Course Overview

The programme aims to provide candidates with professional education and training on the principles and practice of health promotion in the workplace. Improving working practices and health at work for individuals and organisations- small and large- is the cornerstone behind the Specialist Certificate in Workplace Wellness at NUI Galway.

Applications and Selections

Apply Online

Online Applications open  April 2018

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

September 2018

A Level Grades ()

Average intake


Closing Date

Next start date

September 2018

NFQ level

Level 9

Mode of study

ECTS weighting




PAC code

Course Outline

Students will learn about health promotion theory and its application to the promotion of health in the workplace setting.  Students will develop skills in health promotion programme development and the implementation of evidence-based interventions. Communication training and facilitation skills are also developed along with creating a business case for health promotion in the workplace.  

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Who’s Suited to This Course

Students with a Postgraduate Certificate in Health Promotion in Workplace Wellness have the opportunity to move into a health promotion post connected with their existing work or implement changes within organisations as part of a new remit. Improvement in business practices, working conditions, disease burden and quality of life can take place in a workplace setting under the auspices of many organisations. Graduates will also have many opportunities internationally, as the skills gained would be transferrable and accredited by the IUHPE (International Union for Health Promotion and Education). 

Further research and academic pathways are available as successful graduates who wish to apply to the MA/Postgraduate Diploma in Health Promotion offered by NUI Galway can carry forward 15 ECTS.

Who is suited to this course?

The programme is aimed at anybody responsible for the health of employees within workplaces. These include (but are not exclusive to):

  • Health promotion

  • Human resources

  • Management

  • Public health

  • Nursing

  • Occupational health and safety

  • Corporate wellness 

  • Corporate/business coaching

  • Physiotherapy/exercise science

  • Medicine

Learning Outcomes


Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€1,840.00 p.a.

Fees: Tuition

€1,728.00 p.a.

Fees: Student levy

€112 p.a.

Fees: Non EU

€2,340.00 p.a.


If you are being funded by your employer for this programme please scan a copy of your letter of funding to

Find out More

 Denise Glavin

Department of Health Promotion
NUI Galway
Tel: 091 493092