Become a Qualified Health Professional

Our fully accredited* programmes qualify students as Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Speech and Language Therapists

Interested In Research?

image We currently have students studying for a Masters or structured PhD (sPhD) through research.

Further Education for Qualified Health Professionals

image Allied Health offers an MSc in Advanced Healthcare Practice and a suite of postgraduate certificates for healthcare professionals


Welcome to School of Allied Health

Tribute to Professor Scott Reeves

From the time Scott joined the School of Allied Health in January 2017 as our Adjunct Professor in Interprofessional Education, he effortlessly became part of our landscape of teaching, learning and research. We were deeply saddened by Scott’s passing in early May. Our hearts go out to his family during this incredibly difficult time.

Scott enriched the lives of so many during his remarkable career. He was a gifted researcher, author, editor, theorist and mentor. Scott’s commitment to improving healthcare through interprofessional education and team work is a phenomenal legacy internationally with local impact. Scott’s genuine interest in supporting us to deliver high quality interprofessional education was evidenced through engaging in our first IPE symposium, advising on the evaluation of our IPE curriculum and providing balanced feedback on our first short report on students’ perspectives on IPE. Scott encouraged us to establish our first competitive PhD studentship in IPE that was awarded in summer 2017. He was a joy to work with as a PhD co-supervisor, his expertise only surpassed by his collegiality. Scott will be remembered fondly as a generous, thoughtful and witty colleague. Scott’s vision sparked our collective imagination. We will honor Scott’s positive influence within SAH by establishing interprofessional placements and forging European IPE research partnerships.


Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam



Welcome from Head of School of Allied Health

Dr. Norelee Kennedy, Head of Department 

Launched in January 2018 the School of Allied Health (SAH) is home to the disciplines of Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech and Language Therapy. Formerly the Department of Clinical Therapies SAH is a new chapter in the continued growth and development of the allied health professions at the University of Limerick.

The school is large, welcoming and dynamic with over 40 staff members across academic, practice education, research, administrative and technical officer staff. The school is based in a purpose-built Health Sciences Building on the North campus of the University.


Qualifying programmes

The SAH offers five professional programmes across our four disciplines.  A new graduate entry MSc in Nutrition and Dietetics will commence in September 2018.  Our programmes are offered to a high standard as evidenced by the excellent track record in receiving regulatory body programme approval and professional body accreditation. Our practice placements are delivered in partnership with a range of HSE and other health and social care providers in traditional and innovative settings. Interprofessional working and learning is a feature of the department and evidenced throughout our teaching, practice placements and in our research.

All of our pre-registration programmes have the necessary CORU approval and professional body accreditation*.


Post-qualification programmes

For qualified health professionals a postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice and an MSc in Advanced Healthcare Practice are available. The MSc assists healthcare practitioners to evaluate their practice and extend, or refocus, their skills and knowledge to meet new challenges in healthcare.



The Department has an excellent research profile across its research themes and related research groups Our research has impact across a range of areas and being connected with our research communities and involving patient and public partners (PPI) is a feature of our research. Staff in the Department publish regularly in high-impact ISI journals and have a strong track record in securing research funding from national and international funding bodies including the Health Research Board, Irish Research Council and EU funders. Collaboration with other research groups and disciplines locally, nationally and internationally is a feature of the research activity within the department. In fact, we currently collaborate with 85 different institutions internationally! There are several Postgraduate MSc and PhD students registered in the department and together with a growing postdoctoral and research staff the Department offers excellent support for future researchers in our professions.


* This programme is not approved by CORU. An application to seek approval will be made in the second year of course delivery.