Key information

Study Mode Icon

Study mode

Online; On campus
Campus Location Icon

Campus locations

Albury-Wodonga
Duration Icon

Duration

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Admission Information icon

Admission information

7000
keyboard_arrow_rightEntry requirements

CSU has a variety of pathways and admissions requirements for study. Details of the types of 'bonus points' and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants are set out in the CSU institutional admissions information and CSU's general admissions policy.

You can also view details about the applicants who commenced this course last year in the ATAR profile and See the student profile.

Session Availability Icon

Session availability

Session 1 201830
Session 1 201830

Please note: all sessions may not be available at all locations or through all study modes. Please check the Course offerings section for more information.

International Student Details Icon

International students

Study mode

Online; On campus

Campus locations

Albury-Wodonga
  • This course is not available to international students.

Course highlights

Whether this is your first degree or you are looking to upgrade your skills or make a career change, the Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science will prepare you for general practice across a range of health settings. 

Gain a wide range of skills and knowledge

From the principles of rehabilitation and human development to extensive knowledge of anatomy and how the body functions, CSU's health and rehabilitation science course covers a wide range of subject matter. You will also learn how to run a health education or community development program and gain a strong understanding of Indigenous Australian health and wellbeing issues. 

Practical, hands-on learning

Take your learning to the next level with practical community workplace experiences and the use of CSU's extensive allied health facilities, which include anatomy and movement laboratories, a musculoskeletal skills assessment space, and an on-campus clinic that will allow you to hone your examination and patient care skills. 

Your degree, your way

Choose full-time, part-time or online study options that match your work and lifestyle commitments. When you study online you will take part in residential schools where you will be able to meet your classmates and lecturers face-to-face, and have access to CSU's outstanding allied health facilities. There are two early exit points for the Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science – the University Certificate in Health and Rehabilitation Science (eight subjects, 64 subject points) and the Associate Degree in Health and Rehabilitation Science (16 subjects, 128 subject points). 

A foundation for further study

CSU's health and rehabilitation course also provides a pathway for students seeking to pursue vocational health study programs, particularly allied health courses such as occupational therapy, physiotherapy, podiatric medicine and speech and language pathology. You can apply for course transfer at any time during your study. After graduation, you will be well placed to continue study in a Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology, Master of Speech Pathology and other postgraduate courses in allied health, public health and health promotion.

The course has no accreditation with any professional.

The course has no accreditation with any professional.

You may have opportunities to gain practical experience from the first year of your course using on campus facilities and working with community organisations.

To ensure you are experienced using equipment and techniques found in the workplace, our facilities include excellent laboratories and a specialised skills development centre.

Please note that the following subjects have a Workplace Learning component:

HIP201 Health and Rehabilitation through the LifespanHIP301 Complex Cases in RehabilitationHIP100 Introduction to Health and Rehabilitation

Residential schools are a great way to practise what you are learning in a hands-on environment, and to meet your lecturers and classmates.

Some online courses include a residential school, where you will attend a CSU campus during certain sessions throughout your course.

Distance education students will need to attend residential schools to develop the required clinical skills. These residential schools are scheduled during the breaks in Session 1 and Session 2, and details will be provided in your subject outlines. Students must complete all compulsory practical components and complete the mid-session or practical examinations where applicable.

The following subjects may have a residential school component for distance education students:

EHR218 Biomechanics
HIP201 Health and Rehabilitation through the Lifespan
BMS256 Exercise Science for Health Practice
BMS271 Functional Anatomy of the Head, Neck, Pectoral Girdle and Upper Limb
BMS161 Health and the Human body: cells, immunity and musculoskeletal system
BMS171 Introduction to Functional Human Anatomy
BMS172 Functional Anatomy of the Vertebral Column, Pelvic Girdle and Lower Limb

From the early stages of your degree, you can apply for a range of international programs through CSU Global. You could take a session or two on exchange at one of CSU’s partner institutions across the world, go on a study tour during the holidays, or complete some of your practical placements in an unique location.

