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Health Promotion

Professional Development

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge in Health Promotion to expand an existing practice, as a foundation qualification towards further studies, or for personal interest
  • Be awarded the BSY Professional Certificate of Merit
  • Receive the Certificate of Achievement at QLS Level 3*

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

Whatever area of therapy we are involved in, whether in a natural health role or in a professional healthcare capacity, a basic understanding of health promotion will enhance existing skills and will be invaluable as continued professional development.

Health promotion is relevant to everyone’s life and health needs as we are all targeted by government campaigns to prevent areas of concern such as obesity, stress and the rising incidence of diabetes .and we are encouraged to take responsibility for our own wellbeing and to adopt a healthier lifestyle.


  • Lesson One
    • Concepts of Health
      • Introduction
      • Health and Wellbeing
      • How We Define Health
      • Responsibility for Health and Wellbeing
      • Main Models of Health
      • Health Promotion – A Definition
      • Factors That Affect Health and Wellbeing
      • Social Class and Patterns of Health
      • Health Inequalities and Government Policy
  • Lesson Two
    • Measuring Health for Health Promotion and Education
      • Introduction
      • Quantitative Research
      • Qualitative Research
      • Research Ethics
      • Undertaking the Research
      • Selecting Participants and Recording the Data
      • Census and Epidemiological Data
      • Public Health Data
      • The World Health Organisation (WHO)
  • Lesson Three
    • Health Promotion Models and Approaches
      • Introduction
      • Screening Programmes
      • Health Promotion Approaches
      • Health Promotion Models
      • Politics and Rights
  • Lesson Four
    • Health Services and Service Provision
      • Introduction
      • Historical Overview
      • Service Provision and Organisation
      • Reflective Practice, Evidence-based Practice and Reorientation
      • The Health Promoters
      • Promoting Health via the Health Care Sector
      • Public Health and Health Promotion Contributor
  • Lesson Five
    • Personal Skills and Behaviour Change
      • Introduction
      • Theories and Models of Behaviour Change
      • Counselling Techniques for Health Promoters
      • Behavioural Changes
  • Lesson Six
    • Public Health Policy/Community Action
      • Introduction
      • Recap on Public Health Provision
      • Defining Healthy Public Policy (HPP)
      • Health Impact Assessment (HIA)
      • The Emergence of Healthy Public Policy
      • Healthy Public Policy and Health Promotion
  • Lesson Seven
    • Media Routes for Health Promotion
      • Introduction
      • Overview of Modern Media
      • Media Effects and Models
      • The Role of Mass Media in Health Promotion
      • Scope and Limitations of Media in Health Promotion
  • Lesson Eight
    • Contexts and Settings for Health Promotion
      • Introduction
      • Health Promotion in the Workplace
      • Health Promotion in Schools
      • Health Promotion in Hospitals
      • Health Promotion in Neighbourhoods
      • Health Promotion in Prisons
  • Lesson Nine
    • Assessing Health Needs
      • Introduction
      • How Are Needs Assessed?
      • Why Assess Health Needs?
      • Health Needs Assessment Information
      • Prioritising Need
      • Risk Assessment
      • Planning and Review
  • Lesson Ten
    • Planning Health Promotion Campaigns
      • Introduction
      • Venues for Health Promotion Activities
      • Leadership and Planning
      • Collecting and Analysing Data from Health Promotion Activities
      • Questionnaire Design
      • Which Approaches to Use?
      • Using a Range of Media for Health Promotion
      • Planning Your Own Campaign
      • Health Promotion Planning Models
      • Quality Assurance

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.

*Registration is essential with this course at any time during the studies. Registration fee of £20 applies. Full details on request.