Earn Your Master’s or Ph.D. Doctorate Degree in Root-Cause Health Coaching and Lifestyle Medicine

No matter if you work in health care, wellness or fitness and want to go to the next level or if you’ve decided to start a new career. We have solutions for you. Explore  our degree options with us. We are confident you’ll love what you see. Our degree programs are available for US, EU and all International students through long-distance online learning with extensive competence-based practicum components.

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Integrative Master’s Degree of Health Coaching (M.A.)

You will earn your Master’s Degree in Health Coaching and achieve competence in Root-Cause Analysis & Health Coaching skills, techniques and protocols through our integrated degree program which combines undergraduate (B.A.) and postgraduate (M.A.) study into a single program.

Overview

Our integrated Master’s degree is a four year program which combines undergraduate (3-year B.A. Bachelor) and postgraduate (1-year M.A. Master) study into a single degree path with students achieving competence in Root-Cause Health Coaching and Lifestyle Medicine skills, techniques and protocols.

Overview

The Integrated Master’s degree program has been especially designed for health professionals wanting to master practical and evidence-based skills in Health Coaching, become a specialist in bio-psycho-social Root-Cause Analysis; master Organ-Mind-Brain Anatomy, transformational Health Coaching techniques & protocols and develop effective Lifestyle Prescriptions® habit change strategies to coach and guide clients towards health, longevity and peak performance.

Students are poised to succeed in a variety of settings including private practices, in health and wellness centers, clinics; and corporate programs and in partnership with local doctors; or develop careers in industry or academia.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Integrated Master’s Degree in Health Coaching, graduates will be able to:

  • Express skill in the use of language, listening and presence as a way to help clients develop awareness and understanding of their own goals, values, and motivations and develop action plans to bring about behavioral change.
  • Demonstrate the practical and evidence-based coaching skills needed to facilitate sustainable behavioral changes in clients.
  • Feel confident working with clients based on Organ-Mind-Brain Anatomy and Art and Science of Self-Healing principles.
  • Show masterful competence in using Lifestyle Prescriptions® Root-Cause Analysis & Health Coaching skills, techniques and protocols.
  • Develop skills to accurately review and evaluate research literature from the fields of Lifestyle Medicine and Health/Wellness Coaching.
  • Integrate an understanding of conventional and complementary health perspectives to partner with other health professionals and be able to work in a variety of professional settings.

Admission Requirements

LPU is committed to making education accessible to all. LPU’s intention is to attract students (18 years of age and above) with a passion to help, inspire and coach people from all walks of life.

To be considered for admission to the Integrated M.A. degree program applicants must complete the online admissions applications form and submit the following documentation:

  • Copy of a government-issued ID
  • Resume or CV
  • Three (3) professional references with contact information.
  • Submission of the official highest school or degree transcripts or equivalent
  • Transfer of transcripts reflecting all course credits earned
  • Schedule an evaluation review (live video interview with LPU advisor).
  • A non-refundable application fee of US-$197

The application is valid for 60 days from the time of acceptance. If the student does not enroll within 60 days, an update of the application will be required.

Credit Transfers

Students may apply credits towards the Integrated Master’s degree program:

  • Maximum of 75% of course credits accepted
  • With less than 50% credits for prior learning experience and/or credit by examination

There is a one-time credit transfer submission fee of US-$97 and a Prior Learning Assessment fee per credit of US-$10.

Lifestyle Prescriptions® University reserves the right to accept or reject academic credits submitted for transfer if they do not match the course requirements. Students may be required to complete the equivalent Lifestyle Prescriptions® University course final exam to show competency.

If a transfer of credit is denied the student may appeal in writing to the program director with reasons why course credit should be granted.

Graduation Requirements

The Integrated Master’s Degree in Health Coaching is conferred upon candidates who have completed all required academic and graduation requirements and satisfied all financial obligations.

To graduate, students must have successfully completed these requirements:

  • A minimum of 240 ECTS credit hours
  • A grade point average 50% and higher
  • A maximum of six years for completion of all coursework
  • Pass comprehensive final course examination

Curriculum

The Integrated Master’s Degree in Health Coaching degree program includes undergraduate and post graduate course work and an in-depth practicum focused on integrating the skills learned in real-life settings.

