Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine

1 CME | CNE | CPE | CE Credit
$40 Nonmembers | FREE to Members


This course defines lifestyle medicine, discusses the evidence base, explains six key interventions, and demonstrates how lifestyle medicine has the power to treat and often reverse disease and provide a solution for real health care reform. Lifestyle change, as an essential treatment intervention to addressing chronic disease, is increasing among physicians and health professionals internationally. Lifestyle, once recognized as an essential prevention strategy, is now acknowledged as a foundational and efficacious treatment approach for a redesigned healthcare system for improved outcomes, lower costs, and improved patient satisfaction.

2020-2022 ACLM President Cate Collings, MD, MS, FACC, DipABLM

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion, participants will be able to:

  • Define lifestyle medicine.
  • Discuss the importance and timeliness of lifestyle medicine.
  • Review evidence and current endorsements and guidelines for lifestyle medicine.
  • Illustrate six key interventions to treat lifestyle-related chronic conditions.
  • Explore unique components of a lifestyle medicine practice.
  • Describe opportunities to train and certify in lifestyle medicine.
  • Discuss the emerging priorities for lifestyle medicine.
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“This course provides an excellent foundation of evidence-based information in support of lifestyle medicine as an effective practice model for the reduction of disease burden and, most importantly, to support the health, wellness and quality of life for our patients.”
– Donna Mann, OTD, MEd, BSOT


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For Medicine: Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.    

For Nursing: Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 nursing contact hour(s).    

For Pharmacy: Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge-based enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 contact hour(s) for pharmacists.    

For Psychologists: Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring material for 1.0 CE credits in psychology.   

For Dieticians: This enduring material has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 1.0 CPEUs.   

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For ABIM MOC: Successful completion of this activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 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.   

For AAFP Prescribed Credits: The AAFP has reviewed Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine and deemed it acceptable for up to 1.00 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 02/15/2024 to 02/15/2025. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 For ABLM MOC: The American Board of Lifestyle Medicine has approved 1.0 maintenance of certification credits (MOC) for this learning activity.   

For NBC-HWCs: The National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) has approved 1.0 continuing education credits for this learning activity: CE-000072-3. 

As a provider of continuing education, Rush University Medical Center asks everyone who has the ability to control or influence the content of an educational activity to disclose information about all of their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months.  There is no minimum financial threshold; individuals must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies.  Individuals must disclose regardless of their view of the relevance of the relationship to the education.  Mechanisms are in place to identify and mitigate any potential conflicts of interest prior to the start of the activity.  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. 

Individuals in control of content for this activity have stated they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.  

This Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine course consists of one lecture and one hour of content.

1 hour

Assessment and Measurement
A score of 80% or higher on the module quiz is required to pass the course.

This course can be viewed on desktop, tablet or mobile device. Speakers or headphones are required for this course.

Term of Approval
February 15, 2022 – February 15, 2025

Access to online material is granted through the term of approval which ends February 15, 2025.