Southern Cross University

Bachelor of Clinical Sciences - Osteopathic Studies

Southern Cross University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 01241G

The Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Osteopathic Studies) has a strong clinical focus and provides students with a comprehensive grounding in biomedical science and health. The course includes the study of advanced levels of anatomy and physiology, particularly the structure and function of the muscular and nervous systems. Students gain the knowledge and skills required to continue postgraduate studies in osteopathic medicine to become a registered Osteopath.


24 core units. Practical placement of 320 hours.


  • Osteopathic studies
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Diagnosis
  • Neuroscience

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12
  • Recommended: any 2 units of English
  • Or TAFE and VET awards (Certificate III and above)
  • Or Undergraduate and Postgraduate study
  • Or work experience (minimum of 1 year full-time equivalent)


Osteopathy Board of Australia

Study pathways

This course offers an intermediate award (early exit point) at Associate Degree level. To become a registered osteopath, successful completion of the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Osteopathic Studies) and the Master of Osteopathic Medicine is required. Graduates of the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Osteopathic Studies) receive four units of advanced standing into the Southern Cross University Master of Osteopathic Studies.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Gold Coast
  • ATAR: 60
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
  • ATAR: 60
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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