ACCELERATE YOUR CAREER

Become an Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner

Learn the Art, Translate the Science, Transform your Practice

Implement the most effective diagnostic and treatment protocols for preventing and reversing chronic disease!

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ACCELERATE YOUR CAREER

Become an Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner

Learn the Art, Translate the Science, Transform your Practice

Implement the most effective diagnostic and treatment protocols for preventing and reversing chronic disease!

REGISTER NOW

ACCELERATE YOUR CAREER

Become an Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner

Learn the Art, Translate the Science, Transform your Practice

Implement the most effective diagnostic and treatment protocols for preventing and reversing chronic disease!

REGISTER NOW

ACCELERATE YOUR CAREER

Become an Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner

Learn the Art, Translate the Science, Transform your Practice

Implement the most effective diagnostic and treatment protocols for preventing and reversing chronic disease!

REGISTER NOW

Become an Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner!

100% Online IFN modules and Therapeutic Elimination Diets Track created by experienced Doctorate and Master’s level RDN’s

IFNCP™ Advanced Practice Credential/Certificate of Training (COT) available

IFN Toolkit including detailed clinical protocols, patient handouts, powerpoint slides and brandable office documents

All 5 IFNA™ Tracks (33 modules) available via a professional online platform for a cohesive, case-based experience

Accredited Providers of 220 CPEUs by the Commission on Dietetic Registration

Peer-reviewed, evidence based content presented by IFNA™ Faculty/Advisory Board

IFNA™ Membership and Industry Discounts

Exclusive Q & A Community Cafe Forum

Individual & Group Mentoring

Scholarship Awards

What is Integrative and Functional Nutrition?

Integrative and Functional Nutrition (IFN) therapy is the advanced practice of applying a personalized nutrition care process with the goal of promoting health and preventing diet and lifestyle-related diseases using the principles and concepts of integrative and functional medicine.

At the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy (“IFNA”), we teach you leading-edge, evidence-based, systems biology approaches to patient care that focuses on identifying root causes and imbalances to significantly improve patient health outcomes. This emerging medical nutrition model combines the very best of modern science, clinical wisdom and critical thinking and is being driven by increasing consumer demand, advancing technology and the changing healthcare landscape.

By becoming an Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner (IFNCP™), you will acquire the knowledge, skills and tools as the clinical gatekeeper in IFN therapy. This will not only bring you greater satisfaction in your professional practice and those you serve, it will also make you one of the most sought after, advanced practice IFN clinicians in the competitive healthcare marketplace.

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What is IFNA?

The Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy™ (IFNA™) is a clinically oriented, 100% online training and mentoring program founded by two of the nation’s premier integrative medicine nutritionists, Dr. Sheila Dean and Kathie Swift. IFNA™’s distinguished faculty and advisory board includes top leaders in integrative and functional medicine– trained allopathic and naturopathic physicians, registered dietitian/nutritionists, nurse practitioners, culinary nutrition experts, holistic health counselors and other allied professionals.

Click here to view the Track and Module Descriptions!

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Why enroll?

Integrative and Functional nutrition is one of the fastest growing areas in healthcare today!

If you’ve been wanting to:

  • Distinguish yourself and learn from the top leaders in the field with this CEU accredited program
  • Become one of the most sought after, advanced practice clinicians that consumers are searching for
  • Acquire the knowledge, skills and tools in integrative and functional nutrition
  • Get to the root causes of chronic disease and experience better patient outcomes
  • Offer evidence-based nutrition solutions to patients with chronic complex disorders with IFNA protocols and other proprietary materials
  • Boost your income by applying this emerging medical nutrition model that combines the best of modern science, personalized nutrition, and clinical wisdom

Then you have found the program you’ve always wanted!

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Learn the art and science in key areas including:

  • therapeutic elimination diets and nutritional medicine food plans
  • laboratory analysis (conventional and functional)
  • dietary supplements
  • nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics
  • mind body coaching practices
  • case based learning

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How does the IFNA program work?

IFNA™ training includes skill-building in key clinical areas including:  therapeutic elimination diets and food plans, conventional and functional labs and diagnostics including nutrigenetics testing, art and science of dietary supplements, nutrition-focused physical assessment, mind-body modalities such as meditation, yoga, breathing techniques, and other lifestyle-oriented coaching practices to support behavior change. A “whole food as medicine” approach is central to IFN therapy, thus an understanding and application of culinary nutrition concepts, condition-specific healing foods and bioactive compounds to support health and healing are also included.

CLICK HERE for a more detailed description of the Tracks and Modules!

WANT TO GET STARTED? HERE ARE YOUR NEXT STEPS:

Step 1 – Become an IFNA™ Member! IFNA™ Membership offers 10% off of all 5 IFNA™ Tracks (that’s 33 modules)! Once you become a member, you will receive a special coupon code for use with each of the five tracks. Click here to become an IFNA™ member: https://www.ifnacademy.com/product/become-an-ifna-member/.

Step 2 – Online Registration: Register anytime! https://www.ifnacademy.com/register-here/ Enjoy IFNA training at your own pace! (Certain restrictions apply for IFNCP™ credential applicants. Click here for details: https://www.ifnacademy.com/ifncp-credential-q-a-handbook/)

Step 3 – Log in. Once you are registered, log in to the course shell at the top right hand corner of your screen and you will be taken to a Welcome Page where you click on the Track you registered for. Once you are there, you will enter the world of IFNA™ training!

