Become a certified health coach by training with the only program in collaboration with The Institute of Functional Medicine

As the only health coaching program established in collaboration with The Institute for Functional Medicine, FMCA’s Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach program is an immersive and in-depth training. In this 12-month online course, you’ll learn core coaching techniques and the principles of Functional Medicine and nutrition, mind-body medicine, and positive psychology. Learn more about our Curriculum.


As a student in our program, you’ll learn the skills and knowledge it takes to build a rewarding career as a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach. Our innovative curriculum prepares you to partner with a Functional Medicine practitioner on a collaborative care team, start your own independent coaching practice, work in a corporate wellness setting, or define your own unique career path. Learn more.

FMCA is an ICHWC-Approved Transition Program. When you graduate from FMCA’s Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach (FMCHC) Training, you receive a Certificate of Completion as an FMCHC. In addition, some students may wish to pursue the new certification of “National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach.” The International Consortium for Health & Wellness Coaching (ICHWC), an independent, third-party certification board, recognizes FMCA as an ICHWC-Approved Transition Program. That means that upon completion of FMCHC Training at FMCA, graduates have met one of the eligibility requirements needed to take the HWC Certifying Exam, through which they earn the designation “National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach,” or NBC-HWC.

The objective of this national certification is to provide a minimum standard and measure of foundational competencies—the knowledge, tasks, and skills essential to the practice of health and wellness coaching—to further professionalize and advance the field. FMCA does not offer the certification exam directly to students; only ICHWC offers the exam in partnership with the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME). To learn more about ICHWC, the NBC-HWC exam, and individual requirements, click here.


Our world-class faculty bring the material to life through multimedia course content and our warm and nurturing course facilitators make sure you’re supported and engaged throughout the program. Learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

There’s a lot to consider before enrolling. We encourage you to research our program to ensure we’re a good match for your goals, and to make sure you get all your questions answered. Get started here.

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