BS in Integrative Health & Lifestyle Medicine

Welcome to NYDG Integral Health \u0026 Wellness
Welcome to NYDG Integral Health \u0026 Wellness

Bachelor of Science in Integrative Health & Lifestyle Medicine

Lifestyle Medicine

The Bachelor of Science in Integrative Health & Lifestyle Medicine within the School of Integrative and Functional Medicine is offered entirely through distance education.

It prepares individuals to assume roles as health and wellness professionals in private business and industry, community organizations, and health care settings.

This program focuses on the holistic interconnectedness of physical, psychological, social, spiritual, and environmental well-being and integrates aspects of alternative, complementary, and conventional medicine to alleviate illness and promote, maintain, and optimize wellness.

The Bachelor of Science in Integrative Health & Lifestyle Medicine includes instruction in personal health, community health & welfare, nutrition, epidemiology, disease prevention, fitness & exercise, and health behaviors. To request program information, click here.

The fulfillment of our mission and goals through an integrated curriculum ensures students attain the following learning outcomes:

  • Students will display effective management and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Students will demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Students will demonstrate professional work standards
  • Students will acquire the professional tools and experience for entry-level Integrative Wellness positions
  • Students will be able to evaluate, analyze, and synthesize information to become more skillful at creating solutions in a career environment
  • Students will apply lifestyle and nutritional assessment techniques into multiple health practices
  • Students will understand sensory analysis in a scientific discipline
  • Students will understand the role genetics and nutraceutical science plays in nutrition.
  • Students will understand and apply integrative nutrition therapies and practices into clinical nutrition.
  • Students will apply nutritional psychology theory to the healing process.
  • Students will apply ethical and professional care and practices to nutrition and health.
  • Students will utilize the principles of general, organic, and biochemistry.
  • Students will integrate realistic techniques that bridge the gap between wanting to be fit and living a fit lifestyle.✓ Students will display knowledge of the history and philosophy of yoga.
  • Students will apply information on the health, culture, food, and nutrition habits of the most common ethnic and racial groups living in the United States.
  • Students will be able to discuss the motivation for drug use, the social implications of drug use, legal ramifications, and factors affecting how drugs interact with the human body.
  • Students will apply principles of psychopharmacology, commonly prescribed psychotropic drugs for adults, and psychotropic medications prescribed to children.
  • Students will demonstrate a foundational understanding of the structure and function of the nervous system and its relationship to typical and disordered human behavior.

Students progress through the curriculum and meet course learning objectives that culminate in the accomplishment of the above learning outcomes.

Additionally, the program provides graduates with knowledge and skills to advance in the fields of integrative science and practice.



CERTIFIED HEALTH COACH

Graduates may apply for exam candidacy eligibility from the American Council on Exercise

The Health Coach Certification is accredited by
the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA)


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CERTIFIED SPORTS NUTRITIONIST

Students are eligible to submit for exam candidacy to the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN). Exam candidacy requires an active ISSN membership.


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Required Credit Hours: 60 (120*)
Program Duration: 2 years (67 weeks)
Program Tuition: $25,000
Rate per Credit: $416.67

Curriculum

Transfer* Technical/Occupational Credits 30 Credits
Transfer* General Education Credits 30 Credits
LM300 Stress Management Coaching 3 Credits
LM301 Drug, Alcohol and Addiction Counseling 3 Credits
LM400 General, Organic, and Biochemistry 3 Credits
LM401 Health Promotion & Education 3 Credits
LM402 Anatomy & Physiology 3 Credits
LM403 Sociology of Health 3 Credits
LM404 Health Coaching 3 Credits
LM405 Fitness & Wellness Coaching 3 Credits
LM406 Integrative Psychopharmacology 3 Credits
LM407 Behavioral Neuroscience 3 Credits
NUT300 Nutrition Education & Counseling 3 Credits
NUT301 Clinical Nutrition 3 Credits
NUT302 Nutrition Therapy & Pathophysiology 3 Credits
NUT303 Mind-Body Medicine 3 Credits
NUT304 Food & Culture 3 Credits
NUT305 Ethics 3 Credits
NUT400 Healthcare Nutrition 3 Credits
NUT401 Sports Nutrition 3 Credits
NUT402 Nutrition & Human Metabolism 3 Credits
NUT403 Cannabinoid Medical Science Foundations 3 Credits

