The Functional Medicine Coaching Academy (FMCA) represents the gold standard in health coaching education and certification. Our innovative, interactive online curriculum fully prepares you with the training, experience, tools, and expertise to become a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach (FMCHC) in 12 months.
Learn cutting-edge research and techniques from our industry’s most influential experts. Learn to connect meaningfully with clients and collaborate with practitioners, and transform lives as a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach.
Talk to our knowledgeable Admissions Team of alumni about becoming a Functional Medicine Health Coach! We’re here to answer your questions, talk things through, offer resources, and help troubleshoot challenges. Our A-Team is here for you!
Explore the transformative power of Functional Medicine Health Coaching. Get an introduction to core concepts like Functional Medicine and Positive Psychology. Build a strong foundation as you develop an understanding of fundamental coaching skills.
Learn the coach approach, how to build rapport, motivational interviewing, and other essential coaching techniques. By strengthening and honing your coaching skills, you can be the most effective coach possible for your future clients.
Functional Medicine Certified Health Coaches are behavior-change specialists! Discover how to facilitate meaningful change for your clients. Gain an in-depth understanding of the principles of Functional Nutrition, IFM Food Plans, and how to apply Positive Psychology to guide your clients toward change.
Learn digestion and immune fundamentals, stress response, and Mind-Body practices. Gain an in-depth understanding of The Elimination Diet, and how to successfully coach clients through it.
Learn the fundamentals and key lifestyle habits for improving hormone and cardiometabolic health. Become an expert in behavior change, and how to communicate effectively with your clients so that they can achieve healthy, lasting change in their lives.
Uncover the basics of energy production, and how to improve energy through Functional Nutrition. Learn how to effectively coach your clients on sleep, exercise, and movement.
Discover how to integrate environmental health into Functional Medicine Health Coaching. Learn detoxification fundamentals, and how to support detox through Functional Nutrition and lifestyle choices. Explore the psychology of eating, and how to promote behavior change.
Build your knowledge of the chronic disease pathways, and how to uncover sources of inflammation. Learn essential principles of Functional Nutrition, and lifestyle changes to promote healing and lower inflammation. Discover how to use positive psychology and Mind-body Medicine for resiliency.
Discover the Coach Approach to mental health, and how to develop resilience through Positive Psychology. Gain an understanding of mental health from a Functional Medicine perspective, and learn mind-body practices for improving mental health.
Tap into the power of the group process, for you as a coach and for your future clients! Learn how to structure and facilitate group coaching visits, and how to partner with practitioners for group medical visits. Discover the capabilities of remote health monitoring, and how coaches can make remote health monitoring more effective.
Prepare for the challenges you will face as a coach, so you can take on the coaching world with confidence after graduation. Explore the impact of biases and stereotypes, and how to coach for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Learn how to navigate moral and ethical challenges as a coach, and discover the importance of caring for yourself as the coach.
It’s time to bring together all the concepts that have prepared you to become a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach. You will synthesize the principles of Functional Medicine, Functional Nutrition, Positive Psychology, Mind-Body Medicine, the FMCA Career Navigator, and the Art and Science of Coaching. Reflect on how you’ve grown personally and professionally in your transformative year of learning, and prepare to step into your future as a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach.
There is SOMETHING CALLING YOU to explore a new approach to health and well-being.
The world needs health coaches.