Lifestyle Medicine (Graduate Certificate)
Lifestyle medicine is a branch of evidence-based medicine in which comprehensive lifestyle changes are used to prevent, treat and reverse the progression of chronic diseases by addressing their underlying causes. With a Graduate Certificate in Lifestyle Medicine, you will gain the knowledge and skills to design, implement and modify comprehensive programs for individuals with and without chronic disease and across the lifespan.
This online program especially focuses on interpersonal communication, working collaboratively with others, and evaluating and reading research related to lifestyle medicine. Additionally, students in the program will value the social justice issues related to lifestyle medicine and care for the whole of the individual person.
- Design, implement and modify lifestyle medicine programs that create health for individuals with and without chronic disease.
- Demonstrate effective interpersonal verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills.
- Discern social justice issues related to health and health care in the context of lifestyle medicine.
- Recommend and evaluate appropriate literature related to lifestyle medicine.
Requirements for admission to the Graduate Certificate program in Lifestyle Medicine include:
- completed graduate application with application fee
- current resume
- statement of purpose (2-3 pages, double spaced) outlining the reasons for applying for admission, and personal health and wellness coaching philosophy.
- official transcripts from all educational institutions attended
- three recommendations by persons familiar with the applicant’s academic background, achievements and personal qualities
- a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 80 (internet-based) for students for whom English is not their first language
- 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
Creighton University reserves the right to request GRE scores or a personal interview.