HERE’S WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Video presentations – Each video presentation is led by an IFNA faculty expert that comes with an information-packed, clinically useful module loaded with clinical pearls! For a description of each module, click here.
  • Beautiful color and information filled powerpoint slides – You will have access to the powerpoint slides both as 1 slide per page and 3 slides per page for optimal note-taking! All powerpoints are downloadable and yours to keep indefinitely.
  • Enjoy your IFNA™ Toolkit and Resources – Every module comes with many carefully selected downloadable scientific papers, handouts, patient questionnaires, web resources, free apps, and full protocols with dietary recommendations, supplement brand names and dosages, conventional, functional and nutrigenetic laboratory test recommendations and mind-body practices! You will also find many brandable office documents for your logo placement.
  • Enjoy 24/7 Access to the IFNA™ Community Cafe Forum – A private forum reserved just for registered IFNA participants, this is an opportunity to receive written, customized answers to your questions about module content.
  • Individual & Group Mentoring – Need some personal mentoring? No problem. Just contact us at info@IFNAcademy to make an appointment and click here to register: https://www.ifnacademy.com/product/personal-mentoring/
  • Earn CPEUs, a Certificate of Training or the IFNCP™ Credential

1. EARN CPEUs. You can matriculate through the various Tracks and earn CPEU’s if that’s all you want. We offer 220 pre approved CPEUs and we are an Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

2. Certificate of Training (COT). You can matriculate through Track 1, Track 2, Track 3 and Track 4 – Therapeutic Elimination Diets (TED). You will have 24 months to access and complete the Tracks. Upon completion of each Track, you will be awarded a Certificate of Training (via email request) from IFNA and you may enter your information into IFNA’s Graduate Directory.

3. IFNCP™ Credential. You can matriculate through Track 1, Track 2, Track 3, Track 4 – Therapeutic Elimination Diets (TED) and Track 5 – Case Study Immersion (CSI). You will have 24 months to access and complete the Tracks. Upon completion of each Track, you can then apply for the IFNCP™ (Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner™) Credential exam. Once your application is approved, you will be eligible to register for the IFNCP™ Credential exam. Those who successfully pass the exam will be awarded the IFNCP™ designation and may enter their information into the IFNA’s Graduate Directory. Only qualified health care professionals can apply. IFNA™ does not allow “testing out” of any Tracks.

For more details, CLICK HERE. If you are still unsure if you qualify, please email us at info@IFNAcademy.com.

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL!

  • Do you know about the free IFNA™ listserv? If you want to join, just email us at info@IFNAcademy.com and we’ll add you on!
  • Enjoy the free subscription to Natural Medicines Database
  • Enjoy the free digital subscription to Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal
  • Enjoy the free digital subscription to Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine journal
  • Enjoy the free digital subscription to Advances in Mind-Body Medicine journal
  • Enjoy the free subscription to the Natural Medicine Journal
  • Be sure to download your free copy of the Six Food Elimination Diet eGuide (includes 7-day menu plan plus references and resources) on the www.IFNAcademy.com home page!
  • Become a member of IFNA™ (only $147/year) or renew your IFNA™ membership and receive the following discounts and special pricing:

IFNA TRACK REGISTRATION

  • 10% off Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5: Be sure to purchase your IFNA membership before you register for a track

SUPPLEMENTS

  • Emerson Ecologics/Wellevate: Open a new account and receive 20% off your first order
  • Doctors Supplement Store: New accounts earn a $100 cash bonus for $200 in sales in the first month. Established accounts receive 20% off your order

LABS

  • Rupa Health: $100 off your first purchase
  • Evexia Diagnostics: Open a new account and the $250 set up fee is waived
  • 3×4 Genetics: Open an account and receive 50% off the nutrigenomic course
  • Health Research Institute (HRI): Receive a special rate of $89 for glyphosate testing
  • Real Time Laboratories: Enjoy $50 off clinical mycotoxin testing

DIGITAL FOOD PLANS & RECIPES

  • Living Plate Rx: Free access to therapeutic diets/meal plans + $100 discount on Prime (paid) membership

TELEHEALTH PLATFORMS FOR ELECTRONIC HEALTH/MEDICAL RECORDS

  • Practice Better: Receive 15% off your first 6 months
  • Healthie: Receive one free month trial
  • Kalix Health: Enjoy 20% off your first-year subscription
  • Heads Up Health: Enjoy 20% off their Professional Edition product for practitioners

IFN RESOURCES

  • Examine.com: Receive a 20% discount when you open a new account to access Supplement Guides and more
  • Green Med Info: Enjoy 40% off the Professional subscription
  • Health Takes Guts®Your Comprehensive Guide to Eliminating Digestive Issues, Anxiety, and Fatigue (eBook): Receive a 25% discount
  • Probiotic Advisor: Enjoy a 10% discount on the subscription
  • Point Institute: Receive 20% off any Point Institute materials
  • SIBO Academy: Enjoy a 10% discount on any course

Note: In order to receive your 10% discount code, please be sure to purchase your IFNA™ membership PRIOR to any Track registrations! Following your registration, you will be emailed the specific promo codes to utilize the above discounts. The 10% membership discount does not apply to Mentoring sessions, the IFNCP™ Review Course, IFNCP™ Application or IFNCP™ Exam.

SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Do you know about the IFNA Hope & Healing Diversity Scholarship Award? This scholarship award is designed to partially fund IFNA training for IFNCP eligible people of color in health care who otherwise could not participate in our training without the Hope & Healing Diversity Scholarship. Email info@IFNAcademy.com for an application.
  • Do you know about the IFNA James Joseph, PhD Scholarship Award? This scholarship award is designed to fund IFNA training for IFNCP eligible individuals with significant financial hardship. Email info@IFNAcademy.com for an application.

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    How do I know if this program is for me?

    Whether you are a novice or a proficient nutrition practitioner, IFN Academy™ offers something for everyone. Based on your incoming level of expertise and credentials, we will help get you started on the right Track to meet your professional career needs.

    MULTI-MODULE TRACKS 

    Just getting started? We’ll walk you through the basics in our Track 1 (Get Ready.. Just the Foundations™ ) and make sure you are thoroughly prepared to dive into higher level training in Track 2 (Get Set…Putting it All Together™ ) and eventually Track 3 (Go…Practice Now!™). By the time you’ve completed the IFN Academy’s training program, we guarantee you’ll look, feel and practice like an IFN pro!

