Lead the Charge Against Lifestyle Diseases with a DrPH in Preventive Care

The online Doctorate of Public Health in Preventive Care program centers on studying chronic lifestyle-related diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension. Graduates are equipped to understand the leading causes of diseases and are adept at determining the most effective ways to prevent, improve, and even reverse them. Following the teaching, preaching, and healing model inspired by Jesus Christ, this program is tailored for working professionals seeking career growth opportunities.

In alignment with the Loma Linda Blue Zone Lifestyle traditions, the Preventive Care program incorporates principles that promote longevity and well-being. By embracing these time-tested practices, graduates gain a comprehensive understanding of preventive care and contribute to healthier communities through lifestyle interventions.

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About the Program


View detailed information like courses, prerequisites and more in the catalog

Tuition and fees

Get details on the standard cost of attendance by visiting the LLU website at- https://llu.edu/academics/programs/public-health-preventive-care-drph-online

Possible Careers

  • Wellness Program Administrator
  • University Professor
  • Health Coach Clinician
  • Chronic Disease Preventionist and Consultant
  • Community Prevention Specialist

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of the DrPH degree in Preventive Care, you will be able to: 

  • Design and implement wellness and lifestyle intervention protocols
  • Provide lifestyle assessment and counseling for patients with lifestyle-related diseases
  • Provide interventions for the prevention of chemical dependency
  • Contribute to the theory and practice of preventive care through research
  • Develop and conduct community and professional seminars and training programs
  • Provide clinical advice/consultancy to health professionals in the field of lifestyle medicine
  • Teach health prevention topics and courses at the college and university level

Benefits of the Program

Students are prepared to be certified health coaches by the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaching upon fulfilling the appropriate board requirements.

Program Focus

The DrPH focuses on non-communicable diseases, often associated with lifestyle factors, genetic predisposition and environmental influences.

Meet The Program Director

Hildemar Dos Santos, MD, DrPH

The world needs the Preventive Care program because of its focus on the cause, prevention and lifestyle management of the most common diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and obesity. The Preventive Care DrPH program is one of the few exclusive doctoral-level and research-focused centered around preventing those diseases.

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