Lifestyle Medicine (Graduate Certificate)

Think about health care through a different lens.

Creighton’s online Graduate Certificate in Lifestyle Medicine is for health and wellness professionals who want to help individuals take charge of their own health.

Because many of the factors that determine an individual’s health are environmental and behavioral, this program stresses the importance of making healthy and sustainable lifestyle changes in preventing, treating and reversing chronic disease.

You’ll learn to take a whole-person approach in designing, implementing and modifying lifestyle medicine programs and explore the many factors that impact an individual’s health – from nutrition to exercise to sleep to stress management and more.

You’ll benefit from this program’s interdisciplinary nature as you learn from faculty and practitioners across a variety of health care occupations.

Advance your education on your own time.

The Lifestyle Medicine Graduate Certificate requires 15 credit hours and can be completed fully online. If you’re a health care professional looking to advance your knowledge and skills on your own time, this program is for you.

Should you decide to continue your education and pursue a master’s degree, courses completed in this program will also fulfill 15 credit hours toward Creighton’s Master of Science in Health and Wellness Coaching.


The Lifestyle Medicine Graduate Certificate consists of 15 credit hours and can be completed fully online. Each class is eight weeks long.

  • Writing for Graduate Students
  • Advanced Lifestyle Medicine
  • Health Behavior Modification
  • Nutrition for Chronic Disease
  • Exercise for Chronic Disease
  • Advanced Health and Wellness Coaching

Click here to view the course catalog and program goals.

Admissions Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Completed application & $50 application fee
  • Current resume
  • Statement of purpose (2-3 pages, double spaced) outlining reasons for applying for admission, the intended goals and personal philosophy on health and wellness coaching
  • Official transcripts from all educational institutions attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Proof of regular access to the technology needed to take online courses
  • Proof of completion of a health-related degree, credentialing or health-related coursework

International Students
All applicants from countries in which English is not the primary language must demonstrate proficiency in the English language by submitting a minimum TOEFL score of 90 iBT.

Creighton University reserves the right to request GRE scores or a personal interview.

Tuition & Scholarships

Financial aid
To help make your graduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to apply for financial assistance. Here’s how to apply:

For questions about financial aid, contact:
gpfinaid [at] creighton [dot] edu

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Tuition and fees for all programs

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Important Dates & Deadlines

Program Start Dates
August & January

Application Deadlines
If you plan to start in August, you must submit a complete application and all supporting materials by August 1.

If you plan to start in January, you must submit a complete application and all supporting materials by December 1.

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