Lifestyle Redesign is an innovative occupational therapy intervention framework developed at USC Chan that has been proven to improve health and wellness through building healthier lifestyles. Changing behaviors takes time and is a complex process, but we know that lifestyle choices directly influence the state of our physical, mental, cognitive, and emotional health.
The Lifestyle Redesign Knowledge Mobilization Initiative (LR-KMI), launched in 2022, aims to promote greater synergies across research, education, and practice in Lifestyle Redesign, and to develop resources and infrastructure to enable occupational therapists and health system partners to integrate Lifestyle Redesign into diverse practice settings.
Lifestyle Redesign learning opportunities are now available to USC Chan students in all programs. Undergraduate students can take courses that discuss Lifestyle Redesign principles, such as OT 101 Caring for Your Self: Engaging in Health Habits and Routines, OT 220 Lifestyle Design: Introduction to Occupational Therapy, OT 250 Introduction to Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, or OT 312 Creating a Sustainable Lifestyle.
Graduate students in the Chan Entry-Level OTD, Post-Professional OTD, and Post-Professional Master’s programs will take OT 619 Applying Occupational Science: Lifestyle Redesign® as part of their required coursework and have the option of taking electives such as OT 550 Lifestyle Redesign®: Pain and Headache, OT 551 Lifestyle Redesign®: Weight Management and Related Conditions, and OT 552 Lifestyle Redesign®: Neurological Conditions, which can all count towards earning a Foundations of Lifestyle Redesign® Graduate Certificate.
Chan is proud to be developing a robust continuing education training program that prepares occupational therapy practitioners to provide clinical services and conduct research using the Lifestyle Redesign intervention framework. Occupational therapy practitioners who complete the training program and related requirements will be eligible to become certified in Lifestyle Redesign. The Lifestyle Redesign certification program is anticipated to launch in Fall 2024.
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