Life Management Series
As of October 1, 2022, we no longer offer new enrollment to the Life Management Series.
To expand access to Lifestyle Redesign® training and enable OT clinicians to utilize Lifestyle Redesign® in clinical practice, the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy is excited to soon offer a certification in Lifestyle Redesign®.
The certification will involve continuing education courses in Lifestyle Redesign® topics, motivational interviewing training, mentored practice hours, and a final skills assessment. If you are interested in receiving more information regarding the certification in Lifestyle Redesign®, and future CE courses in this topic area, please contact us.
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.
Download the USC Chan Life Management Series brochure
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.)
Lifestyle Redesign® for Weight Management, Diabetes and Related Co-morbid Conditions (6 hours)
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.
Lifestyle Redesign® for Chronic Pain and Headache Management (6 hours)
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.
Sleep Deficits and Disorders (6 hours)
This distance-learning/online course provides background and training in Lifestyle Redesign® occupational therapy interventions for persons experiencing sleep deficits, in order for practitioners to empower their clients with self-management strategies for daily life.
Lifestyle Redesign® for Mental Health (3 hours)
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 mental health conditions such as stress, anxiety, depression, ADHD, substance use and burnout.
Lifestyle Redesign® for Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis (3 hours)
This distance-learning/online course provides background and training in Lifestyle Redesign® occupational therapy interventions for persons living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), so that practitioners can empower their clients with self-management strategies for daily life.
Lifestyle Redesign® for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (3 hours)
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.
|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|
|Sleep Deficits and Disorders||$180||$162|
|Lifestyle Redesign® for Mental Health||$90||$80|
|Lifestyle Redesign® for Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis||$90||$80|
|Lifestyle Redesign® for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders||$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.
General Course Information
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.
These courses are designed for OTs, OTAs, and others as introductory level courses; however all levels of experience are welcome as are all areas of practice.
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.
Distance learning — take the courses on your own time
Participants have 7 days to complete an online course after receiving access. Customize study to fit your schedule by choosing the dates you want to receive course links, Monday – Friday (for staff support). You can also choose the order of the courses.
Participants must complete a learning outcomes and course evaluation in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants not fulfilling these requirements will not receive a certificate. Keep a copy of the brochure and certificate for your records.
Links are sent to all registrants to view courses at their convenience; therefore, no refunds will be granted.
Online courses are presented online using Mediasite technology. To be able to view the course, you’ll need to use a computer that meets certain requirements. You can test whether your computer meets the Mediasite viewing requirements at the Mediasite website.
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
Up to 3.3 CEUs (33 contact hours)