Bond University Nursing

The healthcare sector is evolving rapidly. New technology, early diagnoses, non-drug therapies, combined with societal shifts including the increasing and ageing population means Allied Health careers are more in demand than ever before.

At Bond University, we are putting our students ahead of the curve by developing Allied Health programs that look at the business of healthcare, health leadership and national and global health issues, to equip students with the right skills to navigate the changing healthcare sector.

Through our established Allied Health programs, which include Exercise and Sport, Nutrition and Dietetics, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy, we’re focusing on evidence-based practice and problem-based learning, inspiring our students through interaction with internationally recognised academics and industry leaders in small, personalised classes.

All of our programs have been designed in alignment with the national and international industry requirements to ensure work-ready graduates.


Allied Health is a term used to describe a diverse range of University-trained health professionals that work in a team with medical and nursing disciplines to ensure optimal health and wellbeing outcomes for individuals and the broader community.


Nutrition and Dietetics

A career in nutrition and dietetics is rich and rewarding and can span medical practice, public health, food service management, sports nutrition, aged care and research, to name just a few areas.

Bond University’s two-year Master’s program combines the science and practical management of this area with 24 weeks of professional placements. The program also includes the opportunity to participate in high-level research with the Bond University Nutrition and Dietetics Research Group, and gain a unique perspective into international nutrition issues and considerations.

The program offers three exit points:

  • Graduate Certificate in Nutrition
  • Graduate Diploma in Nutrition
  • Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice is accredited by Dietitians Australia (DA) formerly known as the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA).

Occupational Therapy

With a shift to client-directed care models, Occupational Therapists are more in demand now than ever. Occupational Therapists work in a diverse range of areas including disability, rehabilitation, mental health, aged care and primary health services.

Bond’s Master of Occupational Therapy is the first in Australia to combine extensive clinical skills training with the opportunity to complete a clinical or business-focussed research project. This is a unique feature prepares graduates to develop skills at a proficient level; particularly in relation to roles such as Practice Manager, Change Agent and Scholarly Practitioner, as articulated in the Canadian Profile of Practice for Occupational Therapists.  Our program also places a strong emphasis on practical workplace experience with extensive clinical placements in a variety of hospital, community and private practice settings ensuring that our graduates are distinguished by their exceptional patient skills and workplace ethics.


Physiotherapists (also called Physical Therapists) are highly-qualified, licensed healthcare professionals who use advanced techniques and evidence-based care to assess, diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of health conditions and movement disorders. 

Physiotherapists work in a range of settings that include private and public hospitals, community health services and private practice across the lifespan from paediatrics (children) to aged care.

Bond’s Doctor of Physiotherapy places a strong emphasis on clinical experiential learning with up to 50 per cent of the program undertaken in a clinical context. The program includes 36 weeks of clinical placements, which means our graduates are the preferred option for employers looking for highly trained and experienced practitioners, able to work confidently with patients from day one.

Exercise and Sport

Sport is in Bond’s DNA – from the multi-million-dollar Sport and Aquatic Centres on campus to the High Performance Training Centre at the Bond Institute of Health and Sport. If you have a passion for health, fitness, sport and the science of human movement or kinesiology, this is the place to be. The Faculty offers two distinctly different undergraduate degrees: The Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science and the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Performance. Both programs are based at the world-class Bond Institute of Health and Sport where you will work with high-performance athletes using training and testing equipment that sets the benchmark for industry standards.

The main point of difference between the programs is that the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science program offers a Capstone subject in the final semester, where students bring their skills and knowledge into a workplace-based research project. Also, the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science is accredited with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA), however the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Performance is not.

Successful completion of either of these degrees allows graduates a pathway into Bond’s postgraduate Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice, Master of Occupational Therapy and Doctor of Physiotherapy programs.