Health and sport

Build a rewarding future

UC is one of Australia’s leading universities for health and sport education. We’re home to elite athletes and professional sporting teams, on-campus UC Hospital, Canberra Specialist Medical Centre, Community Health Hub and leading research institutes. Our health and sporting precincts are creating internship opportunities for our students now, and jobs when they graduate.

Boasting strong industry links and comprehensive work integrated learning program embedded in all our degrees, UC will ensure you graduate ready to secure a successful career in one of Australia’s fastest growing industries.

Why study health and sport at UC

Real world experience

With practical learning at the heart of all our health degrees, gain hands-on experience from day one.

Industry connections

Connect with leading health and sporting organisations across the ACT and beyond and graduate with a competitive edge.

State-of-the-art facilities

Gain access to the latest cutting-edge technology through UC Hospital, Community Health Hub and Sporting Commons.

Research excellence

Be exposed to the latest world-class research, putting you at the forefront of the future of health and sport.

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Nursing and midwifery

Pursue a lifelong career full of passion and purpose. Gain hands-on experience through our simulated nursing labs and UC Hospital right here on campus. Benefit from over 1,000 hours of practical placements from your first year across a range of healthcare settings including hospitals, healthcare centres, and private practices throughout the ACT and beyond.

Accredited through the Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council, you’ll graduate as a registered nurse or midwife ready for a rewarding career in one of Australia’s fastest growing industries.

#1 in Australia for graduate employment

Postgraduate nursing degrees | ComparEd 2019

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Allied health

Gain the skills to make a difference to people’s lives and address the future health needs of Australia and the world. From pharmacists, optometrists and radiographers to physiotherapists and everything in between, follow your passion and choose from a dynamic range of health professions.

Gain practical experience through fully supervised placements including the UC Health Clinic, where you’ll provide low-cost health services to the Canberra community. You’ll graduate with the essential clinical skills and experience to meet the evolving challenges of the health sector.

#1 in Australia for graduate employment

Rehabilitation study area | Good Universities Guide 2020

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At UC, sport runs through our veins. Embark on a career focused on the health, performance and wellbeing of the human body, or build a career in sport management and development.

Gain access to world-class sporting, fitness and research facilities on-campus. Through practical placements, you’ll graduate with real world industry experience, enabling you to dive straight into a successful career tackling the sporting challenges of tomorrow.

Industry connected

Benefit from our strong partnerships with the AIS, Brumbies, Canberra Capitals and more

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World-leading facilities

Health precinct »

UC’s health precinct integrates healthcare with education, providing access to cutting edge learning environments.

UC Hospital, is a purpose-built rehabilitation facility and the largest of its kind in the ACT. In collaboration with ACT Health, it has a dedicated clinical practical teaching space equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.

You’ll also benefit from hands-on experience through fully supervised placements delivering health services to the community at UC’s Health Clinic and Canberra Specialist Medical Centre.

Sports precinct »

UC’s innovative sporting commons is home to the ACT Brumbies, UC Capitals, Special Olympics ACT and the UC Research Institute for Sport and Exercise.

Providing valuable hands-on experience whilst you study, the commons includes state-of-the-art training facilities. Gain exposure to cutting-edge research laboratories including a purpose-built environmental chamber.

UC also has great access to the nearby Australian Institute of Sport facilities.

Nick Smith

UC helped me grow as a person. It gave me the guts to go out and get a job and made me feel confident in my ability to write well and connect with people.

Nick Smith
Bachelor of Psychology

Emma Montgomer

UC is helping me reach my career goals by providing lots of opportunities for growth and development. I just love that it’s really hands on, especially with something like physio.

Emma Montgomery
Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Lisa White

It was a really supportive learning environment, with extensive practical experience and fantastic lecturers who made my time at UC meaningful and memorable. UC helped me to establish a great network within the Canberra Physio community.

Lisa White (nee Schroeter)
Master of Physiotherapy | Physiotherapist at PhysioSport Canberra

Aidan Brown

Looking at my journey so far, it's easy to see a direct link between the experience I gained at UC and the pathway my career has taken in the sports industry.

Aidan Brown
Bachelor of Sports Management

Siobhan Fonti

I had an amazing time studying at UC. The Bachelor of Midwifery course is fantastic, with amazing teachers and support staff. The friends I made while studying are possibly the most important thing I take away from my time at UC.

Siobhan Fonti
Bachelor of Midwifery

Kate Gemmell

I am now a sports dietitian at ACT Academy of Sport and got my role as a result of my placements and internships organised by UC.

Kate Gemmell
Master of Nutrition & Dietetics

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