The Faculty is recognised internationally for its contribution to the health field, in teaching, training and research, as well as for its role in assisting Australian and overseas governments in advancing health policies and programmes.
Our mission is to achieve the Deakin vision by improving health and well being, and by strengthening the health and human services sectors in Australia and internationally. Our core values are social responsibility, professional integrity, quality with vitality, and sustainability with creativity.
The Faculty comprises the Schools of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Health and Social Development, Nursing, and Psychology. We also host the Metabolic Research Unit in Geelong and the University Department of Rural Health in Warnambool, and have been designated an official World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention and Related Research and Training.
Each School offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs and short courses designed to assist students to achieve their career goals and professional aspirations. The courses are highly regarded by the professions and industry, and all can lead to higher degree studies, either by coursework or research.
These courses include Nutrition, Dietetics, Exercise Science, Sports Coaching, Public Health, Health Promotion, Disability, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Nursing (General, Mental Health, Ageing, Peri-Operative, Critical Care), and Psychology (Health, Clinical, Forensic).