Are you after a unique CSU study experience? By participating in a CSU Global international study program you can gain a new perspective on where your degree can take you, and even complete your degree that little bit faster. CSU Global has many options available to fit with your course, interests and study needs.

Infographic - Highest Graduate employment rate in the country

Career opportunities

Your broad foundation of knowledge and skills in healthcare and rehabilitation will unlock job opportunities across the entire healthcare sector. You may find work in a multidisciplinary health practice supporting professionals including doctors, occupational therapists, nurses, physiotherapists, podiatrists and speech pathologists in both the private and public health sectors. 

Be a part of the community 

Develop and coordinate community health programs as a health project officer or care services manager.

Take the lead

Work directly with clients as a community liaison officer, rural outreach diversion worker, or disability support case manager.

Further your career

If you are already working in a role associated with health such as aged care, allied health, enrolled nursing, complementary medicine or remedial massage, further study to gain an applied health degree may lead to promotion and enhanced career prospects.

Your broad foundation of knowledge and skills in healthcare and rehabilitation will unlock job opportunities across the entire healthcare sector. You may find work in a multidisciplinary health practice supporting professionals including doctors, occupational therapists, nurses, physiotherapists, podiatrists and speech pathologists in both the private and public health sectors. 

Be a part of the community 

Develop and coordinate community health programs as a health project officer or care services manager.

Take the lead

Work directly with clients as a community liaison officer, rural outreach diversion worker, or disability support case manager.

Further your career

If you are already working in a role associated with health such as aged care, allied health, enrolled nursing, complementary medicine or remedial massage, further study to gain an applied health degree may lead to promotion and enhanced career prospects.

Credit and pathways

Getting into uni isn’t just about your ATAR; we understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

We understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

If you’ve studied before, you may be able to fast-track your postgraduate degree with Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL). If you’ve completed relevant tertiary study, you could be awarded credit for your postgraduate degree. Get in touch to see if you’re eligible for credit based on your previous qualifications or industry experience.

Standard CSU credit rules apply

Check your eligibility for credit

Course offerings

The Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science is only available to study on campus.

The Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science is only available to study online.

You can study the Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science online or on campus.

Check your session and application dates open_in_new

Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
VTACOn campusAlbury-WodongaCGSYNN1300113041
DirectOn campusAlbury-WodongaCGSYNNKSHR
VTACOn campusAlbury-WodongaCGSYNN1300113043
DirectOn campusAlbury-WodongaFPOSYNNISHR
DirectOnlineAlbury-WodongaFPOSYNNJSHS
UACOn campusAlbury-WodongaCGSYNN214351
DirectOnlineAlbury-WodongaCGSYNNESHR

LEGEND
CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

Check your session and application dates open_in_new

Campus locations listed for online students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.

Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
VTACOn campusAlbury-WodongaCGSYNN1300113041
DirectOn campusAlbury-WodongaCGSYNNKSHR
VTACOn campusAlbury-WodongaCGSYNN1300113043
DirectOn campusAlbury-WodongaFPOSYNNISHR
DirectOnlineAlbury-WodongaFPOSYNNJSHS
UACOn campusAlbury-WodongaCGSYNN214351
DirectOnlineAlbury-WodongaCGSYNNESHR

LEGEND
CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

Fiona Pegler - Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science

"I knew that I wanted to work in healthcare and was attracted to the broad range of topics covered in the degree and the options that would be available to me for further study."

Fiona Pegler - Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science

Subjects

For each 8 point subject you are enrolled in, you should expect to spend 10 to 12 hours per week working on assignments and assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, and attending lectures, residential schools, or examinations.

If you are studying four subjects per session, this is equivalent to a full-time job. The workload for some subjects may vary as a result of approved course design.

keyboard_arrow_rightFull subject list

The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

There are 192 points in the Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science Degree. There are 128 points of core subjects, 32 points of restricted electives and 32 points of unrestricted elective subjects.

