CSPH 5714: Health Behavior Change Theory and Lifestyle Medicine

2 CreditsOnline Available

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with the opportunity to explore the theoretical issues and current methodologies related to understanding and influencing health behavior change. In this course, students will examine health-related motivation and behavior change through the study of relevant psychological, sociological, behavioral economics, and educational theory and research. Emphasis is on critique and application of behavioral and behavior-change theories and constructs not only in one-on-one coaching but understanding the systems and environments that impact health behaviors, especially within lifestyle medicine. Health coaches need to understand that health behavior change is not a sole responsibility of the individual but a collective effort. While coaching, understanding the systems at play in regard to health behavior change is key for empathy, perspective, and rapport building especially under the domain of lifestyle medicine. This course is a required prerequisite for Health Coaching Fundamentals II (CSH 5702). There are no course prerequisites. This course is required for students who have been admitted to the Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coaching Master of Arts program. Doctorate of Nursing Practice students, non-degree students, or students from other degree programs, may only enroll with special permission of the course director.

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