Avondale University

Master of Lifestyle Medicine

Avondale University

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

The Master of Lifestyle Medicine is designed to meet the shifting demands in health care towards lifestyle-based therapies. The course equips graduates with an advanced understanding of the various domains of Lifestyle Medicine and skills in its application.Major areas of study include:- 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 and- A major research project in Lifestyle Medicine.Evidence demonstrates that a healthy lifestyle is effective for preventing disease, managing, and in some instances, treating established conditions.Lifestyle Medicine seeks to treat the causes of chronic disease, which include poor nutrition, physical inactivity, substance abuse, stress, environmental factors, and even issues relating to identity and meaning.


2022SEMESTER 1 (MAR-JUN) 2022:LMLR50104 Physiological Underpinnings of Chronic DiseaseLMLR50106 Psychosocial Factors in Lifestyle Medicine and HealthNURS50100 Research Methods*SEMESTER 2 (AUG-NOV) 2022:LMLR50105 Exercise as MedicineLMLR50109 Nicotine Addiction and Smoking CessationLMLR50101 Lifestyle Medicine - Past, Present & Future<2023SEMESTER 1 (MAR-JUN) 2023:LMLR50107 Processes in Lifestyle Medicine and Health PromotionLMLR50108 Lifestyle Medicine for Specific PopulationsNURS50100 Research Methods*SEMESTER 2 (AUG-NOV) 2023:LMLR50101 Lifestyle Medicine - Past, Present, Future<LMLR50102 Food as MedicineThe Major ProjectLMLR50120 Major Project in Lifestyle Medicine (year-long, equivalent of three units of work) ^Notes:* NURS50100 is offered in Semester one every year< LMLR50101 is offered in Semester two every year^ A student may commence LMLR50120 in any semester of any given year subject to the following conditions:Previously completed at least six out of eight core lifestyle medicine unitsPreviously completed the NURS50100 unit or is enrolled in NURS50100 concurrently

Standard entry requirements

  • GENERAL ADMISSION CRITERIATo qualify for admission, you must have completed: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 higherSPECIFIC ADMISSION CRITERIAThe following are the specific criteria for admission:Your bachelor's degree must be in a cognate discipline listed under the 06 Health broad Field of Education, as determined by the Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED)
  • OrIf your degree is not in a 06 Health broad Field of Education, we may consider you for admission. However, you must have completed a minimum of six units (36 credit points) in a health-related area (e.g., a health and physical education major)The School of Nursing and Health considers applications on a case-by-case basis.INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTSThe Master of Lifestyle Medicine is available to domestic students and international students studying outside of Australia. The course is unavailable to international students in Australia on a student visa.ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTSApplicant's who completed their bachelor's degree (or overseas equivalent) in a language other than English must demonstrate English language proficiency by achieving a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no sub-band below 6.0.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Lake Macquarie International: $81,720 No
  • Part-time : 3 years

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