Study undergraduate health in Australia

Undergraduate health at Deakin University, Australia

Everyone deserves to lead a healthy life but many people find obstacles in their way. A rewarding career in a health-related field gives you the chance to help people around the world to lead healthier, happier lives.

Deakin University’s Faculty of Health will inspire you to reach your full potential and achieve your goals. We provide personal, dynamic learning experiences that enable you to learn and grow, and we conduct world-class research that benefits our communities and feeds into our course content.

The health and human services sector is one of the largest and fastest growing industries in Australia and the world. With ageing populations and public health issues like obesity and chronic illness on the rise, employability in the sector is stronger than ever, and continually increasing.

In Australia, for example, the health care and social assistance sector is projected to make the largest contribution to employment growth, increasing by 252,600 jobs over the next five years to May 2024.**

**Industry Employment Projections 2019 Report, Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business.


We are a multi-award winning, internationally recognised university.

We are proud to be:

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A top university worldwide

Ranked in the Top 1% of universities worldwide***
***ShanghaiRankings World University Rankings

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A top young university

One of the top 50 young universities in the world^
^QS World University Rankings

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Leaders in student satisfaction

Leader in graduate satisfaction in the Australian state of Victoria for the tenth consecutive year***
***Australian Graduate Survey (2010–15) and the Graduate Outcomes Survey, QILT (2016–19)

Industry partnerships

Deakin has hundreds of successful partnerships within the health industry across government departments, hospitals and private businesses. Our industry and teaching partners provide guidance through your placements and share their expert knowledge in the classroom as guest lecturers. This integral part of your Deakin experience will ensure you graduate with the skills and industry connections needed to launch your career in the health industry.

Real-world experience

Our focus on practical and applied learning gives you the chance to gain valuable industry experience and further develop your expertise in your field, whether this is through placements or Work Integrated Learning units.

Real-world experience is a great opportunity to transfer your knowledge and skills to a practical setting. Placements and volunteer units enable you to apply your skills under the supervision of qualified practitioners, and will give you a competitive edge in the workforce when you graduate.

Tailor your degree for the career you want

Right now there is global demand for health practitioners in a broad range of specialist industries. You will build a baseline of skills in the first part of your degree and then will begin to specialise depending on your chosen discipline. Depending on which discipline you choose to pursue, you will have opportunities to gain relevant accreditation and participate in industry work experience to become job-ready when you graduate.

Health degrees

Find out more about studying health at Deakin or select a health degree from the table below.

Undergraduate health degrees

While the information provided here was correct at the time of publication, Deakin University reserves the right to alter, amend or delete details of degree and unit offerings.


Study with one of the largest nursing schools in Australia, take advantage of our Clinical Simulation Centres and gain hands-on experience in a clinical healthcare setting as soon as you begin your course. Deakin University’s nursing programs are globally recognised and ranked in the top 29 universities in the world.~

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~QS Rankings by Subject


Learn from the best at Deakin University, ranked the #3 sport science school in the world. With world-class learning environments and diverse courses ranging from management and business through to sport science and clinical exercise physiology, you can graduate with confidence.

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†ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments

Nutrition and dietetics

With increasing community interest in food, nutrition and health, there is a real demand for nutritionists and dietitians across a range of industry sectors. At Deakin University you will learn in state-of-the-art facilities like our food preparation and sensory food laboratories, and you will gain the sought-after knowledge and skills required to work in this rapidly growing industry.

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Explore the mind and human behaviour by studying a psychology course at Deakin, while building the skills and knowledge to provide meaningful help and support. As a Deakin psychology student, you will benefit from hundreds of industry partnerships, which will enrich your learning experiences. Our integrated approach to teaching and research combined with clinical training opportunities will ensure you are career ready.

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