Dean's welcome

Welcome to the School of Allied Health, Human Services and Sport, one of the largest and most diverse health sciences schools in Australia.

Our aim is to make a positive difference in the lives of our students, partners and communities by producing high quality graduates to address the allied health, human services and sport workforce challenges of the future and conduct research that drives innovation in health and wellbeing outcomes for individuals and communities.

The disciplines in our School include audiology, dietetics and human nutrition, sport and exercise science, occupational therapy, orthoptics, physiotherapy, podiatry, prosthetics and orthotics, social work and social policy and speech pathology.

We have achieved above world standing in research in many of our areas of specialisation and maintain a strong reputation for allied health, human services and sport education nationally and worldwide.

Our three research centres - Living with Disability, the La Trobe Sports and Exercise Medicine Centre, and the Centre of Research Excellence in Aphasia Recovery and Rehabilitation – offer great opportunities for you to collaborate with world class researchers.

This is an exciting time to consider joining us a student, staff member or collaborator, with the University focusing on health as a strength in both teaching and research. This renewed focus means new investments in infrastructure, expansion of our programs and student numbers, and enhancing the student experience by increasing our engagement with the health industry through new major partnerships.

Our School will continue to focus on providing an innovative, evidence-based curriculum for our students, delivering excellent graduate employment outcomes for our students, and supporting the health workforce through professional education courses.

We will continue to conduct innovative research across all of our disciplines and deliver translational, evidence-based research outcomes that support improved professional practice and innovation in health and wellbeing outcomes for individuals and communities.

We emphasise La Trobe’s cultural values – accountable, connected, innovative and caring – in the way we work with each other, our students and our partners, and we strive to be an outstanding school to pursue an academic career, receive an education, conduct research, or to collaborate with industry.

I hope you find this website useful to learn more about our School and the diverse opportunities it provides.

Professor Russ Hoye
Dean, School of Allied Health, Human Services and Sport