Bachelor of Health Promotion seeks to understand and act on the factors that cause poor health, and those that create and sustain good health. The field relies on diverse approaches, including community engagement, policy development, research, education and the media to address the causes of poor health within populations. This degree is designed to help students gain skills in industry-recognised competencies. Students will develop their knowledge of planning and evaluation, health communication strategies, epidemiology, and health research. Practical work placements give students the chance to gain valuable experience and further develop their expertise in the field, in preparation for careers in the health sector.
1. Pass in Year 13 Examination or equivalent with a minimum aggregate mark of 230 out of 400 with a 50% pass in English and best three subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Home Economics Agricultural Science and Computer Studies. OR;
2. Pass in full Foundation Science programme or equivalent with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 out of 4.5 or 2.2 out of 5.0 with a pass in English and best three subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Agricultural Science and Computer Science. OR;
3. Pass in Bridging or Unclassified study or equivalent with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 out of 4.5 or 2.2 out of 5.0 with a pass in English and best three subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Agricultural Science and Computer Science. OR;
4. Applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree in the relevant disciplines, qualify to apply with cross-credit (maximum of 50%) if applicable and approved by the HOS of SPHPC OR;
5. Applicants who have completed Associate Degrees or Diploma or equivalents in Public Health/Health Promotion from Fiji and other Pacific Island countries and US affiliated territories may be accepted and cross credited to proceed to the next level.
6. Regional and international applicants will need qualifications assessed by Educational Quality and Assessment Programme (EQAP-SPC)
7. Other than the fresh School leavers, alternative entry criteria maybe considered by the Dean or Dean authorized teaching staff. This includes applicants who are able to demonstrate their ability to succeed in this programme on the basis of their maturity together with relevant work experience (from Supervisors) or/and prior learning may be considered for placement. The Dean or Dean authorized teaching staff may require such an applicant to sit for any specific or general examination as a prerequisite for any such enrolment, or may restrict enrolment only to certain prescribed courses that must be passed to progress further, as per the University Academic & Student Regulations (UASR 4.4 pg. 19).
8. If the quotas for either the local or regional/international candidates is not met, then the MER may be considered until the quota for local and regional/international students is reached. However, marks below 210/400 or GPA below 2.0 out of 4.5 or 1.8 out of 5.0, or equivalent will not be considered. Refer to the CMNHS Student Admission Manual 2020 for further details.
This is a multi-exit programme where candidates can exit with a Diploma..