Postgraduate Certificate in Health Promotion – Approaches To Cardiovascular Health and Diabetes Prevention

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.

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.

Duration: 1 year, part-time

Next start date: 2015-2016

ECTS weighting: 30

Average intake: Variable

Closing date: 31st August 2015

NFQ level: 9

Mode of study: Blended (combination of distance and classroom-based learning)

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. 

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.



Requirements and assessment

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

Find out more

Ms. Anne O’Grady

Department of Health Promotion

NUI Galway

T: 091 493644


Fees for this course