Medium of instructions English
Mode of learning Self study
Mode of Delivery Video and Text Based
Learning efforts 5-10 Hours Per Week
The Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine credential programme is provided by Doane University's Open Learning Academy site, known as DoaneX. This course provides students with the basis for undertaking programmes at the undergraduate level. The course is designed with the credit scheme concept, and with this course, which is worth USD 500 or similar, the applicant will be eligible to gain credit. The course benefits students as a self-paced course.
The student needs to put a minimum effort of at least 5 to 10 hours a week in order to pass this course successfully. The course covers the main companies in lifestyle medicine and emphasises the importance of approaching patient counselling as a coach for behaviour change. The course is a foundational course that will apply science and application behind several lifestyles which act as an intervention for Disease Control. The coursework is evidence based and which integrates stress management, physical activity, nutrition, sleep hygiene and other habits for clinical practice.
Self-paced type of programme
8-week course duration
English mode of instruction
100% e-learning course
5 to 10 hours of student participation
Course instructed by Associate Dean, Doane University
Audit option for the course
edX and Doane University’s verified certificate.
- Proctored exam
- Video transcripts
- Discussion forums
- Concept assignment
Course and certificate fees
Type of course
- The complete fee required to enrol into this course is Rs.7,339.
Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine
Amount in Rs.
Note: If students want to take this course for free, they will have an audit option available.
certificate providing authority
Who it is for
This course on Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine will be benefiting the following people:
Coaches who wish to implement lifestyle changes for their clients for overall health and quality of life.
Students aspiring to become coaches or dieticians for making an impact on society.
Certification qualifying details
In a series of course requirements such as quizzes, discussion forums, assignments and final proctored examination, the applicant will be evaluated with the final score and the candidate must secure a final score of 70% to be eligible for the verified certificate.
What you will learn
This course on Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine helps the candidate in the following ways:
The candidate will learn to conceptualize how dietary patterns have contributed to chronic illness in the United States.
The candidate will learn the prevalence of chronic diseases affects our economic health as a country.
The candidate will learn lifestyle medicine and its variations from conventional Western medicine are as they are.
The candidate will learn the resources for developing a personalized, balanced lifestyle.
The candidate will learn the lifestyle factors that contribute to leading health killers in the United States
The candidate will learn the health links between the development of food, politics, economics and the environment
The candidates will be able to commit to improving personal health decisions
The candidate will learn about the autoimmune diseases contributed by food as a cause and possible cure with it.
The candidate will be enlightened about the long lived populations in the world through lifestyle changes.
The candidate will learn about the food web and implement personal lifestyle changes.
It is a smooth process to follow in order to secure admissions into the programme, and the candidate must take the action required to participate in this programme.
The admission for the Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine course is:
Step 1: The applicant visits the given https://courses.edx.org/register page to build an account with all the necessary details.
Step 2: Candidates may register for the preferred course after registration using the 'Enroll' option.
Step 3: For the applicant who receives the credential, the candidate must opt for the “Verified” option.
Step 4: The applicant can make the payment for the course here with the defined fee using the address https://payment.edx.org/.
Step 5: The candidate chooses the "Place Order" option and any online payment mechanism such as Paypal and others may be selected by the individual.
The causes and implications of chronic disease
Food as a cause and a cure; obesity, diabetes and autoimmune diseases
Welcome to the course!
What is lifestyle medicine?
The effects of stress and alcohol on health
Food as a cause and a cure; heart disease, cancer and others
The food web
Lifestyle medicine concepts assignment
Long lived populations
Final assessment - proctored
Course final assessment
Using what you know: implementing personal lifestyle changes
Practice proctored exam
Take the practice exam
With the financial aid service, edX is willing to offer support for students who wish to obtain a validated certificate but are unable to pay for it. Students will get a waiver of up to 90 percent for the course. The candidate will need to show the financial distress would be caused by the paid enrollment for the certificate course. The students need to qualify for financial assistance in a different application and if the financial aid is approved, the applicants will obtain instructions to verify the identity of the student to complete the process.
How it helps
This course on Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine is a beginner-level curriculum that assists with candidates' lifestyle awareness and hands-on experience. Amanda Mckinney, the course mentor, is the Associate Dean and renowned Doane University faculty and a course from such a renowned individual not only enriches knowledge but also offers sufficient experience in the field to make tomorrow's practitioners and coaches. This curriculum is verified and bears the instructor's signature, which acts as a well-deserving certification for the recipient, as it would demonstrate the requisite skills needed for job portal recruiters.
Students should apply this certification to their online resumes and documentation such as resume or CV to remind recruiters of the inclusion of qualifications that are in accordance with the standards of the industry. The credential with a verified status would give the applicant an advantage over his peers in networking areas such as Linkedin. The employee is able to elucidate them well in job interviews by the coursework in the course and impress enough to get hired in job roles needing certain skills and ideas.
In addition, the course is also useful for the student to earn credits while he or she pursues the relevant undergraduate programme. This credential would assist applicants who plan to change their job title or bargain for additional incentives such as pay rise or advancement for a greater position within the company.
This course is a programme at the beginner level which helps the student to be eligible.
For students related to food, chronic illness, alcohol and stress consequences, long living communities.
The applicant will enrol in this course and may, after pursuing his undergraduate degree, contact his or her university of choice and request a credit transfer.
Yeah, this course will give students the chance to transfer credit from this intensive coursework to a measurable university level programme.
The students must meet 3 eligible conditions, which are
Course registration in the verified track is checked
Adherence to ethics and coursework policies
Passing grade to at least C or better grades
Yes. Participants can use the audit option if they are not pursuing any certificate or exams.
In order to be able to earn this award, the student must attend multiple tests, quizzes, discussions and a final proctored exam and should secure a passing percentage of 70%.
The curriculum is self-paced by default and in this programme, the student is not expected to be instructor-led.
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