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Health Promotion Major


Prepares students for a role as a health promotion professional in a changing global environment.

Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over their health by strengthening their skills and capabilities and reducing inequalities in the community. Students will cover planning, development and implementation of health promotion policies and projects, such as Quit Smoking, Be Active or LiveLighter, using a variety of strategies, including e-health, mass media, community development and engagement processes, advocacy, social marketing, research and evaluation. The content also covers various health promotion settings (e.g schools and rural areas) and population groups (e.g refugees and minority groups, youth, and the ageing population).





Mount Lawley

South West (Bunbury)




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Major details

Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical Health Science situations.
  2. Communicate disciplinary knowledge and values in professional and public contexts.
  3. Demonstrate a global outlook with respect for cultural diversity, including Indigenous cultural competence.
  4. Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and professional practice.
  5. Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and professional practice.
  6. Think creatively to anticipate challenges and generate discipline specific solutions/responses.
  7. Think critically to analyse, interpret and conceptualise complex Health Science problems.
  8. Use digital technologies and literacies to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources.
  9. Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative to implement social, sustainable, and ethical values.

Professional recognition

International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) have Accredited this Major.

This professional accreditation offers graduates recognition internationally in health promotion practice and education. Graduates of the Bachelor of Health Science (majoring in Health Promotion) are eligible to apply for recognition as an IUHPE Registered Health Promotion practitioner, and have their name recorded on the IUHPE Health Promotion Accreditation System Global Register for a period of three years. Re-registration is based on agreed criteria for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) every three years.

This professional recognition only applies when you study this Major in the following course:



Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
HST1125Health Priorities and Human Behaviour15
HST1120Introduction to Health Promotion15
HST1183Health, Society and Sustainability15
HST2124Health Communication15
HST2220Health Promotion Planning and Administration15
HST2120Community Development in Health Promotion15
HST3100Child and Adolescent Health15
HST3101Healthy Ageing15

Employment Opportunities

There are dynamic career pathways available for working as a Health Promotion practitioner with communities and across Government, not-for-profit organisations and other workplaces where wellness and safety is valued.

Possible future job titles

Aged Care Worker, Asthma WA Worker, Diabetes Australia Worker, Cancer Council Worker, Disability WA Worker, Child Protection Officer, Health Promotion Officer, Injury Prevention Officer, Mental Health Worker, Men's Health Worker, Women's Health Worker, Health Project Coordinator

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