Faculty of Health

Why study Public Health and Health Promotion at Deakin?

Health is fundamental to the wellbeing of individuals and societies with greater opportunities for public health
and health promotion professionals than ever before. The Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion has
a strong emphasis on building the knowledge, skills and attributes that you will need to make a significant
contribution in this dynamic field.


1. This is a growth area for employment opportunities in Australia and overseas.

2. You will gain opportunities to undertake industry placements in a broad range of settings such as community health, local government,
sport, education, government and non-government organisations.

3. You will be helping to improve the health of individuals and populations by raising awareness of the factors that promote
or compromise health.

4. You will be helping to influence the environments in which good health is created.

5. Lecturers are well connected with the public health and health promotion field through their research and consultation.

6. The Bachelor of Health Sciences, through which you can study health promotion, gives you the opportunity to select two or more major areas of study.

Career opportunities
  • Community Development Worker
  • Health Educator
  • Health Policy Developer
  • Project Worker
  • Health Promotion Officer
  • Health Researcher
  • Community Health Worker
  • Advocacy and Mediation Worker
  • Health Information Worker
  • Program Development Officer
  • Program Evaluator
  • Partnerships Coordinator
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19th July 2011