Health Promotion


Health Promotion is one of the pathways available for those taking a public health programme, and a named specialisation under the Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health.

Areas of study

Courses include:

Health Promotion – Theory and Models | Health Promotion Strategies | Mental Health Promotion | Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Studies | Health Promotion in Pacific Community Development | Pacific Health | Foundations of Māori Health | International Public Health | Population Youth Health | Health and Public Policy.

These courses are offered in a flexible learning format (several full or half days per course over a semester) at the School of Population Health at the Tāmaki Campus.

You can study Health Promotion in the following programmes:

What you will learn

Health promotion will appeal to you if who have experience in public health, and want to further your academic and professional ability. You will gain an understanding of the principles and strategies of an empowering health promotion practice in a public health framework, an appreciation of the role of the Treaty of Waitangi and practical guidelines for applying health promotion to fit your own chosen professional area.

Career opportunities

Our health promotion courses are aimed at health professionals working in health promotion who want to upgrade their skills and gain a postgraduate qualification as well as other graduates of relevant degrees who want to work in health promotion.

More information

Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health in Health Promotion