Providing professional development opportunities for the FMCA community.

FMCA’s partner relationships enable us to align with like-minded organizations that further the Functional Medicine and health coaching movements. By engaging with these partners, we enhance our offering and make the field more accessible through continuing education credit, discounts, and other benefits.

Collaborating Partner: The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM)

The Functional Medicine Coaching Academy is the only health coach training and certification program established in collaboration with The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM).

IFM is the global leader in Functional Medicine education and offers physicians and other healthcare professionals a systems-based approach to the prevention, diagnosis, and comprehensive management of complex chronic disease.

As collaborating partners, IFM and FMCA share many of the same course materials and faculty members. But where IFM’s students learn to practice Functional Medicine (which is outside the scope of practice for health coaches), FMCA students learn to work with IFM tools in support of practitioners. They learn to “speak the language of Functional Medicine” and then apply mind-body techniques and positive psychology coaching to help clients put the practitioner’s plan into action. Our partnership with IFM ensures that FMCA stays at the forefront of this developing field and that our students learn the best, from the best. Learn more about IFM here.

Featured Partnerships

Featured partners include professional development training programs, advanced technology companies, international training/education and mentoring programs, and specialized business training.


DestinyWell is a digital therapeutics company delivering online clinical programs focused on addressing the growing chronic disease burden. They deliver expert fixed-duration, physician-designed bundled programs called Health Solution Kits. Each turn-key Health Solution Kit is optimized for physicians, nutritionists and health coaches to successfully guide their clients to achieve optimal success. Learn more about DestinyWell here.

Enrollment Discount: FMCA students and alumni are eligible for a discounted rate on DestinyWell Health Solution Certifications, affiliate opportunities for their at-home laboratory test kits, and employment/consulting roles with DestinyWell clients and/or partners.

Epidemic Answers

Epidemic Answers provides advanced training for practitioners who are interested in working with children, especially those impacted by the new childhood epidemics: autism, ADHD, asthma, obesity, allergies, and more. They provide an online directory of practitioners who provide functional, integrative, and holistic services to parents and train health coaches to work with families of impacted children.Learn more about Epidemic Answers here.

Enrollment Discount: FMCA graduates receive a reduced rate on Epidemic Answers’ course, Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: An Online Training Program. A reduced rate on the FMCA program is available to Epidemic Answers registrants.

Functional Medicine South Africa (Functional Medicine SA)

Functional Medicine South Africa was created as a unique South African portal for Functional Medicine events, education, and resources. Working in alignment with The Institute for Functional Medicine and The Functional Medicine Coaching Academy, its mission is to encourage existing Health Coaches and potential students to join the groundswell of Functional Medicine coaching globally, and to make a positive difference in the lives of others. Learn more about Functional Medicine SA here.

Enrollment Discount: South African students are eligible to receive reduced tuition on FMCA’s 12-month certification program. Contact for more info.

Functional Nutrition Lab

Functional Nutrition Lab is a curriculum designed by Functional Medicine Nutritionist Andrea Nakayama to educate health practitioners in the clinical and practical tools to master both the science and art of Functional Nutrition. Learn more about Functional Nutrition Lab here.

Enrollment Discount: FMCA graduates receive a reduced rate on all practitioner training courses offered through Functional Nutrition Lab including Digestive Intensive, Full Body Systems, Reframe Nutrition, Power your Practice with Empathy, and Functional Nutrition 101.

Happiness Studies Academy

The mission of HSA is to lead the happiness revolution by educating leaders who are themselves dedicated to personal, interpersonal, and communal flourishing. The first and only program of its kind, the Certificate in Happiness Studies (CiHS) program provides knowledge and tools to generate happiness on the individual, interpersonal, organizational, and national level.

ENROLLMENT DISCOUNT: FMCA students and alumni receive a reduced rate on the Certificate in Happiness Studies Program.

Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy (IFNA)

The Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy™ (IFNA™) is a comprehensive online training and mentoring program for registered dietitian nutritionists and other health care providers. Learn more about IFNA here.

Professional Development: FMCA is an approved provider of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for graduates of the IFNA program.

Enrollment Discount: Graduates of FMCA or IFNA receive a mutual reduced rate between the two programs.

Integrative Women’s Health Institute (IWHI)

Education offered by The Integrative Women’s Health Institute focuses on functional nutrition, health coaching skills development, and lifestyle medicine strategies for adolescent girls and women who struggle with chronic health challenges. They provide an evidence-based and integrative perspective on women’s health that is focused on whole woman care and offer a suite of online continuing education programs for health coaches and clinicians who specialize in women’s health. Learn more about IWHI here.

Enrollment Discount: Graduates of FMCA or IWHI receive a mutual reduced rate between the two programs

National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP)

The NANP is the only professional business league wholly dedicated to furthering the cause, education, and standards of the holistic nutrition industry. They developed two rigorous sets of Educational Standards for both Nutrition Consultants and Natural Chefs. Learn more about NANP here.

Professional Development: NANP grants 30 category 1 CEUs to NANP members who complete the FMCA course. Certificate of completion required.

Enrollment Discount: NANP members receive a discount on FMCA tuition.


Nudge is a leading provider of digital health engagement and remote care solutions. Nudge’s health engagement methodology and remote coaching software have empowered coaches and Functional Medicine organizations all over the world to monitor key health and lifestyle factors and engage patients in-between visits to better identify the root-causes and behavioral roadblocks that prevent optimal health and wellbeing. Learn more about Nudge here.

Enrollment Discount: FMCA graduates receive a reduced rate on the premium Nudge Academy Course, “Create A Profitable Remote Coaching Business Model.”

University of Western States (UWS)

The Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine (HNFM) program at University of Western States (UWS) is the only fully-accredited master’s program in Functional Medicine. It is 100 percent online and is offered as a collaborative endeavor between UWS and The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM). Learn more about UWS here.

Professional Development: FMCA graduates may enter the University of Western States with 4 elective credits.

Enrollment Discount: Graduates from the University of Western States Masters in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine receive a reduced rate on tuition of the FMCA program.


Viome is a team of leading entrepreneurs, scientists, and physicians with exclusive license to technology first developed at the prestigious Los Alamos National Laboratory. Viome’s pioneering artificial learning engines are designed to analyze and aggregate biological data, spot trends and influences, and unlock scientific breakthroughs. Learn more about Viome here.

Professional Development: By partnering with Viome, FMCA provides its graduates with the opportunity to learn about state of the art technologies and help clients who order direct to consumer testing.

Whole Life Nutrition

As an educator for The Institute for Functional Medicine, Tom Malterre, MS, CN, CFMP has over a decade of experience teaching complex Functional Medicine protocols in a personal and practical manner. Whole Life Nutrition Progressive Practitioner Coaching Program provides practical tools for understanding complex health conditions. Learn more about Whole Life Nutrition here.

Enrollment Discount: FMCA graduates receive a reduced rate off tuition for the Progressive Practitioner Coaching Program.

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