Curricular Resources


LMEd has assembled the following curricular resources that you can utilize to promote and implement Lifestyle Medicine curriculum. If you have any valuable curricular resources to share that are already available and in use by medical schools, feel free to share. We want to keep this site as updated as possible. Please send any questions, comments or updates to this webpage to Dennis Muscato,


Curricular Resources

LMEd Mentoring Toolkit Dropbox (Free)

The LMEd Mentoring Toolkit contains over 200 Lifestyle Medicine curriculum-related journals, articles, reports, presentations, studies, videos, syllabi and much more. The toolkit is searchable, keyword indexed and updated regularly. For Dropbox access, email Dennis Muscato at with your full professional contact info.



MedEdPORTAL (Free)

MedEdPORTAL is a national collection of peer-reviewed curriculum and resources, which you can submit and search.

Working with LMEd and AAMC MedEdPORTAL, we created the “Lifestyle Medicine” curriculum collection.

Contact Jon O’Loughlin at AAMC:
Phone: 202-828-0496




Movement for Movement (Free)

Working with the UK Council of Deans of Health, Exercise Works! has launched the latest update of its physical activity
and health resources designed specifically to support teaching in undergraduate health programmes. The “Movement
for Movement” resources equip health and social care students to promote physical activity in the prevention and
treatment of disease.

M4M Module Access Guide
M4M Overview
M4M Physical activity and health
M4M Heart disease stroke PAD and exercise

Contact Ann Gates, Director of Exercise Works!:



ngu (Free)

Currently available Lifestyle Medicine courses:

  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Substance Use Disorder Screening
  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Substance Use Disorders in Primary Care

These field-tested courses are cosponsored by the Annenberg Physician Training Program in Addictive Disease, the Africa Mental Health Foundation and the University of Florida.

Trainings planned to be released in 2017:

  • Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine for Primary Care
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Introduction to Preventive Medicine
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Full Preventive Medicine Residency including all core courses for the Master’s in Public Health degree (established 2001) is the first and only institution of higher education that is globally for-credit and for-free, the world’s first online portal where anyone, anywhere in the world can take free post-secondary courses to audit or for credit through recognized accrediting institutions and organizations. is now being used in 145 countries, with its heaviest use and demonstrated success in North America.  They collaborate with leading universities, professional societies, and government organizations including CDC, Grand Challenges, NATO, and the World Health Organization to create competency-based courses that include online knowledge transfer, a web-based global peer community of practice, and local, skills-based mentorships.

Contact: Erica Frank, MD, MPH, FACPM; President and Founder, NextGenU; Professor and Canada Research Chair in Preventive Medicine and Population Health at the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine.  email:




Doane University and edX Lifestyle Medcine Competencies and Certificate Program (Free and Fee)

Doane University and edX, the leading nonprofit online learning platform founded by Harvard and MIT, are partnering to offer multiple online courses in Lifestyle Medicine that grant you the CMEs you need..

“Dr. Amanda McKinney has formulated a lifestyle medicine course that thoroughly stresses fundamental and foundational knowledge. This highly professional contribution is definitely a must for anyone aspiring to possess the necessary tools essential for excellence in the specialty of lifestyle medicine.” – Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr. MD

As of 1/30/18, over 3500 people are taking the courses from 160 countries!

Currently, there are 3 courses…

  • Core LM Principles (5 CME)
  • Chronic Disease Treatment (15 CME)
  • Health Coaching (10 CME)

On edX there are 2 tracks…audit (free) and verified (paid). With the verified track is the full certificate and the CMEs. The audit is free, but the participants don’t get access to all the content. If the courses are taken individually, the cost is $60/CME. If taken as a bundle, the cost is $45/CME or $1350.

Check the websites for any updates and contact information to learn more.

This is the link to the certificate:



ACLM/ACPM Online CME Course (Fee)

The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) and the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) have jointly developed and released a 30-hour course providing 30 hours of CME credits.

They are offering a special discount to medical students seeking to complete the curriculum.




ACLM logo
American College of Lifestyle Medicine List of Curricular Programs (Fee)




Community Health Improvement Program (CHIP) (Fee)

The Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP), formerly the Coronary Health Improvement Project, is an affordable, lifestyle-enrichment program designed to reduce disease risk factors through the adoption of better health habits and appropriate lifestyle modifications. The goal is to lower blood cholesterol, hypertension and blood sugar levels and to reduce excess weight. This is done by improving dietary choices, enhancing daily exercise, increasing support systems and decreasing stress, thus aiding in preventing and reversing disease.




Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane University (Fee)

The Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane University is the first dedicated teaching kitchen to be implemented at a medical school.

The center provides hands-on training for medical and nursing students, residents and the community through culinary medicine classes in the form of electives and seminars for the healthcare and foodservice industries. The Center offers courseware and support for academic medical centers to implement their own culinary medicine programs.

Contact Timothy S. Harlan, M.D. at



The Institute of Lifestyle Medicine (ILM) (Fee)

The Institute of Lifestyle Medicine (ILM) offers Chef Coaching – an innovative approach to promote healthy eating through combining culinary skills with coaching principles (without the need for a teaching kitchen).

It includes effective and inspiring programs for both patients and trainees, led by Rani Polak, MD, Chef and Health Coach. Scholarships for trainees are available.

Phone:  (617) 651-2433
Email Rani Polak:


The Institute of Lifestyle Medicine (ILM) was founded in 2007 at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Harvard Medical School to reduce lifestyle-related death and disease in society through clinician-directed interventions with patients. A non-profit professional education, research, and advocacy organization, the ILM is uniquely positioned to ignite clinician involvement in lifestyle medicine.

ILM  CME, Educational Conference  and Resources



Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education (Fee)

Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education sponsors online free-standing modules in Lifestyle Medicine in seven different subjects. While designed for a global audience of practitioners seeking Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits, these one- to four-credit courses have been used by resident physicians and medical students as part of Lifestyle Medicine courses, for personal study or as discussion material for a Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group.

Cost: $25 per credit hour. Multiple students may share the same course sign-in for 90 days.

Contact: for details and registration.



Harvard Extension School Courses  (Fee)

Harvard Extension School sponsors live (in-person and online) semester-long courses that provide credit for undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Beth Frates Lifestyle Medicine Course Syllabus (Free)

Lifestyle Medicine Courses by Dr. Rachael Pojednic

Cost and contact:



T Colin Campbell – e-Cornell Plant Based Nutrition Education and Certificate (Fee)

Created by the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, this revolutionary program will help you understand the importance of diet and nutrition for your life. Through video presentations, including over 25 experts (MDs, PhDs, RDs, RNs), research and perspectives are provided to emphasize why following a plant-based diet and lifestyle is optimal for health—including the prevention and reversal of diseases such as heart disease and diabetes—and how you can implement the proposed lifestyle immediately.

Consisting of three two-week courses (to be taken one at a time), this online certificate program provides you the opportunity to examine historic and contemporary research, learn the steps for practical application in your life, and be better prepared to engage in productive conversations with friends, colleagues, clients, or patients about the science and philosophy behind plant-based nutrition. Interactive elements throughout the course provide tools for learning and check understanding of content presented.

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