Avondale University

Graduate Diploma of Lifestyle Medicine

Avondale University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 02731D

The Graduate Diploma of Lifestyle Medicine is designed to meet the shifting demands in health care towards lifestyle-based therapies. The course equips graduates with an understanding of the various domains of Lifestyle Medicine and skills in its application.


The Graduate Diploma in Lifestyle Medicine (course code 2085) requires the completion of all 8 units shown below (maximum two units per semester).


  • Food as medicine
  • Exercise as medicine
  • Lifestyle Medicine for specific populations
  • Nicotine addiction and smoking cessation
  • Physiological underpinnings of chronic disease
  • Psychosocial considerations for the promotion of health.

Standard entry requirements

  • An Australian Qualifications Framework AQF Level 7 Bachelor's degree (or higher) from an accredited university or higher education provider
  • OrAn overseas qualification comparable to an Australian Qualifications Framework AQF Level 7 or higher


The course is recognised by the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine as a pathway to becoming a Fellow of the Society.

Study pathways

As per credit policy

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Lake Macquarie International: $27,240 Yes
  • Part-time : 2 years

Further information

The Graduate Diploma in Lifestyle Medicine is available to citizens and residents of Australia as well as to international students studying outside of Australia. It is not available to international students who are in Australia on a Student visa.

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