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Become a transformative leader in healthcare and lifestyle medicine

MicroMasters® Program in
Certified Lifestyle Medicine Executive

What you will learn

  • Assess how to lead healthcare organizations in a complex and changing system.
  • Develop in others the knowledge and skills needed to devise programs to prevent and manage chronic disease using population based healthcare delivery interventions that engage the individual and the community.
  • Evaluate the value of new healthcare delivery systems and interventions on the basis of quality, safety, efficiency and cost effectiveness using accumulated data.
  • Evaluate health policy as it applies to industry economics, needs demands and quality of care.
  • Apply advocacy skills including quality of care, patients-rights, cultural competency and preventative care.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of healthcare system providers, financing, consumerism, past and future trends and regulatory and legal framework.
  • Apply leadership frameworks, skills and functions of management in planning, organizing leadership and systems control.

Health systems around the world are confronting ever-rising costs, poor outcomes and economic inefficiencies. In addition, life expectancy is increasing and people are remaining active longer. The need for strong administration is great, which is why employment of Healthcare Administrators is projected to grow 17 percent from 2016 to 2026.

The Certified Lifestyle Medicine Executive MicroMasters program will introduce you to leadership frameworks and prepare you to manage the complex issues in public health, healthcare systems, and related industries. You will learn the skills required to prevent and address human disease through the use of lifestyle medicine and population-based healthcare delivery models that engage the individual, community and the larger society.

You will also examine how an emphasis on the value of services rendered in clinical care and public health practices, as opposed to volume, is the desired goal of healthcare delivery.

This program will provide learners with the knowledge required to analyze and stratify populations as well as analyze and implement lifestyle medicine based solutions at the individual, group and population levels. Learners will also earn a solid foundational understanding of how the U.S. healthcare system operates and how to navigate it.

Any health professional looking to show employers a distinctive skill set and credential will find value in this program.

This CLME MicroMasters program signals to prospective employers:

  • You have attained a high level of management education
  • You have core competencies in key leadership areas
  • You have superior communication skills

Upon successful completion, this graduate-level, credit-eligible program will also allow the learner the opportunity to apply 9 credit hours towards the Doane University online MBA program.

Expert instruction
10 graduate-level courses
Progress at your own speed
7 months
5 - 10 hours per week
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. DoaneX's Certified Lifestyle Medicine Executive MicroMasters® Program

  2. 5–10 hours per week, for 5 weeks

    Gain the knowledge of financial systems needed to be a leader or administrator in the healthcare industry and how they impact strategic planning, quality assurance and risk management initiatives.

  3. 5–10 hours per week, for 2 weeks

    Define the essential components of healthcare systems, and make the argument for why healthcare delivery models based on these foundational principles are essential to addressing our healthcare crisis.

  4. 5–10 hours per week, for 2 weeks

    Identify key socio-economic and cultural determinants of population health outcomes, analyze the impact of socio-cultural factors on access to health care and adjust health promotions and interventions accordingly.

  5. 5–10 hours per week, for 2 weeks

    Examine the structure and delivery of the U.S. healthcare system and its impact on population health outcomes, and comparative analysis.

  6. 5–10 hours per week, for 3 weeks

    Explore health informatics solutions that answer population health challenges.

  7. 5–10 hours per week, for 2 weeks

    Identify key health law and regulatory principles.

  8. 5–10 hours per week, for 2 weeks

    Examine a variety of methods of advocacy and discover how health policies are developed, adopted and implemented.

  9. 5–10 hours per week, for 3 weeks

    Learn how to apply change management processes within a healthcare organization.

  10. 5–10 hours per week, for 5 weeks

    Develop a personal leadership style while acquiring strategies for individual and team development.

  11. 1–2 hours per week, for 1 weeks

    Earn the DoaneX MicroMasters certificate and demonstrate the knowledge and skills you acquired in theCertified Lifestyle Medicine ExecutiveMicroMasters programby completing this capstone exam.

  12. What is a MicroMasters Program?
    MicroMasters programs are a series of graduate level courses from top universities designed to advance your career. MicroMasters program certificates showcase deep learning and in-demand skills to employers and can help you get started on a path toward completing an advanced degree.

    How to Earn a MicroMasters Program Certificate
    To earn the program certificate, learners must complete and successfully earn a verified certificate in all nine MicroMasters program courses.

    From Program Certificate to a Master’s Degree
    MicroMasters programs are designed to offer learners a pathway to an advanced degree and can count as credit toward completing a Master’s degree program. Learners who successfully earn this MicroMasters program certificate may apply for admission to a Master’s program, and if accepted, the MicroMasters program certificate will count towards the degree.

    Learners who successfully complete the Certified Lifestyle Medicine Executive MicroMasters program may then apply to enroll in Doane University’s Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) program. If accepted, the MicroMasters program certificate will account for 9 credits out of the total of 30 credits for the full MBA degree.

    The MBA program may be completed fully online and at the very affordable price of approximately $10,500. (This does not include the cost of the MicroMasters program verified certificate).

    Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) also offers a pathway to credit toward RIT's Master of Science in Professional Studies. If accepted into the program at RIT, students will be eligible for up to 9 credits which will serve toward one concentration required for this interdisciplinary degree. The MS in Professional Studies– which can be completed online or in-person – is a customized, flexible program that meets industry demand by enabling students to strategically combine multiple, complementary fields of study to reflect their unique career and educational goals.

    • The Healthcare Industries’ need for Healthcare Administrators has an average yearly growth of 17% and career opportunities for highly trained Healthcare Administrators continue to rise. (source:
    • Career opportunities in healthcare for advancement as CEOs, directors, managers, public health and healthcare industry leaders.
    • Medical and Health Services Managers median salary in 2016 was $96,540 per year (source:

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Program endorsements

Healthcare is changing at an incredible pace and healthcare leaders are challenged to understand and thrive in the complex payment reform environment. Understanding the complexity of the economic models and policy changes, in addition to managing staff and colleagues through an uncertain path, requires new skills. The Certified Lifestyle Medicine Executive MicroMasters Program provides emerging leaders a solid framework and prepares professionals in healthcare with the tools to manage the complex issues in public health, healthcare systems, and management. Acquiring the knowledge and skills associated with this MicroMasters program will create rewarding returns both professionally and organizationally.

Preston Renshaw, MD, MBA, MS-HQS


  • Unfortunately, learners residing in one or more of the following countries or regions will not be able to register for this program: Iran, Cuba and the Crimea region of Ukraine. While edX has sought licenses from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to offer our courses to learners in these countries and regions, the licenses we have received are not broad enough to allow us to offer this program in all locations. edX truly regrets that U.S. sanctions prevent us from offering all of our courses to everyone, no matter where they live.

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