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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).



Availability & Campus

JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

Professional Recognition



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

For more detailed unit information for this Major take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook


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.

Career Opportunities

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

This Major can be studied in the following courses

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