B.Sc. On Campus

Public Health & Health Promotion (Hons)

Waterford Institute of Technology

48 months
10250 EUR/year
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The B.S. in Public Health & Health Promotion (Hons) at Waterford Institute of Technology prepares students to become accredited public health and health promotion practitioners and enjoy a diverse career helping to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and populations. 


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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Minimum entry requirements:

  • 2 subjects: H5
  • 4 subjects: O6/H7
  • English or Irish: O6/H7
  • Mathematics: O6/H7

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10250 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 10250 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Waterford

670 - 1050 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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