Health promotion

health promotion studentsWhy study health promotion?

Help promote and protect people's health. Health promotion involves working with people to be active in their own health and in developing healthy environments for all communities. You learn all about program assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation as well as current and emerging health promotion activities.

Career opportunities

Graduates are likely to find roles as Health Promotion Officers, Health Project Officers, Health Advocates, Community Health Workers, Sexual Health Workers, Indigenous Health Officers, Community Development Workers, Sustainability Officers, or Social Marketing Practitioners. Prospective employers include community-based health care, government, hospitals, private health care, and not-for-profit organisations.


Bachelor of Food and Nutrition

ATAR and location:Online: N/A

Start dates: OUA Study Period 1 (March), OUA Study Period 2 (June), OUA Study Period 3 (August), OUA Study Period 4 (November)

Duration: 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent. This course may be completed in less than three years with enrolment in more than two study periods – subject to approval.

Doctor of Public Health (Professional Doctorate)

Location: Melbourne

Start dates: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)

Duration: 3 years full-time (4 years maximum)3 years full-time (4 years maximum) or part-time equivalent

Master of Applied Science

Location: Melbourne Albury-Wodonga Bendigo Shepparton

Start dates: See additional informationSemester 1 and 2 (March and July)

Duration: 2 years full-time, or the equivalent part-time2 years

Master of Health Sciences

Location: City

Start dates: Semester 1 (March), Semester 2 (July)Semester 1 (March)

Duration: 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent.2 years

Master of Public Health

Popular course

Location: City

Start dates: Semester 1 (March), Semester 2 (July)Semester 1 (March)

Duration: 2 years full-time or 3-5 years part-time2 years

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About the academic staff

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