Healthy Living Practitioner Certificate

The curriculum of the Healthy Living Practitioner (HLP) certificate program is supported by the American Heart Association (AHA). It will allow an individual to become an HLP.

HLPs are defined as “health professionals who are actively engaged in assessing lifestyle behaviors and subsequently developing and implementing Healthy Living Interventions (HLI). HLPs focus on the primordial and primary prevention of chronic diseases as well as secondary prevention in those already diagnosed with a lifestyle related disease. HLPs are committed to supporting behavior changes towards Healthy Living (HL) and helping to ensure these changes are maintained over the long-term. HLPs participate in a broad range of activities related to the field including individual/ patient care, program development and implementation, teaching, research and leadership activities related to Healthy Living Medicine.”

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    Deepika Laddu-Patel

    Focusing on chronic disease prevention throughout the life-course by applying appropriate lifestyle and behavioral interventions

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This graduate level, 22 credit hour certificate is typically completed in 9 months.

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