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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Lifestyle Medicine

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The Lifestyle Medicine minor assists students interested in learning how positive behavior changes improve health and quality of life through nutritious eating, physical activity, stress reduction, sleep habits, tobacco cessation, social connection, and other health supporting behaviors. The minor will prepare students to incorporate the principals of evidence-based lifestyle medicine in health and wellness related careers. The Lifestyle Medicine minor contains required core courses along with numerous elective courses so that students can tailor the minor to meet specific career and personal goals. Potential majors to complement this minor include but are not limited to Integrative Health Care, Recreation Professions, Health Care Management, Nutrition, Health Care Professional Services, and Nursing.  The minor is also applicable to individuals who plan to apply to graduate programs in healthcare.  


  • Students can contact the Department of Health Professions for advising at 303-615-1200. 

  • New or transfer students interested in the Lifestyle Medicine minor can also seek advising through the College of Professional Studies Advising Office at 303-615-1099. 

Course Selection: 

  • Students must take 18 credit hours from the following courses: 9 required credit hours and 9 elective credit hours.

  • Courses used for a major or minor other than the Lifestyle Medicine minor or used to satisfy General Studies requirements cannot be used for the Lifestyle Medicine minor. 

Lifestyle Medicine Electives

Choose at least 9 credits from the following (at least 3 hours must be upper division). Note: for ITP 2950/HPS 2700 & ITP 4400/HPS 4700 credit will only be given for one prefix: ITP or HPS

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