Human nutrition is the branch of science devoted to the study of food and nutrients. It examines the effect that food and nutrients have on our physical, social, mental and environmental wellbeing. At the University of Canberra our emphasis is on the role of nutrition in the maintenance of health and wellbeing in different societies. You will gain specialist knowledge of the physiological, social, biochemical and epidemiological factors influencing diet-related diseases prevalent in societies today.
Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging)
Becomes an experienced qualified diagnostic radiographer – fast
If your career goal is to become a qualified diagnostic radiographer, but you’re also looking for a competitive edge, then this course will give you the skills, knowledge, and experience to confidently apply for employment both in Australia and overseas – six months ahead of other diagnostic radiographer courses.
Give birth to an inspirational career with midwifery
Make a difference to the lives of women and their families with UC’s innovative Bachelor of Midwifery. Upon completion of this three-year full-time or five-year part-time degree, you’ll play a vital role in building strong communities as a creative and socially valuable midwife.
If you’re passionate about helping others and considering a future in nursing, then UC’s Bachelor of Nursing course offers an outstanding industry and globally respected platform from which to launch your nursing career.
Manage the occupational needs of an evolving nation
Discover the science, strategies, and theories behind a profession dedicated to helping people live full and meaningful lives regardless of age, disability, or limitations - with the UC Bachelor of Occupational Therapy degree.
Discover the science behind how and why people think, feel, and behave the way they do with the UC Bachelor of Science in Psychology. In this course, you will learn how to use science and evidence-based practice to understand human behaviour in a wide range of settings.
Study a Bachelor of Vision Science and begin your journey towards a career in optometry. Our course has been developed with academics, practitioners and representatives from international optometry companies and will be launched in the same year UC opens the doors to our state-of-art UC Public Hospital. During your degree you will develop foundation knowledge and skills in the biomedical sciences with a specific focus on optical and vision sciences. You will also broaden your skills in business and management related areas should you choose to explore private practice. On graduating from this undergraduate degree you will be eligible for entry into a Master of Optometry.
The gateway to your career as a clinical psychologist
Welcome to the UC Master of Clinical Psychology course, an intensive two-year academic journey that will provide you with rigorous professional training and equip you with the skills and knowledge to become a registered clinical psychologist.
If you’re a graduate but considering a career change, then the UC Master of Medical Imaging course offers an accelerated learning program that condenses a comprehensive three-year course into an internationally recognised Medical Imaging qualification in only 2.5 years.
If you are a Registered Nurse currently registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and wish to pursue a career in midwifery, this two-year full-time or part-time equivalent course will open up a whole world of exciting new opportunities for you. Through a combination of theory and clinical experience, you will receive broad exposure to the philosophy and midwifery practice of being ‘with woman’, using health promotion strategies and contemporary evidence-based practice within a primary health care approach.
If you’re serious about nutrition and influencing the dietary needs of an ever-expanding and aging population, then the UC Master of Nutrition course will give you the necessary skills and qualifications to have your ideas influence change at the local and national level.
Learn how to empower and transform the lives of those in need
Delve deeper into the science and strategies that help people live full and meaningful lives regardless of age, disability, social or mental limitations, with this thought-provoking 2-year, full time, UC Master of Occupational Therapy course.
This degree in Public Health delivers a model of postgraduate public health training which aims to draw participants from a range of disciplines and offer a flexible program to meet the needs and interests of students. The program takes a broad ecological approach highlighting the interdependence between human health and ecosystems. As such, the program acknowledges the complexity and interrelatedness of contemporary and emerging public health concerns. The program reflects the need for an interdisciplinary public health workforce with a broad range of primary skills plus specialised skills which extend beyond the traditional biomedical boundary.
Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation
Heal the world, make it a better place
Explore the complexities of human movement; develop a broad understanding of the human body and learn how to help those who are injured or physically impaired get their lives back on track - with the Bachelor of Exercise and Physiology and Rehabilitation.
Discover health science and pursue a meaningful career
The Bachelor of Health Science program offers an expansive introduction to health sciences in the fields of public health, anatomy and physiology, psychology, health ethics and law, evidence-based medicine and data use and, Indigenous health.
Score a competitive career in sport and exercise science
Through this course, you’ll develop a broad understanding of all aspects of sport and exercise science and explore the complexity of human movement, while developing strategies to assist athletes in reaching their full potential.
Take the lead in enhancing the performance of athletes or high-performance personnel
The Master of Applied Clinical Epidemiology (MACE), offered in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) as an industry partner, prepares graduates for a career as a performance health management specialist within Australia and internationally.
Apply the Science. Become the Coach. Lead the Field.
Australia is experiencing a growing demand for professionals who can work with athletes to optimise their performance whilst being able to withstand the rigors of their sport. Alongside helping them realise their athletic potential, athletes need assistance in reducing the risk of injuries and preparing them to be able to withstand training loads. And it’s you, in your future career that can help them achieve this.