Bachelor of Health Promotion

Bachelor of Health Promotion

The Bachelor of Health Promotion is for students wanting to pursue a career in health-related fields with a particular focus on health promotion. Studies in health promotion are personally rewarding and future focused. Unlike other careers in the health sector, graduates of health promotion will work with both individuals and the broader community to impact their health and bring about positive change.

The Bachelor of Health Promotion is an integrated qualification of three years’ full-time study comprising discipline studies in core health, health science, health promotion and professional skills. Students develop not only a strong theoretical knowledge of health promotion principles but also practical health promotion skills through industry placement. Graduates will be job ready and have networks within industry upon graduation.

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Course Duration

3 years full time or part time equivalent

Intakes

7 March 2022

FEE-Help

FEE-HELP approved (for eligible domestic students – Australian citizens or Permanent Humanitarian visa holders) Payment plans & direct payment options available Tuition payment arrangements must be confirmed upon admission to the college.

Study Mode

Fully online with selected units available face to face.

Transfer Credit

An applicant may apply for an assessment of their prior learning at the time of applying for entry to an award course of the college.

Course Overview

An overview of the  Bachelor of Health Promotion

Course Streams

The Bachelor of Health promotion is divided into 4 core study areas

  • Health Promotion Discipline Units

The health promotion stream is designed to give students the core knowledge of the health promotion discipline. Particular attention is given to health promotion as a combination of education, organisation, and economic and political actions. Health promotion skills such as assessing the need for a health promotion initiative and the design and evaluation of health promotion initiatives are also developed.

  • Core Health Discipline Units

The core health stream is designed to give students an understanding of the social model of health, determinants of health and key concepts in global health.

  • Health Science Discipline Units

The health science units are included on the premise that the study of physical activity, psychology, nutrition and social development are integral to understanding key lifestyle behaviors for good health and therefore fundamental to the development of preventive health strategies.

  • Professional Skills and Work Integrated Learning Units

Professional skills and work integrated learning units provide structured and guided placements to develop practical skills and experience to ensure job readiness upon graduation. Students have the option to develop an area of interest based on the placement opportunities.

Course Structure

The full time course structure for the Bachelor of Health Promotion

The Bachelor of Health Promotion degree can be completed in three years of full-time study. The degree program is divided into six semesters.

Semester 1

  • Understanding Health
  • Health Priorities for Australia
  • Foundations of Health Promotion
  • Physical Literacy for Children & Young People

Semester 2

  • Health & Physical Activity: A Sociological Perspective
  • Introduction to the Australian Healthcare System
  • Epidemiology & Statistics
  • Physical Activity and Social Development

Semester 3

  • Health Promotion Strategies
  • Psychology of Behaviour Change
  • Global Health
  • Professional Communication

Semester 4

  • Health Promotion in Action
  • Nutrition as Medicine
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Leadership

Semester 5

  • Health Promotion in Challenging Contexts
  • Environmental Health
  • Work Integrated Learning 1
  •  Elective 1

Semester 6

  • Program Planning
  • Health Policy & Advocacy
  • Work Integrated Learning 2
  • Elective 2
  • Youth Health & Resilience
  • Inclusive Health & Physical Activity
  • Event Planning & Program Management
  • Professional Integrity
  • Research in Action (Sport)
  • Promoting Physical Activity
  • Entrepreneurship in the Sport Industry
  • Sport & Human Resource Management

Course Outcomes

Discover where the Bachelor of Health Promotion can take you.

Career Opportunities
  • Health Promotion Officer or Coordinator
  • Health and Lifestyle Coordinator
  • Policy Support Officer
  • Community Health Development Officer
  • Community Engagement Officer
  • Public Health Project Officer or Program Development Officer
  • Environmental Health Coordinator
  • Health and Wellbeing Manager
  • Health Education Program Officer
  • Primary Care Partnership Manager
  • Youth Services Officer and
  • other health or programme planning positions within government, private providers, or NGOs.

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