Longevity Lifestyle and Fitness Specialist Online Course


This product is an online, self-study course.

By 2030 there will be more people over the age of 65 than those under 18. Our population is changing and while we are living longer lives, with 6 out of every 10 people having a chronic disease, it would seem we are still not living better. For some, this poses concern, a possible health crisis, yet the longevity industry understands that aging is the #1 finding present in all chronic health conditions. By extending lifespan by just one year, research has shown we will improve how well we live, we will save $38 Trillion dollars in healthcare costs in the US alone and we will boost the economy from money spent on leisure and life-giving activities.

This presents a unique opportunity for health, fitness and wellness professionals to gain specialized knowledge and expertise in the field of longevity. People, regardless of how long they live, want to live well and now more than ever, we know how.

This course will cover the hallmarks of aging and the varied treatments, solutions and strategies available to live longer and healthier lives. With a focus on epigenetics and complex systems biology, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of why we age and why we don’t have to be paired with key findings at each stage of life. You will understand how to assess, recommend and support longevity lifestyle solutions including fitness, nutrition, sleep, mindset, stress optimization and wearable technology solutions in clinical, coaching and community-based settings

Course Length: 20 hours

Course Author: Dr. Melissa Petersen

Payment plan available for purchases of $399 or more. (3-payment plan. Start for only 1/3 down at time of purchase.)

MedFit Network (MFN) Membership
This course includes a free trial of a professional MFN membership. This offer is valid for new members only, and instructions for creating your MFN account will be sent after course purchase. Already a member? Existing MFN members are not eligible to receive a free trial, but do receive a discounted price on MedFit Classroom courses. Check your MFN account for details or contact ivy@medfitnetwork.org.

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Course Overview

Click here to download the detailed lesson plan (PDF).

  • Module 1: The Future of Longevity
  • Module 2: The Mechanisms of Aging
  • Module 3: Epigenetics of Longevity
  • Module 4: Stress Effect
  • Module 5: The Biomarkers of Longevity
  • Module 6: The Lifestyle Pillars of Longevity
  • Module 7: Designing Progressive Functional Fitness Solutions for Longevity Living
  • Module 8: Lifestyle Coaching for a lifetime of longevity optimized living
  • Module 9: Business, Marketing and Program Design
  • Module 10: Putting It All Together – Case Studies

Course Delivery and Assessment

This is an online, self-paced course; all materials are delivered digitally. This course is delivered through a variety of digital mediums, including video narrated slide presentations, interviews, written guidebook and more. Comprehension of the material will be measured via a mandatory competency assessment requiring a minimum of 80% correct responses.


The completion of this specialization course, and the passing of its corresponding competency assessment, leads to a Certificate of Specialization. All of the online courses on MedFit Classroom which lead to a Certificate of Specialization are considered advanced level education, and are meant to be taken by fitness professionals who have previously acquired education and experience as a professional within the health and fitness industry. In order to receive the Certificate of Specialization, upon completion of this course you will be asked to provide proof of the following:

  1. Evidence of a bachelor’s or master’s degree in fitness or health related field AND/OR possess a certification from a nationally-recognized certification, NCCA or ANSI/ISO accredited program AND
  2. Evidence of professional liability insurance.

*If you do not meet the requirements for a Certificate of Specialization, you can request a Certificate of Completion.

Renewal of Specialization

This Certificate of Specialization will be considered valid for a period of two years. To keep the certificate current, you must complete 10 hours of continuing education, on relevant subject matter, and formally renew the certificate prior to the date of its expiration. As with many certifications and specializations in our field, professionals should anticipate some costs to continuing education and renewal of this certificate.

MedFit Classroom CEUs

The Longevity Lifestyle and Fitness Specialist course provides 10 CEUs toward renewal of MedFit Classroom fitness specializations.

Other Continuing Education Credits

  • Approved for credit by canfitpro for 4 CECs.
  • Approved for credit by ISSA for 20 CEUs.
  • Approved for credit by NASM for 1.9 CEUs.
  • Pending credit approval by ACE and NSCA. If you finish the course  before approval is granted, or you have a certifying body not listed, MedFit Classroom can help you petition for credit.

About the Course Author

Dr. Melissa Grill-Petersen, DC, MS, BCHH, is a sought out expert in thriving! For over 20 years as a best-selling author, speaker and thought leader in epigenetics and precision longevity, she’s been delivering precision health solutions connecting the dots for experts and enthusiasts alike dedicated to leading, loving and living life to the fullest.

She is the host of the Igniting Limitless Podcast, author of the best-selling book the Codes of Longevity, an advisor to Heads Up Health Technologies and is the founder of the Human Longevity Institute.

Her clinical training and background include a Licensed Doctor of Chiropractic & Epigenetic Human Performance Success Coach, with a Board Certification in Holistic Health and a Masters in Wellness Leadership and Performance. Pair this with her past fitness and television career in the world of professional wrestling and you get a powerhouse that is on a mission to uplift, inspire and ignite people around the globe to express greater states of health, well-being and human flourishing for generations to come.

To discover what is possible for you or to learn more about Dr. Melissa and the ways to connect, visit www.DocMelissa.com