The Bachelor of Public Health Promotion is a flexible course designed to prepare students for practical roles in a broad range of settings that work to promote and protect people's health. Rather than focusing on illness, health promotion emphasises working with people to be active, in their own health, and in developing environments that are conducive to the health of communities. Students will gain competencies in conducting and analysing community needs assessment, program planning and delivery, planning evidence-based strategies, evaluation and research, communication and technology, partnership building, as well as current and emerging knowledge in health promotion activities. This course provides students with an opportunity to include a minor study area, thus providing an opportunity to better tailor studies according to interests and career goals. In this growing field, graduates are able to work at individual, group, organisational, community and population levels – locally, nationally and internationally. Eligible students will also be able to progress into an Honours program. Student exchange and overseas short programs offer a unique opportunity for a meaningful learning and educational experience abroad. La Trobe University encourages all students to make the world their campus by participating in an exchange or overseas short program that fits within your degree structure. Student exchange and overseas short programs may also be eligible for a mobility grant. The three Essentials - Global Citizenship, Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Thinking are specialist areas designed to give you an edge with employers. Essentials will enable you to adapt your knowledge and skills to new contexts in a rapidly changing world. Subjects addressing the Essentials are part of all undergraduate La Trobe degrees and can be identified in the subject search by distinct icons. The list of approved subjects can be found on the Essentials webpage. The course requires the completion of 360 credit points over three years of full-time or part-time equivalent study.
Health sciences courses
Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Health Services & Support courses at La Trobe University.