CM51 - Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science


Course Overview

The Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science (Exit Award) aims to develop graduates who are able to apply their knowledge of specialist health care and related skills to health and rehabilitation settings. The course is designed to build enhanced theoretical and applied practical skills so you can work within a multidisciplinary healthcare team. You will develop skills that enable you to work with human function, movement and exercise. You will learn how to clinically reason, problem solve, and promote health and wellness in acute and sub-acute rehabilitation environments. You will develop high level communication skills so that you can interact positively with clients and other health professionals. You will develop skills that enable you to work with human function, movement and exercise. 

Career Information

There is a high demand for workers in health and rehabilitation across a range of healthcare settings, and with the trend of an ageing population more people are likely to develop physical conditions where long term rehabilitation can play an important role.

Completing the Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science (Exit Award) will prepare you for a career in a variety of healthcare settings such as:

  • hospitals
  • community health centres
  • rehabilitation units
  • private practice
  • schools
  • research
  • occupational health
  • sport clinics and teams
  • sports centres
  • health promotion
  • digital health marketing

Course Details
Duration 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 144
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Undergraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) BHRSci
AQF Level Level 7: Bachelor Degree

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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Domestic Availability

Term 2 - 2025


Term 1 - 2025


Term 2 - 2024


Term 1 - 2024

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International Availability

Term 2 - 2025

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2025

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2024

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Term 1 - 2024

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Entry Scores
Entry scores are not available, please contact the Student Advice Team for more information.
Entry Requirements

To be eligible for entry into this course, students must be admitted to CB85 Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) and are required to have completed 96 credit points from their course as outlined in the Compulsory Course Structure for the Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science.

Security Requirements

As for course of origin

Health Requirements

As for course of origin

Assumed Knowledge

Enrolment into CB85 Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)

Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
  • : Core

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

PSIO11003 - As for course of origin
PSIO12004 - As for course of origin

Previous and Current Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2023 4
2022 6
Inherent Requirements
There are currently no inherent requirements associated with this course.
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Apply a comprehensive body of theoretical and applied practical skills knowledge of health, exercise and rehabilitation sciences to the broader context of healthcare management.
  • 2. Apply critical thinking, evaluation, and problem solving skills in the context of healthcare management, practice and scholarship.
  • 3. Communicate effectively, with justification, in collaboration with healthcare professionals and non-professionals.
  • 4. Exercise professional judgement, and identify and respond to ethical issues in a range of healthcare management contexts.
  • 5. Learn and work independently and collaboratively and reflect upon feedback to identify when practice may be negatively affected by personal experience and client interactions.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
KNOWLEDGE Develop an understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and culture in contemporary and historical context using the respectful and appropriate protocols and terminology
APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Engage in reflective self-evaluation of own cultural values and perspectives to proactively create an inclusive workplace that affirms and celebrates cultural diversity
APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Display leadership by creating inclusive work environments and work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in a culturally respectful manner
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete electives
Number of units: 24 Total credit points: 144

This course is available to students who wish to exit from the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) (CB85).

This course will enable students to exit with a Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science. This will support career paths into health related service careers.

Students attend observational work-based learning throughout Year 1 and Year 2 and this requires mandatory health and security requirements as detailed in the parent course.

Students must complete the following:

  • 16 Core units (96 credit points); and
  • 48 credit points from list specified Elective/Optional units, of which 36 credit points must be selected from Level 3 units. 


 Note: If students have completed and passed any clinical placements units, those units receive 12 credit points.

Available units
Students must complete 2 from the following units:
HRMT11011 Human Resource Management
INDG11015 Contemporary Indigenous Issues
MGMT11109 Introduction to Business
MRKT11028 Digital Marketing
BMSC12006 Cardiorespiratory Physiology and Measurement
BMSC12007 Neurological Physiology & Measurement
HLTH12031 Community Engaged Learning
MRKT19036 Marketing of Service Products
OCHS12015 Occupational Health and Safety Law
MGMT19105 Quality Management
MBIO12013 Microbiology for Health Care
Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ALLH11001 Introduction to Allied Health Practice
BMSC11007 Medical Anatomy and Physiology 1
ALLH11009 Research Methods for Health Professionals
PSIO11004 Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice 1
ALLH11006 Life Course Development for Health Professionals
BMSC11008 Medical Anatomy and Physiology 2
PSIO11003 Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice 2
PSYC11010 Fundamentals of Psychology 1: Understanding Human Behaviour
ALLH12006 Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals
ALLH12008 Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics
ESSC12001 Exercise and Sport Physiology
PSIO12001 Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 1
PSIO12002 Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy
PSIO12004 Neurological Physiotherapy 1
PSIO12005 Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 2
MPAT12001 Medical Pathophysiology
Available units
Students must complete 6 from the following units:
ALLH13011 Rural and Remote Practice for Health Professionals
PSIO13001 Neurological Physiotherapy 2
PSIO13006 Physiotherapy Management of the Complex Patient
PSIO13007 Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 3
MGMT13151 Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Start-ups
MMST13017 Business of Digital Innovation
HRMT19020 Perspectives on Organisational Change
MGMT19128 Strategy and Change
HLTH13031 Population Health Epidemiology
HLTH13035 Health in all Policies
PSIO13002 Professional Physiotherapy Practice 1
PSIO13003 Professional Physiotherapy Practice 2
More Details
There is no additional information for this course.