Applied Health Promotion

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Applied Health Promotion


Extended major

Available in the Bachelor of Health Science

If you’d like to work directly with communities to identify issues (such as nutrition or sexual health) and develop strategies that meet their needs, then look no further than a career in health promotion.

You’ll study the science of contemporary health promotion at the individual, group and population levels; development of health promotion; design, implementation and evaluation of health policies and programs; health promotion settings, populations and issues; environmental health; epidemiology; and research.

You’ll also get practical experience through a work placement in your final year of study, helping you to be job-ready.

The program meets national and international health promotion competency standards and prepares you for a career in health promotion, health policy development or disease prevention.

Career opportunities

Roles in health promotion, health policy development, project development and management, disease prevention and early detection, community and international health in community-based health care, government, hospitals, private health care, and not-for-profit organisations.


Australian Health Promotion Association; Public Health Association of Australia; International Union for Health Promotion and Education.


The Bachelor of Health Science (Applied Health Promotion) has been accredited by the International Union for Health Promotion and Education.

View the Bachelor of Health Science program page for the full program structure and recommended study sequence.

To complete the extended major in Applied Health Promotion, students must successfully complete 11 courses:

Required courses (11)

CourseSemester of offerRequisites
HLT150 Indigenous Wellbeing Foundations
  • Semester 2
SCS110 Australian Society: How does(n’t) it work? – An Introduction to Sociology
Sunshine Coast: Semester 1, Semester 2
Moreton Bay: Semester 2
Fraser Coast: Semester 2
Gympie: Semester 2
HLT242 Indigenous Wellbeing Practice
Not Currently OfferedPre: HLT150 or SCS130
PUB210 Concepts of Epidemiology
  • Semester 2
PUB252 Health Promotion Assessment and Planning
  • Semester 1
Anti: CPH252 or PUB722.
PUB262 Environmental Health Risk Management
  • Semester 2
PUB271 Health Promotion Principles
  • Semester 1
PUB272 Health Promotion Settings and Advocacy
  • Semester 2
Anti: PUB704 and PUB742
PUB351 Health Promotion Implementation and Evaluation
  • Semester 2
PUB305 Public Health Practicum 24 units
  • Semester 2
  • Session 4
Pre: Enrolled in SC344, SC354, SC367, SC373 or SC375 and permission required for enrolment - please contact the course coordinator.
Anti: WPL310 or WPL311 or WPL320 or HLT326 or PUB352 or PUB332
PUB361 Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Semester 1
Pre: SCI110

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