Public Health Lifestyle Medicine, Master

Public Health Lifestyle Medicine, Master

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #964 (BCR) , MD,
This program is intended for health care professionals, such as physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, chiropractors, and other clinical professionals.


The Lifestyle Medicine Program from Loma Linda University empowers health professionals with relevant clinical health professional degrees to provide lifestyle change interventions and promote healthy behaviors for patients with chronic diseases or patients at risk of chronic diseases, while understanding the population determinants of wellness, health, and disease.

The curriculum emphasizes interventions based on scientific data and established behavioral and learning theories that promote individual and public health through the processes of education, health behavior change, and health promotion.The curriculum focuses on teaching public health practice classes that are needed to possess core skills in public health, in evaluating the scientific literature, and in understanding and applying the science of disease prevention in the context of mind-body interaction.

Helping people to prioritize body, mind and spirit is an important and perhaps indispensable complement to current medical treatment for the whole person. The Master of Public Health (MPH) in Lifestyle Medicine could be the missing link for practitioners who want to use their energies pro-actively in promoting health, rather than solely fighting established diseases. The degree is the first program of its kind in the country and provides essential tools and skills for health care professionals to promote health and wellness in clinical settings.

Possible Careers: Health professionals with a clinical specialty who complement their skills

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Public Health for Community Resilience
  • Public Health for a Healthy Lifestyle
  • Public Health and Health Systems
  • Stress Management
  • Mind-Body Interactions and Health Outcomes
  • Child and Adolescent Health
  • Lifestyle Diseases and Risk Reduction
  • Obesity and Disordered Eating
  • Addiction Theory and Program Development

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Demonstrate college-level conceptualization and writing skills
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or MCAT
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Clinical professional degree including but not limited to medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, nursing, clinical psychology, pharmacy or physical therapy or training as a nurse practitioner, physician’s assistant, chiropractor, licensed exercise physiologist or registered dietitian and 2 years of experience
  • Anatomy and Physiology (full course sequence)
  • Biochemistry or Nutritional Metabolism
  • Pathology of Human Systems
  • Pharmacology

Work Experience

At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

2 years of experience

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    23439 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23439 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    23439 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23439 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for California

  • 1570 - 2660 USD/month
    Living Costs

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