    Already have a baseline understanding? Great! We’ll focus on higher level clinical biochemistry, conventional and functional diagnostic lab interpretation, supplements and work through more complex cases together in Track 2 (Get Set…Putting it All Together™) with our amazing interdisciplinary faculty speakers.

    Feeling proficient and want to take your hard-earned knowledge into an integrative and functional nutrition clinical practice right now? You’ve got it. The IFN Academy Track 3 (Go…Practice Now!™) features the top experts to share their clinical pearls and educate you on the more advanced areas of Integrative and Functional Nutrition in practice.

    TRACK 4 – THERAPEUTIC ELIMINATION DIETS (TED)

    If you’re interested in an in-depth understanding of therapeutic elimination diets, this 6-module track is just for you! We’ll explore the evidence base and the clinical application of “whole food as medicine” dietary therapies such as gluten and casein free, FODMAPs, ketogenic, histamine restricted, vegan, paleo, and several other health supportive therapeutic elimination diets.

    Learn the “ins and outs” of each dietary therapy and increase your skills in the art and science of therapeutic clinical nutrition.

    TRACK 5 – CASE STUDY IMMERSION (CSI)

    The Case Study Immersion orCSI Track” designed to give you even more case-based opportunities to immerse, investigate and integrate the functional nutrition care process into your own practices!

    INDIVIDUAL & GROUP MENTORING

    While we try to make personal connections with all students during the online tracks, if you feel you need some additional one-on-one attention for more customized assistance, we offer Individual & Group Mentoring as an option.  Mentoring is offered in one hour blocks of time.  When you purchase a block of 3 hours, we offer a discount on our hourly rate. Click here for registration and rates: https://www.ifnacademy.com/product/personal-mentoring/

    IFNA MEMBERSHIP

    IFNA membership is for anyone matriculating through the IFNA program and/or for those who have graduated. IFNA membership offers an opportunity to continue to connect with like-minded functional nutrition oriented practitioners to share information and ask questions about important IFN related work.

    For more information regarding fees and discounts, please click here: Fee Schedule

    Want to know more? Click here: IFNA TRAINING INTEREST FORM

    What content areas does the IFN Academy™ cover?

    What content areas does the IFN Academy cover?

    At the IFN Academy, you will acquire the knowledge, skills and tools in IFN therapy (such as IFN clinical protocols, dietary supplements, therapeutic elimination diets, conventional and functional labs and mind-body practices) that will not only bring you greater satisfaction in your professional practice and those you serve, it will also make you one of the most sought after clinicians in the competitive healthcare marketplace.

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    The IFN Academy uses a research oriented, evidence-based, systematic yet personalized “case based” approach in teaching health care practitioners how to use IFN for the core clinical imbalances that lie at the root of most chronic health conditions including:

    • Gastrointestinal related disorders
    • Detoxification/Biotransformation
    • Energy/mitochondrial related disorders including neurodegenerative diseases
    • Cardiometabolic conditions
    • Immune disorders, including autoimmunity
    • Endocrine – including thyroid, adrenals, sex hormones
    • Structural Imbalances

    Why Choose the IFN Academy™?

    Why train with the IFN Academy?

    The IFN Academy is the only training program created by advanced degree RDN’s who have successfully designed and operated a science-based, evidence-informed, thriving private practice.

    IFNA™ Distinguishing Features:

    • We have pioneered and implemented this approach at numerous, leading healthcare organizations!
    • Our modules are taught by a multi-disciplinary “all-star cast” of the nations top experts in a systematic and cohesive manner to give you hundreds of combined years of teaching experience!
    • Our training incorporates years of experience of business practices with details that range from managing an in-office dispensary and online dietary supplement formulary, robust conventional and functional diagnostic lab testing, and a culinary nutrition, “food as medicine” immersion all in one.
    • Most competitively priced online IFN training program
    • Peer-reviewed content by Industry Leaders/Multi-disciplinary Advisory Board
    • Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner (IFNCP™) Credential available
    • Upon completion, get listed in the directory of IFNCP™s
    • Professional Learning Management System for an organized, timely, seamless educational and interactive experience
    • 220 preapproved CPEUs and accredited by the Commission on Dietetic Registration
    • Affordable, online single track or multi-track module training
    • Online Therapeutic Elimination Diets Track
    • Individual & Group Mentoring available
    • Detailed protocols with numerous clinical pearls
    • Certificate of Training offered
    • Scholarship and Recognition Awards
    • Free access to the IFNA Google group electronic mailing list
    • IFNA membership

    Our goal is to help you filter through the flood of information in this emerging field and teach you the art and science of systematic, critical thinking and clinical application. We are committed to educating, inspiring and empowering you to help relieve the suffering of your patients and turn the rising tide on chronic disease.

    What are the learning outcomes?

    At the IFN Academy, we use a strong, user-friendly academic and clinically relevant approach to your learning process. You can feel confident about your IFN training with your patients in practice and with inquiring colleagues who may question your IFN-based recommendations. The IFN Academy has created important learning objectives and outcomes (statements that describe significant and essential learning that participants have achieved and can reliably demonstrate at the end of each track) stated at the beginning of each powerpoint presentation that identify what you will know and be able to do by the program. They provide evidence that learning took place.

    We’ll not only guide you throughout the training, we’ll also show you HOW to think like a competent IFN expert so you can eventually learn how to do your own nutritional investigative work to successfully manage those complicated cases that will continue to keep coming your way!

    Track and Module Descriptions

    The following outline is a BRIEF description of what you’ll receive when matriculating through the IFN Academy modules. All modules include an opportunity for case based learning and clinical application.

