School of Health Sciences, Fremantle Campus
With a large number of degrees accredited by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership and Exercise Sports Science Australia, the School of Health Sciences is proud to produce highly-skilled graduates with a strong service ethos. Our degrees reflect a diverse range of disciplines such as education, early intervention, diagnostics, treatment and rehabilitation.
A special feature of Notre Dame’s Health Sciences programs is the practicum and internship experiences that are a compulsory requirement of your studies. Your internship will take place in public and private hospitals, medical practice centres, community health centres, pathology laboratories, health promotion agencies, schools and voluntary service agencies. These experiences will maximise your employment prospects and guide your career aspirations prior to graduation.
Work Integrated Learning
Students at the School of Health Sciences will benefit from plenty of hands-on industry experience –placements range from 150 hours in Biomedical Science to 27 weeks in Health & Physical Education. These placements are designed to maximize your graduate employment prospects and help to broaden your career aspirations. Students are placed in a wide range of work environments, including government departments, community health offices and adventure sports companies.
Notre Dame’s Mentor Program aims to smooth the transition from school (or work) to university life by linking first year students with student mentors. In addition, the university’s Academic Enabling & Support Centre (AESC) helps students formulate their goals and develop the skills and confidence needed to attain them. The AESC offers a range of courses and programs, plus support for students with special educational requirements.
The School of Health Sciences is housed in a purpose-built facility on the Fremantle campus of Notre Dame. The complex includes four gyms:
- Exercise Physiology Laboratory/Gym
- Biomechanics Laboratory/Gym
- Strength and Conditioning Gym
- Motor Control Laboratory
The complex also includes a rehabilitation pool, 150-seat lecture theatre, computer laboratory, general purpose teaching and seminar rooms and offices.