Core Subjects

BMS161 Health and the Human Body – Cells, Immunity & Musculoskeletal
BMS162Health and the Human Body II - Systemic Human Physiology
BMS171 Introduction to Functional Human Anatomy
BMS172 Functional Anatomy of the Vertebral Column, Pelvic Girdle, & Lower Limb
BMS271 Functional Anatomy of the Head, Neck, Pectoral Girdle, & Upper Limb
BMS255 Neuroscience for Health Practice
BMS256 Exercise Science for Health Practice
BMS263 Pharmacology for Allied Health Professionals
HIP100 Introduction to Health & Rehabilitation
HIP112 Communication for Health Practice
HIP201 Health & Rehabilitation Through the Lifespan (16 points)
HIP202 Research for Health Practice
IKC100 Indigenous Health
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services
SOC108 Sociology of Health and Health Care

Additional Health Interprofessional subjects

In addition, students are required to study four subjects from the restricted elective list plus another four unrestricted elective subjects, based on their pathway progression for the final year in relation to future postgraduate study. Students must consult the course coordinator/ course director before choosing any unrestricted elective subject.

Restricted elective list

SPH101 Speech, Language, and Culture
BMS224 Head and Neck Anatomy
BMS257 Movement Science (internal only)
EHR218 Biomechanics
EHR213 Applied Psychology for Sport and Exercise
BMS291 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1
BMS292 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 2
GER204 Ageing and professional practice
GER402 Ageing bodies, ageing minds
HCS310 Mental Health Practice
HIP301 Complex Cases in Rehabilitation (16 points)
HIP302 Understanding Healthy Communities
HIP303 Promoting Healthy Communities
HSM409 Evidence based Health Care Delivery
SCI301 International Practical Experience
SPE211 Foundations in Social Policy
PSY214 Health Psychology
WEL217 Social Dimensions of Disability
WEL407 Child and Adolescent Welfare in Aboriginal Communities

Students must select a minimum of four (4) level 3 or higher elective subjects in order to satisfy the requirements of the B Health and Rehabilitation Science.

Other subjects may be substituted for subjects in this list, with prior agreement from the Discipline Leader for the B Health and Rehabilitation Science.

Key Subjects

BMS161 Health and the Human Body – Cells, Immunity & Musculoskeletal
BMS162 Health and the Human Body II - Systemic Human Physiology
BMS171 Introduction to Functional Human Anatomy
BMS172 Functional Anatomy of the Vertebral Column, Pelvic Girdle, & Lower Limb
HIP201 Health & Rehabilitation Through the Lifespan (16 points)

 

 

 

By Full-Time Study
Session 1 (30)
BMS161 Health and the Human Body – Cells, Immunity & Musculoskeletal
BMS171 Introduction to Functional Human Anatomy
HIP100 Introduction to Health & Rehabilitation
IKC100 Indigenous Health

Session 2 (60)
BMS162 Health and the Human Body II - Systemic Human Physiology
BMS172 Functional Anatomy of the Vertebral Column, Pelvic Girdle, & Lower Limb
HIP112 Communication for Health Practice
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services

Students may exit at this point with a University Certificate in Health and Rehabilitation Science

Session 3 (30)
BMS271 Functional Anatomy of the Head, Neck, Pectoral Girdle, & Upper Limb
BMS263 Pharmacology for Allied Health Professionals
HIP201 Health & Rehabilitation Through the Lifespan (16 points) (commenced)
HIP202 Research for Health Practice

Session 4 (60)
BMS255 Neuroscience for Health Practice
BMS256 Exercise Science for Health Practice
HIP201 Health & Rehabilitation Through the Lifespan (16 points) (completed)
SOC108 Sociology of Health and Health Care

Students may exit at this point with an Associate Degree in Health and Rehabilitation Science

Session 5 (30)
HIP301 Complex Cases in Rehabilitation (16 points) (commenced) OR Elective
HIP302 Understanding Healthy Communities OR Elective
STA201 (Scientific Statistics) OR Elective
Elective

Session 6 (60)
HIP301 Complex Cases in Rehabilitation (16 points) (completed) OR Elective
HIP303 Promoting Healthy Communities OR Elective
Elective
Elective

By Part-Time Distance Education Study
Session 1 (30)
BMS161 Health and the Human Body – Cells, Immunity & Musculoskeletal
HIP100 Introduction to Health & Rehabilitation

