Lifestyle Medicine Resources
for Every Stage of a Health Professional Career
Over 80% of U. S health care costs can be attributed to the treatment of chronic diseases rooted in unhealthy lifestyle behaviors. However, topics like nutrition, physical activity, or stress management are not typically covered in medical or health professional training. ACLM aims to alter this dynamic by equipping students with the knowledge and clinical skills to prevent, treat and reverse chronic disease through counseling and empowering patients to adopt healthy habits.
Lifestyle, once recognized as an essential prevention strategy, is now acknowledged as a foundational and efficacious treatment approach with improved outcomes, lower costs, and improved patient satisfaction. ACLM offers ways to integrate lifestyle medicine across the educational continuum from baccalaureate students through post-doctoral education.
Download the Academic Roadmap for Lifestyle Medicine Education, Engagement, and Certification.
Academic Program Map
Below is a compilation of leading academic institutions and programs that acknowledge the critical need for lifestyle medicine to be taught. These institutions are actively incorporating lifestyle medicine through various levels of implementation including: requiring lifestyle medicine implementation in the core curriculum, offering elective lifestyle medicine courses, or by creating and implementing student-led Lifestyle Medicine Interest Groups (LMIGs) on campus.
TRAINEE EXECUTIVE BOARD
For mentorship and networking, join one of ACLM’s Member Interest Groups. Download complimentary resources for patient and community education. Gain experience by submitting a research poster for the annual conference.