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Health Promotion

Bachelor of Science (Health Promotion) - BSc(Curtin) - B-HLPROM Health Sciences
Indicative ATAR 70 Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Online - find out more
Study mode Online, on-campus, off-campus and mixed on- and off-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Course overview

This innovative degree is designed to equip you with the theoretical and practical skills required for a career in health promotion. Health promotion helps to develop skills and knowledge in communities and individuals, change policies and laws to support healthy choices, and encourage industries and services to promote healthy lifestyles.

In your first year you will learn the fundamentals of health promotion and will be introduced to public health, Indigenous health, psychology, sociology, human biology, professional communication, and how health professionals work together to improve health and wellbeing.

In your second and third years you will study the planning, implementation and evaluation of health promotion programs, have the opportunity to manage an on-Campus health promotion campaign, and may undertake a 100-hour placement at a government or non-government organisation.

You can study this as part of a double degree:

*Please note not all majors are offered online

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

Indicative TER (ATAR) Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.


STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Written English and either MC Verbal or Quantitative

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Mature age entry

Discover other ways you can qualify

Essential WACE courses


Desirable WACE courses

At least one ATAR science course from the following list: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Human Biology, Integrated Science, Physics or Psychology

Please refer to the following statements before applying for this course:


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2017 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? - A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.

Fees are indicative first year only.

*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 do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Credit for previous study

If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Health Sciences to discuss eligibility for recognition of prior learning.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Health Promotion Officer

This course can help you become a Health Promotion Officer, Research Officer, Project/Campaign Officer, Community Development Officer and Sponsorship Coordinator.

Professional Memberships:
Australian Health Promotion Association

Public Health Association of Australia.

Why Health Promotion?

  • 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.