Session 2 (60)
BMS162 Health and the Human Body II - Systemic Human Physiology
HIP112 Communication for Health Practice

Session 3 (30)
BMS171 Introduction to Functional Human Anatomy
IKC100 Indigenous Health

Session 4 (60)
BMS172 Functional Anatomy of the Vertebral Column, Pelvic Girdle, & Lower Limb
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services

Students may exit at this point with a University Certificate in Health and Rehabilitation Science
Session 5 (30)
BMS263 Pharmacology for Allied Health Professionals
BMS271 Functional Anatomy of the Head, Neck, Pectoral Girdle, & Upper Limb

Session 6 (60)
BMS255 Neuroscience for Health Practice
BMS256 Exercise Science for Health Practice

Session 7 (30)
HIP201 Health & Rehabilitation Through the Lifespan (16 points) (commenced)
HIP202 Research for Health Practice

Session 8 (60)
HIP201 Health & Rehabilitation Through the Lifespan (16 points) (completed)
SOC108 Sociology of Health and Health Care
Students may exit at this point with an Associate Degree in Health and Rehabilitation Science

Session 9 (30)
HIP301 Complex Cases in Rehabilitation (16 points) (commenced) OR Elective
STA201 (Scientific Statistics) OR Elective

Session 10 (60)
HIP301 Complex Cases in Rehabilitation (16 points) (completed) OR Elective
Elective

Session 11 (30)
HIP302 Understanding Healthy Communities OR Elective
Elective

Session 12 (60)
HIP303 Promoting Healthy Communities OR Elective
Elective

PLEASE NOTE: Students must complete a minimum of four (4) third year subjects to be eligible to graduate with the degree.

Graduation requirements

As a CSU student, throughout your course you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to your discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate prepared to enter the workforce.

Must complete 192 points at pass level or better

Fees and costs

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident find out more about domestic fees. Eligible students can defer these fees through the HECS-HELP government student loan system.

If you are an international student, find out more about international fees.

Additional course-related expenses you may need to consider.

  • Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).
  • Textbooks (you may be able to purchase these second-hand).
  • Travel and accommodation expenses for any workplace learning, field trips or residential schools.
  • Uniforms (e.g. shirts, polo tops, scrubs or overalls).

Tax deductions: in some instances you may be able to claim a tax deduction for self-education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice to find out if you qualify.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about domestic fees.

Eligible students can defer these fees through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government student loan system.

Additional costs you may need to consider include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

If you are not an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about international fees.

Additional costs you may need to consider include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

In some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self-education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

Already studied with CSU? Our 10 per cent Alumni discount applies to this course.

Online students receive one free textbook per subject.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about domestic fees.

If you are not an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about international fees. Additional costs you may need to consider include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

Support

Finishing high school this year? Taking a few years off to find out what you really want to do in life? Need to attend classes from anywhere in the world?

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When it comes to postgraduate study, we understand that having the right kind of support is key to your success. You’ll enjoy flexible learning that allows you to fit study into your life, at a time that suits you. Our team are only a phone call or email away and you can even use our online chat for any questions you may have. We can also help you connect with scholarships, grants, loans, and assistance that can make further study affordable. At CSU, we’re with you every step of the way.

As a HDR candidate, we recognise you’ll need specialised support to help you achieve your research goals. Our dedicated Research Office is your central point of contact for researchers and supervisors. CSU also has a number of Research Support Services designed to support researchers, supervisors and HDR candidates across their research endeavours and careers. Academic and personal support is available including Indigenous services, international support, counselling, disability services, equity and diversity, health information, spiritual support, mentoring, child care support, professional development and more.

Prospective Higher Degree by Research candidates may apply for a scholarship to cover their tuition fees, living costs and research costs. Please visit the CSU Higher Degree by Research Scholarships for more information. The main round of Australian Government funded Research Training Program scholarships is open for applications in September and October each year.

We have a wide range of scholarships available to help you with the costs of studying at CSU. There are scholarships based on academic performance or your personal circumstances. Other scholarships and grants cover specific costs like accommodation and textbooks, and some offer funds that you can use in any way to enhance your university experience. Find a scholarship to suit your needs and apply now.