For a complete selection of courses please download the student catalog.

Here are some of the course highlights:

INTEGRATED MASTER’S DEGREE: (1) ROOT-CAUSE HEALTH COACHING

  • 101 LPHC-SUCCES University Success Skills
  • 102 LPHC-LIMED1 Lifestyle Medicine I – The Science
  • 103 LPHC-HCCCOM Health Coaching Core Competencies
  • 104 LPHC-SELFHE The Art and Science of Self-Healing
  • 105 LPHC-ROOTA1 10-Step Root-Cause Analysis Process I
  • 106 LPHC-OMBAN1 Organ-Mind-Brain Anatomy I (Charts)
  • 107 LPHC-QHABIT Quantum Habits for Peak Performance
  • 108 LPHC-BIOEVO Human Needs, Brain, Organs, Evolution
  • 109 LPHC-ENEPSY Energy Psychology Precision EFT I
  • 110 LPHC-EMOBEL Emotion, Belief, Values, Energy Health Coaching
  • 111 LPHC-QNBTE Quantum-Neuro-Biology Techniques
  • 112 LPHC-PRACT1 LPHC Health Coaching Practicum I

INTEGRATED MASTER’S DEGREE: (2) HEALTH COACH SPECIALIST

  • 201 LPHCS-FITWEL Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
  • 202 LPHCS-NUT101 Nutrition 101 Fundamentals
  • 203 LPHCS-LIMED2 Lifestyle Medicine II – Food, Exercise, Stress, Sleep
  • 204 LPHCS-OMBAN2 Organ-Mind-Brain Anatomy II (Directory)
  • 205 LPHCS-LPAUTO Lifestyle Prescriptions® for Autoimmune Disorders
  • 206 LPHCS-LPMENT Lifestyle Prescriptions® for Trauma, Behavior, Mental Health
  • 207 LPHCS-FMLABS Functional Medicine Lab Tests, Analysis & Remedies
  • 208 LPHCS-PRACT2 LPHC Specialist Practicum II

INTEGRATED MASTER’S DEGREE: (3) HEALTH COACH MASTER’S

  • 301 MA-OMBAN3 Organ-Mind-Brain Anatomy III (Master’s)
  • 302 MA-LIMED3 Lifestyle Medicine III: Advanced Remedies & Skills
  • 303 MA-PRACT3 Master’s Health Coaching Practicum III
  • 304 MA-RESEAR Research Methodologies
  • 305 MA-CAPSTO Capstone Project – Research & Writing

PLUS MA-ELECTIVES Elective Courses (minimum 40 ECTS Points)

Doctorate Degree in Health Coaching or Lifestyle Medicine (Ph.D.)

Set yourself apart and achieve something significant. Earn the credentials, become a leader in this fast-growing field and succeed with your Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Health Coaching or Lifestyle Medicine.

Overview

As an earned research degree, students studying for a Ph.D. degree are required to produce original research that expands the knowledge in the Health Coaching or Lifestyle Medicine field through a dissertation and defend their work in front of experts in the field.

Overview

The program is geared toward practicing health coaches, nutritionists, dietitians, nurses, medical doctors and other traditional and complementary healthcare professionals wanting to earn an advanced award.

The Ph.D. Doctorate program has been especially designed for working health professionals wanting to demonstrate leadership and expertise in their area of work and make contributions to the development of Root-Cause Health Coaching and Lifestyle Medicine.

The award requires both evidence of competency in Organ-Mind-Brain Anatomy and Root-Cause Health Coaching at an advanced practical level; significant research and the completion of a dissertation to demonstrate that the student has created new knowledge through the findings of their original research, through applying a theory in a way that hasn’t been done before or using a new method or a pre-existing method in a new way.

After completion of the Ph.D., graduates will be well equipped to start high-paying employment, be self-employed or start a career as a university professor, researcher, or scientist in a variety of settings.

