Helping people find health

"The Health Promotion (Preventive Health) degree equips you with the skills and knowledge to help people in the community to improve their health and wellbeing. It's about helping those who are at risk of ill health," says Hannah, a Notre Dame Bachelor of Health Promotion (Preventive Health) graduate.

Hannah is currently working as a Project Officer for Physical Activity at the Heart Foundation, and says the degree provides students with a comprehensive range of skills, including community development, social marketing and health promotion frameworks and principles.

"There's a lot of emphasis on the social determinants of health, so you develop an understanding how different social factors can influence the health and wellbeing of individuals in the community," she says.

"Notre Dame has also helped me to think more critically and make ethical-based decisions in the context of my health promotions discipline."

Practical experience is core to the Health Promotion (Preventive Health) degree, with 300 hours of practical, hands-on experience as core to the degree.

"The degree has a large emphasis on practicum; you get a lot of workplace experience – I really felt job-ready when I finished the degree."

Hannah is now completing her PhD at Notre Dame, exploring the impact of social farming on the wellbeing of emerging adults with a mental illness.

“Notre Dame has provided me with the opportunity to combine my passions and develop this research project which I’m really excited to pursue.”

Find out more about Notre Dame's Bachelor of Health Promotion.

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