Foundations of Lifestyle Medicine Board Review (NO CME/CE)

Foundations of Lifestyle Medicine Board Review, 4th edition (NO CME)

Prices per Course:
ACLM members receive an exclusive 25% discount.
Nonmember - $499
Member - $374.25 

Credits: Please note that this course does NOT provide CME and therefore it is NOT approved to fulfill the ABLM 30 online CME prerequisite to sit for the ABLM exam. If you would like to earn CME/CE for this course and/or use the Foundations of Lifestyle Medicine Board Review Course as a prerequisite to sit for the ABLM exam, please purchase the Foundations of Lifestyle Medicine Board Review Course (30 CME/CE)

Additional Course Details

The Foundations of Lifestyle Medicine Board Review Course, 4th edition, is an evidence-based course designed to provide a review of and successfully prepare candidates for the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine (ABLM) Certification Exam ( This course development was led by coauthors and faculty Jeni Shull Clayton, MD, MPH, DipABLM, FACLM, and Jonathan Bonnet, MD, MPH, DipABOM, DipACLM, FAAFP, FACLM, with additional support from subject matter experts in the field of lifestyle medicine. 
The Foundations Lifestyle Medicine Board Review Course is comprised of 10 sections with 12 lectures, and consists of 30 hours of content.  

Each section is broken down with the following course materials: 
  • Introduction 
  •  Review Lecture 
  •  Quiz 
  •  Survey evaluation 

Learning Objectives:
  • Review the pillars of evidence-based lifestyle medicine and how it can prevent, treat and reverse disease.
  • Review evidence-based lifestyle medicine prescriptions and their clinical application.
  • Review evidence-based lifestyle medicine content that will be tested on the Lifestyle Medicine Board Certification Exam.

Course Format:
The Foundations of Lifestyle Medicine Board Review, 4th edition, is hosted online via the ACLM Learning Management System (LMS) and consists of 3 main components:  

COMPONENT 1 - Board Review Course Manual and Quiz Questions (20 hours): The Board Review Course Manual is available in printed form and online within the course. The 354-page manual consists of 10 sections with detailed graphics, tables and figures, and an index.

COMPONENT 2 - Online Review Lectures (10 hours): There are 10 hours of review lectures that correspond with the board review manual.

COMPONENT 3 - Section Quizzes: There are 10 section quizzes that consist of 180 total questions, that correspond with each of the 10 manual sections and review lectures.

The course manual, review lectures and section quizzes align with the 10 ABLM exam topic sections and competencies and review the following sections: 

  1. Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine | Amanda McKinney, MD, DipABLM, FACLM 
  2. Fundamentals of Health Behavior Change | Jasmol Sardana, DO, DipABLM, FACLM & Erika Jackson, MLHR, MCC, CPHWC, NBC-HWC   
  3. Key Clinical Processes in Lifestyle Medicine | Beth Motley, MD, DipABLM, FACLM 
  4. The Role of the Practitioner’s Personal Health and Community Advocacy | Gia Merlo, MD, MBA, MEd, DipABLM, FACLM & Kelly Freeman, MSN, RN, AGPCNP-BC, DipACLM   
  5. Nutrition Science, Assessment, and Prescription | Part 1: Micaela Karlsen, PhD, MSPH & Part 2: Melissa Bernstein, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND, DipACLM  
  6. Physical Activity Science and Prescription | Stephen Carek, MD, CAQSM, DipABLM 
  7. Emotional and Mental Health Assessment and Interventions | Robyn Tiger, MD, DipABLM & Jeni Shull Clayton, MD, MPH, DipABLM, FACLM 
  8. Sleep Health Science and Interventions | Brandy Roane, PhD, DBSM   
  9. Treating Tobacco Use Disorder and Managing Other Toxic Exposures | Jill R. Selzle, PA-C, NCTTP, DipACLM, c-TTS & Claudia Moore, MD 
  10.  The Role of Connectedness and Positive Psychology | Simon Matthews, FASLM, MHlthSc, DipIBLM, MAPS, NBC-HWC, ICF-PCC & Darren Morton, PhD, DipIBLM 

Section Survey Evaluation: Each of the 10 section review lectures include a survey evaluation. 

Key Lifestyle Medicine Article SummariesA downloadable PDF that summarizes 10 “key” lifestyle medicine articles is included in this course as an additional bonus resource. 


  •  20 hours for reviewing the board review manual 
  • 10 hours for reviewing the section review lectures 

Specifications: This course can be viewed on desktop, tablet or mobile device. Speakers or headphones are required for this course. The eBook can be viewed within the learning management system.

Term of Approval: June 1, 2023 – May 31, 2026

Enrollment: Access to course: access to the current course edition and online material is granted through the term of approval which ends May 31, 2026. As new editions of the course launch and replace previous editions, those enrolled within 2 years of the new edition launch will be granted complimentary online access to the new version with the opportunity to purchase the updated printed manual for $100.

Course Manual Shipment Information:

  •  Domestic Shipments (US): Expect your course manual to arrive within 10-15 business days.
  • International Shipments (Outside the US): International deliveries may take 4-6 weeks.

    You will receive automated emails providing your tracking number, shipment progress updates, and estimated delivery date.


6/1/2023 - 5/31/2026 11:59 PM
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