Certificate in Health Promotion and Wellness Practice

  • NFQ Level 9
  • Credits 30
  • Course Code
  • Award Certificate
  • Duration 1

Course Summary

This programme aims to introduce students to the core concepts and competencies required for health promotion and wellness practice.  Students will become proficient in utilising evidence informed practice, statistical and data analysis and in health behaviour change approaches.

Objectives of Post-Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion & Wellness Practice 

  • To develop health promotion competencies and show evidence of using these in health or other settings  
  • To develop skills in the planning, implementation and evaluation of evidence based health behaviour change initiatives 
  • To be able to appraise, communicate and disseminate evidence of health promotion research and  practice 
  • To develop self - reflective skills as a health promotion and wellness practitioner 
  • To develop professional practice skills to work autonomously and in collaboration with a broad range of relevant stakeholders. 

Key Course Information

The programme is taught over one year on a part-time (online) basis. The online delivery of the Post Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion and Wellness Practice affords educational flexibility for those wishing to attain a formal qualification in this area but who are not able to attend campus based or full-time programmes. 

Semester 1:

Concepts and Competencies for Health Promotion (10 Credits) 

Evidence Based Health Promotion Practice (5 Credits) 

Semester 2:

Health Behaviour Change (10 Credits) 

Statistics and Data Analysis (5 Credits) 

Application Closing Date: 31st August 2020

Application Closing Date : 24th September 2021

Entry Requirements

Applications with a 2.2 Honours award in a relevant discipline may apply.

Applicants who do not meet this entry criterion may be considered through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Advice, guidance and support for applicants can on be found at www.myexperience.ie

We welcome graduates from a wide variety of backgrounds including but not limited to those working in; health sciences, public health, health and wellbeing, employee wellness, health promotion, occupational health , nursing and medicine, social work, children services, psychology, health and wellness coaching, counselling, disability services, primary care services, mental health services, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, dietetics, nutritional therapy, physiotherapy, sport, recreation and leisure industry, education, social sciences and childcare services.

Career Opportunities

This programme will equip graduates with the skills and knowledge to work in a variety of health and wellness/health promotion and/or research roles in the statutory, community and voluntary health and social care sector and the private sector. Such opportunities may include but are not limited to roles in acute hospital services, consumer services, health and wellbeing services, primary care services, mental health services, solder persons services, disability services, public health services, health and wellbeing projects,  employee wellness programmes, research programmes and the sports, recreation and leisure sector.

Further Study

Students who wish to continue their studies following completion of this programme can enrol on the PG Cert Health Project Management (both awards combined lead to a PG Diploma), students can then register to undertake an MSc research project in order to progress to Masters award; or students can enrol directly onto the Master of Science in Health Promotion Practice.  


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