The Association for Health Promotion Ireland has been approved by the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) to facilitate the registration of practitioners in accordance with the processes and standards of the Global Registration System which IUHPE developed and launched in May 2016.
The goal of the IUHPE Health Promotion Registration System is to promote quality assurance, competence and mobility in Health Promotion practice, education and training globally. The System is designed to be flexible and sensitive to different contexts while maintaining robust and validated criteria.
The IUHPE System is based on the core concepts and principles of Health Promotion outlined in the Ottawa Charter (1986) and successive WHO charters and declarations on Health Promotion.
The System offers a voluntary process of registration of Health Promotion practitioners and accreditation of Health Promotion courses that are assessed as meeting specified competency-based criteria. The IUHPE define a Health Promotion Practitioner as ''a person who works to promote health and reduce health inequities using the actions described by the Ottawa Charter''. The criteria for eligibility for practitioners and courses within the System are based on agreed Standards and Core Competencies
Some benefits include:
From October 20th 2017, Health Promotion Practitioners who are living in the Republic of Ireland may apply using the on-line application process below.
Please take time to read the Frequently Asked Questions section which provides further information on the process. You can also click here to access the 'Demystifying the Application Process' presentation from our AGM which will be very useful for anyone completing the application form
This application form is for use by Health Promotion practitioners living in Ireland. There are three categories of application:
Category 1. Graduates of a Health Promotion course (undergraduate or post graduate) which is accredited within the IUHPE Health Promotion Accreditation System. NOTE: this category applies only to those who have graduated since the date each course was accredited(A).
Category 2. Graduates of a Health Promotion course (undergraduate or post graduate) that is not accredited within the IUHPE Health Promotion Accreditation System or graduates of a course (undergraduate or post graduate) in other relevant disciplines(B) with a minimum of two years of experience as a Health Promotion practitioner within the past five years.
Category 3. Practitioners who are not graduates of a Health Promotion course or a course in a relevant discipline, but who have acquired a minimum of three years of experience as a Health Promotion Practitioner within the past five years (option available until 2021 only).
(A) The IUHPE has accredited the following three courses in Ireland: BA in Health Promotion, Waterford Institute of Technology (April 2014); Postgraduate Diploma/MA in Health Promotion, NUI Galway (February 2015); BSc Public Health & Health Promotion and BSc (Ord) Health Science & Physiology, Institute of Technology Sligo (September 2015). If you have graduated from any of these since their respective accreditation dates (in brackets), apply under Category 1.
(B). The agreed relevant courses are: public health, health education, social sciences including psychology, epidemiology, sociology, education, communication, environmental health, community, urban or rural development, political science. Other academic qualifications may also be deemed appropriate but must be approved by the Board of Directors at Global level.