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Introducing mindbodygreen Functional Nutrition Training
Learn to use food to make smarter choices, address ongoing health issues or launch and expand your practice through a comprehensive program that builds deep nutritional expertise.
The Functional Nutrition Training can be taken on its own or as a two-part program alongside our NBHWC-approved Health Coach Certification.
You can learn more about our Health Coach Certification here.
A comprehensive nutrition
grounded in a holistic approach to wellbeing, with a focus on addressing the root cause of a condition
20 of the world’s top doctors & wellness professionals
that you won’t find together in one program anywhere else in the world
Cutting-edge lessons packed with leading-edge thinking
with live office hours 3x per month for real-time discussion of the latest topics with top experts
so you can learn at your own pace and on your own time
The Functional Nutritional Training can be taken on its own or as a 2-part program along with our board certified Health Coach Certification.
For more information about our Health Coach Certification program Click here.
A comprehensive foundation in functional nutrition combined with mindbodygreen’s approach to holistic wellness to create one of the most robust & cutting-edge nutrition curriculums available.
This self-paced program integrates video lessons from top experts with in-depth study materials and live office hours to offer ample opportunity for real-time interaction & engagement.
The Functional Nutrition Training is suitable to be taken alone or in conjunction with our Health Coach Certification.
For more information on our Health Coach Certification program, click here
Meet our faculty
20 of the top medical & wellness experts in the world, representing a diversity of disciplines and best-in-class perspectives:
Best-Selling Author & Celebrity Nutritionist
Mark Hyman, M.D.
14x NYT Best-Selling Author & Head of Strategy and Innovation of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine
Frank Lipman, M.D.
NYT Best-Selling Author & Director of Eleven Eleven Wellness Center
Vincent Pedre, M.D.
Best-Selling Author & Director of Pedre Integrative Health
Taz Bhatia, M.D.
Best-Selling Author & Director of CentreSpringMD
Maya Feller MS, RD, CDN
Nutrition Expert, Best-Selling Author, Adjunct Professor NYU
Robin Berzin, M.D.
Functional Medicine Expert & Founder & CEO of Parsley Health
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What you’ll learn
Our program is designed to provide expertise across myriad functional nutrition topics from deep-dives in gut health, food intolerances & inflammation to heart health, autoimmune health, disease prevention and longevity.
All based on the most up to date science in health and wellness.
What the program includes
- 30+ hours online lessons
- 660+ pages in-depth study guides
- 3 monthly office hours with industry experts
- Ongoing comprehension quizzes
- Final program examination
- Access to private community of students & alumni
Nutrition Is the Foundation to Great Health with Kelly LeVeque
1. Food As Medicine
How to Stock a Healthy Kitchen: Pantry Staples, Sustainability Tips & More with Kelly LeVeque
1. Introduction to How to Stock a Healthy Kitchen
2. Buy Local, Organic & In-Season
3. Proteins & Diary
Sustainability: Better Food Choices For A Better World with Kelly LeVeque
1. Introduction to Sustainability
2. Why Care About Sustainability
3. Organizations to Know
4. Our Food Choices Matter
5. Factory Farming
6. Industrial Vegetable Farming
7. What A Sustainable Agriculture System Doesn't Look Like
11. Carbon Footprints
12. Best & Worst Food Choices
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This program is for you if you are...
An aspiring health & wellness leader
looking to begin your journey
A current health coach
seeking to deepen your expertise through a functional nutrition training
An existing wellness or healthcare professional
looking to broaden your practice
An advanced consumer
looking to learn how to elevate wellbeing through positive, actionable change
Still unsure if this program is right for you?Reach out to a Program Advisor
How you'll learn
mindbodygreen's custom digital learning platform makes learning accessible, at anytime, from anywhere.
Choose the program that's right for you
mbg's Health Coach programming vs. other top programs
|NBHWC Approved |
Coaching Fundamentals & Functional Nutrition
|Curriculum Focus: Coaching Fundamentals & Functional Nutrition|
23+ New York Times Best-Sellers
23+ New York Times Best-Sellers
|Program Length: |
6 months or less
|Program Cost: |
$5000 or less
|Program Cost: |
$5000 or less
What it costs
True to our mission of making wellness accessible, we strive to offer our programming at an affordable price compared to the broader market.
Two purchase options are available, depending on whether you plan to seek a health coaching education or simply get a deep dive into functional nutrition.
Health Coach Certification
For an NBHWC-approved health coaching education
Functional Nutrition Training
For cutting-edge functional nutrition expertise
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Frequently asked questions
Students in this course will gain an in-depth understanding of functional nutrition, a nutritional philosophy that looks at the body as a whole and focuses on the root causes of a condition rather than an isolated set of symptoms.
Functional nutrition is grounded in the premise that food can truly help heal the body and that what we eat plays a major role in addressing chronic disease, inflammation, autoimmune conditions and other mind & body imbalances.
As such, the Functional Nutrition Training includes a deep dive into key body systems to build understanding of how each appears when in and out of balance, and how to help restore optimal functioning - from heart health, brain health, gut health, thyroid health, hormone health and more.
A detailed course curriculum outline is located here.
The Functional Nutrition Training provides in-depth insight on functional nutrition. It’s a fantastic compliment to the Health Coach Certification, and as an advanced training to build upon nearly any health & wellness discipline.
Our Health Coach Certification provides students with the foundation of effective health coaching, including various methods of listening, inquiry, reflection, goal setting, mindset shifts and habit creation. While basic nutrition is covered within our Health Coach Certification, students seeking a more in-depth nutrition training would benefit from the Functional Nutrition Training program.
No - There is no prerequisite to enroll in our Functional Nutrition Training.
No - The Functional Nutrition Training is not a prerequisite for the Health Coach Certification, and there are no requirements to enroll in either program.
However, the Functional Nutrition Training is a fantastic compliment to the Health Coach Certification, for individuals who are interested in further expanding their coaching practice.
Yes! Many existing health coaches and wellness professionals choose to enroll in our Functional Nutrition Training to expand and enhance their existing knowledge.
This training is for anyone who wants to gain an in-depth functional nutrition education, including understanding the role food plays in overall health and the choices that can be made to address chronic conditions through food and lifestyle.
Yes! Many of our students have graduated from other coaching and nutrition programs and have subsequently found that there is a gap in their knowledge (or need for additional expertise).
The functional nutrition expertise provided by this course has allowed our graduates to apply their knowledge towards a variety of disciplines at the intersection of food / nutrition and wellbeing.
This has included amplifying everything from culinary to fitness, healthcare - and even coaching - pursuits!
Our self-paced program features a collection of top Functional Medicine doctors and wellness experts that are not found together in any other nutrition course.
The diversity of our expert faculty, and our supporting program curriculum, is also strategically designed to equip graduates to work across a diversity of contexts & conditions. This well-rounded perspective, versus a single approach or philosophy, is a differentiator for mindbodygreen.
In addition, live office hours are hosted each month, featuring our top faculty and other best-in-class wellness experts. This highly unique program benefit provides students with the opportunity to discuss the latest industry thinking in real time.
The best part? You’ll have access to all of the above - and more - for life!
If you’d like to learn more about what makes our Functional Nutrition Training stand apart, we invite you to chat with a Program Advisor.
Students typically complete our self-paced Functional Nutrition Training in 8 to 10 weeks and then take an additional week or more to prepare for their final assessment exam.
This course takes place online - through streamed video, downloaded materials & live events - so you must have access to a computer or mobile device with a quality internet connection.
We offer a range of payment plans through Affirm.
You can select an Affirm plan upon enrollment, or you can learn more about the options available by speaking with a Program Advisor.