Faculty of Health Sciences at Australian Catholic University prepares
highly qualified graduates in the areas of Nursing and Exercise Science.
Staff of the Faculty are located in five Schools at four campuses: one
School of Nursing in each of New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria
and one School of Exercise Science in each of New South Wales and Victoria.
The Faculty offers courses that have a focus on health and range from
undergraduate to postgraduate programs of study. Many postgraduate courses
have been developed in conjunction with hospitals and health fitness agencies
in order to meet specific needs of the professions and industry. Some
postgraduate units are offered in flexible learning mode by online study.
All students have field and clinical experience that is supervised by
specially qualified practitioners. Catholic hospitals and other public,
private and specialty organisations, as well as schools and various health
and fitness centres, are very involved with preparing for and promoting
this valued and essential experience.
The goals of the Faculty are closely linked to and emanate from the mission
of the University. The areas of achievement by the Faculty include the
key areas of teaching and learning, research and scholarship, community
engagement in addition to specific objectives regarding internationalisation,
quality and revenue generation. It has well-established procedures for
evaluating performance and ensuring quality which involve students and
representatives of the various statutory registration authorities and
professional organisations, as well as recent graduates and employers.
The Faculty has an increasingly vigorous research program. Students who
wish to undertake a research degree would have the opportunity to do so
in fields of research mutually arranged by candidates and staff who may
If you are enrolling in one of our courses for the first time this year
I extend a warm welcome to you. The Faculty endeavours to promote a warm,
friendly atmosphere in which students can pursue their studies under well-qualified
and enthusiastic staff. We aim to enhance the dignity of each individual
and I am sure you will find your studies with the Faculty of Health Sciences
a rewarding experience.
Professor Elizabeth Cameron-Traub
Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences