Faculty of Health

Deakin University’s Faculty of Health is one of the largest and fastest growing health faculties in Australia. Across five schools, we are committed to improving health and social outcomes and reducing inequalities across the life-course in the communities we serve, through dynamic learning experience and world-class research.

Our focus

We deliver practical and applied learning opportunities across each of our five schools. In world-class facilities our students have access to engaging learning and research opportunities, preparing them for the real world.

Our emphasis on industry partnerships also ensures our courses remain relevant and responsive to an evolving industry. Each of our schools offer a diverse range of professional placement opportunities, so our students graduate work-ready, with strong employment prospects.

Meet our people

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

Meet our faculty staff

School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Ranked #1 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.

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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 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.

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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 Institute for Mental and Physical Health and Clinical Translation.

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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.

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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

Research that makes a difference

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

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Deakin Rural Health

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.

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Indigenous Entry Stream

Indigenous Entry Stream

In partnership with the National Indigenous Knowledge Education Research Innovation (NIKERI) Institute, Deakin’s Indigenous Entry Stream offers entry streams exclusively for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to study an optometry, medical imaging, medicine or psychological science degree.

Sustainable Health Network

Through research, education and partnerships with community and industry groups, the Sustainable Health Network (SHN) acts on Deakin’s Toward 2030 Strategic Plan commitments to carbon neutrality and sustainability. SHN strives to improve how we address human health while not impacting the environment.

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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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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:

Footnotes

*ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments 2021