Teaching and research excellence recognised in QS Subject Rankings, with University of Sydney ranked first in the world for sports-related subjects comprising physical therapy, sports therapy and rehabilitation.
The University of Sydney has been ranked first in the world in the 2017 QS subject rankings, for the new category that comprises physical therapy, sports therapy and rehabilitation.
The subject areas are encompassed by a range of disciplines within the Faculty of Health Sciences.
"We are enormously proud to have been recognised in this way by our peers in academia and employers of our graduates," said Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences Professor Kathryn Refshauge.
The QS subject rankings score universities around the world on their reputation with employers and academics, as well as measuring the productivity and citation impact of the publications of academics (also called the 'H-Index') as an institution and citations per research paper.
"The QS rankings are a particularly rich ranking system because it takes into account all aspects of our work: education, research and employability of our graduates,” said Professor Refshauge.
“These rankings reflect performance across the whole faculty, from professional staff to academics to students.”
The Faculty of Health Sciences offers a range of undergraduate and graduate entry courses in the disciplines included in the ranking category, such as exercise and sport science, exercise physiology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology.
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