Training & Fellowship


Attention Healthcare Professionals

Intensive LM Training & Comprehensive LM Fellowship

This training made available to healthcare professionals, perfectly complement the wholistic emphasis and mission of lifestyle education.

Lifestyle Medicine Specialty Training Seminars. An intensive 12-day clinical training with hands-on experience treating advanced chronic disease with proven-effective lifestyle interventions using the Complete Health Improvement Program ( Graduates receive certification as CHIP Facilitators, Certification from the ACLM/ACPM online Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies course, and Certification from the Black Hills Lifestyle Medicine Training Center. Graduates are prepared to use intensive LM treatments in their existing practices, or to establish a LM specialty practice providing intensive LM treatment.


Contact the number below (or email: for further details and next available scheduled training. Cost is $4,999. (Certified CHIP Facilitator training is a $1,500 value at no additional cost.)


Lifestyle Medicine Fellowships. A comprehensive 3 to 6-month post-residency clinical Fellowship in Lifestyle Medicine includes both didactic and practical training. Graduates receive all certifications described above, plus Certification as a Lifestyle Medicine Fellow from the Black Hills Lifestyle Medicine Training Center.


Fellowships start and end at dates determined during the application and enrollment process. Some training can be done off campus, but fellows must spend not less than 3 months on campus involved in direct patient care. Cost is $5,000 per month, including room and board. Assistance is available for recruiting corporate sponsorships. (Scholarships may be available, depending on funding.)


All training is precepted and personally supervised by John Kelly, MD, MPH, Founding President & Director of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Dr. Kelly was trained in Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, and specialized in Lifestyle Medicine to treat chronic disease. He was Co-PI for a $2-million study on the use of LM to treat type-2 diabetes in the Marshall Islands. He has practiced specialty LM in both an outpatient clinic and a residential center. He has treated hundreds of patients with Lifestyle Medicine using the proven CHIP program.


Contact us at 605.255.4101 for questions or additional information.

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