Lifestyle Medicine Microcredential


Lifestyle Medicine (LSM) is the systematic practice of assisting individuals and families to adopt and sustain behaviors that can improve health and quality of life.

Lifestyle Medicine promotes the use of a whole food, plant-predominant dietary lifestyle, regular physical activity, restorative sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substances and positive social connection as a primary therapeutic modality for treatment and reversal of chronic disease.

The purpose of this course and microcredential is to prepare rehabilitation professionals to implement health and wellness programming into their practice. The principles of LSM and health coaching skills are at the foundation of the course.

Participants will learn about the different aspects of health and wellness, the evidence surrounding health and wellness in the rehabilitation setting, learn health coaching skills, apply the principles of LSM to their own life and reflect on the application of this knowledge to the rehabilitation setting.

In order to earn the microcredential, the participant must complete all the course requirements and then demonstrate the ability to apply principles of LSM to clients in the rehabilitation setting.

Registration for this microcredential begins soon! 

Questions can be directed to Michael Puthoff, Professor in Physical Therapy.


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More Information About Lifestyle Medicine

What Will I Learn?

This microcredential will prepare rehabilitation professionals to implement health and wellness programming into their practice.

The principles of LSM and health coaching skills are at the foundation of the course. Participants will learn about the different aspects of health and wellness, the evidence surrounding health and wellness in the rehabilitation setting, learn health coaching skills, apply the principles of LSM to their own life, and reflect on the application of this knowledge to the rehabilitation setting.

In order to earn the microcredential, the participant must complete all the course requirements and then demonstrate the ability to apply principles of LSM to clients in the rehabilitation setting.

Skillset Assessment

Every Microcredential offered by St. Ambrose University satisfies a certain set of skills or competencies.

Each module will have discussion board post requirements and quizzes. Some modules may also have additional writing assignments. There is a course project where the participant must apply the principles of Lifestyle Medicine to their own life and reflect on the experience. There will be rubrics for grading each assignment and the course project.

In order to complete the Microcredential and earn the Digital Badge, participants must complete a case report where they apply Lifestyle Medicine to a client in the rehabilitation setting. A rubric for the case report will assess the following areas:

  • Use of health coaching and motivational interviewing techniques
  • Assessment of the client's current health status and taking into consideration factors beyond the individual (Social Determinants of Health).
  • Assessment of the client's goals and how they relate to Lifestyle Medicine
  • Providing education to the client on Lifestyle Medicine
  • Working with the client to prioritize areas to address
  • Documentation of interventions provided
  • Application of best practices and evidence
  • Summary of outcomes, reassessment of client
  • Lessons learned

Cost and Fees

Registration is for licensed professionals only. Not offered for credit.

Course – $425
Microcredential and Digital Badge – $100

Total Cost: $525

Course Requirements

The curriculum is based on the American College of Lifestyle Medicine's Course Syllabus.

The course material focuses on application in the rehabilitation setting and the volume of information is appropriate for a Microcredential.

Participants will complete eight modules for this course, plus a course project:

  • Module 1 -Health, Wellness, Lifestyle Medicine and Models of Behavioral Change
  • Module 2 - Health Coaching and Motivational Interviewing in Rehabilitation
  • Module 3 - Stress Management and Sleep in Rehabilitation
  • Module 4 - Making Connections and Developing Mindfulness
  • Module 5 - Promotion of Physical Activity in Rehabilitation
  • Module 6 - Integration Nutrition in Rehabilitation
  • Module 7 - Smoking, Tobacco, Alcohol and Addition
  • Module 8 - Bringing it Together
  • Course project that requires participants to apply information to their own lives

Each module will involve approximately five hours of time on task. This time includes readings, watching videos and lectures, discussion board posts, assignments, small group discussion, reviewing material and online quizzes. The course project will require approximately 10 hours of work.

The case report to complete the microcredential and earn the Lifestyle Medicine in Rehabilitation digital badge will require approximately six hours for completion. (This is the time to complete the case report assignment, not the time spent with the client.)


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