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Lifestyle Medicine Certificate 

This is a new program.

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 disease and provide them the best chance of optimal health.

Required Courses:
DHS 5501Mindfulness in Health Science2
DHS 5502Survey of Aging Issues3
DHS 5503Interprof Sys Geri Manage3
Elective Courses:
6 other credits must be from the LM 5601-5612 series; up to 3 credits may be taken from related disciples with permission of the LM Program Director (Mindfulness, Sports Nutrition, etc.)7
Total Credits:15