ASLM Accreditation in Lifestyle Medicine

Our members asked, so we’ve delivered!

As part of the development of ASLM Education, we have been building towards offering our own credential in Lifestyle Medicine, and are proud to announce our new course offering: ASLM Accreditation in Lifestyle Medicine (AALM). Global perspective, locally contextualised.

Enrolments are now open – join our growing cohort and start your Lifestyle Medicine Education journey today!

ASLM Accreditation in Lifestyle Medicine (AALM) is an RACGP & ACRRM approved CPD activity covering all 3 activity types. 

GPs can gain their entire annual RACGP or ACRRM CPD requirements with the one course and we will upload to your dashboard upon graduation.

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Why Lifestyle Medicine is important to your practice​

Course Overview

Features include:

  • Access to approx. 70 hours of online, interactive, evidence-based content; released as you move through the stages of the program:
    • Stage 1: Foundations of Lifestyle Medicine, Socioeconomic Determinants of Health and Behaviour Change
    • Stage 2: The 6 Pillars of Lifestyle Medicine
    • Stage 3: Skills and Tools for the Application of Lifestyle Medicine in practice and to specific conditions
    • Stage 4: First Nations Health and Lifestyle Medicine
    • Global perspective, locally contextualised. Incorporating the challenges and opportunities that exist within the Australian and New Zealand health systems, Australian Indigenous and Maori and Pasifika healthcare and models, epidemiological and interventional studies, and alignment to the global evidence-base of Lifestyle Medicine and the ASLM position statements.
  • Application-based written assessments. Submitted online and marked throughout the program with feedback provided (no exams)
  • In-person attendance requirement for networking, continuous professional development and social connection
  • Peer-led study group access
  • Flexible study periods to suit your schedule

The ASLM Accreditation in Lifestyle Medicine is an interactive, immersive program which will provide learners with the attitudes and theoretical knowledge behind Lifestyle Medicine. It builds on that foundation with the practical skills to enable Lifestyle Medicine theory to be used in professional and personal life.

Our program has been developed using a state-of-the-art Learning Management System. It will offer learners a self-paced program, incorporating continuous assessment; helping to reinforce and complement learning. The program will consist of three levels with all learners beginning their journey with the “Foundations of Lifestyle Medicine” course, learners will be completing in-person requirements and assessments at milestones throughout. 

ASLM’s Accreditation in Lifestyle Medicine educates from a global perspective, locally contextualised. Designed to bring in the information, challenges and opportunities that exist within the global evidence-base of Lifestyle Medicine, contextualised for the Australian and New Zealand health systems. It will incorporate Australian Indigenous health care and models such as Medical Yarn Ups (MYUs), Maori and Pasifika modules and align to AU/NZ epidemiological studies where relevant, as well as the ASLM position statements on the six pillars of Lifestyle Medicine. 

Upon completion, healthcare practitioners will be endorsed as an ASLM Accredited Lifestyle Medicine Doctor or Practitioner (as appropriate to their existing qualifications).

Explore the Path to Lifestyle Medicine Mastery in your Practice! 

Our comprehensive course is designed to empower you with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for a holistic assessment of the impact of lifestyle and other determinants on patient health. 

  • Dive deep into the current medical and political landscape’s focus on lifestyle-related disease prevention.
  • In the course’s initial phase, immerse yourself in a broad understanding of key lifestyle factors and their health implications. These encompass sleep, healthful eating, physical activity, social connection, avoidance of harmful substances, and mental wellbeing.
  • As you progress through the program, you’ll gain expertise in conducting lifestyle-centred consultations. Develop skills in history-taking, craft effective lifestyle management plans, and harness health coaching and motivational interviewing techniques.
  • Your journey culminates with a diverse assessment approach—formative MCQs at the end of each module, written assignments, and compelling case studies. Choose a case study topic aligned with your interests, whether it’s pain management, optimising sleep, promoting physical activity, and more.
  • Expect to complete the course program in approximately six months, allowing ample time to savour the wealth of content through our advanced online learning system. Rest assured, we maintain flexibility to ensure your busy schedule accommodates your study period.

Join us on this transformative expedition into Lifestyle Medicine in the Australian/New Zealand healthcare systems and settings!

Application and Process

Enrol now and join our growing 2024 cohort!! 

Need to know more information? Please let us know here.

Eligibility Criteria:

AALM is suitable for those holding a bachelor level qualification or higher in a health-related discipline. (This includes, but is not limited to, medical doctors (including GPs and Specialists) allied healthcare practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, dieticians, nutritionists, naturopaths, counsellors, OTs, physiotherapists, social workers, health promotion and public health professionals and educators.)

ASLM is committed to furthering Lifestyle medicine education. If your qualifications do not match our minimum requirements, but you feel as if you have other relevant experience, then please contact us at and we can discuss what options may be available.

In addition, support for learners will be provided throughout the program and will be made available once the learner has signed up.

The ASLM Accreditation has 3 parts:

Step1: Completion of Online Course Content

Step 2: In-person attendance to an ASLM Annual Conference (valid for 36 months)

Step 3: Successful Completion of Online Assessments

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Following completion of the ASLM Accreditation learners will be eligible to join a Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program, managed by ASLM. Completion of the requirements of this will nullify the need to resit the program after 10 years. By purchasing the full program learners will get the first year of the Maintenance of Accreditation included.

