Lifestyle Medicine Certificate

Lifestyle Medicine is the use of evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic interventions that include: a) whole-food, plant-predominant eating patterns, b) regular physical activity, c) restorative sleep, d) stress management, e) avoidance of risky substances, and f) positive social connection.

These six pillars, when delivered by clinicians trained and certified in this specialty, act as a primary modality to prevent, treat, and often reverse chronic disease. Lifestyle medicine-certified clinicians are trained to apply evidence-based, whole-person, prescriptive lifestyle change to treat and, when used intensively, often reverse such conditions. Almost all clinical guidelines for chronic diseases first recommend lifestyle changes, but making lifestyle changes is challenging. Lifestyle Medicine training equips healthcare professionals to help their patients with chronic diseases and provide them with the best chance of optimal health.

Electives COH 5610, 5611, and 5612 could be added during the second year, as desired by the student.

First Year
COH 55011COH 55031COH 5602 
COH 55021COH 56011COH 56031
 2 2 1
Second Year
COH 56041COH 56061COH 56081
COH 5605 COH 56071COH 56091
 1 2 2
Total Credits: 10