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Health Promotion

The Health Promotion program is designed to prepare students for a role as a health promotion practitioner, enabling people to take control of their health, safety and wellbeing. Through a combination of practical skills, theory and research opportunities, students are prepared to practice health promotion in regional and urban communities, healthcare settings, in the workplace, with schools, in media, and in government and non-government agencies.

In their studies, students learn to plan, implement, and evaluate health promotion and public health programs with consideration for inequities within communities, intergenerational groups, people from non-English speaking backgrounds (NESB), and refugees. Students can explore traditional and contemporary strategies in e-health, mass media, healthy public policy, health communication, community development and engagement processes, advocacy, and social marketing.

Work-Ready Experience

Health Promotion studies at ECU focus on employability skills and creating opportunities for students to develop their career skills and portfolios. Students can be involved in applied field visits, undertake industry placements, and participate in internship opportunities with industry partners. Cadetships with University research teams are also available to prepare students seeking further higher education. Some students may apply for a graduate scholarship with the Australian Health Promotion Association.


Bachelor of Health Science, Undergraduate Coordinator
Dr Ruth Wallace

For course specific information, please talk to our Future Students team by calling 134 328 or send an email to


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