Health science

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Why study health science at RMIT?

Put theory into practice in purpose-built labs and clinics

Gain practical experience at the RMIT Health Science Clinic

Learn best practice with industry-developed courses

Discover health science

Become a world-class health practitioner

The demand for innovative health professionals is consistently high, with a growing emphasis on health care, rather than sick care. 

As a result, there's a focus on wellbeing, prevention, early detection and treatment, creating a range of career opportunities within health.

Career outcomes

Make a difference

RMIT health science graduates are well-placed to pursue essential roles in pharmacies and laboratories, dentistry practices, hospitals, aged care facilities, and more. 

They might find work with athletes to assess and improve fitness and physiology, with vulnerable members of the community, or in government settings making important social change.  

Depending on their area of study, students might work with mental health, ageing, disease treatment and prevention, in nuclear medicine or radiography, in denture construction or optical dispensing. The career possibilities in health science are as broad as the field itself. 

Industry connections

Real work experience

Health science at RMIT boasts strong industry links and purpose-built facilities, producing health practitioners with skills that are valued all around the world.

Our diverse range of health, medical and wellbeing courses teach you practical solutions to global health issues. Our courses are developed in consultation with practising professionals and many offer industry placements, student clinics and work experience in Australia and overseas. 

Facilities and locations

Real world experience with top tier facilities

RMIT's equipment, facilities and teaching staff are purposefully chosen and designed to help you get the real-world skills employers are looking for. 

Whether you’re studying in our anatomy labs, nursing wards, nuclear medicine workstations, or on sports fields, you’ll be skilled up and ready for real-world working environments.

Tour our health science facilities

Join our student host, Hugo to visit the RMIT Health Clinic and explore some of our labs, wards and other state-of-the-art facilities.

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Study what you love — for free

The Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance is a Free TAFE priority course within health science at RMIT.  

If you meet eligibility requirements, your tuition fees for this course are fully covered by the Victorian Government.

In this certificate, you'll learn how to assist allied health professionals, including nutritionists, physiotherapists and podiatrists. You will have the opportunity to complete full-time clinical placements, gaining skills that will set you up for a career in community health, hospital care, rehabilitation or special needs assistance. 

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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

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torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.