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Doane University

Certified Lifestyle Medicine Executive

Doane University via edX MicroMasters


Health systems around the world are confronting ever-rising costs, poor outcomes and economic inefficiencies. In addition, life expectancy is increasing and people are remaining active longer. The need for strong administration is great, which is why employment of Healthcare Administrators is projected to grow 17 percent from 2016 to 2026.

The Certified Lifestyle Medicine Executive MicroMasters program will introduce you to leadership frameworks and prepare you to manage the complex issues in public health, healthcare systems, and related industries. You will learn the skills required to prevent and address human disease through the use of lifestyle medicine and population-based healthcare delivery models that engage the individual, community and the larger society.

You will also examine how an emphasis on the value of services rendered in clinical care and public health practices, as opposed to volume, is the desired goal of healthcare delivery.

This program will provide learners with the knowledge required to analyze and stratify populations as well as analyze and implement lifestyle medicine based solutions at the individual, group and population levels. Learners will also earn a solid foundational understanding of how the U.S. healthcare system operates and how to navigate it.

Any health professional looking to show employers a distinctive skill set and credential will find value in this program.

This CLME MicroMasters program signals to prospective employers:

  • You have attained a high level of management education
  • You have core competencies in key leadership areas
  • You have superior communication skills

Upon successful completion, this graduate-level, credit-eligible program will also allow the learner the opportunity to apply 9 credit hours towards the Doane University online MBA program.


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Healthcare Finance, Economics and Risk

Gain the knowledge of financial systems needed to be a leader or administrator in the healthcare industry and how they impact strategic planning, quality assurance and risk management initiatives.

Course 2: Essentials of Lifestyle Medicine and Population Health

Define the essential components of healthcare systems, and make the argument for why healthcare delivery models based on these foundational principles are essential to addressing our healthcare crisis.

Course 3: Population Health: Disease Prevention and Management

Identify key socio-economic and cultural determinants of population health outcomes, analyze the impact of socio-cultural factors on access to health care and adjust health promotions and interventions accordingly.

Course 4: U.S. Healthcare Systems

Examine the structure and delivery of the U.S. healthcare system and its impact on population health outcomes, and comparative analysis.

Course 5: Health Informatics Technology in Population Healthcare Analytics

Explore health informatics solutions that answer population health challenges.

Course 6: Principles of Health Law and Regulatory Issues

Identify key health law and regulatory principles.

Course 7: Fundamentals of Advocacy in Health Policy

Examine a variety of methods of advocacy and discover how health policies are developed, adopted and implemented.

Course 8: Leading Organizational Change in Healthcare

Learn how to apply change management processes within a healthcare organization.

Course 9: Applying Leadership and Strategy Fundamentals in Healthcare

Develop a personal leadership style while acquiring strategies for individual and team development.

Course 10: Certified Lifestyle Medicine Executive Comprehensive Exam

Earn the DoaneX MicroMasters certificate and demonstrate the knowledge and skills you acquired in theCertified Lifestyle Medicine ExecutiveMicroMasters programby completing this capstone exam.


Taught by

Nicholas King, Alice Kindschuh, Kimberley Meisinger, Jody Woodworth, Debora Sepich, Amanda McKinney, MD, FACLM, Susan Sapp and Helen Abdali Soosan Fagan


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