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Health Promotion

Bachelor Degree


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


Improve the health of people and communities using strategies to address needs, prevent disease and benefit society.

Meg Abercromby

My course as a whole was amazing. I learned about real-world issues and innovative ways to tackle them, including different global public health practices. While studying, I also worked with Curtin AHEAD. In this role, I worked with school-aged kids to inspire and help them work out their career paths.

Professional recognition

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

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

In this rewarding course, you’ll gain a keen understanding of social, political, economic and environmental factors that influence health.

You’ll discover ways to plan and implement health promotion strategies such as health policy, advocacy, community education or development, and you’ll be trained to evaluate their benefits and effectiveness.

In your first year, you'll study the foundations of public health including biostatistics, epidemiology and human biology, and health in social and cultural contexts. Throughout your second and third years, you'll learn about social justice and how to improve the health of marginalised people. You'll also participate in fieldwork visits and undertake an on-campus health promotion project.

In your final year, you’ll complete a 100-hour professional placement with a health promotion organisation to develop and practice important industry skills and competencies before you graduate. There are also opportunities to progress your skills and expertise in a supportive, professional environment at CERIPH, an internationally acclaimed research centre located at Curtin Perth, as well as optional overseas study tours.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Why study

  • Classes are kept small to allow close liaison between yourself and our staff who bring practical and academic experience to their teaching.
  • There are opportunities to progress your skills and expertise in a supportive professional environment at CERIPH, an internationally acclaimed research centre located at Curtin
  • Our staff have won many teaching awards including a University Innovative Teaching Practice Award. Eight have won the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in recent years.

How this course will make you industry ready


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


  • Community health Health awareness
  • Injury prevention
  • International aid
  • Mental health
  • Public and private health services.

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 IUHPE Health Promotion Practitioner Registration and also membership of the Australian Health Promotion Association and the Public Health Association of Australia.


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 2021 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: +61 8 9266 5888

CRL search

Fees & charges

International student indicative fees

Fee year: 2021

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $18,000*
Total indicative course fee $111,400*
Indicative year 1 fee $36,600*

Fee year: 2022

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $18,000*
Total indicative course fee $112,400*
Indicative year 1 fee $36,600*

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.


For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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  • Curtin course code: B-HLPROM
  • CRICOS code: 003779B
  • Last updated on: January 19, 2021