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Applied Health PromotionMajor

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.

Extended major

Available in the Bachelor of Health Science

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

Required courses (11)
CourseSemester of offerUnitsRequisites
SCS110 Australian Society: How does(n't) it work? - An Introduction to Sociology
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1, Semester 2
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 1, Semester 2
  • Fraser Coast: Semester 2
  • Online: Semester 1, Semester 2
HLT242 Indigenous Wellbeing Practice
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
12Pre: HLT150 or SCS130 or OCC102
PUB210 Concepts of Epidemiology
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
PUB252 Health Promotion Assessment and Planning
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
12Anti: PUB705
PUB262 Environmental Health Risk Management
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 2
PUB271 Health Promotion Principles
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
PUB272 Healthy Public Policy and Advocacy
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
12Anti: PUB704 and PUB742
PUB351 Health Promotion Implementation and Evaluation
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
PUB361 Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 1
12Pre: SCI110
INT370 Politics and the Media
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
  • Online: Semester 1
12Anti: INT270
PUB305 Public Health Practicum
  • Sunshine Coast: Session 4, Semester 2
24Pre: Course Coordinator Consent Required and enrolled in SC344, SC354, SC367, SC373 or SC375
Anti: WPL310 or WPL311 or WPL320 or HLT326 or PUB352 or PUB332