Purdue University and Evidence In Motion (EIM) are expanding their partnership to offer two new specialty certifications for licensed health care providers in the U.S. — a certification in lifestyle medicine and an integrative behavioral health certification for rehab providers.
These multidisciplinary programs, offered through Purdue Online, prepare clinicians to take innovative approaches to treating complex and chronic conditions by incorporating principles from lifestyle medicine and behavioral health.
“With an increasing number of patients seeking care for complex and chronic conditions, these certifications empower health care providers with the foundational knowledge and skills for a more holistic treatment approach that can improve patient outcomes and provide a better quality of life,” said Dr. John Childs, chief executive officer at EIM.
The certification in lifestyle medicine and the integrative behavioral health certification for rehab providers can be completed entirely online in six to nine months. The curriculums were developed by health care professionals from a variety of disciplines. The programs are open to all licensed health care providers including physical and occupational therapists and therapist assistants, medical doctors, nurses, psychologists, social workers, athletic trainers and more. The certifications have rolling admissions for four start dates throughout the year, and the inaugural cohorts for the partnership will begin in summer 2021.
“Making lives better is our focus in the College of Health and Human Sciences. Unfortunately for many, the increasing burden of chronic disease limits the attainment of a high quality of life,” said Tim Gavin, professor and department head of Health and Kinesiology at Purdue. “These certificates will help practitioners identify and implement personalized patient solutions to achieve optimal health and make patients’ lives better. In line with Purdue’s Giant Leaps initiative, the ongoing partnership between Purdue Online, the Department of Health and Kinesiology and EIM provides the mechanism to deliver this increasingly important content to clinicians around the world.”
The new certifications follow the success of Purdue Online and EIM’s therapeutic pain specialist certification, which has enrolled more than 100 health care providers since its launch in 2020.
To learn more about the certification in lifestyle medicine, visit https://www.purdue.edu/hhs/hk/lifestyle-medicine/.
To learn more about the integrative behavioral health certification for rehab providers, visit https://www.purdue.edu/hhs/hk/integrative-behavioral-health/.
About Evidence In Motion
Evidence In Motion (EIM) provides accessible, lifelong education to health care professionals transforming their communities. They offer specialty certifications, post-professional programs and continuing education courses. EIM also partners with leading universities to provide accelerated graduate programs in health care, including physical therapy, occupational therapy and others.
EIM is reimagining health care education through hybrid learning, which integrates evidence-based practice, top faculty from across the country, and a leading curriculum that combines online learning and collaboration with intensive hands-on lab experiences. Their reimagined health care education model increases access, reduces student debt and improves outcomes. Learn more about Evidence In Motion at evidenceinmotion.com.
About Purdue Online
Building on Purdue University’s historic land-grant mission, Purdue Online’s programs are designed to make a high-quality Purdue education as accessible and affordable as possible. The online portal brings together all of the online and hybrid programs offered across the Purdue University system — from the physical campuses at Purdue West Lafayette, Purdue Fort Wayne and Purdue Northwest, to Purdue Global.
Purdue Online is designed to easily match all types of students with the online and hybrid programs that best meet their needs and career goals and point them to possibilities they may not even have considered. Students can search program options based on degree level, personal goals and preferred area of study to determine the right online program for them. Learn more at online.purdue.edu.
About the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Purdue University
The Department of Health and Kinesiology at Purdue University is committed to extending and enhancing its academic reputation by strengthening research and scholarship, offering curricula consistent with contemporary knowledge and practices, attracting and preparing highly qualified students, and concentrating its energies on developing and maintaining programs of excellence. Programs of study at the undergraduate and graduate levels lead to Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Approximately 750 undergraduate students and 70 graduate students are enrolled in the department.