Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies (CME/CE)

Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies (CME & CE)

Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies (LMCC) Program

Nonmember price per Course:

Member price per Course:
ACLM members receive an exclusive 20% discount and tiered pricing.
     Physician/Doctor Member: $799
     Non-Doctoral Health Professional Member: 
     Student/Trainee Member: 

 Credits: 32 CME/CE credits 

Full accreditation information listed below.

The first edition of the lifestyle medicine training program, Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies, was published in 2015 through a partnership between the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) and the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM). It was built around the five domains and fifteen competencies recommended by the national consensus panel as the basis for providing quality lifestyle medicine services. In addition to the competencies, seven key modalities in lifestyle medicine were addressed. These modalities are nutrition, physical activity, sleep health, coaching behavior change, tobacco cessation, managing risky alcohol use, and emotional well-being.

The second edition continues to provide basic grounding in the field of lifestyle medicine but focuses on improving the competence and skills of a variety of healthcare providers encouraging a team approach to behavior change. It is not intended to provide in-depth learning of each competency and modality but rather to provide a solid foundation and well-rounded training on the major topics in the field including research behind lifestyle medicine as well as its clinical application.

Lifestyle medicine is the evidence-based therapeutic approach to prevent, treat and reverse lifestyle-related chronic diseases. Core competencies for lifestyle medicine were developed by a national consensus panel to serve as a framework for training healthcare professionals. They include leadership, knowledge, assessment skills, management skills, and use of office and community support. This program emphasizes the importance of lifestyle medicine, compares and contrasts lifestyle medicine to other fields of health and medicine, describes the unique role of lifestyle medicine, as well as explains each of the core competencies in lifestyle medicine and how they impact both healthcare practitioner learning and practice.

Learning Objectives:
After viewing the module presentations, learners should be able to:

  • Understand the fifteen core competencies of lifestyle medicine as identified in "Physician Competencies for Prescribing Lifestyle Medicine" (JAMA)
  • Incorporate competencies into clinical practice
  • Enhance efficacy in lifestyle assessments and evidence-based lifestyle prescriptions
  • Leverage community and team-based resources to support lifestyle change

The Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies contains ten modules:

  • Lifestyle Medicine Core Competency Skills | Liana Lianov, MD, MPH, FACLM, FACPM, DipABLM | Marc Braman, MD, MPH, FACLM, FACPM
  • Nutrition | Kayli Anderson, MS, RDN, ACSM-EP, DipACLM | Scott Stoll, MD, FABPMR | Wayne S. Dysinger, MD, MPH, FACLM, FACPM, DipABLM | Michael Greger, MD, FACLM, DipABLM
  • Physical Activity | Edward M. Phillips, MD, DipABLM
  • Health & Wellness Coaching | Margaret Moore, MBA, NBC-HWC
  • Sleep Health | Csilla Veress, ND, LAc
  • Mental Health & Emotional Well-Being | Liana Lianov, MD, MPH, FACLM, FACPM, DipABLM
  • Mindfulness | Kaylan Baban, MD, MPH, DipABLM
  • Tobacco Cessation | Shaylona Kirk, MD, MPH, MA
  • Alcohol Use | Shaylona Kirk, MD, MPH, MA
  • Weight Management | Ingrid Edshteyn, DO, MPH, DipABLM

    Course Format:
    The Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies education activity is composed of a series of modules viewed in a digital format. Users are able to move through the module at their own pace. It begins and ends with an assessment of the learner's comprehension of the subject matter. Interactive scenarios, images, audio, and video may have been added to enhance the experience.

    Duration: 32 hours

    Assessment and Measurement: A score of 80% or higher on the unit quizzes is required to pass the course.

    Specifications: This course can be viewed on desktop, tablet or mobile device. Speakers or headphones are required for this program. Laptop or PC preferred.

    Term of Approval: January 26, 2022 – January 26, 2025

    Enrollment: Access to online material is granted through the term approval which ends January 26, 2025.

    Accreditation Statement:
    In support of patient care, this activity has been planned and implanted by the Rush University Medical Center, American College of Preventive Medicine and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

    The American College of Preventive Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 32 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. The American College of Preventive Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Rush University Medical Center is jointly accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    This activity is being presented without bias and without commercial support.

    ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses

    The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 32 contact hours.

    Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge-based CPE activity for 32 contact hours for pharmacists.

    Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000272), occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, social work (159.001203), nutrition, speech-audiology, and psychology by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.

    Rush University designates this live activity for 32 Continuing Education credits.

    Rush University designated this internet enduring material for 32.00 CE credits in psychology

    This activity has been approved by the Commission on Dietic Registration for 32.00 CPEUs

    Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Statement
    This curriculum is applicable for Maintenance of Certification Credit (MOC) by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. Additional medical specialty boards are reviewing this new program for MOC credit.

    Faculty Disclosures:
    It is the policy of the Rush University Office of Interprofessional continuing Education to ensure that its CE activities are independent, free of commercial bias and beyond the control of persons or organizations with an economic interest in influencing the content of CE. The potential for conflicts of interest exists when an individual has the ability to control or influence the content of an educational activity and has a financial relationship with an ineligible entity and the products or services of that entity are pertinent to the content of the educational activity.

    Everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity must disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. All information disclosed must be shared with the participants/learners prior to the start of the educational activity.

    Unapproved Uses of Drugs/Devices: In accordance with requirements of the FDA, the audience is advised that information presented in this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled or unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Please refer to the FDA approved package insert for each drug/device for full prescribing/utilization information.

    The course directors, planners and faculty of this activity have the following relevant financial relationships to disclose:

    • Edward M. Phillips, MD, DipABLM  Disclosures: Royalty, Wolters-Kluwer

    All other individuals in control of content have stated they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


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