Health Promotion & Wellness
This programme aims to introduce students to the core concepts and competencies required for health promotion and wellness practice. Students will become proficient in utilising evidence informed practice, statistical and data analysis and in health behaviour change approaches.
Objectives of Post-Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion & Wellness Practice:
- To develop health promotion competencies and show evidence of using these in health or other settings
- To develop skills in the planning, implementation and evaluation of evidence based health behaviour change initiatives
- To be able to appraise, communicate and disseminate evidence of health promotion research and practice
- To develop self - reflective skills as a health promotion and wellness practitioner
- To develop professional practice skills to work autonomously and in collaboration with a broad range of relevant stakeholders.
Concepts & Competencies for Health Promotion 10
Evidence Based Health Promotion Practice 05
Health Behaviour Change 10
Statistics and Data Analysis 05
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)
Applications for online programmes are accepted on the atu sligo website.
All programmes advertised will run subject to sufficient student numbers.
ATU sligo online has two intakes per year, the main one being in September with a smaller listing of programmes for January. For confirmation on start dates check www.itsligo.ie/online
For September, applications open from 1st February each year. Closing date for receipt of applications is 31st august.
For January, applications open from 1st November each year. Closing date for applications is mid-January.
The online application form requires personal details, previous qualifications, professional accreditations, employment history and a personal statement. We recommend collating all the necessary paperwork i.e. Transcripts of previous qualifications, academic certificates before you submit an application.
Once submitted, our admissions team will contact you to confirm eligibility and request copies of any previous qualifications.
Academic staff review every application and approve eligible candidates for the programme.
Admissions team will notify you if you are accepted onto the course and will request deposit to confirm your place.
Places are limited, so please apply early.
1 year part-time
Delivery Method: Online
No attendance required
Most of our online courses have about 2-3 hours of live lectures per week (but this can vary per programme). The rest of your study time consists of independent learning, communicating with your lecturers and classmates and carrying out assignments.
Live lectures normally take place between 6pm and 10pm, Monday to Thursday but this may vary depending on the availability of specific lecturers. If the Live Classroom scheduled times for the live online lectures do not suit you, recordings will be made available through Moodle and other accessible platforms. These recordings can be downloaded and watched later, at a time that suits you.
Please note, you may be required to take some time off work for the below:
• Exams Christmas Exams: 2 – 4 days in January each year. Summer Exams: 2 – 4 days in May each year.
• Workshops/Practical Classes: Approximately 2 – 4 days per year depending on the course you are studying. You will receive notification of the dates from your lecturer for each specific subject requirement.
During our Online & Flexible Learning Induction, you will meet with your Course Co-ordinator who will be available to answer any questions you might have, and they will give you your timetable for the upcoming academic year.
If you have any further questions, please contact our Admissions Team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
To help balance work, life, and online learning, it is important to understand the time that you will have to dedicate to your studies. This will help you to stay focused, reduce stress, and achieve your goals while also working full-time.
For part-time online or blended learning, it is recommended that you should try to allow for 5-6 hours per week per 5 credit module to your studies.
Contact the college for the next start date.
Post Course Info
This programme will equip graduates with the skills and knowledge to work in a variety of health and wellness/health promotion and/or research roles in the statutory, community and voluntary health and social care sector and the private sector. Such opportunities may include but are not limited to roles in acute hospital services, consumer services, health and wellbeing services, primary care services, mental health services, solder persons services, disability services, public health services, health and wellbeing projects, employee wellness programmes, research programmes and the sports, recreation and leisure sector.
Students who wish to continue their studies following completion of this programme can enrol on the PG Cert Health Project Management (both awards combined lead to a PG Diploma), students can then register to undertake an MSc research project in order to progress to Masters award; or students can enrol directly onto the Master of Science in Health Promotion Practice.