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Apply your passion for tackling real-world challenges in Allied Health, Health Sciences, Public Health, Nursing, Midwifery, Psychology or Social Work. Focus on research and practice in the areas of Indigenous, tropical, local and global health.

Study where, when and how it suits you, with online, on-campus, full-time or part-time options.

Choose CDU for health courses

  • #7 Australian university for undergraduate employment outcomes

    According to The Good Universities Guide 2024 CDU ranks as a leader for undergraduate employment outcomes

  • Join a community of more than 6,500 health and nursing students

    Studying with CDU online or on campus across Australia

  • 30 years' experience in distance and online education

    We have what it takes to support flexible study

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Why study a health degree?

Midwifery students

If you're interested in fulfilling work where you make a real difference to your community, consider a career in health. 

Whether you see yourself saving lives in immediate danger with paramedicine, bringing new life into the world with midwifery, working in elite sport with exercise science, addressing mental health challenges with psychology, or improving the wellbeing of the population with public health, social work or health science, there's a health course to match your interests and career goals at CDU.

From diplomas to degrees, our diverse health courses create a solid foundation for entry into the workforce as well as a pathway to further study to specialise in an area you're passionate about. CDU's location in the Northern Territory also offers unique exploration of remote, Indigenous and tropical health alongside issues of national significance. 

Choose CDU to study health and connect to a career in the rewarding field of healthcare.

Studying health degrees online

Nursing student Michelle studying online

CDU has been delivering health degrees online for a long time. You can complete most of our health courses 100% online (excluding any required placements), offering the flexibility to fit your learning around your lifestyle. 

Study your health degree online to engage with course content through our world-class online learning platform, alongside round-the-clock academic and technical support. CDU's smaller class sizes and staff-to-student ratios mean great support, and rest assured our online students receive the same attention as their on-campus peers. 

CDU's Faculty of Health is focused on supporting the health and workforce needs of Australians, offering unique learning opportunities and supported career pathways. You'll gain hands-on experience to help you confidently enter the industry through work-integrated learning, intensives, clinical placements and more, depending on your chosen health degree.

Learn more about CDU’s online study experience.​

Your career in health studies

Paramedicine student

Graduating with a health degree creates a pathway into Australia's largest employment sector, and one that continues to grow. Due to the increasing proportion of older Australians and rising health expenditure, a career in health is one of the safest pathways for employment stability. 

For those that believe variety is the spice of life, many health careers are suited to your outlook. For client-facing roles in fields like nursing, social work, psychology, sport science and allied health, you may handle a mixed bag of patients, cases and decisions each day.

Many health careers also involve continued learning as new treatments, tools and knowledge are introduced, plus there are always opportunities to specialise or follow a particular interest through postgraduate qualifications. With a commitment to innovation, cutting-edge facilities and industry-relevant curriculum, CDU ensures you are well-prepared for the dynamic field of healthcare.

And you don't need to be a patient-facing nurse or paramedic to find a job that directly helps other people. From detecting and treating new diseases in a lab as a health researcher to creating public health policy that impacts millions of Australians, there are countless ways to have a rewarding career in health. 


Study your way with confidence

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    Study pathways

    At CDU, there's a study pathway for everyone.

    Explore our course and student types, admission requirements and pathways to study so you can apply with confidence.

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    How to apply

    Choosing your course was the hard part, now it’s time to apply. Visit our how to apply page for easy-to-follow steps for all study pathways.

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    Flexible study options

    Whatever your motivation is, we can guide you in the right direction. With on-campus, online, part-time and full-time study options, you'll have the flexibility and support to do it your way.

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