Program Overview

Loma Linda offers unique degree programs and certificates to fit the lifestyle and career goals of the non-traditional student. The Lifestyle Intervention Program Certificate, offered by the School of Public Health’s Department of Health Promotion and Education, prepares participants to accurately assess the health-related lifestyle conditions, practices, and motivation of individuals and community groups. This will help them improve their health through implementation of health-related lifestyle intervention approaches.

Upon completion of this certificate program, students will be able to accurately assess lifestyle practices and conditions to identify and apply appropriate dietary, fitness, and other lifestyle-based interventions. Students will apply principles and methods to help individuals change their lifestyle-related health behaviors. Students will develop the judgement to decide when and how to refer individuals to various health care professionals. This program will also prepare students to provide leadership for community-based health promotion projects in selected settings.

This course is open to individuals with a minimum of a bachelor's degree in any field of study who desire to learn additional skills and knowledge in lifestyle intervention. Students or professionals in the healthcare field or those who desire an increased competence in lifestyle intervention can benefit from this program.

Following the successful completion of the program, each participant will be awarded a certificate in lifestyle intervention from Loma Linda University School of Public Health. The program takes a minimum of one year to complete and requires 27 credits. The program is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Council on Education for Public Health.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

    The School of Public Health is accredited through 2017 by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).


    Students must have a 3.0 GPA.


    Loma Linda University is unable to accept students into online programs who live in the following states because of restrictive state authorization regulation requirements for distance education: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin, West Virginia.

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    School Overview

    Loma Linda University is a four-year private health sciences school located in Loma Linda, California. John Burden and Ellen White founded the institution in 1905 as Loma Linda Sanitarium. Loma Linda is affiliated with the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Loma Linda University integrates health, science, and Christian faith and seeks to “further the teaching and healing ministry of Christ.”

    Loma Linda University offers certificates of completion, associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctor’s degrees. Between the schools of allied health professions, dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, religion, and science and technology, more than 100 certificate and degree programs are available, several in completely online formats.


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