Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion

Institution: University of the Sunshine Coast Australia

For those wanting to integrate health promotion, primary prevention or population approaches into their existing role or for those seeking a career change. Keeping populations healthy and well requires innovative responses to ensure a sustainable future and health care system. Be part of the solution when complex social and environmental public health challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic emerge.

In this program you will:

  • Develop health promotion knowledge and skills to apply in diverse sectors to promote health and wellbeing
  • Learn the principles underpinning health promotion and public health
  • Learn to research, design, implement and evaluate evidence-based health promotion action in various settings

Duration: 6 months (Full-time or equivalent part-time)


  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2

Program Structure:

Required courses (2) 24 units

PUB600 Public Health Research and Evidence

Plus select 1 course (12 units) from:

PUB702 Health Promotion Implementation and Evaluation
PUB705 Health Promotion Community Assessment and Planning
(Depending on semester of commencement)

Elective courses (2) 24 units

Select 2 courses (24 units) from:

PUB703 Health Promotion Principles
PUB704 Health Promotion Settings and Advocacy
PUB706 Introduction to Behavioural Health
PUB707 Public Health Foundations

Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all UniSC courses are available on every UniSC campus.

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