Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration:

    3 years full-time, 6 years part-time

  • Start date:

    Apply now for next intake

  • Awarded by:

    Charles Sturt University

  • Location


  • Career Outcomes:

    Community Development Officer | Allied Health Worker | Care Service Employee | Outreach Worker | Respite Client Liaison Officer | View All

Course Rundown

The Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science course offered by Charles Sturt University will give you the professional skills and training to excel in the health and rehabilitation industry.

Covering a wide range of subject areas including biomedical sciences, health practice research, case management, lifespan rehabilitation and health promotions, this comprehensive online course provides students with an understanding of the psychological, sociological and anatomical bases of health rehabilitation, and its various treatment pathways. Students also develop skills in how to run a health education program.


To be eligible to enter this program, applicants must:

  • Have completed previous studies such as the Higher School Certificate or equivalent with ATAR of 70, OR
  • Have completed or part-completed a course from a university, college of advanced education, TAFE college or other accredited tertiary or post-secondary institution, OR
  • Have sufficient and relevant work experience

Students will undertake an intensive workplace learning experience in the final year of study, and will require a criminal record clearance, a senior first aid certificate and appropriate immunisations to enrol in this course.

Residential School Requirements
This courses may include a residential school component where you will attend a Charles Sturt University campus during certain sessions throughout your course.

What You’ll Learn

In this health and rehabilitation science course, the subjects you will study include:

  • Health and the human body – cells, immunity & musculoskeletal
  • Introduction to health & rehabilitation
  • Health and the human body – cardiovascular, renal & respiratory
  • Communication for health practice
  • Introduction to functional human anatomy
  • Sociology of health and health care
  • Functional anatomy of the vertebral column, pelvic girdle & lower limb
  • Foundations of psychology for health and human services
  • Pharmacology for allied health professionals
  • Functional anatomy of the head, neck, pectoral girdle & upper limb
  • Neuroscience for health practice
  • Exercise science for health practice
  • Research for health practice
  • Health & rehabilitation through the lifespan
  • Indigenous health
  • Rehabilitation science
  • Health and chronic disease
  • Complex cases in rehabilitation
  • Understanding healthy communities
  • Promoting healthy communities

Why study with Charles Sturt University?

One of the first universities to adopt distance education study, Charles Sturt University (CSU) is Australia's leading university in online education and continues to strive for innovation and excellence in higher learning. With a track record in graduate employment and strong industry contacts, CSU offers relevant training and workplace skills at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level. CSU specialises in a range of industries such as agriculture, viticulture, education, librarianship, allied health and criminology.

Charles Sturt has 6 campuses in NSW, Australia. All CSU students can attend any campus for support and to use available facilities. Campus locations include; Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga.

Student Support

CSU offers a range of student support services, academic learning support and skills development for all its distance education students. Studying with CSU, you will have access to your online subjects, Student Services, the CSU Library, forums and your exam results through student.csu, a personalised online portal.

You will also have entry into CSU Interact, a scholarly environment that connects students and staff online. Each subject you’re enrolled in will have its own subject site housed within CSU Interact, giving you access to learning content, tools and subject forums.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

You can also choose to study this course entirely online.

Where Will It Lead Me?

This online health and rehabilitation course will help you become a skilled and flexible healthcare worker capable of developing targeted, effective rehabilitation treatment programs for a wide range of conditions. It also provides a solid basis for further professional health development.

Upon graduation, students are eligible for roles such as community development officer, health coordinator, health project officer, care services manager, client liaison officer or rural outreach worker.

Curious about where a career in allied health could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. Additionally, if you are an Australian resident you may also be eligible to receive Austudy/Abstudy or Youth Allowance.

CSU provides access to a range of scholarships and loans to help its students with the costs associated with university study.

HECS-HELP You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.