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.
Whos 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):
Occupational health and safety