Master of Health Promotion | UniSC | University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Master of Health Promotion

Foster healthy, safe and supportive environments and communities, and positively influence the health and well-being of people. Strengthen community action to save healthcare costs and lives and master topics such as population health, indigenous wellbeing, and health promotion practice and build your research skills. Become a work-ready health promotion professional.  

In this program you will:

  • Prepare for careers that contribute towards safe, stimulating and enjoyable working and living conditions
  • Study in one of a few masters’ programs in Australia focused exclusively on Health Promotion
  • Learn from leading academics, be involved in research, and study in workplace scenarios
  • Study foundations and principles of public health; assessing health and wellbeing needs, planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion programs, epidemiology, research methods and more

Location

Duration

2 years 2 years Full-time or equivalent part-time Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
Full-time or equivalent part-time Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.

Indicative fees

Indicative 2022 fees ($AUD)

A$20,400 Fee-paying
Fee-paying

Start

  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2

Offshore International students enrolling in this program can only study it fully online. This program is not available to International students studying in Australia on a student visa.

Start
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
Delivery mode
  • Online
Total courses
16
Total units
192
Duration
2 years 2 years
UniSC program code
SC713
Program coordinator
Program structure
Required courses (14) 168 units

HLT600 Indigenous Wellbeing Foundations
PUB600 Public Health Research and Evidence
PUB701 Foundations of Epidemiology
PUB702 Health Promotion Implementation and Evaluation
PUB703 Health Promotion Principles
PUB704 Health Promotion Settings and Advocacy
PUB705 Health Promotion Community 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
PUB711 Foundations of Health Economic Evaluation
PUB713 Health Promotion Professional Practice

Elective courses (2) 24 units 

Select 2 postgraduate level elective courses (24 units) from the postgraduate elective course options.

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

Study sequences

This study sequence reflects the current program structure. Continuing students must follow their commencing structure, which can be found in the previous student handbooks.

Entry to the Master of Health Promotion program requires completion of a recognised Bachelor’s degree 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. 

Please note that offshore international students enrolling in this program can only study it fully online. This program is not available to onshore international students on a Student Visa.

Program requirements
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) and following the recommended study sequence
  • The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
  • It is each students responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates
  • Refer to the Managing your progression page for help in understanding your program structure, reviewing your progress and planning remaining courses.
Inherent academic requirements

Prospective students must consider the Inherent Academic Requirements before applying to study this program.

Refer to Master of Health Promotion - Inherent Academic Requirements

USC strongly supports the rights of all people to pursue studies. The University embraces diversity and endeavours to accommodate all students.

What are Inherent Academic Requirements (IARs)?

The IARs of a program are those fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the program, while maintaining the academic integrity of that program.

Students with a disability or chronic health condition may be able to have reasonable adjustments made to enable them to meet these requirements.

USC is committed to making reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, placement and other activities to enable students to participate in their program.

Reasonable adjustments must not fundamentally change the nature of the IAR.

Consideration is given to a student's cultural and religious background/beliefs, which may impact on participation in their program or course. For further information contact Student Support.

Why are Inherent Academic Requirements (IARs) important?

IARs ensure the academic integrity of a program is maintained and preserves the University's learning, assessment and accreditation processes. They must be met by all students.

How does this affect you?

To successfully complete a program at USC, you need to be able to meet all the Inherent Academic Requirements.

If you are applying for a program, you should read the IAR statement carefully to ensure you are able to meet them.

If you have a disability or chronic health condition, contact a USC Disability Advisor to talk about the adjustments that may be put in place so you can meet the requirements.

Career opportunities

  • Academic
  • Community organisations
  • Consultant
  • Educator in international, national, state and local level government and non-government organisations
  • Policy officer
  • Practitioner
  • Private industry
  • Professional associations
  • Project manager
  • Project worker
  • Researcher
  • Social advocate
  • Tertiary institutions

Memberships

Graduates may be eligible to become members of:

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

Accreditation

The Master of Health Promotion has been accredited by the International Union for Health Promotion and Education.

Fee-paying estimate
A$20,400

Postgraduate coursework places

All postgraduate coursework programs are subject to tuition fees unless the postgraduate program is offered under Commonwealth support arrangements.

Eligible students (Australian citizens, permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand Citizens who hold a Special Category Visa and meet the eligibility requirements) may seek assistance to defer payment via a FEE-HELP loan.

Domestic applicants apply for admission direct to USC.

Find out about how to apply and key application closing dates.

Offered online. Available domestically or internationally
Eight course exit option available
Accredited by the International Union for Health Promotion and Education
Christie Warner
Christie Warner Graduate

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