Health Promotion Practice - Online

Course Summary
This programme will provide those working to deliver on the ambitions of the Healthy Ireland framework with the skills to plan and deliver multi-disciplinary health promotion projects with professional competence. The programme combines the development of expertise in Health Promotion, including skills in research, analysis and communication, with skills in the planning and execution of complex initiatives in this field.

The programme includes taught online courses in three areas of specific relevance, namely:
- Concepts and Competencies for Health Promotion
- Health Project Planning and Design
- Public Health Research

These modules will all support a practice-based research project, which will give the participant the opportunity to use a major work-based project as the focus for learning and reflection. In those students who are in employment this research based project may support the achievement of the employer's objectives.

The flexible, online delivery of this programme facilitates a remote learning opportunity for those who are currently in employment and/or are unable to attend on-campus but are keen to further their education in health promotion practice at masters level.


Semester 1:
Concepts & Competencies for Health Promotion
Health Project Management

Semester 2:
Quantitative Methods for Health Research
Qualitative & Mixed Methods for Health Research
Statistics and Data Analysis

Semester 3 & 4:
Health Promotion Practice Thesis

Subjects taught

Semester 1
Title Credits
Concepts & Competencies for Health Promotion 10
Health Project Management 10

Semester 2
Title Credits
Quantitative Methods for Health Research 05
Qualitative & Mixed Methods for Health Research 05
Statistics and Data Analysis 05

Semester 3
Title Credits
Heath Promotion Practice Thesis

Entry requirements

Applications with a 2.2 Honours award in a relevant discipline may apply.

Applicants who do not meet this entry criterion may be considered through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Advice, guidance and support for applicants can on be found at

As Healthy Ireland encourages all sectors of society to engage in promoting health we welcome graduates from a wide variety of backgrounds including but not limited to health science/ health promotion, sport and leisure, education, health and safety, social sciences and childcare.

Application dates

Application Closing Date : 31st August 2022



Enrolment dates

Contact the college for the next start date.

Post Course Info

Career Opportunities
Graduates will be suitably qualified to work in a wide range of health and community settings.

Graduated may pursue careers in research, advocacy and policy development including evidence.

Other opportunities include careers as health project managers, researchers and as wellness practitioners.

Further Study
Graduates can apply to funded PhD within the Institute or other Institutes.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Blended

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