Is the Certification in Lifestyle Medicine certified through American College of Lifestyle Medicine?
Our program is not yet a certified program through American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM.) However, the content in our program covers everything that is outlined in their application to become a certified program.
If I complete this certification, what sort of credentials can I use?
Great question! You can use LSMC or spell out Lifestyle Medicine Certified after your name after you finish the program.
Can I get contact hours for the courses that I will take during the program?
Yes! All of our course content is approved by the state of Texas for CE use which uses one of the most rigorous approval processes.
When I use lifestyle medicine techniques with my clients, are those billable hours?
Absolutely! There are billing codes that you can use when treating your clients with lifestyle medicine methods. We cover those billing codes in the course Business of Lifestyle Medicine which is a part of the program.
What tools can learners expect to come away with?
Certification in Lifestyle Medicine offers you the ability to address your client as an entire human and all of our amazing systems and complexities. You will also learn the skills to guide your client to be able to make these behavior changes.
What’s the difference in Certification in Lifestyle Medicine and Integrative Behavioral Health Certification?
There is some crossover and also significant differences between the two certifications. Both programs will include a 6 week dedication to pain neuroscience education, and the learner will receive a certificate from Purdue.
Here are the differences in the content:
- Lifestyle Medicine addresses common lifestyle related diseases and how to prevent, treat and sometimes reverse these diseases. Diabetes and cardiovascular disease are two examples of diseases that respond well to Lifestyle Medicine. Certification in Lifestyle Medicine also includes coaching skills to integrate this material into client sessions.
- Integrative Behavioral Health Certification will provide learners with a framework of foundational knowledge, skills, and technique to effectively address behavioral health issues (such as, but not limited to: depression, anxiety PTSD and maladaptive coping) while working with your clients.
- While Lifestyle Medicine focuses on multiple areas affecting the persons health, behavioral health focuses on the mental health areas.
What’s the difference between hybrid and online offerings?
While online learning may include virtual interaction and collaboration with peers and faculty, hybrid learning combines the best of online and hands-on learning, allowing students to cover foundational knowledge and concepts online before on-site weekend intensives where they learn, practice and perfect their hands-on skills.
When do I need to apply for a program?
Program application deadlines vary but most programs offer four cohort starts throughout the year. Please see specific program pages to see which cohorts are offered.
Application deadlines for cohorts are:
Spring Cohort: February 1 (Program starts second Monday in March)
Summer Cohort: June 1 (Program starts second Monday in July)
Fall Cohort: August 1 (Program starts second Monday in September)
Winter Cohort: December 1 (Program starts second Monday in January)
What happens after I submit my application?
After you submit your application, our program team will review the information and determine your acceptance into the program. If more information is needed for admittance, our team will reach out and request the missing information. You will receive an admissions decision within 1-2 business days. Once accepted, our team works with you to set up a plan of study and a payment plan as applicable.
Do you offer payment plans?
Students are responsible for an initial tuition deposit with the return of their student contract. Students may pay the remaining balance in monthly payments. If monthly payments are selected, the student must provide EIM with credit card information. The charges will be automatically charged to that credit card each month, beginning in month one of the program. Tuition is required to be paid in full two months prior to program completion. EIM is happy to accommodate direct billing to sponsoring organizations (e.g. employers) where applicable. If you have questions regarding your payments, please contact EIM’s billing department at (888) 709-7096 or [email protected]
Which programs can I add a DPT to?
The following programs offer the option to add on a post-professional DPT:
- Geriatric Certification
- Pelvic Health Specialist Certification
- Certificate in Advanced Musculoskeletal Management of the Pelvic Girdle
- Sports Physical Therapy Certification
- Manual Physical Therapy Certification
- Therapeutic Pain Specialist
- Post-professional DPT in Musculoskeletal Management
How much additional time will a DPT require?
The additional time a DPT adds to a certification varies depending on the certification. The DPT can add as little as 6 months or as many as 12 months. Certifications with the DPT average about 18 months to complete.
Are there additional admissions requirements for adding a DPT on?
All physical and occupational therapist applicants to the optional Postprofessional DPT/OTD must have completed either a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree level CAPTE or ACOTE accredited physical therapy or occupational therapy curriculum, respectively, or have had a state physical or occupational therapy board approve the applicant’s first-professional physical or occupational therapy program to be “equivalent” to a US CAPTE or ACOTE accredited physical or occupational therapy, respectively, program. Applicants who have graduated from a university outside of the US must provide a copy of their physical or occupational therapy degree equivalency evaluation for admission.
What’s the difference between my EIM Profile and the EIM Classroom?
EIM Profile (formerly My EIM) is where you can keep track of your program progress and update your information all in one place. Access EIM Profile to see your Plan of Study, update your email, address and more. EIM Classroom (formerly Moodle Classroom or My Learning) is where your courses actually take place. Access EIM Classroom for your coursework, videos, quizzes, and any other course material.
What do I wear to the weekend intensive?
Appropriate dress: Participants are asked to bring appropriate attire for lab sessions (i.e. shorts and t-shirts and sports bras for women) and air-conditioned environments throughout the day (i.e. warm-up or work-out clothes).
What do I bring to the weekend intensive?
Bring your laptop to be able to access course material, reference research and take your online quiz. The powerpoint slides will be printed out in your lab manual for you to reference and take notes. If you are taking Concussion Management, you will be doing various neurocognitive assessments on your laptop.
How do I ensure I receive communications related to this course?
To ensure you receive all communication about your course, please add [email protected] to your email contacts or safe senders list.
Which browser should I use for my coursework?
Canvas, our learning platform, supports the current and previous major releases of the following browsers:
Chrome 91 and 93
Firefox 90 and 91 (Extended Releases are not supported*)
Edge 91 and 93
Respondus Lockdown Browser (supporting the latest system requirements)
Safari 13 and 14 (Macintosh only)
What is the EIM program refund policy?
EIM recognizes that conditions can occur that may necessitate a withdrawal from the Program. EIM will calculate and provide a refund of a portion of the payment on a per credit hour basis for students who must withdraw. The actual refund amount (if any) will equal the total dollar amount of tuition payments made to EIM that exceed the dollar value of the total per credit hour tuition amount for course(s) accessed. The total per credit hour tuition amount includes the tuition of course(s) partially completed. EIM’s decision to refund assumes that the student or Partner requesting a refund is current on all outstanding payments. Refunds on fees such as participant’s application fees, programming fees, and materials fees will not be provided.