Lifestyle Medicine is a dynamic public health discipline that incorporates evidence-based lifestyle preventive and therapeutic interventions for the general wellbeing of an individual, family, and society at large. The vast spectrum of lifestyle interventions is influenced by socio-cultural and demographic patterns and may include the management of nutrition, physical activity, stress, substance abuse, sleep hygiene, and relationships.
The MPH Lifestyle Medicine Program equips public health professionals with relevant knowledge to suggest and support lifestyle modifying interventions and promote healthy behaviors for patients having chronic ailments or risk of chronic diseases understanding the population determinants of wellness, health, and disease. The curriculum of the lifestyle medicine specialization emphasizes interventions based on current scientific data, well-established behavioral and learning theories that promote holistic public health through the processes of education, behavioral change, and health promotion. The program focuses on practice-oriented scientific knowledge about exercise sciences, nutrition management, addiction medicine, chronic disease risk reduction, weight management, and health behavior-change techniques.
The MPH Lifestyle medicine program will enable you to focus your clinical knowledge and skills in medicine, nursing, psychology, osteopathy, pharmacy, or other public health professions towards lifestyle diseases. You will be academically prepared to apply preventive strategies to chronic diseases and risk factors; conduct individual health assessments; correctly evaluate and suggest lifestyle medicine-related research outcomes, and lead and evaluate health promotion projects. Health professionals who are not physicians are not able to practice medicine with this MPH degree.
What will you study?
Complete all credit requirements for the Master of Public Health (MPH) Management program – Proceed to Specialization in Lifestyle Medicine
Upon enrollment in this program students will first complete all credit requirements of the Master of Public health (MPH) Management program. You can view the program details here………….
Complete Specialization in Lifestyle Medicine – Receive MPH with Specialization in Lifestyle Medicine degree
Upon completion of all credit requirements for the award of the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, you will initiate a specialization in Lifestyle Medicine. The duration of this specialization is usually 36 weeks. After completing the specialization, you will receive the MPH with a Specialization in Lifestyle Medicine.
Following is the structure of the specialization part of the MPH in Lifestyle Medicine program:
The MPH Lifestyle medicine program will help you:
The job opportunities for public health professionals with an in-depth understanding of lifestyle medicine continue to grow.
James Lind Institute maintains very high standards for students who enter our academic programs. For all MPH programs, the following criteria need to be met before admission is offered to a prospective student.
Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent recognized academic title in any of the following areas will suffice the academic entry criteria for MPH programs.
Behavioral and social sciences (Sociology, Psychology, Counselling)
Dentistry, Oral Health
Exercise and Sport Science
Medicine, Medical sciences
Occupational Health and Safety
Public Health or Health Sciences
Science (All disciplines)
For students who don’t have a Bachelor’s Degree, there can be a possibility to use Recognition of Prior Experience (RPE). JLI generally utilizes over 3 years of experience in a significant role for waiver of Bachelor’s Degree. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for exploring this pathway.
Evidence of Proficiency in English
Evidence of Proficiency in English
The English proficiency test can be waived for the following candidates:
Native English Speakers, or;
If you have completed previous education (bachelor’s degree) at a school where the medium of instruction was english; or
If you have worked in an organization for more than 3 years where the day-to-day communication takes place in english language.
In the dual degree program, you will complete an additional 48 ECTS Credits through online learning at International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, Rome, Italy (Università Telematica Internazionale UniNettuno ‘UTIU’). You will receive two degrees as follows:
You can either chose to complete these 48 ECTS Credits during or after the completion of the Master of Public Health (MPH) program. This is a very unique opportunity to earn a Master’s degree in Public Health via the Master of Science in Public Health Management Program at UTIU. The program has been thoughtfully structured in order to provide the required knowledge and skills to new aspirants, current Public Health professionals, and those working or aspiring to work within the health sector.
Duration: 36 Weeks
Following is the structure of the additional 48 ECTS Credits for the MSc in Public Health Management Program:
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James Lind Institute is a proud member of the prestigious International Council for Open & Distance Education. ICDE has consultative partner status with UNESCO and shares UNESCO’s key value – the universal right to education for all. ICDE further derives its position from the unique knowledge and experience of its members throughout the world in the development and use of new methodologies and emerging technologies.
Completing your MPH from James Lind Institute gives you the confidence and credibility to have completed a program that is well respected globally
We offer one of the most flexible programs globally and you are always in control of how quickly you want to learn
We ensure that our academic programs stay current with the latest topics of relevance and importance