The Gold Standard In Health Coach Education

FMCA trains and certifies functional medicine health coaches from all over the world. Are you ready to pursue a career that is changing the face of healthcare

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Get The Best Functional Medicine Health Coaching Education… From Anywhere

FMCA Offers a Groundbreaking curriculum in a cutting-edge online classroom, with a supportive community you need to make it happen.

Develop Your Skills, Your Way

Video lectures, real-world case studies, live coaching practice, and more! Our course materials are designed to be engaging, no matter your learning style. Learn from a wide variety of teaching styles – videos, live online classes, group discussions, and written assignments.

Learn On Your Own Schedule, From Anywhere

Whether you work full time or you’re a full-time student, our virtual classroom creates flexibility and easy access to all of your course materials. Access our online learning center from your computer, smartphone, or tablet. You can sign in from anywhere, using any device, and work at your own pace.

Step Into A Driven, Welcoming Community

From the moment you enroll, you’re a part of a family where students feed each other’s energy and enthusiasm, where alumni support and problem-solve together, and where faculty and staff prioritize your success.

Health Coach Certification Program

The only health coaching program created in exclusive partnership with the Institute for Functional Medicine. This year-long certification program prepares students for a transformative health coaching career. FMCA Graduatesalso Boast A 94% Passing Rate on the NBHWC Board Exam!

  • Program Length: 12 Months
  • Approved training program by: NBHWC, UKIHCA
  • Topics Covered: Positive psychology coaching techniques, functional medicine principles, nutrition and food plans, mind-body medicine, and the psychology of eating.

Speciality Courses / CE Courses

Want to grow your reach, appeal to more clients, and be among the first to tackle new trends and developments in the field? Fuel your career growth and learn new and exciting ways of healing by cultivating your expertise in our Specialty Courses.

These robust standalone courses dive deep into new, relevant, specialized topics and are immediately accessible in a self-paced, online format.

  • Course Lengths: 45 minutes to 3 hours.
  • Topics Covered: Positive Psychology, Coaching, Functional Medicine

The World Needs Health Coaches

Our mission is to make personalized wellness a reality for the world. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we receive about our program and functional medicine health coaching.

If you have more questions, or would like to discuss our program, or a career as a health coach, please feel free to contact us.

What Is a health & wellness coach?

Health and wellness coaches are part wellness authority, part supportive mentor, and part behavior change specialist. They partner with clients who are seeking to enhance their well-being through self-directed, lasting changes in alignment with their values. Health coaches often work with clients to implement individualized food and lifestyle changes that meet the client’s unique needs and health goals. In the course of their work, health and wellness coaches display unconditional positive regard for their clients and a belief in clients’ capacity for change. They honor that each client is an expert on their own life, ensuring that all interactions are respectful and non-judgmental.

Health Coaches provide their services in a few ways. They may provide one-on-one or group sessions offered through their own private coaching business or in collaboration with doctors and other wellness providers. Their role includes but is not limited to:

  • Providing a positive relationship that empowers the client to make lasting changes for better health and well-being
  • Offering clients support, accountability, collaboration, education, and resources
  • Translating a practitioner’s plan of care into a plan of action
  • Assisting with dietary changes, food plans, and physical activity protocols
  • To learn more about FMCA’s Functional Medicine Health Coach Certification Program, download our Info Packet.
How can I become a functional medicine certified health coach?

In order to become a certified health coach, you must successfully complete a Health and Wellness Coach Training & Education program that the National Board has approved for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC). FMCA offers a year-long in-depth program to prepare you to become a board certified health coach.

What are my employment options after completing a health coach certification program? Where are health coach jobs?

Your job options will depend on your background, interests, and what’s accessible to you locally and online. Common health coaching jobs include:

  • Private health coaching businesses
  • Traditional medical hospitals or clinics
  • Functional Medicine practices
  • Corporate wellness firms
  • Health insurance companies
  • Leading corporate wellness programs within larger organizations
  • Specialty healthcare companies
  • Care coordinators
  • Fitness industry (gyms, wellness centers, etc)
  • Schools
  • Weight loss centers
  • Writer/blogger/speaker/health advocate

Many health coaches are drawn to the field because of the flexibility and variety it offers for those who want to wear a few “hats.”