Flinders University recently launched three newly developed allied health degrees to be offered face to face to regional students at the Uni Hub’s Port Pirie University Centre from 2024.

These new degrees are

  • Bachelor of Allied Health Sciences (Occupational Therapy),
  • Bachelor of Allied Health Sciences (Physiotherapy) and
  • Bachelor of Allied Health Sciences  (Speech Pathology)


These degrees provide high value options tailored for school leavers and current health staff looking to enter the healthcare industry – and will be available right on their doorstep.

Flinders University is developing these allied health degrees with an intention to deliver the content face to face in regional South Australia, at the Uni Hub Spencer Gulf in Port Pirie and another location in Renmark.  Placements will be pivotal element to the degrees, and students should be able to access placement opportunities in local hospitals and private health practises in regional SA near their homes.

Information about the new allied health courses was delivered by Flinders University directly to local allied health professionals at a launch recently held at the Uni Hub in Port Pirie.

Professor Alison Kitson, Vice-President and Executive Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders Uni, says many young people and mature-aged residents want to stay in their community when studying, so the new pathway can improve their educational experience and equip them with community-relevant knowledge.

“It’s exciting for Flinders University to introduce allied health programs that can better support local’s education experience and enhance health outcomes for the community at the same time.”

“Allied health students will play a key role in the development of the region’s workforce and have a direct impact immediately through placements, while also improving their employability through real-world work experience in the hospitals and services they personally use, so it fosters a real community spirit.”

For more information about these courses, visit the Flinders University website: https://www.flinders.edu.au/study/health/regional-allied-health-courses