Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine

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Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine

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Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine
The course Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine is an online class provided by Doane University through edX. The skill level of the course is Introductory. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Gain a basic understanding of the main components of lifestyle medicine as well as the importance of using the coach approach when counseling patients about behavior change.
Course description
This course is credit eligible through Doane University’s Open Learning Academy. The  Open Learning Academy’s 3-4 credit hour courses are designed to provide learners with foundational coursework for undergraduate level programs. It is strongly encouraged that you consult with your institution of choice to determine how these credits will be applied to their degree requirements prior to transferring the credit._______________________________________________________________________Lifestyle factors including poor nutrition and physical inactivity are critical determinants of health, causing a pandemic of chronic diseases, premature death and unsustainable healthcare costs. Currently, 50 percent of Americans live with one or more chronic illnesses in which diet, exercise and stress play a key role. Lifestyle Medicine is the science and application of 49 healthy lifestyles as interventions for the prevention and treatment of lifestyle-related diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, obesity, some neurological conditions and some cancers. It is the evidence-based specialty bridging the science of physical activity, nutrition, stress management and resilience; sleep hygiene and other healthy habits to individuals through clinical practice in healthcare.BIOL-212x Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine from DoaneX is a credit-eligible course. Learners have the opportunity to experience this same rigorous university-level course on a flexible schedule and earn academic credit when they pass the course with a C or better.Credit details:Number of credit hours for BIOL-212x Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine: 3 credit hours. Cost: $500 (USD) – pay for credit earned after passing the course with a C or better.Eligibility: Learner must enroll in the Verified Certificate option. Learner must abide to all course and academic integrity policies throughout the entire course. Learner must receive a passing grade of a C or better.

Prerequisites & Facts

Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine

Course Topic

Biology and Life Sciences, Medicine

University, College, Institution

Doane University

Course Skill Level

Introductory

Course Language

English

Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

Degree

Certificate

Degree & Cost

Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine

To obtain a verified certificate from edX / Doane University you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate (79.00 USD) or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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School: Doane University
Topic: Biology and Life Sciences, Medicine
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