Health education enables students to gain knowledge and competencies to live satisfying lives. Health, like other disciplines, is a broad discipline that has numerous specializations. Students are taught to analyze, evaluate, and take action to strengthen the well-being of individuals, communities, and societies. Students develop a tendency to think critically and logically about the perceptions and practices related to personal and societal health. It helps students develop skills for health promotion so that they can contribute to the individual and community well-being. Students are encouraged to plan and take collective action for the betterment of society. 

No matter how educated the world is becoming, people are still neglecting or are unaware of the health hazards. Consequently, severe and fatal diseases take thousands of lives every year. Due to this phenomenon, governments and universities are giving high priority to health education and the production of skilled and quality health workers, scientists, and researchers. Thus, Health by no means is a minor discipline provided at academic institutions. Its importance and scope in terms of employment are experiencing significant growth year by year.


The discipline of Health includes the following broad specialisations:

  • Complementary Therapies;
  • Dental Science;
  • Medical Science;
  • Nursing;
  • Nutrition and Community Health;
  • Optical Science;
  • Pharmacy;
  • Public Health;
  • Radiography; and
  • Rehabilitation Therapies.


Health discipline programs are offered at the following qualification levels: 

  • Certificate
  • Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Certificate
  • Postgraduate Diploma
  • Masters by research/coursework
  • PhD 

Career Opportunities

  • Acupuncturist;
  • Audiologist;
  • Dental Technician/Dentist;
  • Nurse;Massage Therapist;
  • Health Administrator;
  • Occupational Therapist;
  • Dietician;
  • Doctor/Surgeon/Specialist;
  • Pharmacist;
  • Physiotherapist;
  • Psychiatrist;
  • Welfare and Community Worker;
  • Podiatrist;
  • Ambulance Officer;
  • Chiropractor;
  • Natural Medicine Practitioner.