    MULTI-MODULE TRACKS

    Track 1 – Get Ready…Just the Foundations™

    Module 1 – An Introduction to Integrative and Functional Nutrition (IFN) – Part 1 with IFNA co-founder Kathie Swift, MS, RDN, FAND, EBQ
    Module 2 – An Introduction to Integrative and Functional Nutrition (IFN) – Part 2 with IFNA co-founder Sheila Dean, DSc, RDN, LDN, IFMCP
    Module 3 – Food as Medicine: Origins, Healing Foods and Dietary Therapies with John Bagnulo, PhD, MPH
    Module 4 – Conventional Labs and Functional Blood Chemistry Interpretation with Param Dedhia, MD
    Module 5 – Functional Diagnostic Labs and Interpretation: An Orientation with Dana Elia, DCN, MS, RDN, FAND
    Module 6 – Dietary Supplements: Science, Art, Practice and Principles with Kelly Morrow, MS, RDN

    Track 2 – Get Set… Putting it All Together™

    All modules include whole foods nutrition, laboratory evaluation and dietary supplement and mind-body practice recommendations.

    Module 1 – GI Part 1 – Gut Related Disorders with Liz Lipski, PhD, IFMCP, LDN 
    Module 2 – GI Part 2 – The Spectrum of Gluten Related Disorders with Melinda Dennis, MS, RDN,LD & Amy Keller, MS, RDN, LD
    Module 3 – An Integrativen and Functional Nutrition Approach to Brain Related Disorders with Leslie Korn, PhD, MPH
    Module 4 – CardioMetabolic Disease, Inflammation and Insulin Dysregulation with Cynthia Geyer, MD
    Module 5 – An Integrative and Functional Nutrition Approach to Obesity and Weight Management with Mark Pettus, MD
    Module 6 –  The Role of Metabolic Detoxification in Health and Disease with Deanna Minich, PhD, FACN, CNS, IFMCP (NOTE: CEUs not offered for this module)
    Module 7 – An Integrative and Functional Nutrition Approach to Cancer Therapies with Dr Lisa Alschuler, ND, FABNO
    Module 8 – Adrenal, Thyroid and Hormonal Dysfunction with Joel Evans, MD (NOTE: CEUs not offered for this module)
    Module 9 – Energy and Pain Disorders: Mitochondrial Dysfunction with Robin Foroutan, MS, RDN, HHC

    Important UPDATE re: CEUs for IFNA Track 2: Effective June 2nd, 2017, CEUs are no longer being offered for ONLY Modules 6 (Detoxification) and 8 (Adrenal, Thyroid and Hormone Dysfunction) of Track 2. If you purchased Track 2 BEFORE June 2, 2017, you WILL receive CEUs for all 9 modules in Track 2 and this update does NOT apply to you. Keep in mind that you still have 220 remaining preapproved CEUs you can earn with IFNA training!

    Track 3 – Go…Practice Now!™

    Module 1 – Advanced Culinary Nutritional Medicine with Denise Pickett-Bernard, PhD, RDN
    Module 2 – Body Talk: The Nutrition Focused Physical with Coco Newton, MPH, RD, CCN
    Module 3 – Nutraceuticals – An Advanced Approach to Using Dietary Supplements in Clinical Practice with Kelly Morrow, MS, RDN, CD
    Module 4 – Advanced Functional Diagnostic Labs – with Kara Fitzgerald, ND 
    Module 5 – Foundational Principles of Nutrigenomics with Yael Joffe, PhD, RD
    Module 6 – Nutrigenetic Testing and the Clinical Implementation of Translational Nutrigenomics with Yael Joffe, PhD, RD
    Module 7 – Build, Grow, Thrive… Your IFN Practice with Lesli Bitel, MBS, RDN (includes bonus video!)

    Track 4 – “TED” Therapeutic Elimination Diets

    If you’re interested in an in-depth understanding of therapeutic elimination diets, this 6-module track is just for you! We’ll explore the evidence base and the clinical application of “whole food as medicine” dietary therapies such as gluten and casein free, FODMAPs, ketogenic, histamine restricted, vegan, paleo, and several other health supportive therapeutic elimination diets.

    Learn the “ins and outs” of each dietary therapy and increase your skills in the art and science of therapeutic clinical nutrition.

    Module 1 – The Therapeutic Elimination Diet: An Overview with Kathie Swift, MS, RDN, FAND, EBQ
    Module 2 – Therapeutic Diets: Vegan and Vegetarian with Brenda Davis, RDN
    Module 3 – Therapeutic Diets: Gluten/Casein Free, Grain Free, Specific Carbohydrate Diet and Paleo with Mary Purdy, MS, RDN
    Module 4 – Therapeutic Diets: FODMAPs (Fermentable Oligo-Di-Monosaccharides and Polyols) and Candida diet with Lisa Powell, MS, RDN
    Module 5 – Therapeutic Diets: Low salicylates, amines, glutamates (Failsafe diet), Low phenols and salicylates (Feingold diet), Low oxalates and Low histamine with Heidi Turner, MS, RDN
    Module 6 – Therapeutic Diets: Ketogenic Diet with Beth Zupec-Kania, RDN, CD

    Track 5 – “CSI” Case Study Immersion 

    The Case Study Immersion orCSI Track” is designed to give you even more case-based opportunities to immerse, investigate and integrate the functional nutrition care process into your own practices!

    Module 1 – Introduction to IFN Case Based Approach: Science, Story, Strategy with Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN, FAND, EBQ
    Module 2 – Case Studies: Obesity & Neurological Health with Deborah (“Deb”) Phillips, MS, LDN
    Module 3 – Case Studies: Hormones & Fibromyalgia with Dr. Jaime Schehr, ND, RDN
    Module 4 Case Studies: Pediatric ASD & Adult Mixed Connective Tissue Disease with Margaret (“Maggie”) Ward, MS, RDN, LDN
    Module 5 – Case Studies: Detox, CardioMetabolic Syndrome & Wrap-Up with Dr. Sheila Dean DSc, RDN, LDN, IFMCP

    Can I apply my training toward CPEU requirements?

    Yes! The IFN Academy is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CPEUs are approved through the Commission of Dietetic Registration and are available for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs). Other health care professionals may be able to apply training hours as well. Be sure to check with your licensing/credentialing agency.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ANY TRACK!

    Any membership discounts?

