School of Health and Life Sciences

About us

Welcome to the School of Health and Life Sciences.

Our School is committed to providing students with a high quality education, using state of the art facilities, coupled with exceptional learning experiences with dedicated staff. We deliver flexible, innovative teaching programs that provide graduates with the skills and knowledge to build a career, advance their profession and contribute to their community.

The School offers a wide range of programs including bachelor, graduate certificate, graduate diplomas, masters (research or coursework) and PhD programs across a variety of discipline areas. These areas include: biomedical science, environmental science, exercise and sport science, clinical exercise physiology, food and nutrition, health sciences, psychology, sport management, strength and conditioning, veterinary and wildlife.

Some of our programs provide you with a choice of a broad-based qualifications with a range of study areas, while others have a more focused specialisation. Many of our programs include workplace-learning opportunities so that you have the opportunity to apply your learning in real-world situations. With programs offered on campus at Ballarat, Gippsland and Berwick, as well as via online learning, we will have a program to suit your career goals.

Our staff and postgraduate students conduct significant research that contributes to knowledge locally, nationally and internationally, while also acknowledging and reflecting our rural/regional locations.

We are internationally recognised for producing graduates who are equipped with relevant, up-to-date skills that ensure they are industry-ready by the time they commence employment. We are nationally renowned for our unique support for student learning. As a student, you will be strongly supported by enthusiastic, committed and highly skilled staff to achieve your maximum potential throughout your chosen program.

I wish you every success in your studies with us – please don’t hesitate to ask us, if you need any assistance.

Professor Dara Twomey, Dean, School of Health and Life Sciences