Health promotion

health promotion studentsWhy study Health promotion?

Help promote and protect people's health. Health promotion involves working with people to be active in their own health and in developing healthy environments for all communities. You learn all about program assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation as well as current and emerging health promotion activities.

Career opportunities

Graduates are likely to find roles as Health Promotion Officers, Health Project Officers, Health Advocates, Community Health Workers, Sexual Health Workers, Indigenous Health Officers, Community Development Workers, Sustainability Officers, or Social Marketing Practitioners. Prospective employers include community-based health care, government, hospitals, private health care, and not-for-profit organisations.

Courses

Bachelor of Food and Nutrition

Semester starts: See additional information
Duration: 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent. This course may be completed in less than three years with enrolment in more than two study periods per year.

Doctor of Philosophy

Semester starts: Anytime Anytime
Duration: 4 years full-time or equivalent part-time 4 years

Doctor of Public Health (Professional Doctorate)

Semester starts: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Duration: 3 years full-time (4 years maximum) or part-time equivalent 3 years full-time (4 years maximum)

Master of Applied Science

Semester starts: See additional information Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Duration: 2 years full-time, or the equivalent part-time 2 years

Master of Health Sciences

Semester starts: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) Semester 1 (March)
Duration: 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent. 2 years

Master of Public Health

Semester starts: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) Semester 1 (March)
Duration: 2 years full-time or 3-5 years part-time 2 years

Your study experience

Other ways into undergraduate study

Learn how you can plan a pathway into your preferred degree, including single subject entry. See also La Trobe University Access and Equity programs which support a variety of ways into undergraduate study for applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage.

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About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academics during your course, from tutors through to lecturers.

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