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Health Promotion

Bachelor Degree


Bachelor of Science (Health Promotion)
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 70
3 years full-time
Curtin Perth


Learn to plan, advocate and evaluate healthcare policies, and bring about positive change.

Joanna Collins

I’ve always had an interest in health, but didn’t want to work in a clinical setting, so health promotion was the perfect in-between. You can help people live healthier lives.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the International Union for Health Promotion and Education.

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Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019).

This course gives you a solid understanding of the social, environmental, political and economic determinants of health. You’ll learn how to advocate for policies and environments that support healthy choices, and plan, implement and evaluate health promotion programs.

In your first year, you'll study the foundations of health promotion including professional health practice, biostatistics, epidemiology and health in social and cultural contexts.

In your second and third years, you'll specialise in health promotion, participate in fieldwork visits and undertake an on-campus health promotion campaign.

A 100-hour professional placement in a health promotion organisation allows you to develop and practice important industry skills. You may also gain experience through an optional overseas study tour.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information. 

Why study

  • Classes in this course are kept small to allow close liaison between students and staff who bring practical and academic experience to their teaching.
  • The Department of Health Promotion is affiliated with the internationally acclaimed Western Australian Centre for Health Promotion Research located at Curtin. The Centre, through the major grants it attracts, will give you the opportunity to participate in ground-breaking health promotion research.
  • Department staff have won many teaching awards including a University Innovative Teaching Practice Award. Eight of the Department staff have won Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in recent years.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the International Union for Health Promotion and Education.

Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Health Promotion Association and the Public Health Association of Australia.

Career information


  • Community health development officer
  • Health promotion officer
  • Policy officer
  • Research officer
  • Workplace health coordinator.


  • AIDS
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Health awareness
  • Heart care
  • Injury prevention
  • Mental health.

What you'll learn

  • apply health promotion concepts and practice to enhance the health and well-being of populations. Demonstrate an understanding of human health, illness and wellbeing from a biological and social context.
  • critically analyse issues relevant to health promotion. Think creatively to generate innovative solutions to promote health
  • access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information to develop sustainable health promotion programs
  • communication with professional and community members to promote health using effective written and oral communication. Communicate with individual and groups to advocate for improved health. Emphasise the significance of health promotion research to the scientific community using effective methods of communication
  • effectively use new and existing technologies to gather information, analyse data and communicate
  • take responsibility for own learning and professional development in the health promotion field
  • apply international perspectives and principles to healthy promotion
  • demonstrate understanding and respect for individual human rights and cultural diversity
  • work professionally and ethically across a range of settings. Demonstrate independence and leadership in project management

Entry requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Cut-off scores

Please note: The cut-off scores below are for 2018 only.

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
India (CBSE) 60%
India (HSC) 65%
Sri Lanka 5

Please select a country above.

Other requirements and notes for this course

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Essential requirements for admission (including fieldwork requirements)

Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements. Failure to comply with any of the essential requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.

Fieldwork requirements during the course

Please refer to the following statements on the fieldwork component of this course:

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Tel: 1300 222 888

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Fees & charges

International student indicative fees for 2020

Fee year: 2020

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Indicative essential incidental course fee $1,301*
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $18,400*
Total indicative course fee $109,900*
Indicative year 1 fee $36,400*

The fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. The indicative tuition fee is subject to an annual tuition fee increase of up to 5 per cent and may be subject to legislative change.

The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.


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  • Curtin course code: B-HLPROM
  • CRICOS code: 003779B
  • Last updated on: April 3, 2020