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Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine


Contact Hours: 7 Hours

Length: Self-paced

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For: PT, OT, PTA, COTA, ATC, Other Licensed Health Care Providers

Lifestyle medicine is a term that some may not be familiar with and encompasses much of what a health care provider may need to know when empowering clients to change health behaviors. This course sets the foundation for identifying what lifestyle medicine is, the history of this area of healthcare and the importance of empowering clients to go from illness to wellness.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course a successful learner, will have a broad understanding of what Lifestyle Medicine is and the importance of integrating it into the health professional’s daily client interactions.

  • Recall the current state of health in our culture and why implementation of Lifestyle Medicine (LM) is needed.
  • List the impact of lifestyle behaviors on health and performance in any environment.
  • Interpret scientific evidence that demonstrates the association of risk conditions as being key factors for health outcomes.
  • Distinguish the role of behavioral determinants of positive health outcomes.
  • Compare and contrast LM to other fields of health and wellness.
  • List the pillars and core competencies of LM.
  • Describe the Travis Illness Wellness continuum.
  • Recall how the process of health through LM complements PNE+.
  • Define the role of positive psychology and its use in LM.


Evidence in Motion is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. PD activity approval ID# 4286. This distance learning-independent activity is offered at 7 Contact hours/.7 CEUs Introductory, OT Service Delivery. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. 

Des Moines University Accreditation Statement

Click here to see the accreditation statement for the LSM 6010 (Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine) Course.


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