Master of Health Promotion

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Master of Health Promotion

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Program summary

Improve how we work, live and play.

Good health begins in our everyday lives; in how we work, live and play. As the range of public health concerns attributed to lifestyle and environment grows, so does the need for dedicated health professionals to address these issues.

With a Master of Health Promotion, you have the opportunity to make a broad impact on public health through programs, strategy, policy and education. The program prepares you for careers that allow you to make contributions towards safe, stimulating and enjoyable working and living conditions for all.

This program is one of few masters’ programs in Australia to focus exclusively on the field of Health Promotion. You will learn from leading academics, be involved in research, and study in an environment that replicates workplace scenarios. You will study the foundations and principles of public health; how to assess health needs, how to plan, implement and evaluate health promotion programs; settings for health promotion; epidemiology; research methods and more.

For added flexibility, there is an option to exit this program with a Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion after completing eight courses (96 units).

Flexible study: on campus, online, or both

The program is offered at USC SouthBank campus in Brisbane, online, or a combination of both. For international students who study in Australia on a Student Visa, limits apply to how many online courses they can take – please refer to Program notes.

The fully online mode is available for domestic students and for international students who are not in Australia (for example international students who wish to study from their home country). For the courses in the Master of Health Promotion that are offered online, students have access to course coordinators and staff for enquiries and consultations. 

Admission requirements

Entry to the Master of Health Promotion program requires a Bachelor’s degree (AQF Level 7), or equivalent, from a recognised higher education institution. If you have a Bachelor degree in the same discipline you may be eligible to receive credit of up to 48 units (4 courses). Non-graduates with extensive relevant industry experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Health Promotion Association, the Public Health Association of Australia, and the International Union for Health Promotion and Education.

Career opportunities

As a graduate, you can pursue a career in health promotion as a practitioner, researcher, academic, consultant, policy officer, social advocate, project worker, project manager or educator in international, national, state and local level government and non-government organisations, community organisations, professional associations, private industry, or tertiary institutions.

Application and admission advice

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What will I study

Select your location, starting year and starting semester below to display your program structure.

Program structure

Required courses (12)

NUR721 Research in Health Care *
PUB701 Epidemiology and Biostatistics
PUB702 Health Promotion Implementation and Evaluation
PUB703 Health Promotion Principles
PUB704 Health Promotion Settings
PUB705 Health Promotion Needs Assessment and Planning
PUB706 Introduction to Behavioural Health
PUB707 Public Health Foundations
PUB708 Quantitative Research Methods
PUB710 Health Research Project B
PUB725 Health Research Project A
SCS701 Engaging Effectively with Aboriginal People

* Currently offered via online mode only

Workplace learning course (1)

Select 1 of the following (12 unit) courses from:
PUB715 Health Promotion Professional Learning I (Virtual) (available for on-campus students only)
PUB716 Health Promotion Professional Learning II (online students)

Elective courses (3)

Option 1

Select 3 postgraduate level elective courses from either faculty (Arts, Business and Law or Science, Health, Education and Engineering).

Option 2

PUB716 Health Promotion Professional Learning II**
Plus select 2 postgraduate level elective courses from either faculty (Arts, Business and Law or Science, Health, Education and Engineering)

(**on-campus students are required to have completed PUB715 Health Promotion Professional Learning I (Virtual) prior to enrolling in this course)

Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.

Total units: 192

Recommended study sequence

Students who commenced prior to the current semester must complete the courses from their original program structure unless otherwise advised. For courses no longer included in the current sequence, use the course links in your structure for details of requisites and scheduling. This is a recommended study sequence to complete your program within the specified full-time duration.

Program requirements

In order to graduate you must:

  • Successfully complete 192 units as outlined in the Program Structure
Program notes
  • Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses)
  • Most courses are valued at 12 units unless otherwise specified
  • Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa
  • International students on a Student visa please note:
    • Currently NUR721 is ONLY offered via online mode. You may enrol in a maximum of 4 online courses during your program and must be enrolled in at least 1 on-campus course each semester
    • As the mode of course offerings is subject to change each semester, we strongly recommend you complete on-campus elective courses
  • Some courses in this program require project work and/or independent study and therefore have limited on-campus contact. Please refer to individual course outlines.
  • Refer to the 'Planning your study' page to manage your progression

How to apply

Am I eligible to apply?
Domestic students
  1. Download and complete the Application for postgraduate coursework form and submit directly to USC.
  2. Lodge the completed application form with supporting documentation to Student Central by the due date.
International students

Apply direct to USC International

More information

International students should contact USC International

How to enrol

New to USC?

Once you have applied and received your offer of a place from USC, follow the steps to Get Started at USC to respond to your offer, plan your study and enrol in your courses.

Continuing students

Before you enrol, visit Planning your study to plan your study to make sure you study the right courses at the right time so you can finish your degree when you plan to.

Visit How do I enrol? for enrolment instructions and key dates.

More information

Refer to the Academic Calendar for key semester, session and/or trimester dates.

Search for answers and ask questions via askUSC, or contact Student Central.

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