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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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Lifestyle Redesign®

Foundations of Lifestyle Redesign Course Series

The Foundations of Lifestyle Redesign Course Series is designed to fulfill several requirements for Lifestyle Redesign Certification. The Course Series is offered in a distance-learning/online format, with a mix of synchronous and paced asynchronous formats. Detailed course descriptions can be found below.


The Course Series is intended for occupational therapy practitioners who want to develop advanced knowledge and skills to support people living with or at risk for developing chronic conditions.

OT students are able to take the Lifestyle Redesign continuing education courses, however individuals are not eligible to sit for the Lifestyle Redesign certification exam until they are licensed OT practitioners. As such, OT students can start the Lifestyle Redesign certification process by taking the Foundations of Lifestyle Redesign Course series, but will not be eligible for certification until they are licensed and have completed additional certification requirements.


AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education

USC is an AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education

Core Course 1: Foundations of Lifestyle Redesign (1.2 CEUs)

Core Course 2: Lifestyle Redesign Intervention Delivery (2.6 CEUs)

Core Course 3: Program Development, Implementation, and Evaluation (0.8 CEUs)

Special Topics Courses (0.3 CEUs each)

Mentored Practicum (2 semester units)


Course Cost
Core Course 1US$400
Core Course 2US$860
Core Course 3US$265
Special Topics (4 courses)US$100 each (US$400 total)
Mentored Practicum (OT 638)Two units of USC tuition, currently $2244 per unit
Limited Status Student application feeUS$100

Course Instructors

The instructors for the USC Lifestyle Redesign Continuing Education courses are leaders in Lifestyle Redesign research, education and practice. Instructors are licensed occupational therapists with doctoral degrees and over 100 years of collective experience in Lifestyle Redesign. USC provides ongoing mentored training and opportunities for collaborative discourse among instructors to ensure mastery of content and consistency in content delivery across courses. Current instructors of the USC Lifestyle Redesign continuing education courses include: