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Postgraduate Certificate in

Health & Wellbeing

Department of Sport, Leisure & Childhood Studies

Postgraduate Certificate in Health & Wellbeing

Programme Details

In Brief

Department & School

Department of Sport, Leisure & Childhood Studies


MTU Bishopstown Campus, Cork

Mode of Study


Method of Delivery



9 Months

Commencement Date

September 2024

Course Fee




Programmes - Postgraduate Certificate in Health and Wellbeing 2


Dr Andrea Bickerdike
+353 (0)21 432 6253


Our online Postgraduate Certificate in Health & Wellbeing programme is delivered jointly by University College Cork (the co-ordinating institution) and Munster Technological University in Cork. The Certificate is part of our new suite of Health & Wellbeing programmes and on successful completion of the Certificate, you can progress to Diploma and subsequently MSc level.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Health & Wellbeing is designed to allow you to explore the evidence base underpinning the development and implementation of effective interventions and policies aimed at sustainable improvements in health and wellbeing, including in diverse organisational settings.

This suite of programmes will support and challenge participants from a range of professional and academic settings and contexts, including but not limited to the healthcare and biopharmaceutical industry, the wider health sector, social work, education, the voluntary sector, and many more. The Certificate is available as a part-time programme, taken over 9 months, and can be undertaken while in full-time employment. Modules, to the value of 30 ECTS credits, are delivered online.

Why Choose This Course

Our multidisciplinary Postgraduate Certificate enables students to acquire the required knowledge and skills to develop and evaluate interventions and strategies to improve health and wellbeing. With an emphasis on innovation and translation of research into practice, the teaching and learning strategy is designed to be flexible, accessible, and responsive to emerging skills needs.

The Certificate is a fully online course, jointly delivered between the School of Medicine, UCC, and the Department of Sport, Leisure & Childhood Studies at MTU.

On successful completion of the Certificate, students have the option to progress to the Postgraduate Diploma and MSc in Health and Wellbeing, both of which are blended learning offerings. This gives our students the flexibility of part-time study, with the possibility of choosing elective modules, enabling them to develop skills in their particular areas of interest.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme, you should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of perspectives on the conceptualisation and measurement of health and wellbeing in a variety of settings.
  2. Critically examine the understanding of resilience and well-being in the context of your own professional practice.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of lifespan approaches toward the study of resilience and individual wellbeing.
  4. Summarise the basic principles of aerobic and anaerobic fitness and their relationship with health and disease.
  5. Identify the issues that diverse organisations are facing in relation to stress management and health and wellbeing promotion.
  6. Design and prepare a feasible and evidence-based workplace health promotion initiative to include an implementation and evaluation plan.

Progression Routes

Following successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Health and Wellbeing, and subject to approval by the programme board, you may progress to the Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Wellbeing.

A student who applies to continue to the Postgraduate Diploma level must do so within 5 years from the date of first registration for the Postgraduate Certificate.

Progression to MSc is possible once all Certificate and Diploma assessments are successfully completed. 

Postgraduate Certificate Modules

  • MX6013 Contemporary Issues in the Field of Health and Wellbeing (10 Credits)
  • SPRT9001 Health and Wellbeing across the Lifespan (10 Credits)

and one of the following two optional modules:

  • SPRT9003 Innovations in Workplace Wellness (10 Credits)
  • MX6014 Reflective Practice, Wellbeing, and Resilience (10 Credits)


  • Applicants must have a Second Class Honours Grade 2 in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) in any subject.
  • Applicants who have completed relevant university postgraduate modules in a cognate area at a similar NFQ level may apply for exemptions for modules taken within the last five years, subject to approval of the programme board.
  • The programme board may review applications from individuals who do not fulfil the usual entry requirements regarding their suitability for the programme.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must have a minimum IELTS of 6.5 with scores in no individual section less than 6.0, regardless of nationality or employment status within the EU.
  • The admission of all applicants is subject to approval by the programme board.

EU Applicants: €3,130

All part-time programmes at MTU will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

Dr Andrea Bickerdike
+353 (0)21 432 6253

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