Welcome to the Discipline of Health Promotion

At the Discipline of Health Promotion at NUI Galway, we have several Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes on offer. All of our programmes are coordinated, assessed and accredited by the National University of Ireland, Galway. They are developed and taught in conjunction with a variety of partner organisations (for example, Croí, Diabetes Ireland, Dental health Ireland, Irish Heart Foundation, HSE, Mental Health Ireland) and Government Departments; including the Department of Health, The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation.

Undergraduate Programmes

Currently, the following Undergraduate programmes are on offer for prospective students: 

Specialist Certificates in Health Promotion

Are you currently working in a professional capacity in a specialist health promotion field?

Our part-time blended learning Outreach Certificate programmes may be for you!

Each programme takes place over one year, and are open to those working in a professional capacity in a specialist health promotion field. The programmes are designed to meet the needs of health promotion practitioners in specific fields and are run in partnership with specialist agencies. For example, specialist programmes are available in Oral Health Promotion, Youth Work, Health-Promotion Training Centres, Sexual Health Promotion, Community Development, and Supportive Environments for Health, all leading to a Certificate in Health Promotion in the chosen specialism. Some programmes are run directly by the Department of Health Promotion at the request of an agency or professional group, others are run in partnership with an agency, to meet the needs of specific practitioners.

  • For further information on our Specialist Certificate in Health Promotion (Oral Health) click here
  • For further information on our Specialist Certificate in Health Promotion (Youth Health) click here
  • Click here for Oral Health brochure/ here for Youth Health brochure

BA in Social Care

If you are working in Social Care or have one year's full-time (or equivalent) Social Care experience, then the BA Social Care may be the course for you!

BA in Social Care 

Click here for brochure

BSc in Environmental Health & Safety

Maybe you would like to explore the world of Health & Safety? There is continuous demand for occupational health and safety graduates as all organisations have legal duties and regulatory requirements with which they must comply. The course provides students with skills necessary to undertake occupational, environmental and quality roles in industry.

BSc. Environmental Health & Safety

Click here for Brochure

Postgraduate Programmes

Postgraduate Programmes

To see our Postgraduate Taught Programmes

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