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Health Promotion - Workplace Wellness

This course is suitable for
those working in:
• Nursing
• Public Health Nursing
• Occupational Health and Safety
• Pharmacy
• Management
• Human Resources
• Medical Professions
• Dieticians/Nutrition Scientists
• Physiotherapists/Exercise Specialists
• Health Promotion
• Corporate Wellness Industry
• Public Sector

Course Profile
The course provides students with a professional education and training in the principles and practice of health promotion as applied to workplace health and wellness.

Students will learn about health promotion theory and its application to the promotion of workplace wellness. The programme guides students through the stages of effective intervention design, such as needs analysis, planning, implementation, and evaluation. This will be embedded in an understanding of the fundamentals of Health Promotion and framed around real world experience and examples. Course participants will gain skills and competencies for the effective implementation of evidence-based Health Promotion interventions and project management. Specialists in workplace health and wellbeing will become essential agents of change within organisations throughout the world.

Entry requirements

Special Entry Requirements
For this course, a primary degree at any level is normally required. The Course Board evaluates each applicant's academic record and relevant professional experience and assesses the level of motivation and suitability as per the personal statement submitted as part of the online application.


Duration 1 year part-time
Blended learning

Number of credits


Careers or further progression

What career or further study opportunities are there?
Students with the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Promotion have an opportunity to move into a health promotion post connected with their work or to 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 course offered by NUI Galway can carry forward 15 ECTS.

Further enquiries

Denise Glavin
Tel: 091 493092

Assessment method

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

Application date


The closing dates for each course varies, but are typically from mid-July to late August each academic year.

Application Procedure
You complete an application form online by logging onto apply.

On the online application form, you provide your contact details, and outline your educational background, any previous courses undertaken and any additional information that may be required to assess your suitability for the course for which you are applying. You will also be required to upload a copy of your birth certificate or passport and the course application fee (non-refundable), which is around €30.

Consult the course information page in the prospectus for details on closing dates and make sure that you adhere to these dates. The process of assessing applications and offering places may take between four and six weeks. Additional registration details and communication from the relevant department will be issued to you approximately two weeks before the course commences, informing you of the registration date and lecture times for the course.

Course fee

Fees: (per annum)
EU: €2,000 Non-EU: €2,500

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date - September 2018

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