Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS) is named for a pioneer in scientific research. Today, we’re carrying her legacy forward by sustaining an innovative, collaborative environment for advanced healthcare education and research. In 1952, British scientist and researcher Dr. Rosalind Franklin altered humankind’s understanding of biology. Her work in X-ray diffraction during the preceding years helped her capture “Photograph 51” of the “B” form of DNA while at King’s College in London. This discovery directly led to the development of the double-helix model of DNA that same year.

The online Master of Science in Lifestyle Medicine degree prioritizes healthy outcomes for both individual patients and communities. The program is designed for individuals and healthcare practitioners to gain expertise in lifestyle medicine and implement it as the first treatment option for many of their patients, which will prevent, treat and reverse chronic, preventable diseases, as well as improve longevity and quality of life. We offer a master’s degree (22 months) and certificate (12 months) in Lifestyle Medicine! Application Requirements can be found at