Healthy Living Program for Healthcare Professionals 2024

Rochester, MN US

Course Directors - Donald Hensrud, M.D., M.S., and Warren Thompson, M.D.

Mayo Clinic - Rochester, Minnesota

Attend one session. Space is limited per session.

Session dates:
March 7 - 9, 2024
May 2 - 4, 2024
September 12 - 14, 2024
November 7 - 9, 2024

There is substantial evidence on the role that diet and nutrition, physical activity and exercise, and resiliency plays in preventing and treating chronic diseases and improving quality of life. Traditional CME courses use a classroom-based format to educate healthcare professionals in these areas. However, it is challenging for people to make beneficial lifestyle behavior changes, and education by itself doesn’t necessarily promote behavior change. This course is experiential as well as educational. It is based on the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, a program designed to help people make beneficial lifestyle behavior changes. In this course, attendees learn about lifestyle medicine, and actively participate in classes designed to help create an individualized wellness plan. Learning in this personal manner helps participants counsel patients on making these same healthy behavior changes.

Registration Fees
MD, DO, PhD$3,000
Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, Nurse, Resident, Fellow, Allied Health Professional, Retiree$2,750

Target Audience

Targeted audience includes healthcare professionals practicing in internal medicine, primary care, preventive medicine, concierge medicine, cardiovascular medicine, and endocrinology. In addition, healthcare professionals in all specialties may find the information and experience beneficial.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: 

  1. Recognize the relationship between health behaviors, chronic disease, and the quality of life.
  2. Assess patient wellness in their own clinical practice.
  3. Employ wellness concepts in their own life.
  4. Demonstrate how to track health behaviors.

Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 23.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 23.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

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Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center
565 1st ST SW
Rochester, MN 55905
United States
+1 (507) 422-5140

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City of Rochester Parking Options - City ramps and meters are free on the weekends (Saturday) 

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  • Damon Parking Ramp: West of Gonda Building 15 third AVE SW
  • Graham Parking Ramp: West of Charlton Building 121 Third AVE NW

All travel and lodging expenses are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.


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    Course Directors
    Donald Hensrud, MD, MSWarren Thompson, MD


    Matthew Clark, PhD, LPMichael Mueller, MD
    Gregory Couser, MD, MPHThomas Rieck, CSCS, CRAT
    Jason Ewoldt, RDN, LDKristin Vickers, PhD, LP
    Jamie Friend, NBC-HWCJennifer Welper, CEC
    Mithri Junna, MD 
    Healthy Living Program Health & Wellness CoachesHealthy Living Program Exercise Specialists
    Healthy Living Program Physical Therapists 


    Program Support: email the team at
    Deb Blomberg, CME Program Manager
    Sheila Terrill, CME Program Liaison
    Angela Hazelton, Healthy Living Program Manager
    Tammy Monson, Operations Manager



    Accreditation Statement
    In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 23.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

    Other Healthcare Professionals: 
    A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations. 

    For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s) and staff, please go here to review disclosures.

    Available Credit

    • 23.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    • 23.00 Attendance
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    Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion​ 

    Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development (MCSCPD) strives to foster a learning environment in which individual differences are valued, allowing all to achieve their fullest potential.  ​ 

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