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Health Promotion - Approaches to Cardiovascular Health & Diabetes Prevention

The programme aims to provide candidates with professional education and training in the principles and practice of health promotion as applied to the promotion of cardiovascular health and diabetes prevention.

Students will learn about health promotion theory and its application to the promotion of cardiovascular health and the prevention of diabetes. Students will develop skills in health promotion programme development and the implementation of evidence-based interventions. Communication training and facilitation skills are also developed.

Who’s Suited to This Course

The programme is open to:
Public health nurses
Medical doctors
Dietitians / Nutrition Scientists
Physiotherapists / Exercise Specialists
Others who work in the area of health promotion in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Entry requirements

For this programme, normally a primary degree at any level is required. The Programme Board evaluates each applicant’s academic record and relevant professional experience and assesses the applicant’s level of motivation and suitability as per the Personal Statement submitted as part of the online application.


Duration 1 year, part-time

Mode of study
Blended (combination of distance and classroom-based learning)

Number of credits

ECTS weighting 30

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities

Students with the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Promotion have an opportunity to move into a Health Promotion post connected with their work, or achieve promotion within their work. They may also extend the remit of their job to include Health Promotion. Successful graduates who wish to apply to the MA/Postgraduate Diploma in Health Promotion programme offered by NUI Galway can carry forward15 ECTS.

Further enquiries

Anne O’Grady
Department of Health Promotion
NUI Galway
Tel: 091 493644

Assessment method

The three modules are each individually assessed through written assignments and project work.

Application date

Early application is advised as offers will be made on a rolling basis.

A limited number of applications may be accepted after the official application closing date, subject to the availability of places.

Please ensure that you list the full course name on the heading of your personal statement.

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