What to Expect

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

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

Some courses are delivered online and available any semester, while others are 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. For example, three or four courses (7-10 credit hours) may be offered in fall and spring, while a single 3-credit course may be offered over the summer.

See ALL HLP™ Course descriptions at once here.


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


HLP 505 Health Harmonics and Communication 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 2 hours


HLP 590 Healthy Living Practicum 3 hours