    Yes! Become a member of IFNA™ (only $147/year) or renew your IFNA™ membership and receive the following discounts and special pricing:

    IFNA TRACK REGISTRATION

    • 10% off Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5: Be sure to purchase your IFNA membership before you register for a track

    SUPPLEMENTS

    • Emerson Ecologics/Wellevate: Open a new account and receive 20% off your first order
    • Doctors Supplement Store: New accounts earn a $100 cash bonus for $200 in sales in the first month. Established accounts receive 20% off your order

    LABS

    • Rupa Health: $100 off your first purchase
    • Evexia Diagnostics: Open a new account and the $250 set up fee is waived
    • 3×4 Genetics: Open an account and receive 50% off the nutrigenomic course
    • Health Research Institute (HRI): Receive a special rate of $89 for glyphosate testing
    • Real Time Laboratories: Enjoy $50 off clinical mycotoxin testing

    DIGITAL FOOD PLANS & RECIPES

    • Living Plate Rx: Free access to therapeutic diets/meal plans + $100 discount on Prime (paid) membership

    TELEHEALTH PLATFORMS FOR ELECTRONIC HEALTH/MEDICAL RECORDS

    • Practice Better: Receive 15% off your first 6 months
    • Healthie: Receive one free month trial
    • Kalix Health: Enjoy 20% off your first-year subscription
    • Heads Up Health: Enjoy 20% off their Professional Edition product for practitioners.

    IFN RESOURCES

    • Examine.com: Receive a 20% discount when you open a new account to access Supplement Guides and more
    • Green Med Info: Enjoy 40% off the Professional subscription
    • Health Takes Guts®Your Comprehensive Guide to Eliminating Digestive Issues, Anxiety, and Fatigue (eBook): Receive a 25% discount
    • Probiotic Advisor: Enjoy a 10% discount on the subscription
    • Point Institute: Receive 20% off any Point Institute materials
    • SIBO Academy: Enjoy a 10% discount on any course

    Note: In order to receive your 10% discount code, please be sure to purchase your IFNA™ membership PRIOR to any Track registrations! Following your registration, you will be emailed the specific promo codes to utilize the above discounts. The 10% membership discount does not apply to Mentoring sessions, the IFNCP™ Review Course, IFNCP™ Application or IFNCP™ Exam.

    Do you know about the free IFNA listserv? If you want to join, just email us at info@IFNAcademy.com and we’ll add you on!

    Be sure to download your free copy of the Six Food Elimination Diet eBook on the www.IFNAcademy.com home page!

    Frequently Asked Questions

     IFNA ONLINE  TRAINING

    Q – Who can enroll in IFNA™ online training programs? 

    A – Anyone over the age of 18 is eligible to take IFNA training!  The following options are available to meet your needs:

    • Continuing Professional Education (CPEUs)
    • Certificate of Training (COT)
    • Advanced practice credential, Integrative and Functional Certified Practitioner, IFNCP

    Q – Can I matriculate through the IFNA™ Tracks at my own pace? How long will I have access to the Tracks?

    A – You can progress at your own pace, however, there is a 24-month time frame to complete the required Tracks as indicated below:

    • Certificate of Training (COT): Tracks 1-4
    • Advanced Practice Credential – Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner (IFNCP™): Tracks 1-5

    The 24-month time frame is based on the date of your initial Track registration with IFNA.  When this deadline is reached, students are unenrolled from the IFNA training program.

    For further information on the IFNCP™ Advanced Practice Credential including requirements for the board exam, visit the IFNCP™ Credential Q&A Handbook

    Q – How much time can I expect each module to take me to complete?

    A – We estimate you’ll need approximately 7 hours to complete each module, however, this will depend on how many times you choose to review the materials included in each module. We offer 33 “fully-loaded” modules divided into 5 Tracks. Click here for a description of each module. There are many components to each module, including a 90-120 minute video presentation taught by special guest faculty, a comprehensive toolkit, many resources  including handouts, protocols, brandable documents, resources, patient questionnaires, downloadable power points and the end-of-module quiz.

     

    REGISTRATION, FEES AND DISCOUNTS

    Q – Is there a specific time frame in which I need to register for IFNA™ Tracks or can I register at any time?

    A –   You can register for any IFNA Track at any time, however, we recommend that you begin with Track 1. Click here to enroll:  https://www.ifnacademy.com/register-here/

    Q – Are any group discounts offered?

    A – Yes! IFNA offers group discounts for 5 or more individuals matriculating through our program.  Please contact our office for special discounts that would apply for your group.

    Q – Do students receive discounts?

    A – IFNA offers discounts to full time interns and undergraduate university students only. All students must submit proof of full-time status BEFORE they purchase Track 1. Student discounts ONLY apply to Track 1 and may not be combined with the 10% membership discount. Please email proof of full time status (i.e. current transcripts) to info@IFNAcademy.com. Please refer to our Fee Schedule for more information.

    Q – Does IFNA offer any discounts for VA dietitians?

    A – Yes! VA Dietitians who are interested in registering for the IFNA program are eligible to receive a 10% discount towards Tracks 1-5. This special discount may also be used in conjunction with the 10% membership discount, which also applies to Tracks 1-5. Contact us at info@ifnacademy.com to request a special VA coupon code to use during registration. We thank you for serving our veterans!

    Q – Does IFNA offer any discounts for military and military employees?

    A – Yes! Military and military employees who are interested in registering for the IFNA program are eligible to receive a 10% discount towards Tracks 1-5. This special discount may also be used in conjunction with the 10% membership discount, which also applies to Tracks 1-5. Contact us at info@ifnacademy.com to request a special military coupon code to use during registration. We thank you for serving our country!

    Q – Does IFNA™ allow payment plans or deposits?

    A – We currently do not offer payment plans or take deposits. Full payment is due upon registration for each track.

    Q – What is IFNA™’s refund policy?

    A – Once you enroll in any of the IFNA Tracks or the IFNCP Review Course, you will have immediate access, and therefore, refunds are not permitted.

