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

Welcome from Head of School of Allied Health

Dr. Aileen Wright, Head of School 

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 commenced 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 School 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 School 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 School offers excellent support for future researchers in our professions.