Specialization Paths

Doctorate degree applicants can specialize and select a research and dissertation subject either focused on health coaching or lifestyle medicine. Depending on their pre-qualifications and degree program specialization the following degrees will be awarded:

  1. Ph.D. Doctorate in Health Coaching
    This path is available for all health professionals with dissertation topics typically focused on practical, client, skills & techniques related research, case studies or group comparisons.
  2. Ph.D. Doctorate in Lifestyle Medicine
    This advanced research path is open for licensed health professionals across allopathic and complementary practices such as MD, DO, NP, CNM, CNS, CRNS, PA, PharmD, DDS, DMD, DC, RN, ND with at least 5 years of practical experience and is focused on clinical, research, policy or administration research using larger data sets, subjects or in-depth statistics.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this Health Coaching degree program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an in-depth; advanced academic and practical knowledge of Organ-Mind-Brain Anatomy, the Art and Science of Self-Healing, Root-Cause Health Coaching and Lifestyle Medicine principles and protocols.
  • Formulate effective solutions to complex, real-world problems common to our field.
  • Design rigorous research that expands the professional body of knowledge.
  • Synthesize Health Coaching theory and research focused on lifestyle, physical, cognitive, emotional and social aspects of health and longevity.
  • Produce independent scholarly research utilizing basic and advanced research methods.
  • Conduct research and produce dissertations that are practice-oriented and geared toward finding solutions to practical problems and designing better practices in the field.
  • Establish themselves as a global expert in Root-Cause Health Coaching and Lifestyle Medicine and help move the field forward through their unique expertise and qualifications.
  • Engage in professional activities and teaching related to Lifestyle Medicine and Root-Cause Health Coaching to stimulate social change.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply results of evidence-based research in health care, corporate and government settings and therefore encourage improvements in health outcomes, longevity and quality of life.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Ph.D. degree program applicants must complete the following:

  • A completed Master’s degree program
  • Completed the LPU Master’s Degree or demonstrate competency in Root-Cause Analysis & Health Coaching Protocols and Organ-Mind-Brain Anatomy (required as the foundation for the Ph.D. degree)
  • Copy of a government-issued ID
  • A short essay detailing how the Ph.D. degree will support student’s career
  • Schedule and complete a live video interview with LPU doctorate degree faculty
  • A non-refundable application fee of US-$197

Credit Transfers

Students may apply to use previous research and academic experience credits towards the LPU Health Coaching Ph.D. degree program:

  • Maximum of 20% of transfer credits accepted

A one-time credit transfer submission fee of US-$197 and a credit transfer fee of US-$10 per credit hour apply.

Lifestyle Prescriptions® University reserves the right to accept or reject academic credits submitted for transfer and students may be required to complete the equivalent Lifestyle Prescriptions® University course final exam to show competency.

If a transfer of credit is denied the student may appeal in writing to the program director with reasons why course credit should be granted.

Practicum

Ph.D. students are required to complete a practicum and write a dissertation that significantly advances the knowledge in the field. The specific Root-Cause Health Coaching or Lifestyle Medicine related topic of the dissertation is chosen by the student in consultation with the professor.

Student’s professional doctorate dissertation must focus on applying research to practical problems, formulating solutions to complex issues, and designing effective professional practices within the fields of Root-Cause Health Coaching and Lifestyle Medicine.

The Dissertation Process

The student is required to identify a real-world problem within the fields of Health Care, Health Coaching and Lifestyle Medicine and research it thoroughly with the intent of uncovering new understandings that can eventually lead to new solutions. Completing the study takes multiple steps, which may include:

  • Creating a proposal that describes the problem student want to solve, the design of the study, and the methodology used.
  • Orally defending the proposal to the committee.
  • Collecting data, researching and writing findings.
  • The final step is orally defending the findings to the committee.

The dissertation must demonstrate an understanding of the theory, content, and methods in that topic area and must conform to internationally accepted university guidelines and standards.

Graduation Requirements

The Ph.D. Doctorate of Health Coaching degree is conferred upon candidates who have completed all required academic and graduation requirements and satisfied all financial obligations. To graduate, students must have successfully completed these requirements to be eligible for graduation:

  • Complete all coursework with a grade point of 70% and higher.
  • Show competency in Root-Cause Health Coaching practical skills
  • Submit and defend an acceptable dissertation
  • A maximum of five years for completion of all coursework and dissertation.