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Applied Health & Wellness Coaching

Programme Description
The aim of this programme is to provide an academically accredited programme to develop practitioner knowledge and skills in empowering people to achieve their own individual vision of wellness. One of the key themes of Healthy Ireland is ‘empowering people and their communities’ (p. 24 DOH 2013) and we envisage that this programme would equip the Healthcare Practitioner and other professionals working in the health and fitness industry with the knowledge and empowerment skills for undertaking that role.

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree (level 8) with second class honours or above. In certain circumstances we will consider applications from candidates who do not meet the above requirements provided they have a professional qualification in a relevant subject area and/or having relevant coaching experience.


Duration: PG Cert (1-3yrs). PG Dip ( 2-5yrs)

Careers or further progression

Employment opportunities
Graduates will have the skills to coach people on their health behaviour as part of the current role or to develop a role as a health and wellness coach in private practice.

Further enquiries

Margaret Hession
Postgraduate Administrator
St. Angela’s College, Lough Gill, Sligo
T: 071-9135612 E:

Subjects taught

Programme Content & Structure
A post graduate certificate can be obtained on successful completion of 3 modules and a post
graduate diploma on successful completion of 6 modules.

(Postgraduate Certificate modules)
• Fundamentals of the Coaching Relationship
• Foundations of Health and Wellness Coaching
• Coaching for Behaviour Change in Nutrition and Physical Activity

Postgraduate Diploma students take the additional 3 modules below
• Advanced Theory and Practice of Health and Wellness Coaching
• Advanced Nutrition in Health and Wellness Coaching
• Coaching Strategies for Psychological Wellbeing


The programme is accredited by:
The College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences - NUI Galway

Application date

Application Process:

Please download Application Form from the Downloads and Other Information tab, or contact:

Margaret Hession
Department Of Nursing, Sciences and Disability Studies
St. Angela's College, Lough Gill, Sligo
P: 353 (0)7191 95540

Course fee

As an introductory offer in the first year only, each module will be offered at a cost of €595.

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