     

    CERTIFICATE OF TRAINING (COT) versus IFNCP™  CREDENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

    Q – What are the requirements for the IFNA™ Certificate of Training (COT)?

    A – In order to receive the IFNA Certificate of Training, students must succesfully complete Tracks 1, 2, 3 and 4 and all module quizzes. For a description of each module within each Track, click here. 

    Q – Who is eligible to submit an application for the IFNCP™ credential?

    A – Eligible persons are:

    1. Health care practitioners (i.e. Registered Dietitian Nutritionists, Registered Nurses,  Nurse Practitioners, etc.)
    2. Dietetic interns
    3. Masters or Doctorate level university students in the health science/nutrition field
    4. Health coaches, massage therapists, personal trainers and nutrition consultants who have a minimum of a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from an accredited university

    Those with a high level of interest but no formal training are not eligible to apply for the IFNCP credential. In cases where eligibility is uncertain, the credential board will determine on a case by case basis. If you have questions about eligibility, feel free to contact us at info@IFNAcademy.com.

    Q – What are the requirements for the IFNCP™ advanced practice credential?

    A – Credential applicants must:

    • complete all 5 Tracks within 24 months (for a description of each module within the Tracks, click here). IFNA does not permit skipping or “testing out” of any Tracks.
    • pass all module quizzes
    • submit an application (upon completion of the entire program)
    • pass the IFNCP™ Credential Exam

    Q – Does the IFNCP Credential allow me to legally practice as a nutritionist?

    A – The IFNCP Credential does not replace licensure, or qualify anyone to refer to themselves as a “licensed” nutritionist or dietitian.  However, earning the IFNCP Credential will distinguish you as someone who has passed a peer-reviewed board exam and has had advanced training in integrative and functional nutrition. This will certainly open many doors for you, however, you are responsible for staying within the limits of your scope of practice.

     

    CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS/CREDITS

    Q – Are Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs) offered for RDN’s?

    A – Yes!  Currently, CPEUs are being offered for all of the modules (7 per module) in each of the 5 Tracks (with the exception of modules 6 and 8 in Track 2) and the IFNCPReview Course (2 CEUs). The total number of CPEUs offered is 220. RDNs in the United States applying for CPEUs with the CDR must apply for each module separately. However, only one certificate of completion will be awarded for each Track.

    Q – This course looks like a Master’s level education in IFN.  For the student that does not actually “need” a master’s degree, will the course be a good substitute at much less cost?

    A –  IFNA™ programs are not academic degrees, however, we feel that the IFNA program offers the most cutting edge, online/distance learning, scientifically oriented, peer-reviewed, Integrative and Functional Nutrition program on the market today.  The comprehensive IFNA curriculum has  been designed with consideration of the time constraints that working healthcare professionals are managing on a daily basis.   Given the attractive pricing per track,  the IFNA program offers considerable “education density” per dollar and time.

     

    PRACTITIONERS WITH PRIOR EXPERIENCE

    Q – I recently took another online functional nutrition mentoring program for RDN’s.  If I sign up with IFNA™, would I have to start at the beginning or could I start with Track 2?

    A – One of IFNA’s guiding principles is “inquiry” – the desire for learning new concepts and deepening one’s knowledge in a spirit of intellectual curiosity and open-mindedness. In keeping with “a beginners mind”, we recommend that you start with our first track (Track 1…Get Ready…Just the Foundations).  There may be new information that we present in Track 1 that would benefit you as a practitioner.  Also, this learning should reinforce and enrich the information you learned in another program.  We offer a 25% discount for students that have taken another online, functional nutrition program. Just provide us with a written copy of your receipt or CPEU certificate and we will provide you with a one-time discount code for 25% off Track 1. Please note: this discount only applies to Track 1 and cannot be combined with any other discount or coupon code.

    Q – What if I feel that I have a very solid foundation in Integrative and Functional Nutrition?  Can I choose to start with Track 2?

    A –  Yes, you can start with Track 2. However, we strongly recommend that you start with our first track (Track 1). There will be new information that we present in Track 1 that would benefit you as a practitioner including the introduction to many IFNA proprietary tools used in each track. Furthermore, you will get more out of Tracks 2 and 3 if you have had Track 1 first. You can also start with Track 4 – the Therapeutic Elimination Diets Track then complete Tracks 1, 2, 3 and 5 (Case Study Immersion).

     

    IFNA MEMBERSHIP

    Q – Can I become an IFNA™ member without going through any IFNA™ training programs?

    A – Yes! We welcome any health care professional to become an IFNA member and enjoy all the member benefits.

    Q – What do I get for being an IFNA™ member?

    A – Become a member of IFNA™ (only $147/year) or renew your IFNA™ membership and receive the following discounts and special pricing:

    IFNA TRACK REGISTRATION

    • 10% off Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5: Be sure to purchase your IFNA membership before you register for a track

    SUPPLEMENTS

    • Emerson Ecologics/Wellevate: Open a new account and receive 20% off your first order
    • Doctors Supplement Store: New accounts earn a $100 cash bonus for $200 in sales in the first month. Established accounts receive 20% off your order

    LABS

    • Rupa Health: $100 off your first purchase
    • Evexia Diagnostics: Open a new account and the $250 set up fee is waived
    • 3×4 Genetics: Open an account and receive 50% off the nutrigenomics course
    • Health Research Institute (HRI): Receive a special rate of $89 for glyphosate testing
    • Real Time Laboratories: Enjoy $50 off clinical mycotoxin testing

    DIGITAL FOOD PLANS & RECIPES

    • Living Plate Rx: Free access to therapeutic diets/meal plans + $100 discount on Prime (paid) membership

    TELEHEALTH PLATFORMS FOR ELECTRONIC HEALTH/MEDICAL RECORDS

    • Practice Better: Receive 15% off your first 6 months
    • Healthie: Receive one free month trial
    • Kalix Health: Enjoy 20% off your first-year subscription
    • Heads Up Health: Enjoy 20% off their Professional Edition product for practitioners.

