Lifestyle Intervention — Certificate

Program director
Hildemar Dos Santos

Closed to admissions for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The certificate in lifestyle intervention prepares students to accurately assess the health-related lifestyle conditions, practices, and motivation of individuals and community groups in order to help them improve their health through implementation of health-related lifestyle intervention approaches.

Learner outcomes

Upon completion of this certificate, students should be able to:

  1. Accurately assess lifestyle practices and conditions.
  2. Identify and apply appropriate dietary, fitness, and other lifestyle-based interventions.
  3. Apply principles and methods to help individuals change their lifestyle-related health behaviors.
  4. Decide when and how to refer individuals to various health-care professionals.
  5. Provide leadership for community-based health promotion projects in selected settings.

Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be awarded a certificate in lifestyle intervention from Loma Linda University School of Public Health.

Indicators of educational effectiveness

  1. Completion with G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher
  2. Class projects/presentations

Completion of certificate requirements

Individuals who may benefit from earning the certificate include:

  • Practicing health professionals who desire more training in lifestyle intervention.
  • Loma Linda University School of Public Health students who can add this certificate to their M.P.H. degree training by taking a few more classes.
  • Loma Linda University students from other schools who desire competence in lifestyle intervention.
  • Loma Linda University alumni.
  • Other individuals who wish to provide lifestyle education in their communities.

Admissions requirements

  • A bachelor's degree (or equivalent), with a cumulative G.P.A. of at least 3.0
HPRO 500Stress Management2
HPRO 526Lifestyle Diseases and Risk Reduction3
HPRO 553Addiction Theory and Program Development3
HPRO 573Exercise Physiology I3
NUTR 529Health Aspects of Vegetarian Eating3
RELT 518Adventist Heritage and Health1
Total Units15

Normal time to complete the program

1 year based on less than full-time enrollment