Course Overview

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

Applications and Selections

Apply Online

Online Applications will reopen in April 2020

Early application is advised as offers will be made on a rolling basis.

A limited number of applications may be accepted after the official application closing date, subject to the availability of places.

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



Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

Modules are assessed through a combination of written assignments and project work.

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

 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.

Entry requirements for part-time students can be found in our FAQs section (i.e. age, english language requirements etc.). 

Additional Requirements


1 year, part-time

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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

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.

Learning Outcomes

Transferable Skills Employers Value

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€2,070 p.a. 2022/23

Fees: Tuition

€2,000 p.a. 2022/23

Fees: Student levy

€70 p.a. 2022/23

Fees: Non EU

€2,570 p.a. 2022/23

Find out More

 Denise Glavin

Department of Health Promotion
NUI Galway
Tel: 091 493092

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