Course Overview

The module aims to critically review the development of and underpinning principles of health and wellness coaching. The groundwork will be laid for a mind-set shift in the student approach to facilitating clients to make changes in their health and wellness. The expert versus the coaching approach will be critically explored and the key values and ethics of coaching will be distinguished.
The key relational skills of coaching will be practiced and critically reflected upon in this module.
This module will also critically review the evidence base for health behaviours conducive to a healthy lifestyle particularly in relation to healthy eating and physical activity.  This evidence will be applied in a coaching context facilitating students and their prospective clients to make changes to their lifestyle behavioural practices (if desired) conducive to health. 

Please note all stand alone modules run depending on sufficient numbers.

Applications and Selections

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be a registered nurse on the Register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.


  • Be registered on the appropriate allied health professional Register 
    (for those required to register with a professional body)

Be currently employed in healthcare or social care either in: clinical or social care practice/management/ research /education. Some modules may only be undertaken while working in a specific discipline related area such as nursing. This is specified in modules descriptions.

Applicants will normally have gained a primary degree (health science/studies or social science/studies related) level 8 or evidence of equivalent academic credits. Students who do not have the aforementioned will be required to compile a portfolio to provide evidence of their ability to study at postgraduate level.

  • International students will require a degree of fluency in the English language. An overall score of 7 in the IELTS Academic Test is required.

Additional Requirements


One Semester (Sept-Dec)

Next start date

September 2022

A Level Grades ()

Average intake


QQI/FET FETAC Entry Routes

Closing Date

27th May 2022
Late applicants may be considered.

NFQ level

Level 9

Mode of study

ECTS weighting



Stand Alone Module: Fundamentals of Coaching and Healthy Lifestyle Behaviours


Course code

Course Outline

Online Induction Date: 14th - 16th September 2022

Online Lectures: 

  • 21st September 2022
  • 28th September 2022
  • 5th October 2022
  • 19th October 2022
  • 26th October 2022
  • 16th November 2022

Live classes will be held online through Adobe Connect on Wednesdays from 3-5pm each week.

Workshops, 9am-5pm:

  • 12th October 2022 (on campus)
  • 9th November 2022  (online)


Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Who’s Suited to This Course

The School of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies delivers a number of stand alone modules which address issues of interest to all health and social care professionals. Credits attained can be accumulated over a 2-3-year timeframe and put towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Nursing/ Professional Studies). The modules are delivered in a flexible manner to accommodate the learning requirements of busy healthcare professionals. Alternatively, those who opt not to be assessed in the module receive a certificate of attendance.

Please note all stand alone modules run depending on sufficient numbers.

Learning Outcomes


Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€900 (2022/2023)

Fees: Tuition

Fees: Student levy

Fees: Non EU


Fees can be paid securely through our Online Payment Facility

Find out More

Helen McGloin
Course Co-ordinator
School of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies
T: +353 (0)71 9135611