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Graduate Certificate in Women's Health

The Graduate Certificate in Women’s Health (Level 9 NFQ, 30 ECTS) is a one year part-time, online programme. It is designed for those wanting to engage in education while working full-time and is suitable for any healthcare professional or sports practitioner who works with active women. Suitable professions include: physiotherapists, athletic therapists, public health nurses, practice nurses, and other specialist nurses or midwives, general practitioners, sport and exercise medicine physicians, osteopaths, chiropractors, sports scientists, strength and conditioning coaches, athletic development coaches, exercise physiologists, Pilates instructors, and coaches. 

This Graduate Certificate facilitates learners to gain advanced knowledge and skills related to women’s health and wellbeing across the lifespan. It focuses on advancing learners’ knowledge, skills and critical awareness into current issues, new insights and advanced concepts in women’s health including how women’s bodies, hormones and physiology changes across the lifespan (puberty, pregnancy, postpartum and menopause), pelvic floor function and dysfunction and advanced rehabilitation on how to support, maintain and adapt exercise in women across the lifespan. 

Embedded within the Graduate Certificate in Women’s Health are three Micro-Credentials and further information on these can be found here: https://www.dcu.ie/shhp/professional-development-modules-and-stand-alone-modules