Course Overview

The programme aims to provide candidates with professional education and training in the principles and practice of health promotion as applied to thepromotion of cardiovascular health and diabetes prevention.


The programme is open to:

  • Nurses
  • Public health nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Medical doctors
  • Dietitians / Nutrition Scientists
  • Physiotherapists / Exercise Specialists
  • Others who work in the area of health promotion in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Applications and Selections

Application Open Date: Thursday, 2nd April, 2015: Apply here


Please ensure that you list the full course name on the heading of your personal statement.



Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

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

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

For this programme, normally a primary degree at any level is required. The Programme Board evaluates each applicant’s academic record and relevant professional experience and assesses the applicant’s level of motivation and suitability as per the Personal Statement submitted as part of the online application.

Additional Requirements


1 year, part-time

Next start date


A Level Grades ()

Average intake


Closing Date

31st August 2015

Next start date


NFQ level


Mode of study

Blended (combination of distance and classroom-based learning)

ECTS weighting




PAC code

Course Outline

Students will learn about health promotion theory and its application to the promotion of cardiovascular health and the prevention of diabetes.  Students will develop skills in health promotion programme development and the implementation of evidence-based interventions.  Communication training and facilitation skills are also developed. 

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Students with the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Promotion have an opportunity to move into a Health Promotion post connected with their work, or 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 programme offered by NUI Galway can carry forward15 ECTS.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€1,750 p.a. 2015/16

Fees: Tuition

Fees: Student levy

Fees: Non EU

Find out More

Ms. Anne O’Grady

Department of Health Promotion

NUI Galway

T: 091 493644


What Our Students Say


Gavan Duffy |   Current Student

I have had 4 very satisfying years studying for the Evening BA. All the staff and lecturers are very aware that people may be working full-time or have been out of study for a while. The way the course is delivered and the assistance that is provided to us part-time student is second to none. This helps relax all those nerves that I may have had going into my lectures for the first few weeks. Now I look back and think what was I fussing about. All the work done and knowledge gained is what made it all the more rewarding.