Health Promotion

Health Promotion is about working with individuals and communities to improve people's health and prevent ill health.

Examples include media campaigns to promote healthier lifestyles, smoking cessation programmes, workplace wellness programmes, community-based fitness and healthy eating activities, etc.

Studying in this area involves learning about how to promote people's health and wellbeing.

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • Health promotion advisor
  • Community health consultant
  • Environmental health analyst
  • Occupational Health and Safety officer
  • Public health officer
  • Development agency analyst
  • Non-governmental organisation (NGO) worker
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

185% of national
median earnings


Employment

63%
Employed
0%
Unemployed
12%
Further study
25%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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