May 30, 2024  
USC Catalogue 2023-2024 
USC Catalogue 2023-2024

Foundations of Lifestyle Redesign® Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Foundations of Lifestyle Redesign® is available for occupational therapy students or occupational therapists who wish to obtain advanced training in Lifestyle Redesign®. Certificate courses fulfill the didactic requirements to be eligible for certification in Lifestyle Redesign®, and prepare occupational therapy students to be able to design and implement Lifestyle Redesign® interventions with diverse client populations.


Admissions Requirements:

Current USC Chan Graduate Students and USC Chan Alumni: Applicants for the Certificate in Lifestyle Redesign® who are currently enrolled in a Chan graduate program at USC and are in good standing with a 3.0 GPA, or Chan alumni who completed the applicable course work within the past 7 years (see required courses), need only submit the appropriate paperwork for adding the certificate program, which may be obtained from the Chan Division.

Prospective Applicants: Applicants for the Certificate in Lifestyle Redesign® who are currently registered and/or licensed occupational therapists and have not matriculated at USC must submit a formal application on the USC Graduate Admission website.

Applicants must submit the following items:

  • Official transcripts from ALL institutions attended must be sent directly to
  • Résumé or CV (upload via online application)
  • A Letter of Recommendation (uploaded via online application)

The certificate requires a minimum of 12 units.

Required Courses

Certificate in Foundations of Lifestyle Redesign® (USC Chan Graduate Students and Externally Trained Occupational Therapists)

Certificate in Foundations of Lifestyle Redesign® (USC Chan Alumni)

Alumni Note

Alumni who do not meet the 12-unit requirement from the above listed courses must take additional elective units to meet the 12-unit minimum requirement for the Graduate Certificate.