The Public Health & Health Promotion (Hons) program offered by Waterford Institute of Technology develops the skills and competencies in students to support individuals and communities to live healthier and happier lives.
During Public Health & Health Promotion (Hons) program students will learn:
- about nutrition and the science behind a healthy diet, how to analyse the diet and promote dietary change.
- practical facilitation and behaviour change skills and how to be an excellent communicator.
- how to become an excellent consumer of research and how to conduct research.
- how to develop, implement and evaluate health interventions and campaigns and have the opportunity to apply your skills in a practical setting.
- about the body, human disease, and how to conduct health screening and measurement.
- about social justice, inequality, policy and public health.
- how to work with state agencies, local government, NGOs and communities to build capacity for better health.
Our program will give you the skills to work with a wide range of groups (e.g. children, elderly, and people with disabilities), in a wide range of settings (e.g. community centres, workplaces, and schools) about a wide range of topics (e.g. mental health, physical activity, and climate change).
- Youth or community worker
- Health promotion and improvement officer
- Workplace health promotion
- Health promotion with specific groups, eg. homeless, older adult, young offenders, drug addicts
- Health services (addiction, probation, schools health promotions)
- Overseas development
- Health screening & lifestyle counselling
- Private health company
- Physical activity promotion
- Care settings – youth, elderly
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Care of the Older Adult
- Psychology of Health
- Medical Surgical Care
- Health Care Informatics
- Principles of Health Promotion
- Life Skills for Health and Wellbeing
- Health Promotion in Key Settings
- Active Citizenship
- Communication and Media Skills
- Practical Media Skills
- Introduction to Epidemiology & Public Health
- Introduction to Mental Health
- Nutrition: Vitamins & Minerals
- Nutrition: Energy & Macro-Nutrients
- Sociology of Health
- Basic Facilitation Skills for Health and Well-Being
- Health Screening
- Environment and Health
- Applied Behaviour Change
- Health Psychology
- Workplace Health Promotion
- Nutrition for Special Population Groups
- Disabilities & Advocacy
- Technician Roles in Applied Health Care
- Promoting Recovery in Mental Health Care
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesPublic Health Nutrition & Dietetics Health Sciences View 18 other Bachelors in Nutrition & Dietetics in Ireland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Minimum entry requirements:
- 2 subjects: H5
- 4 subjects: O6/H7
- English or Irish: O6/H7
- Mathematics: O6/H7
International10250 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10250 EUR per year during 48 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Waterford
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
Due for update
Updated over a year ago
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