The current Foundations of Lifestyle Medicine Board Review, 3rd Edition expires on April 6, 2023. A newly revised and updated Foundations of Lifestyle Medicine Board Review, 4th Edition will debut in April 2023- exact date to be determined. This new 4th Edition has been updated to address the newly updated and published ABLM competencies and includes updates based on expert feedback, evidence-based practice, guidelines, and research.
If you choose to purchase the current Foundations of Lifestyle Medicine Board Review Course, 3rd Edition between January 16, 2023 and the launch of the new Foundations of Lifestyle Medicine Board Review Course, 4th Edition, you will be granted immediate access to 3rd edition online content and be automatically upgraded to the 4th Edition upon its launch. Your printed manual will not be processed until April 2023 so that you may receive the 4th Edition manual.
For more information, some frequently asked questions about the course update are available here.
Prices per Course | NOTE: ACLM members receive an exclusive 25% discount.
Nonmember - $899
Member - $674.25
30 CME/CE Credits
(Full Accreditation information listed below)
The Foundations of Lifestyle Medicine Board Review Course 3rd Edition is an evidence-based course designed to provide a review and successfully prepare candidates for the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine (ABLM) Certification Exam (ABLM.org/how). This course development was led by coauthors and faculty John Kelly, MD, MPH, LM Specialist and Jeni Shull Clayton, MD, MPH, DipABLM, with additional support from subject matter experts in the field of lifestyle medicine.
- 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.
The Foundations of Lifestyle Medicine Board Review, 3rd 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 ACLM learning management system. The manual consists of 10 sections, Lifestyle Medicine key articles, appendix, index, detailed graphics, tables and figures, and over 120 quiz questions. Each of the ten sections have corresponding quiz questions available to complete in the paper copy of the book and online via the ACLM LMS. Enrollees seeking CME/CE credits will be required to read the material and complete the quiz questions via the online course to receive their CME/CE Certificate.
COMPONENT 2 - Key Lifestyle Medicine Articles and Quiz Questions (2 hours): The manual also includes 9 Key Lifestyle Medicine Article Summaries with 2 corresponding review questions each. Enrollees seeking CME/CE credits must read the article summaries and complete the questions via the online course to receive their CME/CE Certificate. This course component will account for 2 hours.
COMPONENT 3 - Online Review Lectures (8 hours): There are 10 review lectures with corresponding questions. Enrollees seeking CME credits for the course will be required to complete the review lectures and corresponding questions via the online course to receive their CME/CE Certificate. This course component will account for 8 hours. Review Lectures correspond with each of the manual sections and include the following:
- Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine | John Kelly, MD, MPH, LM Specialist
- Fundamentals of Health Behavior Changes | Jessica Matthews, DBH, MS, NBC-HWC, DipACLM
- Key Clinical Processes in Lifestyle Medicine | Jeni Shull Clayton, MD, MPH, DipABLM
- The Role of Physician Health and the Physician’s Personal Health | Gia Merlo, MD, MBA, DipABLM
- Nutrition Science, Assessment and Prescription | Part 1: Kayli Anderson, MS, RDN, ACSM-EP, DipACLM & Part 2: Micaela Karlsen, PhD, MSPH
- Physical Activity Science and Prescription | Jonathan Bonnet, MD, MPH, CAQSM, FAAFP, FACLM, DipABLM & Stephen Carek, MD, CAQSM, DipABLM
- Emotional and Mental Well-Being, Assessment and Interventions | Neil Nedley, MD
- Sleep Health Science and Interventions | Param Dedhia, MD
- Fundamentals of Tobacco Cessation and Managing Risky Alcohol Use | Jill R. Selzle, PA-C, MPAS, RVT, DipACLM
- The Role of Connectedness and Positive Psychology | Simon Matthews, FASLM, MHlthSci, DipIBLM, MAPS, NBC-HWC
20 hours for reviewing manual and answering corresponding review questions
2 hours for reviewing article summaries and answering corresponding review questions
8 hours for reviewing 10 online section lectures and answering corresponding review questions
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
April 6, 2021 – April 6, 2023
Access to course: access to the current course edition and online material is granted through the term of approval which ends April 6, 2023. 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 $99.
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Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses
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The Commission on Dietetic Registration accepts self-study programs approved through ACCME.
The ABLM and IBLM has reviewed and approved the Foundations of Lifestyle Medicine Board Review Course as a qualifying prerequisite to sit for the ABLM exam.
The AAFP has reviewed the Foundations of Lifestyle Medicine Board Review Course and deemed it acceptable for up to 30.00 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 04/01/2021 to 04/01/2023. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 30 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participation completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
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