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Health Promotion - Workplace Wellness

The programme aims to provide candidates with professional education and training on the principles and practice of health promotion in the workplace. Improving working practices and health at work for individuals and organisations- small and large- is the cornerstone behind the Specialist Certificate in Workplace Wellness at NUI Galway.

Students will learn about health promotion theory and its application to the promotion of health in the workplace setting. Students will develop skills in health promotion programme development and the implementation of evidence-based interventions. Communication training and facilitation skills are also developed along with creating a business case for health promotion in the workplace.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Students with a Postgraduate Certificate in Health Promotion in Workplace Wellness have the opportunity to move into a health promotion post connected with their existing work or implement changes within organisations as part of a new remit. Improvement in business practices, working conditions, disease burden and quality of life can take place in a workplace setting under the auspices of many organisations. Graduates will also have many opportunities internationally, as the skills gained would be transferrable and accredited by the IUHPE (International Union for Health Promotion and Education).

Further research and academic pathways are available as successful graduates who wish to apply to the MA/Postgraduate Diploma in Health Promotion offered by NUI Galway can carry forward 15 ECTS.

Who is suited to this course?

The programme is aimed at anybody responsible for the health of employees within workplaces. These include (but are not exclusive to):

Health promotion
Human resources
Public health
Occupational health and safety
Corporate wellness
Corporate/business coaching
Physiotherapy/exercise science

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

Number of credits

ECTS weighting 30

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

We have now reached full application capacity for this course. The course is NOW FULL and no more applications are being accepted at this time.

If you wish to be placed on a waiting list to apply for this course commencing in Sept 2017, please contact Enda Campbell (

Please note that placement on this waiting list will not guarantee you a place for this upcoming academic year 2017/8.

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