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Allied health and dentistry


Now more than ever, we understand the critical importance of health experts. Turn your passion for health into a rewarding careerwith a degree that’s highly regarded by the industry.

  • Get the best preparation for a career in health, with work placements, world-class teachers and online learning for many courses.
  • Gain real-life industry experience in our Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus technical lab and consulting rooms or through placements in hospitals, private practice or specialist clinics.
  • Learn from industry-leading practitioners and renowned researchers. Plus, sport electives are delivered by staff who work with elite athletes and teams.
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Your questions answered

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What's it like to study podiatry?

Tejus talks what podiatry is and what he likes about it.

What employment opportunities are available after graduation?

Tejus talks about the job opportunities and where you can go with your career after graduation.

What's the best thing about studying allied health at La Trobe?

Tejus talks about his favourite things about allied health and the international opportunities at La Trobe.

What are the facilities like?

Tejus takes us for a quick tour of the facilities you can use as an allied health student at La Trobe.

TOP 200

globally for clinical, pre-clinical and health subjects

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022


projected rise in physiotherapy-related occupations until 2025


graduates from undergraduate health services and support degree found employment within four months of graduation

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)2021

Possible careers

After graduation, you could work across a wide variety of sectors including public health, government bodies, community health, private practice, commercial industries and research.

Assess and treat patients with temporary or long-term physical injuries, movement disorders or disabilities, aiming to achieve the highest possible degree of recovery, activity, participation and quality of life.

Provide nutritional education for general good health and promote nutrition through community-level education.

Help individuals and communities to maximise productivity, wellbeing and quality of life through assessment and intervention, and the adaptation of environments.

Detect, diagnose, monitor and treat a range of eye diseases and conditions across a range of healthcare settings such as specialist eye clinics, hospitals, community centres and research.

Work with patients to prevent, diagnose and treat conditions of the foot and lower limbs in a range of healthcare settings such as private practice, sports, medical centres, hospitals and the footwear industry.

Treat people's physical and functional limitations in private or public prosthetic-orthotic facilities, such as aged care and rehabilitation centres or for commercial companies that manufacture devices for people with a disability.

Practice dentistry in privately owned clinics, as a self-employed dentist or in hospitals, public dental clinics and health education centres that need general dental practitioners.

Explore allied health and dentistry

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Allied health and dentistry courses

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