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Summer


  • Introduction to Evidence- Based Lifestyle Medicine (LHLT 5301)- 3SCH
    Provides an introduction to the core tenants of lifestyle medicine and will focus on reviewing and interpreting scientific literature to support evidence-based practices. Students will identify and begin to explore modifiable lifestyle factors that contribute to the leading causes of morbidity and mortality.

  • Health Literacy & Communication (LHLT 5302)- 3SCH
    Examines communication theory and the components of effective, personal and professional communication. Students will identify factors that influence health literacy and identify the role of the health coach in bridging the communication gap in healthcare.

  • Mosaic I (LHLT 5110)- 1SCH
    This blended course will provide opportunities to dive deeper into the knowledge and skills obtained throughout the Lifestyle Health Sciences and Coaching program in order to focus on practical application. Each Mosaic course will focus on training and development in emotional intelligence, team building, communication, leadership, and coaching skills. Includes on-campus workshop.


Fall I


  • Psychology of Behavior Change (LHLT 5303)- 3SCH
    Provides an overview of the psychology and psychosocial factors that influence behavior. Students will discover methods of assessing self-efficacy, locus of control, readiness and confidence to change.

  • Nutrition for Health & Chronic Disease (LHLT 5304)- 3SCH
    Reviews evidence-based nutrition guidelines and explore how nutrition research can be translated into practical, actionable information used to coach clients. Students will explore the role of nutrition in overall health and the management and prevention of chronic diseases.

  • Mosaic II (LHLT 5120)- 1SCH
    This blended course will provide opportunities to dive deeper into the knowledge and skills obtained throughout the Lifestyle Health Sciences and Coaching program in order to focus on practical application. Each Mosaic course will focus on training and development in emotional intelligence, team building, communication, leadership, and coaching skills. Includes on-campus workshop.

Fall II


  • Health & Wellness Coaching I (Wellcoaches) (LHLT 5305)- 3SCH
    Provides an introduction to science-based, core coach training competencies. Students will review health and wellness coaching outcomes research and explore various psychological principles and coaching techniques used to facilitate behavior change.

  • Exercise for Health & Chronic Disease (LHLT 5306)- 3SCH
    Provides a review of physical activity guidelines, the risks and benefits of various types of exercise, and exercise prescription. Specific attention will be given to research on effective strategies for motivating patients/clients to engage in appropriate, regular physical activity. A review of interprofessional practice/referrals and integration of lifestyle medicine competencies into coaching practice will be covered throughout the course.

  • Mosaic III (LHLT 5130)- 1SCH includes one Saturday on-campus workshop
    This blended course will provide opportunities to dive deeper into the knowledge and skills obtained throughout the Lifestyle Health Sciences and Coaching program in order to focus on practical application. Each Mosaic course will focus on training and development in emotional intelligence, team building, communication, leadership, and coaching skills. Includes on-campus workshop.


Spring I


  • Health & Wellness Coaching II (Wellcoaches) (LHLT 5307)- 3SCH
    Explores the coaching process and offer opportunities for practical application of assessment and coaching skills. Students will apply their knowledge and skills to conduct well-being assessments, goal and vision setting activities, and coaching sessions.

  • Addressing Health Behaviors (LHLT 5308)- 3SCH
    Focuses on key lifestyle variables that influence health and chronic disease risk including sleep, stress and use of alcohol and tobacco. Specific attention will be given to research on effective strategies for smoking cessation and cessation maintenance, identifying and addressing sleep disorders, and understanding the related but distinct consequences of acute versus chronic stress. A review of interprofessional practice/referrals and integration of lifestyle medicine competencies into coaching practice will be covered throughout the course.

  • Mosaic IV (LHLT 5140)- 1 SCH
    This blended course will provide opportunities to dive deeper into the knowledge and skills obtained throughout the Lifestyle Health Sciences and Coaching program in order to focus on practical application. Each Mosaic course will focus on training and development in emotional intelligence, team building, communication, leadership, and coaching skills. Includes on-campus workshop.


Spring II


  • Health & Patient Safety Through the Lifecycle (LHLT 5309)- 3SCH
    Examines specific health and wellness considerations and disease risk throughout the life cycle. Students will identify and address key health issues for childhood, teen, adult, and senior populations in order to make appropriate lifestyle recommendations.

  • Healthcare System & Wellness Program Planning ( LHLT 5310)- 3SCH
    Provides an overview of the U.S. healthcare system and review components of worksite wellness programming. Through this course, students will gain an interprofessional perspective of how the coaching model can be integrated into clinical, community, business, and personal practice.

  • Capstone (LHLT 5200 )- 2 SCH
    The capstone course is designed to provide a comprehensive program review resulting in demonstrated lifestyle health competencies, coaching skills proficiency, and a culminating project. Includes on-campus workshop.


*Italicized courses will be presented in an online format.

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