About us

Students from our health professional programs learning in UNSW Medicine & Health’s facilities

Welcome to the School of Health Sciences

On behalf of the faculty and staff in our school, I would like to offer you a warm welcome to the School of Health Sciences website, one of UNSW’s newest schools. The School of Health Sciences was established in January 2021 with the plan to introduce three new disciplines to sit alongside exercise science and exercise physiology in the Faculty of Medicine & Health. In 2023, we will launch these new disciplines as exciting, first of their kind, Extended Masters coursework programs. Shortly, the school will be welcoming new students into the disciplines of dietetics, physiotherapy and pharmacy. 

In the School of Health Sciences, we pride ourselves in training high quality, professional students ready to enter the workforce with the mission of improving health. This website will provide you with a vast array of information on the academic programs we offer, including our exciting research opportunities. We're pleased to be able to offer the first dual qualification exercise physiology & physiotherapy program alongside our new dietetics & food innovation and pharmacy programs. We have an extremely dedicated program development team who have worked together over the past 18 months to produce an outstanding selection of allied healthcare qualifications incorporating state of the art professional and clinical practice streams for our students while they study with the entire health science cohort. Whether you are pursuing an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification, our school offers one of the most unique and innovative health professional programs in Australia. Programs that reflect current healthcare and future practice needs.

Our staff are incredibly passionate about their professional disciplines and provide our students with an amazing university experience. We have staff dedicated to student wellbeing, student learning and education, student life, research and health. We pride ourselves on our inclusive and friendly environment and look forward to welcoming a larger cohort of students in 2023.

-David Simar, Acting Head of School