Please note, this course is being discontinued effective October 1, 2019. Learners who purchase the course will only have access to the materials until then.


With the International Consortium for Health & Wellness Coaching National Board Exams beginning Fall of 2017, some health and wellness coaches may find that they need more content expertise in the area of lifestyle medicine. In the future, accredited Health Coaching educational programs will be required to contain 15 hours of content in this field, but current transitionally-approved programs have not offered this to all students. Examinees will be held responsible for knowing this content on the exam.


Additionally, other health professionals and community members may have professional or personal interest in learning about how lifestyle factors impact health and wellbeing, and about the current recommendations for optimal behaviors.

The University of Minnesota's Center for Spirituality & Healing is now offering this affordable, fully-online, self-paced Lifestyle Medicine continuing education course, is composed of 4-modules that each include video, readings, and quizzes for self-evaluation. This course is self-paced and may be completed at your convenience. It offers a focused exploration of lifestyle medicine philosophy and applications, and serves either to prepare you for the National Board Certification Exam in Health and Wellness Coaching, or to expand your understanding for personal or professional health care practice.

No graduate credit is available for this course, however, 16 CE contact hours (1.6 CEUs) are available. If you are interested in pursuing this course for academic credit, please contact 
mindprg@umn.edu for more information.


Refund Policy: Please note, the Lifestyle Medicine Fundamentals course is non-refundable.


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Section Title
Lifestyle Medicine Fundamentals
Online, self paced
Sep 19, 2018 to Sep 12, 2019
Delivery Options
Self Paced Online  
Course Fee(s)
CSPH X500 Fee (not including CEU fee) non-credit $299.00
Drop Request Deadline
7 days after enrollment
Transfer Request Deadline
7 days after enrollment
Section Materials
  • (Mandatory) Lifestyle Medicine by Garry Egger, Andrew Binns, Stephan Rossner McGraw-Hill Book Company Australia (2011) 2nd edition ISBN 9780070998124
  • (Mandatory) Mosby’s Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference by Kathleen Deska Pagana, Timothy Pagana Mosby (November 22, 2013) 5th edition ISBN 978-0323089494
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