Master of Health Promotion

Deakin University

This program is designed to enable students from varying backgrounds to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to develop appropriate and evidence-based health promotion programs. Students will obtain a broad-based understanding of the determinants of health in populations and of the range of strategies that practitioners and organisations can implement to make a difference in creating healthier communities. The course addresses strategies that seek to help people take action about their own health, to strengthen community action and to create environments that are more supportive of health: policy environments, physical environments, social environments and economic environments

Course Fee:

Australian: $50,752
International: $73,624

Entry Requirements:

Tertiary qualification; involved in health promotion and/or health education activities; written statement; or sufficient knowledge and skills through work-related training and experience; international students must also meet the English language requirements.


16 credit points; 8 core units and 8 electives, including either a minor or major project.

Subjects you can Study:

Health promotion

Study Pathways:

Advanced standing/credit for prior learning may be given for studies undertaken at graduate certificate or graduate diploma level.


Graduates may be eligible to apply for membership of the Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA) and the International Union of Health Promotion and Education.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00113B

Related Careers:

Health Promotion Practitioner,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Burwood No info Yes Part time 4 years
Burwood No info Yes Full time 2 years
Burwood No info Yes Online 2 years

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Deakin University has five campuses - one in Melbourne's eastern suburbs, two in the port city of Geelong and one in Warrnambool on the south-west coast of Victoria. With over 61,000 students, it is one of Australia’s largest universities. Deakin’s fastest growing campus is in the Cloud where 15,000 students study predominantly online. All students, regardless of their campus or mode of study, benefit from Deakin’s award-winning digital environment. 

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