ASLM Fellowship

Recognising your expertise in Lifestyle Medicine

The ASLM Fellowship is the first fully multidisciplinary fellowship in Australasia, open to all practitioner members of the Society. This means GPs and medical specialists, AHPRA registered practitioners, or other degree or masters qualified health professionals in Lifestyle Medicine related fields.

Being a multidisciplinary fellowship means it can be undertaken from a clinical, public health, research or education perspective. However, being a framework for peer recognition and not a tertiary qualification, it provides considerable flexibility for candidates to earn or receive RPL for Fellowship points from education and training in the fields of their choice, relating to Lifestyle Medicine, subject to meeting all other requirements.

To be eligible to enrol in the ASLM Fellowship program you must be a Practitioner Member of ASLM (medical doctors and registered allied health practitioners), and have a minimum of three years experience in a discipline applicable to Lifestyle Medicine.

Practitioner membership is an ongoing requirement, once awarded, to maintain Fellowship and use of the post-nominals.

If you’re a current Fellowship candidate, please log in to your account to access the Education Resources section of the ASLM website.

The process

Make your RPL Application Fee payment via our website

Once your RPL application fee payment has been processed, you will receive instant access to the Education Area of our website and instructions and paperwork for completing your application.

Complete your RPL Application form and submit your supporting documentation/evidence

Paperwork and detailed instructions for this are provided to you. Submissions are made via email to our education team. Our team will quickly let you know if there are any further details or documents required.

Formal RPL assessment

Once your application has been approved, it will undergo a formal assessment to determine your RPL status. You will receive an email upon completion specifically detailing the number of points you have been awarded via RPL, the domains you have demonstrated competency and your requirements moving forward. We also have a helpful bank of resources and training that you may wish to pursue to complete your Fellowship.

Fellowship completion

Your RPL lasts up to six years. During this time, you can continue to pursue additional education and training in the field of Lifestyle Medicine to complete your Fellowship. Our team are available to support you in this process and help you achieve your goals.

Why Fellowship?

Fellowship represents the highest level of expertise and peer recognition available to health professionals in the field of Lifestyle Medicine. On completion and awarding of Fellowship, Fellows may use the post nominals FASLM in recognition of their expert standing in Lifestyle Medicine.
ASLM Fellowship acknowledges your ongoing commitment to the field of Lifestyle Medicine.

As the highest level of peer recognition available to health professionals in the field of Lifestyle Medicine, the ASLM Fellowship acts to honour leading experts in the field, and the contribution/s they have made to its progression along the way.

With Lifestyle Medicine gaining momentum in Australasia and around the world, the ASLM Fellowship represents a steadily-growing community of health professionals passionate about, and dedicated to, Lifestyle Medicine, and the expertise they represent in the field.

ASLM maintains a public list of professionals who have been awarded the ASLM Fellowship.

Speak with our Education Team today to discover how the ASLM Fellowship can enhance your practice and standing as a professional.

Conceptual framework

The ASLM Fellowship is conceptually based on a Masters degree in structure and standard; utilising a model of 1440 nominal learning hours (e.g. 12 tertiary units x 120 nominal learning hours each). Fellowship candidates are therefore required to earn or receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for 1440 points under the Fellowship Framework to be awarded Fellowship and use the post-nominals FASLM.

To understand more download the Fellowship Framework.


Fellowship is earned by demonstrating competency in the domains of Lifestyle Medicine from either a clinical, public health, education and/or research perspective. These domains of competency are outlined below, along with the various ways in which Fellowship points can be earned.

  • Foundations/Core Competencies of Lifestyle Medicine (compulsory). This competency can be met by completing one of the following courses:



  • ASLM Partner training provided through our sister organisation in America;
  • Plus, at least four of :
    • Diet, nutrition and related sciences
    • Physical activity and related sciences
    • Health behaviour change and coaching
    • Social and environmental determinants of health
    • Pathophysiology of chronic disease
    • Public health, prevention and health policy
    • Psychosocial factors in Lifestyle Medicine
      • Emotional and mental health/wellbeing
      • Sleep health and related sciences
      • Positive psychology and connectedness
      • Culture, meaning and identity studies
    • Addictions and related disorders/exposures
    • Self-management of chronic disease
    • Clinical and practice processes/innovation
    • Specific applications of Lifestyle Medicine
  • Tertiary education
  • ASLM/ASLM Partner organisation delivered education/training
  • Third party delivered education/training
  • Authoring/publishing
  • Lecturing/presenting
  • Research, policy-related or clinical project
  • Supervision/mentoring
  • Logged practice
  • Self directed learning
  • Conducting peer review
  • Teaching, course co-ordination
  • Policy development or analysis
  • Other science, research, e.g. PhD

More information on the domains, requirements and how to earn Fellowship points is detailed in the Fellowship Framework Document.

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Eligible candidates interested in pursuing Fellowship with ASLM are required to submit a formal RPL application. Upon submission, applicants will be granted 6 month enrolment in the Fellowship program.

Enrolment provides access to the Education Resources area of the ASLM website. This area contains guiding information for candidates enrolled in formal educational pathways offered by ASLM, including Fellowship and the ASLM Accreditation in Lifestyle Medicine. Enrolment also provides access to our Education Coordinator, who can assist you in how to earn Fellowship points.


As a not-for-profit multidisciplinary society, ASLM provides a low-cost pathway to Fellowship which should be accessible to all members. Fees payable to ASLM are nominal and can be broken down into parts.

Cost: $385

This fee covers your initial RPL assessment and first 6 months of Fellowship candidature. This provides you with access to the Education Area of the website and support from the Education Coordinator.

Cost: $165 biannually (ongoing)

After the first 6 months of your Fellowship candidature, a fee of $165 per 6 months applies for ongoing enrolment in the Fellowship. This provides you with ongoing access to the Education Area of the ASLM website and support from the Education Coordinator. 

You can suspend your Fellowship enrolment at any time (this will take effect from the next renewal date). Once Fellowship is obtained, these payments will no longer apply.

Cost: $110 per 120 points (or part thereof)

Fellowship points awarded are charged at a rate of $110 per 120 points, thus bringing points for the full Fellowship (1440 pts) to $1320. This fee supports both the individual Fellowship and the ongoing development of the Fellowship program as a whole.

Cost: Practitioner membership (yearly) or reduced annual rate for a 3 year membership

Maintaining Fellowship and use of the post-nominals requires maintaining full membership, including meeting any requirements of membership and of CPD set by the board from time to time. There is a provision for full members who retire in good standing to retain Fellowship and for those who cease practice ahead of retirement to retain Fellowship for a period of time.

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