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.
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
Is the prospect of starting university a little bit daunting? How would you like the help and support of an experienced student to help you through your transition to university life?
The Peer Mentor Program is a free support service for all commencing undergraduate students in the Faculty of Health and is your key to ensuring success at university.
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.
Study nutrition and physical activity with us
- Diabetes education
- Food and nutrition sciences
- Health sciences
- Health promotion
- Human nutrition
- Public health nutrition
- Sports nutrition
- Clinical exercise physiology
- Exercise and sport science
- Health and physical education
- Sport coaching
- Sport development
- Sport management
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.
Study Health Sciences and Allied Health with us
- Allied health
- Play therapy and childhood
- Environmental health
- Family, society and health
- Health and sustainability
- Health economics
- Health promotion
- Health sciences
- Health and human services management
- Occupational therapy
- Public health
- Physical activity and health
- Disability and inclusion
- Social work
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).
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Complete with the latest in simulated environments, teachers with professional experience and a variety of work place options, Deakin's School of Nursing and Midwifery is well-placed to support you in your nursing and/or midwifery career.
Research at the school revolves around seven Victorian health services, brought together in an innovative, mutually beneficial network.
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.
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.
2016 Peter Quail Oration
Alcohol, Violence, Policy and Politics: Can we make progress?
Professor Peter Miller – School of Psychology, Faculty of Health, Deakin University (Professor of Violence Prevention and Addiction Studies)
Presented by Deakin/DHHS/DoJAR Strategic Alliance at the Geelong Clinical School Lecture Theatre on 29 September 2016
About the speaker
Professor Peter Miller’s research interests include alcohol-related violence in licensed venues, the behaviour of vested interests – especially the alcohol industry, and predictors of violence (including family and domestic violence).
Professor Miller has published over 150 journal articles, books and peer-reviewed reports. He is currently running 12 projects focussed on alcohol, drugs and violence (including domestic violence) both nationally and internationally.
He is also the author of numerous government reports including three of the largest studies ever conducted into licensed venues, The studies compare 11 Australian cities and Wellington, New Zealand over five years and involve more than 20,000 patrons.
In 2013 Professor Miller was presented the Excellence in Research Award at the Australian National Drug and Alcohol Awards. His presentation outlined the combined results of these studies and the need to adopt a public health approach to alcohol-related violence, both in terms of research and advocacy.
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Industry relations and partnerships
The Faculty of Health has hundreds of successful partnerships across government departments, hospitals, research institutes, businesses and community groups.
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