Indigenous students can access the Indigenous Academic Success Program (IASP). This free program is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled at CSU. It gives you one-on-one access to tutors to help you with your assessments and prepare you for exams.

International students

Gain an internationally recognised qualification with CSU at one of our vibrant regional campuses, or study online from the comfort of your own home - anywhere in the world!

You can also study accounting, business and information technology courses at a CSU Study Centre in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney.

Browse through the tabs below for more information or visit our International website to discover more about an Australian university experience like no other.

Please note: if you choose to study online with CSU, the course study mode will not meet necessary requirements for granting Australian student visas.

There are minimum Academic and English Language requirements for admission to CSU courses. These requirements ensure that our students have the best chance for success. Minimum requirements can vary from country to country, so please take some time to review our entry requirements  before starting your application. If you cannot find the requirements for your country please contact us.

At CSU, we understand that you are making a financial investment in your future and we want to make sure that you receive the best value for money for your education. That’s why our students enjoy more affordable course tuition fees than other Australian universities, while still receiving a high standard of education.

Tuition fees are set for the duration of your course and don’t go up each year.

CSU Alumni receive a discount on fee-paying postgraduate courses – so if you study your bachelor’s degree with us, and decide to continue your studies at CSU, you could save 10 per cent off your postgraduate tuition.

Please note: whether you study on campus or online, textbooks and other items that you may be required to purchase during your study are not included in the tuition fees.

More information on tuition and other fees.

More information on fees for on-campus study in Australia.

Aside from course tuition fees, all students who choose to study on campus incur other fees such as accommodation, Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and other living expenses.

If you choose to study online, some subjects may require you to attend compulsory residential schools in Australia. Residential schools are held on campus in Australia for up to five days during certain sessions.

Please check the residential schools tab in the Course highlights section above (or your offer of admission if your application is successful) for more information on which subjects may have a residential school component.

Online courses for international students do not meet the requirement for an Australian Student Visa, therefore you will need to check that you can obtain an appropriate visa for any residential school session. For more information about visas, visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection. More information about residential schools can be found on our Future Students Hub.

CSU campuses offer a uniquely Australian living experience. Most of our campuses have accommodation on-site with many of the buildings nestled among gum trees with native wildlife like kangaroos and kookaburras sharing the space. Off-campus accommodation options can also be arranged.

Few universities in Australia can match the range of accommodation available at CSU’s campuses. Campus life offers all the facilities of a small village with community spirit, helping you to meet lots of new friends while living in a safe and secure environment.

Find out more about CSU’s accommodation options.

Whether you choose to study online or on campus, our international support services can make all the difference. From managing visa requirements to study support, and career advice, we’ve got you covered and our friendly staff will help make your university experience one you will never forget.

At CSU, we work with trained international recruitment agents in more than 40 countries to help you find the course and study option that is right for you. Our agents can assist you to apply for study either on campus in Australia or online. Depending on your country of citizenship you may be required to apply to CSU via an agent. Visit our International agents page for more information.

How to apply

Applying to CSU is easy. Choose how you want to apply below, or get in touch with CSU and we can help you with your application.

Universities Admissions Centre
(UAC)

Are you a school leaver wanting to study on campus?

Important dates

30 Sep 2017
UAC on time applications close

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre
(VTAC)

Want to study at Albury-Wodonga Campus and don’t live in NSW or ACT?

Important dates

16 Jan 2018
VTAC first round offers released

Charles Sturt University
(CSU)

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

30 Oct 2017
2018 Session 1 Application closing date

30 Oct 2017
2017 Session 3 Extended Application date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

Check the full list of application dates open_in_new

Apply direct to CSU

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

30 Oct 2017
2018 Session 1 Application closing date

30 Oct 2017
2017 Session 3 Extended Application date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

Check the full list of application dates open_in_new

Apply anytime

Applications for our research degrees can be lodged at any time. Before applying, you should make contact with the appropriate Sub-Dean of Graduate Studies.

Can we help you find what you're looking for?

chevron_right