    IFN RESOURCES

    • Examine.com: Receive a 20% discount when you open a new account to access Supplement Guides and more
    • Green Med Info: Enjoy 40% off the Professional subscription
    • Health Takes Guts®Your Comprehensive Guide to Eliminating Digestive Issues, Anxiety, and Fatigue (eBook): Receive a 25% discount
    • Probiotic Advisor: Enjoy a 10% discount on the subscription
    • Point Institute: Receive 20% off any Point Institute materials
    • SIBO Academy: Enjoy a 10% discount on any course

    Note: In order to receive your 10% discount code, please be sure to purchase your IFNA™ membership PRIOR to any Track registrations! Following your registration, you will be emailed the specific promo codes to utilize the above discounts. The 10% membership discount does not apply to Mentoring sessions, the IFNCP™ Review Course, IFNCP™ Application or IFNCP™ Exam.

    STILL HAVE QUESTIONS? 

    Praise

    • The scope, depth and comprehensiveness of IFNA training provided me with the knowledge and confidence to transition successfully from an inpatient clinical nutrition position to IFN private practice and my current leadership role.
      Sarah Thomsen Ferreira MS MPH RD IFNCP, Manager of Clinical Nutrition, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine
    • What matters most to us at IFN Academy?  Our students’ experience!  We are delighted to share what our students are saying about their IFNA training. We hope you’ll join us in Track 1 and fast forward your integrative and functional nutrition career! ...
      Sheila & Kathie
    • Not a day goes by that I don’t use what I have learned from IFNA and this is underscored by the message that there is ALWAYS more to learn and understand about nutritional health.  It has forever altered the way ...
      Shauna Prouten RD IFNCP
    • The IFNCP certification will be the key to the future of dietetic practices because it provides the skills needed to analyze the causative influences of one disease with many causes, and how to intervene with great positive outcomes.
      Raphael Ovonlen MPH, MS, RDN, LMNT/LD
    • The IFNA training was hands down my best investment!   The course is cutting edge, detailed, very well organized and evidence based.   As an internship director for many years, I feel this training can benefit all entry level and seasoned practitioners ...
      Alison Reyes, MS, RDN, LDN
    • Signing on was one of the best decisions I ever made.  It helped me put so many pieces together.  The process has greatly enhanced my skills and confidence, not to mention patient outcomes.   The IFNA process helped me get present ...
      Gale Reed RDN, IFNCP
    • I wish I could be at there (FNCE Wash DC) this year, but I’m now working for Beaumont Integrative Medicine (and private practice), thanks to my training through IFNA. Beaumont Integrative Medicine is one of the largest Integrative Medicine Centers ...
      Laura Fogleman, MS, RDN, IFNCP
    • I want to thank Dr. Sheila Dean for her guidance, training and mentorship to get me started on my journey to my dream of owning my own functional nutrition based private practice. When I first started researching the process, I ...
      Rajesh Kumari, DSc RDN CNCD
    • I’d like to start by addressing how grateful and thankful I am for first developing and providing such an incredible platform and medium for education, and secondly for allowing me to become a certified practitioner of IFNA…Each client presented with ...
      James Balazs
    • With all sincerity it is the most exceptional work I have ever seen. My expectations were already high but they are exceeded beyond my imagination. You and Kathie make a great team, with your innovative approach to teaching and the ...
      Joy A. Rupe, RD, LD, CDM, CFPP
    • Without a doubt, you, [Sheila] and Kathie have put together a seamless, research documented, absorbing, content packed course. I cannot say enough about the overall professionalism of the course with users in mind, front and center.  The table of contents ...
      Sharon L. Burke
    • This note is to let you know how much I appreciate all the help provided during the courses. You have put together an amazing curriculum. The information provided in the classes was vast but at the same time specific and ...
      Carmen Dragen, RDN, LDN
    • I can’t wait to get my IFNCP! I’m going to take the exam soon. I am so pleased with what you (Sheila) and Kathie and everyone has done with this training, it is phenomenal.”
      Jillian Ondreyka, RDN
    • IFNA has been a game changer for my career. Over 15 years ago I entered the field of nutrition with a food as medicine mindset when I competed my undergraduate education at Bastyr University. It was challenging to find a nutrition ...
      Dana Cizinski, MS, RDN, IFNCP
    • IFNA is the real MVP when it comes to functional nutrition education for RDNs. This program is incredibly comprehensive and so applicable when it comes to every day practice. The best part? The references and the resources that are embedded ...
      Kylene Bogden, MS, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CLT
    • I would like to express how much I am enjoying the training.  The presenters have been AMAZING and my excitement for learning more grows with each module.  I am feeling so grateful for this program, as it has sparked a ...
      Amanda Grupe, RDN
    • Thank you for your continued support through education. IFNA has changed my practice of nutrition and I am forever grateful.
      Deidre McGannon MHA, RDN, IFNCP
    • IFNA training was extremely valuable and changed the course of my career! So, it’s the best investment I’ve ever made!
      Kelsey Woodworth Sticklen, RD
    • What a journey! I’ve loved EVERY minute and am ecstatically happy to apply my new knowledge to my clientele. Thank you for all you’ve done!
      Emily Brown, MS in Nutrition
    • Just a comment on how impressed I am with the very high quality of program IFNA and its affiliates offer compared to others out there. I’m proud to say I’m an IFNCP and feel like IFNA has given me a ...
      Shauna Prouten, RD, IFNCP
    • I love, love the fact that you, Sheila and IFNA team are so open to suggestions and work collaboratively with alumni and students. That is what makes IFNA program so amazing. Thank you for that.
      Carmen Dragen, RDN, CSG, LDN, IFNCP, CMHIMP, CLT
    • I am happy and proud of IFNA and to be a wellness ambassador through food and total lifestyle. I live by the Japanese saying of 一期一会、to be awake and present in every single moment….then keep learning.  I am grateful to Sheila, ...
      Michiko Tomioka, IFNCP
