Master of Science in Lifestyle Medicine

General

Program Description

The degree program Lifestyle Medicine aims at training mediators who bring together the best in traditional community-focused public health with the best in person-oriented health care. These specialists will be able to help people implement the needed lifestyle changes in diet, exercise, smoking and stress management; evaluate the risk of harmful habits and addictions; identify and assess the environmental, lifestyle, psychological and biological health risk factors and ground priority of health strategy and policies.

Course details

  • Lifestyle Medicine
  • 1.5 years
  • MSc in Health Sciences
  • 90 ECTS credits
  • 7,000 EUR per year
  • Taught in English

After graduation, you can

  • Prevent and manage different risk factors, improve individual behaviors related to noncommunicable diseases, and achieve this by working in primary health care settings, medical teams, public health bureaus or private practice;
  • Continue your education by entering Ph.D. programs.

Structure of the program

what you will learn each year

  • Year 1: Public Health, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Health, Mental Health and Lifestyle, Research Work in Lifestyle Medicine, Preparation of Master’s Thesis.
  • Year 2: Elective Courses, Practice, Preparation of Master's Thesis.

Why study Lifestyle Medicine at LSMU?

  • Blended learning approach, merging onsite and online learning, providing optimal convenience, especially for non-residents and those who need to combine studies with current employment.
  • Contribution of highly skilled professionals to the teaching process.
  • Cooperation with USA Universities through a distance-learning format.
  • The multicultural environment and student community: international students from 70 different countries make up nearly 17% of the total student population at LSMU.
  • Tuition fees at a good quality-to-cost ratio and reasonable living costs in the country.
  • Diploma recognized in the European Union and other countries.

Admission

International students could be admitted into the English program of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences if they provide the legalized high school or college certificate and transcript (officially translated into English) and meet the Entrance Exam requirements. Good grades in biology, chemistry, and physics will give preference. Good knowledge of the English language is obligatory.

Items to be submitted (in English or with an authorized English translation):

  • Matriculation / School Leaving Certificate confirmed by the governmental authorities (see below "Legalization of Educational Documents");
  • Transcripts of high school/ senior secondary school courses verifying successful completion of General Biology and General Chemistry. For Health Psychology program - Mathematics and General Biology;
  • Certificate proving the knowledge of the English language: TOEFL – minimum 65 points (iBT); IELTS – above 5.5 points; the certificate confirming the knowledge of a foreign language at minimum B2 level (CEFR) or similar. If you are not able to present any certificate proving the knowledge of the English language you will have to take an English language test prepared by the University. The English language test will be given on the same day as the test in Biology/Chemistry;
  • Motivation letter;
  • Brief CV;
  • Passport or ID copy;
  • Health Certificate based on complete medical examination;
  • Three passport-type photographs (3x4 cm);
  • Application fee 150 EUR (nonrefundable).

Testimonials

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"LSMU is inspiring not only because of its teaching system but also due to the opportunities it provides. With a wide access to resources, hands-on training, and sports, it has shaped my life to find balance between the studies and social life." - Christopher Germany

Last updated Nov 2019

About the School

The University is the largest institution of higher education for biomedical sciences in Lithuania, successfully integrating studies, research, and clinical practice. LSMU consists of two main academi ... Read More

The University is the largest institution of higher education for biomedical sciences in Lithuania, successfully integrating studies, research, and clinical practice. LSMU consists of two main academies: Medical Academy and Veterinary Academy. Read less