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Course Overview

Lifestyle Medicine  – Part 1 (Section 1) 

Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine in workplace settings and clinical practice and the importance of integrating health coaches into worksite health promotion and clinical settings.

Dexter Shurney, MD, MBA, MPH 


Lifestyle Medicine  – Part 2 (Section 1) 

A look at the big picture of Lifestyle Medicine and recommendation for integrating “Feet, Forks, Fingers, Stress, Sleep and Love” to develop a healthy lifestyle. 

Amanda McKinney, MD, FACLM, FACOG 


Lifestyle Medicine  – Part 3 (Section 1) 

Gain general knowledge about healthy living so you can identify and discuss these various topics. Locate valuable resources and tools using the CDC and NIH. 

Christina Lombardo, MCC, CPHWC, CPC, MA, NBC-HWC 

Basic Biometrics (Section 2) 

Introduction to standard ranges of common biometric screenings in the areas of blood pressure, body mass index (BMI)*, fasting glucose, Hemoglobin A1c (HgbA1c), and lipid panels such as high-density lipoproteins (HDL), low density lipoproteins (LDL), total cholesterol and triglycerides.   

Beth Peller, RN, CPHWC, NBC-HWC 
52:34 minutes  

Health and Lifestyle Diseases (Section 2) 

Preventing Death, Preventing Disability, Healthy People 2020 

Michael Greger, MD, FACLM 


Physical Activity and Functional Fitness (Section 3)

Explores the relationship between physical activity and health with an introduction to the concept that Exercise is Medicine. Identify the types of motivation that lead to increased activity. Examines options and variations to increase and maintain physical activity, despite barriers. Looks at the perceptions of required effort related to physical activity.


Mark Faries, Phd 
79 minutes  

Nutrition Basics (Section 3)

In this lesson, you will identify the three main categories of macronutrients and appreciate that coaching is most effective when focused on food rather than nutrients.


Michelle Hauser, MD, MS, MPA, Chef 


Emotional Well-being and Resiliency (Section 4) 

Understand the physiology and patterns of stress and its impact on health behavior changes. Understand depression as a comorbidity for diabetes and coronary artery disease. Understand the role of emotional well-being in leading a healthy lifestyle and vice versa. List at least three lifestyle elements and behaviors that improve emotional well-being, including finding life meaning and purpose. Identify effective mind-body practices that support positive mental health and resilience. Describe emotional intelligence as an important factor in healthy management of relationships. Apply tools that support emotional awareness, agility and resilience in clients. 

Liana Lianov, MD, MPH 


Lifestyle Medicine  – Part 1 (Section 1) 

Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine in workplace settings and clinical practice and the importance of integrating health coaches into worksite health promotion and clinical settings.

Dexter Shurney, MD, MBA, MPH 


Positive Psychology and Health (Section 4) 

Define positive psychology more clearly and accurately. Explain the impact of psychological well-being on other health behaviors and outcomes. Begin integrating PERMA into your wellness habits and programming to achieve greater flourishing. 

MJ Shaar, MAPP 

Substance Use and Addictions (Section 5) 

Provide the tools to perform evidence-based screening and intervention for 

for tobacco, alcohol, other drug use, and depression. 

Mike Pantalon, PhD 


Sleep Health (Section 5) 

Define optimal sleep through both quality and quantity. Dispel myths about sleep as well as disruptors of sleep and their health consequences. 

Param Dedhia, MD 


Brain Health (Section 5) 

How evidence-based lifestyle medicine can prevent and reverse memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease.  

Wes Youngberg, DrPH, MPH, CNS, FACLM 

Shared Decision Making (Section 6) 

Introduce the key concepts and benefits of shared decision making (SDM). Learn how to conduct a SHARE-model SDM conversation. 

Beth Peller, RN, CPHWC, NBC-HWC 

Interpreting Research: Sorting Fact from Fiction (Section 6) 

Identify various types of research processes. Understand how to find and read coaching research with an appreciation for how research can help the coaching profession. 

Gary Sforzo, PhD 

Coaching for Culinary Medicine (Section 7) 

Learn more about the impact of home cooking and the importance of healthy culinary behaviors.

Rani Polak, MD, MBA, Chef

Mental Health Literacy (Section 7) 

Develop “mental health literacy.” By providing a cutting-edge foundation of knowledge and skills in mental health, this module/section and its accompanying handbook aim to prepare coaches to skillfully and professionally handle whatever issues come their way.

BJ Richstone, PsyD

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