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.
|DHS 5501||Mindfulness in Health Science||2|
|DHS 5502||Survey of Aging Issues||3|
|DHS 5503||Interprof Sys Geri Manage||3|
|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|