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 Integrative Health and Wellness.


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
  • Stress and Sleep Management

Click here to view the course catalog and program goals.


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Admissions Requirements

  • Completed application & $50 application fee
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field with 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Official transcripts from all educational institutions attended
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement. See application for specific requirements
  • Three letters of recommendation from persons other than friends or family members who can speak to your performance in an academic or professional setting


A personal interview may be requested in addition to the above requirements. The interview may be conducted in-person or virtually.

International Applicants

International applicants must meet English language proficiency requirements.

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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