He uses cognitive science – which draws on aspects of psychology – to understand how humans perceive and make decisions.

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Explore our health facilities

Discover Murdoch's real-world simulation suites, clinics and teaching wards with this interactive online tour. Tour Perth Campus

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Sources: Good Universities Guide, 2018; Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments, Shanghai Ranking, 2017; The New Work Mindset, Federation of Young Australians; Department of Employment, Australian Government; Job Outlook, Australian Government