Faculty students and researchers have access to the most advanced equipment available in the sports, nutrition, medicine and health fields. Highlights include:
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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
Ranked #3 sport science school in the world, the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences is a leader in its field. We are the only school in Australia that brings both nutrition and physical activity together in both its teaching and research.
See yourself as a sport coach, food scientist or working to combat chronic health conditions? The school has the facilities, expertise and support you need to achieve your goals.
Study exercise and nutrition sciences with us
- 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 extensive workplace experience and in-depth knowledge across diverse topics.
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 state-of-the-art simulated environments, teachers who are experts in their field and a variety of work placement options, Deakin's School of Nursing and Midwifery supports you for success 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 two research institute, six strategic research centres and numerous specialist units work closely with industry partners and the government to put findings into practice.
Deakin Rural Health
Deakin Rural Health (DRH) offers programs that assist both students and health professionals undertaking placements or working in rural Victoria. Whether you're a current Deakin student, studying elsewhere, or a working professional, we have a range of services that can help you make a greater contribution to the regional Victorian health sector.
Industry relations and partnerships
The Faculty of Health has hundreds of successful partnerships across government departments, hospitals, research institutes, businesses and community groups.
Deakin offers Faculty of Health students the opportunity to complete part of their course as a Start Anytime unit. This allows you to begin the unit at any point throughout the year and complete it online at your own pace.
The Start Anytime units offered are:
- Foundations of Play Therapy (HSO710)^
- Play Therapy Research Thesis (HSO724)*
- Psychology at Work (Internship) (HPS328) – third-year placement unit#.
^ Maximum six months
* Maximum one year
# Maximum one year
The Foundations of Play Therapy unit is part of several qualifications, including the Graduate Certificate of Therapeutic Child Play, Graduate Diploma of Therapeutic Child Play and the Master of Child Play Therapy. The Play Therapy Research Thesis unit is only available in the Master of Child Play Therapy.
To be eligible for the Psychology at Work (Internship) unit, students must be enrolled in Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Bachelor of Health Sciences, Bachelor of Psychological Science or Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), and must have completed the unit Preparing for Employment (HPS207) and 16 credit points.
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