Life Management Series
The Life Management Series consists of seven courses designed to prepare you to work with patients to better manage chronic health and medical conditions such as obesity, diabetes, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, stress, behavioral health, and autism spectrum disorders. Take as many courses as you desire, but note that the Introduction to Lifestyle Redesign® course is a prerequisite for all of the other courses in the series, and must be completed first.
Introduction to Lifestyle Redesign® (6 hours)
This distance-learning/online course provides you with the skills and methodology of the Lifestyle Redesign® approach to address chronic diseases that either result from or impact lifestyle choices. Learn about the increasing need for lifestyle interventions in chronic conditions management, the history of Lifestyle Redesign®, and the occupational therapy skills needed to use this approach. This course is the baseline for the entire series, where you will learn how the Lifestyle Redesign® process works, gain skills and tools to implement in your practice, and understand the documentation and billing issues involved in this practice area.
This course is a prerequisite for all other courses in the Life Management Series. (The prerequisite is waived for anyone who has taken the USC OT583 Lifestyle Redesign® course or the AOTA Lifestyle Redesign® Webcast Series, Units 1-6.)
This distance-learning/online course provides you with the knowledge and tools to implement an occupational therapy intervention for the prevention and/or management of overweight/obesity, bariatric surgery, diabetes/pre-diabetes, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and other related diagnoses. This course provides detailed intervention materials and case studies to use in conjunction with the Introduction to Lifestyle Redesign® methodology course.
This distance-learning/online course provides you with the tools and knowledge to implement an occupational therapy intervention for the prevention and management of chronic pain and chronic headaches. Detailed intervention materials and case studies to use in conjunction with the Introduction to Lifestyle Redesign® methodology course will be provided.
Occupational Therapy in Primary Care (6 hours)
This distance-learning/online course provides you with the tools and knowledge to establish and maintain an occupational therapy practice in a primary care setting. It includes a detailed overview of service models, documentation practices, clinical and administrative outcomes, and reimbursement models. Emphasis is placed on the role of OT practitioners in primary care settings.
This distance-learning/online course provides you with an understanding of the factors contributing to the increased risk for development of chronic health conditions, and how to implement an occupational therapy intervention for prevention and management of these conditions, in adults and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Detailed intervention materials and case studies to use in conjunction with the Introduction to Lifestyle Redesign® methodology course will be provided.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is the leading cause of non-traumatic neurologic disability in young adults in the United States and Europe. This distance-learning/online course provides background and training in Lifestyle Redesign® occupational therapy interventions for persons living with MS, so that practitioners can empower their clients with self-management strategies for daily life.
Lifestyle Redesign® for Mental Health (3 hours)
February 15, 2019
USC Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles, CA
This in-person course (available online beginning March 2019) provides you with the knowledge and tools to implement an occupational therapy intervention for the prevention and/or management of mental health conditions such as stress, anxiety, depression, ADHD, substance use and burnout.
General Course Information
Distance Learning — Take a course on your own time!
Participants have 7 days to complete an online course after receiving access to the course. Customize it to fit your schedule by choosing the dates you want to receive the course link, Monday – Friday (for staff support). You can also choose the order of the courses.
Note: Introduction to Lifestyle Redesign® is a prerequisite to the other courses in the series, and must be completed first. All other courses can be taken in the order you want.
|Course||Regular||AOTA members and USC Chan alumni|
|Introduction to Lifestyle Redesign® (prerequisite)||$180||$162|
|Lifestyle Redesign® for Weight Management, Diabetes and Related Co-morbid Conditions||$180||$162|
|Lifestyle Redesign® for Chronic Pain and Headache Management||$180||$162|
|Occupational Therapy in Primary Care||$180||$162|
|Lifestyle Redesign® for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders||$90||$80|
|Lifestyle Redesign® for Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis||$90||$80|
|Lifestyle Redesign® for Mental Health||$90||$80|
Register for all 7 courses at once for the discounted price of $792 (20% savings) when registering for the prerequisite Introduction to Lifestyle Redesign® course.
Certificate of Completion
Participants must complete a learning outcomes questionnaire and course evaluation in order to receive a Certificate of Completion. Certificates will be sent to participants once these forms are received. Participants not fulfilling these requirements will not receive a certificate.
Online courses are presented online using Mediasite technology. To be able to view course materials, you will need to use a computer that meets the Mediasite requirements. You can test whether your computer meets the Mediasite requirements at the Mediasite website.
The Difference between Occupational Therapy and Life Coaching
Our Life Management Series uses occupational therapy intervention, based on Lifestyle Redesign®, with the focus on helping people design their lives to be more productive, happier, and healthier. It’s a holistic approach that gives most attention to occupation, the activities with which people “occupy” themselves and are the building blocks of lifestyle (e.g., productive activity, social activity, and physical activity).
Life coaching is a way of helping people which avoids the health care system. A life coach provides guidance to improve the careers, relationships, and lives of their clients.
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.