Certificate in Health Promotion and Wellness Practice L9

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. 


Application Closing Date : 31st August 2020

Health & Nutritional Sciences Certificate

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

As Healthy Ireland encourages all sectors of society to engage in promoting health we welcome graduates from a wide variety of backgrounds including but not limited to health science/ health promotion, sport and leisure, education, social sciences and childcare. 

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be suitably qualified to work in a wide range of health, community and workplace settings. 

Roles may include as health promotion, project and development officers for a range of topics for example sport/physical activity, mental health and sexual health with various population groups. 

Graduates may also pursue careers as researchers and wellness practitioners.


What are my further study opportunities?

Graduates can apply continue onto the Diploma or MSc in Health Promotion and Project Management or apply to funded PhD within the Institute or other Institutes. 

What subjects will I study?


My name is Audrey Colreavy, I have worked as a physiotherapist with the HSE for over 20 years. I choose to do the on line two year masters in Health Promotion in IT Sligo for a number of reasons, it allows me to continue working full time, I am able to attend the lectures on line from my home, if I cant attend live they are all recorded so I can work around family,work,life commitments. The on line library access  and moodle platform are fantastic.  The lecturers are only an email away and always reply promptly to queries.  There is no time lost travelling to lecturers or reduced working hours needed. The modules are all applicable to my learning needs and continious professional development requirement of CORU, as a health and social care professional.

Programme Fees

Total Fees: €2000 

Who do I contact?

To find our more about the Postgraduate Certificate Health Promotion and Wellness Practice, contact:

Email: Admissions@itsligo.ie
Telephone: 353 (0) 71 931 8510

Head of Department : Thomas Smyth
Email: smyth.thomas@itsligo.ie