Master of Applied Health and Business Psychology

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Growing demographic segments within the workplace have necessitated a greater understanding of people skills and a need for staff development. This new program is designed for professionals looking to advance their management skills from a psychological perspective to enhance performance outcomes within the health and corporate business sectors.

A University of Newcastle Master of Applied Health and Business Psychology through the University of Newcastle is for individuals looking to further their competitive edge and develop their career prospects in management. Graduates will be provided with an advanced understanding of human behaviour and how this can be applied to manage workplace relationships.

Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. It’s completely online, so you can achieve your Master of Applied Health and Business Psychology at a time that suits you.

Explore this page and find out if the Master of Applied Health and Business Psychology is for you, what you will study and the advanced career opportunities it can provide.

Is it for you?

Are you a health professional looking for an insight to your clients and a point of difference that gives your career the edge? Health professionals will gain some experience into a business environment, an insight to community mental health, suicide prevention and skills to potentially enhance a management career in the health sector.

Are you a business professional looking to advance your career in management and gain specialised experience in people skills? Corporate professionals will gain advanced experience in management processes, interviewing and assessing staff, managing difficult people, managing difficult situations and the skills to become an influential person within the business world.

The Master of Applied Health and Business Psychology focuses on developing a higher understanding and specialised skills in applied psychology, organisational behaviour, community health and psychology in the workplace. This postgraduate qualification can be the key to your future career success  and can provide the  knowledge to leverage your business to a new level.

There are opportunities to exit the Master program with either a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma depending on the number of units completed.

To find out more about what you will study, visit the 'study' tab.


Today, successful managers are required to have a greater understanding of people skills and staff development within the work environment, be flexible and have the ability to enhance performance outcomes for their business.

A Master of Applied Health and Business Psychology through The University of Newcastle offers professionals a specialised program that challenges your approach to leadership and enhances your ability to think from a health or business psychology perspective.

You can specialise in the following areas to best suit your career needs:

  •     general management
  •     human resource management
  •     health practice management
  •     human services consultancy

You will develop an understanding and application of  applied psychology and how this can be used in strategic management to enhance business outcomes. Professionals have the opportunity to learn, understand and apply  specialised theoretical management frameworks and advanced business skills which are transferable to all areas of business in both the corporate and health environments.

To find out more about where the Master of Applied Health and Business Psychology can take your career, visit the 'Careers' tab.


The Master of Applied Health and Business Psychology will prepare individuals for a number of career opportunities that require specialised interpersonal and advanced communication skills. Graduates may be employed in mid to senior management positions across the public, not-for-profit and health sectors. Other prospective career paths include:

  • Consultant for human services, recruitment, change management and communications
  • HR specialist
  • Case management and managing a multi-disciplinary team
  • Program manager for community work or health
  • Organisational trainer/training manager
  • Customer service manager
  • Health practice manager

For more detailed information on eligibility, courses and requirements of the Master of Applied Health and Business Psychology, visit the 'details' tab.

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