Faculty of Health

Faculty of Health

Deakin University’s Faculty of Health is one of the fastest growing health faculties in Australia. Across five schools we inspire students to reach their potential, provide personal, dynamic learning experiences and conduct world-class research.

State-of-the-art facilities

Faculty students and researchers have access to the most advanced equipment available in the sports, nutrition, medicine and health fields. Highlights include: 

Mentors for first-year students

University life can be a little daunting, which is why we offer every first-year Faculty of Health student a peer mentor.

Peer mentors are second or third-year students who'll introduce you to support services and help you understand the requirements of your course. They also provide you with a great way to meet new people from within your own course.

School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

This school is the only university department in Australia that brings nutrition and physical activity together in both its teaching and research. 

See yourself as a famous sports coach, food scientist or working to combat chronic health conditions? This school has the facilities, expertise and support you need to launch a successful career.

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School of Health and Social Development

The School of Health and Social Development's emphasis on employability means our graduates are equipped with in-depth knowledge across diverse topics and extensive workplace experience. 

Researchers at the school are driven by making a real impact on wellbeing, especially for those marginalised by society.

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School of Medicine

With a focus on rural and regional health services, the School of Medicine is shaping a new, brighter future for Australia’s growing rural population. As a student, this prepares you for a varied career in medicine no matter where you decide to live – city, country or abroad. 

Research at the school is conducted across five centres, including the Centre for Innovation in Mental and Physical Health and Clinical Treatment (IMPACT). 

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School of Nursing and Midwifery

Complete with the latest in simulated environments, teachers with professional experience and hundreds of work placement options, Deakin's School of Nursing and Midwifery is well-placed to support you in your nursing career.

Research at the school revolves around seven Victorian health services, brought together in an innovative, mutually beneficial network. 

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School of Psychology

Study at Deakin's School of Psychology and you’ll have a wide range of careers to choose from. This forward-thinking school realises the significant potential of a psychology degree and prepares its students for diverse professions. 

Research at the school is just as broad, covering areas such as drugs and alcohol, human sexuality, organisational psychology, mental health and clinical and cognitive neuroscience.

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Research that makes a difference

The Faculty of Health places high emphasis on solutions-led research. Our six strategic research centres and numerous specialist units work closely with industry partners and the government to put findings into practice.

Learn more about our research

Faculty staff

Learn more about the staff that make up the Faculty of Health.

Meet our faculty staff

Industry relations and partnerships

The Faculty of Health has hundreds of successful partnerships across government departments, hospitals, research institutes, businesses and community groups.

Learn more about our industry relations and partnerships

Contact us

General enquiries
+61 3 9251 7777
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