Health promotion



Health promotion practitioners are the authors of ‘upstream health care’ – putting together public programs designed to keep individuals and communities healthy. Deakin's undergraduate and postgraduate programs will give you the theoretical and practical grounding in health promotion to start changing lives for the better.

Deakin is one of the only universities that combined the areas of health and marketing, so this made my decision much easier.

Courtney Dufty

Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion/Bachelor of Commerce

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Be work ready. Deakin's health promotion degrees will give you real-world experience – you'll work on real health programs and research as part of your study.

Health promotion courses

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Do your research with one of the best faculties in Australia – we have six strategic research centres related to this discipline to assist you!

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Our research partnerships

As a researcher, you’ll have access to our partnerships, with local industry giving you access to cutting-edge health promotion practice. 

Some of our partnerships include:

  • Barwon Health
  • Cancer Council Victoria
  • Country Fire Authority
  • Diabetes Australia
  • Heart Foundation
  • VARTA: Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority
  • VicHealth
  • YMCA Australia.

Who we work with

Studying health promotion at Deakin gives you access to our wide range of industry connections and partnerships, including:

  • Austin Health
  • Melbourne Health
  • Northern Health 
  • Western Health.

Career opportunities

Choose to work in a career that can positively affect the health of whole populations, small communities, or individuals. Roles include:

  • aged and disability services officer
  • community development officer
  • health and wellbeing officer
  • health educator
  • health education program officer
  • health promotion officer
  • partnerships coordinator
  • policy development (national/international social health and wellbeing)
  • primary care partnership managers
  • program development officer
  • program evaluator
  • project officer
  • social planning and activities
  • youth services officer.

What do our students and staff say?

Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion at Deakin University

Matt Riley, third-year student in the Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion, shares his experiences in the degree and gives a tour of the Waurn Ponds Campus.

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