Allied health

We offer a great variety of pathways and options to assist you to fulfil your dream of becoming a health professional and making a difference to the health and well-being of our nation. We teach, research, collaborate and engage with the health sector to ensure we deliver industry-relevant programs that meet the needs of the community. Many of our programs include clinical placements and workplace learning opportunities so that our students can apply their learning in real practice situations.

Course information videos

Occupational therapy, physiotherapy, exercise and sports science

The new Allied Health Centre at our Gippsland Campus is home to an exciting range of programs, including occupational therapy, physiotherapy and exercise and sports science.

Study physiotherapy or occupational therapy

Watch this webinar on studying physiotherapy or occupational therapy.

Paul Kemel - Lecturer in physiotherapy, Gippsland

Paul is a titled musculoskeletal, sports and exercises physiotherapist. Paul has experience working in private practice and elite-level sport, and has worked with the Collingwood FC (VFL) and Victorian Cricket Team.

Anne Baker - Occupational therapy

Anne has worked as a registered occupational therapist in a number of acute hospitals in Victoria, Australia.

Her clinical areas of expertise include acute trauma, driving and community mobility.

Dr Apesksha Gohil - Occupational therapist

Dr Apesksha is an Occupational Therapist (OT) and currently a lecturer at Federation University. She received her Doctorate from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a focus on Universal Design (UD) as an emerging area of practice for OTs.

Sara Brito - Occupational therapy

Sara is the Program Coordinator for occupational therapy and a lecturer.

Her clinical experience is most recently as a hand therapist in both private practice and at the Alfred Hospital. Her work involved assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with hand and upper limb injuries or conditions.

Dr Deborah Pascoe - Exercise physiologist

Deborah is an accredited exercise physiologist with over 30 years experience as an academic clinician.

She is the Program Coordinator for the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology and specialises in sport injuries, falls prevention in the elderly and musculoskeletal conditions.

Dr Warrick Chilton

Warrick is a lecturer in Exercise and Sport Science and an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) at Federation University Australia. His research focuses on the molecular mechanisms underpinning the effects of exercise on cellular aging.

"A stand-out moment in my time at Federation thus far is the intensive days that I've had to attend on campus. I've loved meeting other students in my course and interacting with my teachers. The scientific knowledge that I have gained about the way in which the human body functions, is something I would have never known before and the teachers have been so friendly, supportive and knowledgeable." Alicia Hillman

About the Institute of Health and Wellbeing

We teach, research, collaborate and engage with the health sector to ensure we deliver industry-relevant programs that meet the needs of the community. Many of our programs include clinical placements and workplace learning opportunities so that our students have the opportunity to apply their learning in real practice situations.

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

Our programs provide supportive, flexible options for you to study health programs at our campuses, or via blended delivery. We offer a range of pathways to enter or build on your health career from certificate level to degrees and postgraduate studies.

Our teaching and academic staff are committed to delivering student-centred high-quality learning and teaching experiences, that are closely linked to and reflect contemporary health needs and contexts. Most of our programs of study provide entry-to practice in our disciplines and are nationally accredited, which contributes to the continued high employment rate of our graduates.