ProfCert Health Promotion for Nutrition Professionals
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 15)
In 2013, the Government set out 'Future Health and Healthy Ireland: A framework for improved health and wellbeing (2013-2025). The aim of Healthy Ireland is to improve the health and wellbeing of the population with a focus on preventive measures and increasing healthy behaviours. Community dietitians and nutritionists working to promote health are uniquely place to develop strategies that support preventive services and healthy environments that empower individuals to make healthier choices.
This professional certificate is designed to enable those working in this area to refresh or acquire new learning and skills in the area of health promotion. We aim to guide you through the theoretical knowledge and research skills to design and implement interventions and to advocate for the provision of supportive environments for health.
The foundation module will provide a solid underpinning in public health where the core principles and skills of epidemiology and the development of interventions and policies will be examined. In the next semester students will be introduce to the philosophy and practice of health promotion and how to integrate health promotion within their practice. They will also learn how to plan and develop appropriate strategies to promote health across a range of stakeholder groups.