(Please note: ASLM/IBLM Board Certified awardees already enrolled into the MOC will only need to complete one program to maintain both certifications)

Training in lifestyle medicine is proposed in response to the current public health emergency in lifestyle-related non-communicable diseases (Hay et al., 2017). The Long-Term National Health Plan (Australian Government, 2019), the  National Preventive Health Strategy (DoH, 2021), Primary Health Care Ten-Year Plan and the 2030 Mental Health Vision all signal a shift towards preventative medicine, in which lifestyle medicine has a central role.

Furthermore, cultural aspects of health inequalities are becoming increasingly evident (Sundmacher et al., 2011). There is a current movement in higher education (Singh, 2010) and medicine, to decolonise curriculum, recognising the diversity of healthcare professionals and the populations they serve (Nazar et al., 2015). By its very nature, skilfully delivered lifestyle medicine will include careful consideration of culture as a vehicle for lifestyle change (Katz, 2014) and thus this programme provides a potential way to address this.

Certification (Accreditation) demonstrates your commitment to, and expertise in, Lifestyle Medicine, augmenting your clinical or public health practice, with a solid grounding in preventing, managing and reversing chronic and lifestyle-related disease.

  • An investment in your medical future
  • Global Community of like-minded health professionals
  • Professional Credibility
  • Early adopters to share the evidence-based field of LM
  • Positive impact on the wider society
  • Personal well-being

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, to pass the AALM program all learners are required to have accumulated 10 in-person CPD hours. At present, this requirement can only be satisfied via attendance at the ASLM Annual Conference.

(Please note AALM enrollees receive discounted conference ticket price, regardless of date of purchase)

If you attended either LM2022 (Cairns) or LM2023 (Melbourne) in-person, then this will count towards your in-person learning requirement.

No. The course materials have been designed and written with an AU/NZ audience in mind, as have the related assessments. Whilst there is a lot of commonality between the two courses, the AALM content will need to be studied to ensure the best opportunity to complete the program successfully.

No. The nature of the AALM program is that of a spiral, whereby further content becomes available once you have passed the assessment of the content you have been studying. All learners will start with “Lifestyle Medicine: A Foundation Course” and upon passing the assessment for this module will then have access to the individual pillar courses. This is similar in principle to University learning.

Yes. You can pay by monthly installments over four months. Please enrol via the “enrol now (pay by instalments)” button above.

No. Your Board Certification remains valid with ASLM via our Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.

The ASLM Accreditation (AALM) is an additional option to gain credentials in Lifestyle Medicine education and continue your professional development.

If you wish to develop your Lifestyle Medicine expertise further with curriculum that aligns to the Australian and New Zealand healthcare models and systems you may choose to add on our Articulation Course. 

If you have already passed Board Certification we have designed an Articulation Course to recognise your considerable expertise gained already. We acknowledge there may be some crossover of content, such as the foundations and 6 pillars so have offered the AALM at a significantly reduced price. You’ll get access to all of the ASLM Accreditation content, however, only be required to complete the assessment/s for areas not already covered by completing Board Certification.

Both Board Certification and ASLM Accreditation will share the same MOC program, so you would only complete MOC once per year as you already do.

Should you wish to add on this further learning please enrol into our Articulation Course using the “Enrol now (Already Board Certified)” button above.

No, the AALM recognises that evidence-based learning theories indicate that adult learners have a preference for constructing knowledge in a self-directed and collaborative manner. They also prefer to apply this knowledge to their individual cultural, societal, and clinical contexts.

As a result, we have developed written assessments that can be applied to each clinician’s unique interests and patient outcomes, among other factors.

Yes. AALM provides a clear pathway to Fellowship for those who wish to obtain their education directly with ASLM.

AALM contributes one-third (480/1440) of the points, and competency in the Foundations Domain required for Fellowship. 

Learners can start at any point of the year and work at their own pace. You have a maximum period of 30 months to complete and a reminder that pre-requisites, like in-person attendance must be within that 30 months period.

In accordance with international standards, health care professionals must recertify in a chosen field every 10 years. The maintenance of certification program was created as an alternative to that. Failure to join or adhere to the requirements would mean you must repeat the accreditation in 10 years.

Those with a primary medical degree or primary healthcare degree are eligible to sign up. We recognise that some careers follow non-standard routes. If you do not fit one of these categories but are still interested in studying then please contact us directly to discuss eligibility.

No, ASLM Fellows are not required to complete the Accreditation. Fellowship signifies that you are already practicing at an advanced level and have been honoured with our highest accolade. The Accreditation, on the other hand, offers a structured pathway to Fellowship for those seeking to attain their Foundations domain through ASLM education. However, it’s worth noting that some Fellows have opted to undertake the Accreditation as a means of maintaining their professional development or acquiring CPD hours with their respective associations.

Contact Us

To find out more about the ASLM Accreditation in Lifestyle Medicine, please contact us at  and we will be happy to answer your queries.

It is not compulsory to become a member of the ASLM to sign up for the ASLM Accreditation. Of course, we hope you see value in the benefits it provides, from free and discounted events and courses to being part of a community of like-minded healthcare professionals. Our network is growing through your support to the Charity, and with that increases the opportunity to get lifestyle medicine education to where it’s needed the most.