The Bachelor of Science in Integrative Health & Lifestyle Medicine 4 Semester Plan of Study:

Semester 1
Ethics 3 Cr.
Anatomy & Physiology 3 Cr.
Sociology of Health 3Cr.
Integrative Psychopharmacology 3 Cr.
Food & Culture 3 Cr.
15Cr.
Semester 2
General, Organic, & Biochemistry 3 Cr.
Behavioral Neuroscience 3 Cr.
Nutrition Therapy & Pathophysiology 3 Cr.
Healthcare Nutrition 3 Cr.
Nutrition & Human Metabolism 3 Cr.
15 Cr.
Semester 3
Cannabinoid Medical Science Foundations 3 Cr.
Sports Nutrition 3 Cr.
Mind-Body Medicine 3 Cr.
Stress Management Coaching 3 Cr.
Health Coaching
15 Cr.
Semester 4
Health Promotion & Education 3 Cr.
Drug, Alcohol & Addiction Counseling 3 Cr.
Clinical Nutrition 3 Cr.
Nutrition Education & Counseling 3 Cr.
Fitness & Wellness Coaching 3 Cr.
15 Cr.

The Bachelor of Science in Integrative Health & Lifestyle Medicine 6 Semester Plan of Study:

Semester 1
Anatomy & Physiology 3 Cr.
Sociology of Health 3 Cr.
General, Organic, Biochemistry 3 Cr.
9 Cr.
Semester 2
Food & Culture 3 Cr.
Clinical Nutrition 3 Cr.
Mind-Body Medicine 3 Cr.
9 Cr.
Semester 3
Behavioral Neuroscience 3 Cr.
Healthcare Nutrition 3 Cr.
Nutrition Therapy& Pathophysiology 3 Cr.
Ethics 3 Cr.
12 Cr.
Semester 4
Nutrition & Human Metabolism 3 Cr.
Health Promotion & Education 3 Cr.
Cannabinoid Medical Science Foundation 3 Cr.
9 Cr.
Semester 5
Health Coaching 3 Cr.
Sports Nutrition 3 Cr.
Integrative Psychopharmacology 3 Cr.
9 Cr.
Semester 6
Stress Management Coaching 3 Cr.
Drug, Alcohol, and Addiction Counseling 3 Cr.
Fitness & Wellness Coaching 3 Cr.
Nutrition Education & Counseling 3 Cr.
12 Cr.

The Bachelor of Science in Integrative Health & Lifestyle Medicine Program Application Requirements:

  • Interview with JPU member (eg. Program Director, Dean)
  • 3 letters of reference
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Official transcripts from all higher education institutions
  • Personal statement letter
  • Copies of TOEFL or IELTS scores, if applicable
  • Application and $35.00 application fee (non-refundable) Click here to apply.

The Bachelor of Science in Integrative Health & Lifestyle Medicine Program Admission Requirements:

  • AS/AA/AAS/AOS (60 credits) degree from a regional, national or international equivalency accredited agency recognized by the United States Department of Education
  • Must have completed course work in:
    • 30 Technical/Occupational credits
    • 30 General Education credits. There must be at least one general education courses from each of the following areas: Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, Mathematics.
  • 2.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • If there are deficient core and/or general education credits, the university will enroll the student with the condition into the BS track provided completion of our university undergraduate general education/core courses.
  • If the applicant’s first language, or language of instruction, is not English, English proficiency examination scores are required:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) minimum scores are 550 (pBT) or 213 (cBT) or 79 (iBT).
    • The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) minimum score required is 6.5.
    • The PTE Academic minimum score required is 53.

Upon completion of the required program curriculum, the following credential will be awarded: Bachelor of Science in Integrative Health and Lifestyle Medicine.

*Prerequisites are effective for students enrolling Spring 2021 semester or later. Students that cannot demonstrate completion of the required prerequisites may still gain acceptance into the program and complete any required prerequisites at John Patrick University.

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