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
You 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 maximise 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 Pathways helps students formulate their goals and develop the skills and confidence needed to attain them. The Centre offers a range of 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. 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.
Info Sessions and Degree TastersCheck out our Open Day Info Sessions and Degree Tasters below.
Biomedical Science Info Session
If you are passionate about the field of biological and medical science this bachelor's degree ticks all the boxes. Over the course of your studies you will gain a strong range of practical and theoretical skills that will prepare you for a rewarding career in a range of health-related fields. Watch
Exercise & Sport Science Info Session
Notre Dame's comprehensive Bachelor of Exercise & Sport science degree examines the implications of physical activity on public health, issues such as rehabilitation, and will prepare you to work with elite athletes. Watch
Exercise & Sport Science Taster
Step inside the gym to learn more about exercise prescription and performance.
Health Promotion Info Session
Are you passionate about health and wellbeing? Step into the field of Health Promotion and explore a career focused on improving individual and community health.
Health Promotion Taster
Get to know Health Promotion with A/Prof Fiona Farringdon and her students, as they explore the dangers of illicit drugs through an activity called Guess That Substance.
Outdoor Recreation Info Session
Notre Dame's Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation meets a growing demand in Western Australia for qualified individuals within the fields of recreation, adventure tourism and eco-tourism by providing essential knowledge, practical skills and leadership opportunities.
Outdoor Recreation Taster
Practical experience is at the heart of our Outdoor Recreation degree. Join our students as they explore the great outdoors on an expedition to Dwellingup.
Sport Coaching & Leadership Info Session
Explore a holistic approach to leadership and performance coaching that prioritises athlete development and performance.