Would you like a career helping people and making a difference to their lives?
Deakin's range of health courses gives you a wide choice of areas to study including: health sciences, food, nutrition, dietetics, medicine, nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy, optometry, psychology, public health, health promotion, social work, clinical exercise physiology, and exercise and sport science. We also offer honours, Master by Research and PhDs.
Deakin University Health Sciences Vietnam Study Tour 2012
Published on 14 Feb 2013
Deakin University Health Sciences, Health Sciences/Arts, Under Graduate and Post Graduate Public Health and Health Promotion students share their thoughts and observations on studying overseas.
If you have ever thought about studying overseas or working in a Health Science related field then you should jump on the website after watching this video and send an enquiry to Deakin. With great connections to overseas campuses and schools, experienced staff and some amazing locations, the experience of a lifetime is not far away.
Bachelor of Health Sciences -
major sequences in nutrition and family, society and health,
Melbourne Burwood Campus
'The Bachelor of Health Sciences is a good course if you know you want to have a career in health, but aren't sure what specific area you want to go into.
'I knew I wanted to study something in nutrition, however I didn't want to be tied down only doing nutrition.
'So the Bachelor of Health Sciences really appealed to me because I got to major in another area of my choice, being family, society and health. Only two units out of the entire course are compulsory and the rest are up to me to choose.'
What can I study?
Deakin offers a diverse range of health-related courses, including disciplines such as:
- Clinical exercise physiology
- Community health
- Environmental health
- Exercise science
- Family, society and health
- Food and nutrition
- Food studies
- Health and human services management
- Health and sustainability
Why study health at Deakin?
Teaching and research excellence
You will learn from lecturers with specialist skills developed through their work with external organisations, research and community involvement. This experience reflects and informs the teaching programs, ensuring our graduates are highly regarded for their knowledge, communication skills, professionalism, enthusiasm and problem solving capabilities.
The research profile of Deakin's Health staff is facilitated by collaborative relationships with numerous hospitals, clinics, health care networks, communities and support centres, and these partnerships enable us to provide our research students with excellent opportunities to pursue their own research.
Practical work experience programs are an important part of many Deakin health courses. Conducted in a range of settings, these programs provide the opportunity to gain hands-on industry experience under the supervision of qualified practitioners, preparing you for employment in the real world.
Careers for health graduates
Job growth in the health sector is strong and continues to increase as public health issues such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, sedentary lifestyles and ageing populations affect health care systems not only in Australia but around the world. Career opportunities for graduates include but are not limited to:
Health sciences: Health promotion, health education, community health, project management, program planning, case management, counselling, family and community support, housing services, regional health service planning, sport psychology, sports nutrition, sports development.
Occupational therapy: acute, psychiatric or rehabilitation hospitals, schools, community health, mental health, the workplace, government, private practice, teaching, research.
Food and nutrition: nutritionist, food analysis, sensory analysis, product development, food safety, food manufacturing, food policy, food regulation, consumer education and awareness campaigns, private practice, nutrition counselling, community nutrition.
Public health and health promotion: Health promotion officer, community development officer, social planning officer, health educator, women's health officer, health policy developer, planning officer, health researcher, program development officer, program evaluator.
Social work: social worker, policy and planning officer, drug and alcohol case manager, family relationships adviser, disability support coordinator, child protection officer, human rights advocate, youth projects officer, mental health coordinator, careers counsellor, case manager, child and family counsellor, community development access officer, community development and education officer, community strengthening officer, community support and inclusion officer, welfare coordinator, diversity officer, rehabilitation consultant, school counsellor.
Give yourself the competitive edge after graduation. Discover and live in a new country and make friends all around the world. With a Deakin Education Abroad program, your degree can take you where you want to go.
Exchange and Education Abroad programs are available to all students, including international, postgraduate and off-campus students.
View all health courses at Deakin. Courses include but are not limited to:
- Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology)
- Bachelor of Food and Nutrition
- Bachelor of Health Sciences
- Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
- Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion
- Bachelor of Psychology
- Bachelor of Social Work
- Bachelor of Vision Science (Honours)
Postgraduate studies by coursework
- Doctor of Psychology (Clinical)
- Doctor of Psychology (Forensic)
- Doctor of Psychology (Health)
- Graduate Certificate of Agricultural Health and Medicine
- Graduate Certificate of Coaching and Counselling
- Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education
- Graduate Certificate of Health Promotion
- Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition
- Graduate Certificate of Public Health Nutrition
- Graduate Diploma of Coaching and Counselling
- Graduate Diploma of Health Promotion
- Graduate Diploma of Human Nutrition
- Graduate Diploma of Psychology
- Graduate Entry Medicine, Surgery
- Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
- Master of Dietetics
- Master of Health Promotion
- Master of Health and Human Services Management
- Master of Human Nutrition
- Master of Optometry
- Master of Psychology
- Master of Psychology (Clinical)
- Master of Psychology (Industrial and Organisational)
- Master of Public Health
- Master of Social Work
Postgraduate studies by research
- Doctor of Philosophy
- Master of Applied Science
- Master of Arts
- Master of Science
- Master of Social Work