Southern Cross University
Looking for a pathway to a career as a health professional? The one-year Diploma of Health equips you with foundational knowledge and skills in a range of health disciplines such as sport and exercise science, occupational therapy, speech pathology, psychology, biomedical science, osteopathic studies, podiatry and pedorthics. The course is a pathway to linked Bachelor degrees. Graduates are guaranteed entry into the following degree programs: Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Pedorthics, Bachelor of Podiatry; Bachelor of Speech Pathology; Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science, Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Osteopathic Studies), and Bachelor of Psychological Science and may receive up to one year of credit towards their chosen degree depending on the study stream chosen. (Please note that locations vary for Southern Cross undergraduate degrees in health sciences, check the individual course you are interested in for more details about where it is offered.) This course is offered through SCU College, which understands that students have diverse experiences and ways of learning. The College supports your study success and connects you to your peers through additional workshops to develop academic and study skills. Major areas of study Students select a stream of study to prepare them for further study in one of the following disciplines: sport and exercise science, occupational therapy, speech pathology, psychological science, biomedical science, osteopathic studies, podiatry, and pedorthics. Please note: the biomedical science and osteopathic studies streams are not currently offered at Coffs Harbour. All streams are available at the Gold Coast.
|Institution Name||Southern Cross University|
|Campus Location||Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast, Online|
|Course Duration||1 year full-time; 2 years part-time|
|Course University||Southern Cross University|
Bold, progressive, and celebrating 25 years in 2019, Southern Cross University is one of the Asia-Pacific’s Top 100 Universities and one of the world’s Top 50 Generation Y Universities. Our contemporary campuses, with purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities, are located on the east coast of Australia, at the Gold Coast in Queensland, and in Lismore and Coffs Harbour in New South Wales. All are unique regions renowned for their natural beauty and ecological diversity, providing living laboratories for learning and creative hubs for artistic endeavour.
Branch campuses in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth are operated in collaboration with EduCo on behalf of Southern Cross University. The University also operates The Hotel School Sydney and Melbourne in partnership with Mulpha Australia. We also deliver degrees with collaborators in China and Papua New Guinea.We have a large and diverse range of courses available online, offering interactive and immersive learning experiences, wherever our students are.
Whether studying on-campus, online, or both, we deliver exciting, contemporary and high quality learning experiences.We aim to produce graduates who are career ready, world ready and digitally literate, and who experience an academic environment distinctive for its personal approach.
The University has a strong focus on industry and community collaboration to produce engaged teaching and research outcomes. The University is home to nine research centres.In the latest Excellence in Research for Australia report, Southern Cross achieved outstanding ratings of ‘at world standard’ or above in 24 research fields. In nine research fields the University was evaluated at the highest possible classification of ‘well above world standard’. This was achieved in the fields of Geochemistry, Oceanography, Environmental Science and Management, Zoology, Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences, Crop and Pasture Production, Forestry Sciences, Nursing, Complementary and Alternative Medicine.