What to Expect

Thinking of joining our program? Here's what you can expect at UIC.

The Healthy Living Practitioner™ certificate program consists of 22 credit hours, and is usually completed in 9 months.

Some courses are delivered online, while others are a hybrid of online and on-campus.

As the HLP™ program was first offered in 2017-18, changes in the course schedule may occur to better meet the needs of the students and instructors.

See ALL HLP™ Course descriptions at once here.

FALL SEMESTER

HLP 500 Upstream Prevention: Epidemiology, Economics and Policy — online
3 hours
HLP 510 Preventive Health Screening — online 1 hour
HLP 520 Nutrition for Healthy Living — hybrid 3 hours
HLP 535 Use of Technology for Healthy Living — online 2 hours

SPRING SEMESTER

HLP 505 Health Harmonics and Communication — online* 3 hours
HLP 525 Exercise and Physical Activity for Healthy Living 3 hours
HLP 530 Behavioral Counseling for Healthy Living — online
2 hours
HLP 560 Healthy Living Seminar — online**
2 hours

* HLP 505 can be fully online if students arrange acceptable field visits to cardiac rehabilitation centers and school nutrition programs. Otherwise, there will be 4 in-person sessions.

** HLP 560 is mostly online, except for a single in-person presentation with a lot of flexibility with scheduling.

SUMMER SEMESTER

HLP 590 Healthy Living Practicum – Prerequisite: HLP 560 3 hours

HLP 590 has online components, but students initiate a healthy living program at a site of their choosing.