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University of Southern California
University of Southern California
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Life Management Series
Introduction to Lifestyle Redesign®

Please Note
Registration for the Introduction to Lifestyle Redesign® course is currently closed.

Course Description

This distance-learning/online course (6 hours) 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.

The Introduction to Lifestyle Redesign® course is a prerequisite to the other courses in the Life Management Series, and must be completed first.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the critical need for increased prevention and wellness services to address the most prominent health issues of the 21st century and how the Lifestyle Redesign® approach addresses this societal need;
  • Summarize the history of wellness and prevention in Occupational Therapy and the ways that the Lifestyle Redesign® approach is currently being used and can be used in the future;
  • Identify when a client is or is not appropriate for the Lifestyle Redesign® approach;
  • Describe the steps of the Lifestyle Redesign® process and be able to create and implement treatment plans using this approach across settings;
  • Demonstrate practical uses for the Lifestyle Redesign® treatment approach in various settings through case studies including the following chronic diseases: obesity, diabetes, chronic pain, chronic stress, mental health and aging;
  • Define the role of occupational therapy in prevention, wellness and lifestyle issues;
  • Apply basic principles for documenting this type of practice and knowledge about reimbursement.

Program Content

The program will concentrate on the methodology of the Lifestyle Redesign® approach and will include:

  • Skills and Tools required for Lifestyle Redesign® treatment:
    • Occupational Self-Analysis
    • Motivational Interviewing
    • Facilitation of problem solving and critical coaching skills
    • Accountability Training
    • Health and Symptom Management Training
  • How to make a Lifestyle Redesign® “Module” for both group and individual sessions:

    • How to facilitate better client education for lifestyle changes
    • How to facilitate better client problem solving for lifestyle changes
    • How to set meaningful lifestyle goals
  • Case Studies

About the Presenter

Chantelle Rice Collins, OTD, OTR/L, CDCES

Chantelle Rice Collins, OTD, OTR/L, CDCES is the director of the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice, the USC Chan Division’s private clinic, where occupational therapists deliver lifestyle-based interventions to patients with a variety of medical diagnoses and conditions. A Certified Diabetes Educator®, she works predominantly with Lifestyle Redesign® Weight Management and Diabetes Management clients while also managing the practice’s administrative operations. Dr. Rice Collins received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in occupational therapy from USC in 2008, and earned her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy degree from USC in 2009.


Course Regular AOTA members and USC Chan alumni
Introduction to Lifestyle Redesign® $180 $162
All courses $792 $792

You can register for all 7 Life Management Series courses at once for the discounted price of $792 (20% savings) when you register for this prerequisite course.

General Course Information


Take the course on your own time

CEU credit

Cancellation policy

System requirements


If you have any questions about the Life Management Series course content or registration process, please contact us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education

AOTA Classification codes
Lifestyle Redesign®; Habits; Routines

The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
.6 CEUs (6 contact hours)