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.
Explore our health degrees
Biomedical Science – Bachelor of Science
Chiropractic Science + Clinical Chiropractic – Bachelor of Science + Bachelor of Clinical Chiropractic
Clinical Laboratory Science – Bachelor of Science
Criminal Behaviour – Bachelor of Criminology
Criminology + Psychology (Combined) – Bachelor of Criminology + Bachelor of Arts
Forensic Biology and Toxicology – Bachelor of Science
Laboratory Medicine – Bachelor of Science + Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine
Nursing – Bachelor of Nursing
Primary, 1-10 Health and Physical Education – Bachelor of Education
Psychology – Bachelor of Science
Psychology – Bachelor of Arts
Sport and Exercise Science – Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science
Sport and Exercise Science + Clinical Exercise Physiology – Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science + Graduate Diploma
Sport and Exercise Science + Psychology (Combined) – Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science + Bachelor of Science
- Honours courses
Counselling – Graduate Certificate
Health Administration, Policy and Leadership – Graduate Certificate
Health Care Management – Graduate Certificate
Human Resources and Safety – Graduate Certificate
Clinical Exercise Physiology – Graduate Diploma
Consultancy Psychology – Graduate Diploma
Counselling – Graduate Diploma
Creative Arts Therapies – Graduate Diploma
Health Communication – Graduate Diploma
Psychology – Graduate Diploma
Applied Psychology (Clinical Psychology) – Masters
Applied Psychology (Professional) – Masters
Counselling – Masters
Exercise Science (Research) – Masters
Health Care Management – Masters
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – Doctorate
Psychology (Clinical Psychology) – Doctorate
Psychology (Organisational Psychology) – Doctorate
Why study health at Murdoch?
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Explore our health facilities
Discover Murdoch's real-world simulation suites, clinics and teaching wards with this interactive online tour.
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