Master's Degree in Lifestyle Medicine

Lifestyle Medicine

A UofM Global Program

We are thrilled to announce an exciting change to our graduate program starting Fall 2024. To align with an increased emphasis on disease prevention across the health professions, we have revised our Health Promotion concentration to capture the more specialized field of Lifestyle Medicine emphasizing the importance of preventive care.

This fully online, 30-credit-hour graduate program places a heightened emphasis on evidence-based lifestyle-related interventions and health behaviors, specifically tailored for the prevention and management of chronic diseases. Our program is designed to establish a strong foundation in lifestyle medicine and promote it as the primary approach to prevent and treat chronic conditions and disease, ultimately leading to improved longevity and quality of life.


  • First in Tennessee: We are the first to offer Lifestyle Medicine in the state, paving the way for innovative approaches to healthcare.
  • Career advancement: You can swiftly advance your skills and career in the competitive health profession.
  • Entirely online: Our flexible online format allows you to complete the degree on your schedule.
  • Quick completion: Complete a 30-credit hour master’s degree with the opportunity to apply your experience towards up to to six hours of University Experiential Learning Credits.
  • Expert faculty: Learn from experienced faculty members dedicated to your success.

Background of Candidates

Lifestyle Medicine candidates

Our program is ideal for:

  • Healthcare practitioners seeking to expand their knowledge and skills in preventive and lifestyle medicine.
  • Health professionals seeking to advance their careers by integrating the principles of lifestyle medicine in the healthcare model.
  • Graduates aiming to strengthen their candidacy for health professions can expedite their preparation by pursuing a master’s degree before entering their chosen healthcare field.
  • Professionals involved in designing and implementing health and wellness programs aimed at enhancing the health and well-being of individuals, employees, organizations and communities.
  • Health and wellness coaches and those who are interested in empowering others to move toward optimal health and well-being.


Health Studies

  • Concentration: Lifestyle Medicine (Online Program - UofM Global)
  • Degree: Master of Science (MS)
  • Degree Sheet

When completing the application, your major will be Health Studies with a concentration in Lifestyle Medicine, UofM Global.

Career Opportunities

Lifestyle Medicine Career Opportunities

Graduates can explore diverse career paths including:

  • Health Education and Promotion: Design and manage health programs that focus on preventive care, lifestyle interventions, and well-being.
  • Health Coaching: Guide and support individuals through lifestyle behavior changes.
  • Worksite and Community Wellness: Develop and oversee workplace or community initiatives that address lifestyle-related health.
  • Research and Academia: Contribute to evidence-based practices and education.
  • Telehealth and Digital Health: Provide virtual preventive health education and strategies.

These career paths showcase the diverse opportunities available for individuals with a master's degree in Lifestyle Medicine. Networking, practical experience and staying updated on the latest research will enhance your prospects in the field.

Upon completing the program, you are well prepared to seek certifications offered by professional organizations including the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing Inc. (NCHEC), American College of Sports Medicine, WELCOA and Wellcoaches.

For more info:
Shelly Stockton | mstocktn@memphis.edu
Program Coordinator