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International Lifestyle Medicine Certification Program (dipIBLM)

From May 2024, in partnership with the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine (IBLM), Doctors For Nutrition is excited to offer the certification pathway for physicians and healthcare professionals in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands to become an IBLM Diplomate (dipIBLM).

Extending beyond the adoption of a whole food, plant-based eating pattern, Doctors For Nutrition also acknowledges the importance of the remaining five pillars of lifestyle medicine: physical activity, restorative sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substances and positive social connection. These pillars play a crucial role in the effective prevention and management of chronic disease. The alignment between IBLM and Doctors For Nutrition reflects a shared vision of a world free from preventable disease, enabling everyone to thrive and live to their full potential.

Upcoming certification exam is taking place on 8 December 2024, Melbourne, Australia.

Registrations for the 2024 certification exam close on 8 November 2024.

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Licensed doctors/physicians (MD. MBBS or equivalent)

Masters or Doctorate degree (health or allied discipline)

Certification process

Pricing, eligibility and pre-requisites
Registration and in-person exam process

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What is lifestyle medicine?

Lifestyle medicine is a medical specialty that uses therapeutic lifestyle interventions as a primary modality to treat chronic conditions including, but not limited to, cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, and obesity.

Lifestyle medicine certified clinicians are trained to apply evidence-based, whole-person, prescriptive lifestyle change to treat and, when used intensively, often reverse such conditions. Applying the six pillars of lifestyle medicine—a whole-food, plant-predominant eating pattern, physical activity, restorative sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substances and positive social connections—also provides effective prevention for these conditions.

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Why certify through IBLM?

The International Board of Lifestyle Medicine (IBLM) is the global peak lifestyle medicine certification body that sets and maintains standards for assessment and credentialing of physicians and Doctorate/Masters level health professionals in evidence based Lifestyle Medicine globally.

Certification as an IBLM diplomate signifies specialised knowledge in the practice of lifestyle medicine and distinguishes a health professional as having achieved competency in lifestyle medicine, with international recognition.

IBLM is committed to the highest global scientific standards and innovating aggressively so that lifestyle medicine can meet its promise of being a very real part of the solution to the massive non-communicable disease epidemic that is overwhelming our planet.