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.

See ALL HLP™ Course descriptions at once here.

HLP 500Upstream Prevention: Epidemiology, Economics and Policy — online3 hours
HLP 510Preventive Health Screening — online1 hour
HLP 520Nutrition for Healthy Living — online3 hours
HLP 535Use of Technology for Healthy Living — online2 hours
HLP 505Health Harmonics and Communication — online3 hours
HLP 525Exercise and Physical Activity for Healthy Living3 hours
HLP 530Behavioral Counseling for Healthy Living — online2 hours
HLP 560Healthy Living Seminar — online*2 hours

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

HLP 590Healthy Living Practicum – Prerequisite: HLP 5603 hours

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