MASTER OF LIFESTYLE MEDICINE
My dream is a world in which all physicians and allied health professionals have been trained in evidence-based lifestyle medicine, integrating healthful behaviors into their own lives and incorporating a lifestyle medicine-ﬁrst approach into their clinical practices. From Canada to Australia, the United States of America to Asia, Europe to Latin America, Lifestyle Medicine is being recognized by all as the foundation for sustainable healthcare.
THE REASONS FOR A MASTER’S DEGREE IN LIFESTYLE MEDICINE
It is estimated that 80% of chronic disease can be prevented with modification of lifestyle behaviors, specifically not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, engaging in physical activity, and adhering to healthy dietary principles. However, less than 50% of U.S primary care physicians routinely provide specific guidance on nutrition, physical activity, or weight control. This may be a direct result of insufficient training, as there is no curricular model for the discipline of lifestyle medicine in undergraduate medical education.
Currently, only 27% of medical schools have indicated that they provided the 25 hours of nutrition education recommended, with most averaging only 19.6 hours, and only 6% of medical school leaders polled reported having a core course or required curriculum that addresses exercise having a coreprescription. Further, despite a clear definition of Lifestyle Medicine competencies for physicians there are no curriculum guidelines, validated assessment tools, evaluation, or implementation plans in place. The Jhonson Robert University works to fill this educational gap through online and live continuing medical education (CME) courses, inserting the best teachers and specialists worldwide to be able to provide excellent training.
The goal of the Master’s in Lifestyle Medicine is to offer a program that focuses on whole person health by providing students the knowledge, skill and values to work with people on an individual level to improve their personal health and well-being and prevent the onset and/or progression of chronic diseases.
The Lifestyle medicine is the application of simple, natural healing approaches to chronic disease care and prevention. Today’s standard medical school curriculum rarely includes education about exercise, nutrition, sleep and physical activity. Given the current epidemic of disease related to sedentary behavior, it is imperative to train future providers to understand the relationship between lifestyle and health.
The MLM prepares all health care professionals to: - Prevent, treat and reverse chronic disease through lifestyle choices. - Use LM practice, tools and resources to facilitate behavior change interventions. - Apply LM evidence-based literature to help patients and their families manage and sustain behavior change. - Evaluate patient’s outcomes to improve effectiveness of patient care using LM. - Care for patients through collaboration with inter-professional team.
Physicians who practice lifestyle medicine must also live healthily themselves. A doctor can offer greatest help to patients when he or she knows what it’s like to make nutritious food choices, stay physically active, prioritize rest and life balance, and consistently pursue healthful relationships and support systems. Patients are more likely to follow the advice of a physician who leads by example.
Why Lifestyle Medicine?
At the JRU, we take learning beyond the classroom to give you the skills to build your future as a leader. Your JRU MLM starts with Me Inc., a intensive program in team-building, communication and career development that sets you up for success beyond all expectations.
To be a successful leader, you must first understand yourself. In-depth, guided introspection begins prior to the start of your Master, then continues during orientation through our innovative Me, Inc. program. After Me, Inc., you will continue to discover more about yourself through your entire JRU experience.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
THE MASTER OF LIFESTYLE MEDICINE A COMPLETE TRAINING IN JUST 12 MONTHS DIVIDED INTO EIGHT INTENSE MODULES.
Talented, courageous people who believe that a better world is possible. Your application should reflect your abilities and what you hope to accomplish. Our students are curious and bold team players. They come to JRU not just to learn, but also to share their knowledge and experience in a fastpaced, supportive environment. If you are ready to prepare yourself for a leading role in the future of medicine, we want to hear from you.
We are continually strives to deliver high standards education to individuals around the globe. Our Masters are ECM accredited. In order to maintain immaculate quality, JR University adapts stringent processes for devising pertinent curricula and evaluation of students.
The master is addressed to Clinical health professional degree, including but not limited to medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, naturopathy, nursing (minimum three years of college education), clinical psychology, pharmacy, or physical therapy; or training as a nurse practitioner, physician assistant, chiropractor, licensed exercise physiologist, or registered dietitian.
You will be guided by the world's leading experts. JRU's Master's in LM will equip you with the tools you need to build trust, to help yourself and others effectively.
All your learning materials are online in our Learning Center, so you can learn on any device, anywhere in the world, wherever you have an internet connection! We give you the flexibility to learn according to your schedule in a variety of program options.
The Master in LM is an ECM accredited university degree, designed to meet the growing demand for highly skilled and academically trained professionals.
With the Master you will get the tools to create a successful business as a professional in the LM. We want you to be able to focus on helping people improve their health. We provide you with everything you need to build your business.
There is a health care crisis worldwide. The new medical field of lifestyle medicine has the potential to help millions of adults to reverse common chronic conditions and to help millions of children and adolescents to prevent the development of these chronic conditions.
The strength of this Master lies in the breadth of its curriculum. Students in the Master come away with tools for behavior change that can be applied within the context of their daily lives.
The MLM offers adequate training in just 16 months. It is an ideal period of time to digest new information and build awareness of the connection between lifestyle habits and health outcomes and increasing self-efficacy for behavior change by setting achievable goals. The 16-month program will provide you with the tools you need to help your patients in the prevention and treatment of most diseases common today.
Audience: Health professionals
Duration: 16 months
Credits: 100 credit
Continuing Education Units: 50
Scholarships: National and international scholarships are available to cover the entire cost of the master.