    • Thank you so much! I am so grateful for the continuing education and abundant tools provided by the IFNA program which help me better support my clients to optimize their nutrition and lifestyle for a radiant life.
      Kerry Caughey, RDN, LDN, IFNCP
    • I absolutely love the IFNA program and feel like I’m even more committed now to learning all that I can about nutrition!
      Kathy Cassidy, IFNA student
    • IFNA was life-changing for me personally and professionally!
      Lori LeBlanc, RN
    • I have to say, finding this training program has honestly made going through the LONG process of obtaining my RDN completely worth it. I’m so encouraged to know there are other dietitians out there who are just as interested in ...
      Sarah Speicher, RD
    • Excellent Program! I love each second of the learning MODE!
      Anonymous – from Track 1 survey
    • The two of you should be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – because both of you do …. rock! This program was all that I had hoped. So many of us are indebted to you both ...
      Anonymous – from Track 3 Survey
    • Overall, this course has expanded my knowledge of functional nutrition exponentially and that knowledge has, over the last two years, increased my ability to develop more comprehensive, beneficial and realistic nutrition care plans with my clients which has been priceless!
      Anonymous – from Review Course Survey
    • The review course was very beneficial. There is an overwhelming amount of information and it was nice to have a course to help me focus in on the most important elements. I have so enjoyed this course and appreciate all ...
      Anonymous – from Review Course Survey
    • I am helping to start an integrative and functional nutrition program at the health system where I work in Nebraska.  We are excited to bring this unique service to a variety of patients.  Training with IFNA has enhanced how I practice nutrition therapy ...
      Ellen Thomsen MS, RD, LMNT, CDE, IFNCP
    • My journey with IFNA has been full of intellectual excitement and academic gratification–cannot thank you enough!
      Dan Dwyer, MD
    • The IFNA training has been invaluable in terms of offering new services to clients. I continue to learn so much and love it!
      Jennifer Masters MS, RDN, LDN
    • I enjoyed your training immensely.  I recommend to all RD’s that I am in contact with, especially the next generation. I am contacted quite often by inspiring RD’s…and meet with them to help them pursue their dream.  Sheila and Kathie are giving back ...
      Sue Anthony, RDN, IFNCP
    • I was ready to take my nutrition knowledge to the next level and did not know where to turn.  The concept of integrative and functional nutrition has always been attractive to me, but I often felt skeptical of the information ...
      Meredith Liss, MA, RDN, CDE
    • I wanted to thank you for the program content thus far!  I have just completed T2M2 and it has transformed my relationship with my clients!!  I can’t tell you how insightful the CBC content with Dicken Weatherby has been.  Just ...
      Emily E. Brown, MS
    • This has been the best continuing education I have done in all the years I have been a dietitian!
      Patty Guay-Berry, RDN
    • Thank you so much for putting together such a stunning distillation of years of experience from you and your guest instructors, so people like me can more forward with more confidence in this new paradigm.
      Christine Passen, MPH, RDN
    • I have completed several Functional Nutrition training programs and have learned so much from each of them. However, I felt the IFNA program provided me with the some of the missing background knowledge to help me solidify my understanding and ...
      Kathleen Fulgione, MA, RDN, CDN
    • Thank goodness for IFNA! I’ve been blown away by the experience and I’m only at Track 1! Would highly recommend to anyone. 6 months ago I left a big corporate pharma job knowing I wanted to make this happen but ...
      Alexis Penney, MS, RDN
    • The Culinary Immersion was just that, a true “immersion” on so many levels.  Thank you for providing such a rich experience.  Denise’s training was A-plus.  I so enjoyed the venue, the pace, time with colleagues and a chance to meet ...
      Susan McCandless, RD, LD
    • I have completed the program!! Yeah!! It has been incredibly educational and a wonderful experience! You have both done a magnificent job of creating an exceptional program and I am so happy and proud to be a member of the ...
      Pam Mathis, MEd, RDN, LD, CWC, CLT
    • I am blown away by the amount of material and quality of education that this Track provided. Best investment of my time and money that I have made so far in continuing education. This will significantly impact how I treat ...
      Anonymous – from Track 2 Survey
    • I commend you on the work you [Sheila] and Kathie have done. Your website is beautiful and the organization and thoroughness is admirable. You are ​truly an exceptional model of knowledge, execution and expertise for our profession and I am thankful ...
      Monique Richards, MS, RD, LD
    • The IFNA course has been outstanding so far….way beyond my expectations.  Each week is like reading a new chapter in a book that you can’t put down 🙂  I spent 20 years as head of communications and marketing. I have ...
      Amanda Turton, RDN
    • I just started with course one with a goal to become certified. I am loving it! It’s professional, well organized and full of useful (and interesting) information. Your hard work and passion for a high quality education product definitely shines ...
      Janine Henkel
    • I learned an enormous amount of information from the training and have already incorporated some educational handouts into my private practice. Thank you for helping bring RDNs to the forefront of integrative and functional nutrition.
      Lorri B. Katz, MA, RDN
    • I’m brand new to functional medicine so these tracks have been amazing. IFNA has been a blessing and I love our smart, kind, helpful and overall fantastic community!
      Jillian Ondreyka, RDN
    •  I love your program. This is the kind of nutrition that I’ve wanted to practice for my whole career – you’ve given us the platform to do that from through the IFNA program.
      Shauna Prouten, RD
    • I just wanted to send a quick note to let you know how much I’m enjoying the [IFNA] Track’s. They are well organized, clear, and packed with information and resources that I’ve found invaluable in my practice. I’ve trained for ...
      Ayla Withee Barmmer, RD
    • THANK YOU SO MUCH for this training! This is exactly what I have been looking for. I have immersed myself in Functional Medicine/Nutrition since graduating with my RDN almost 4 years ago. It had been difficult to find a program ...
      Brittany Miller, RDN
    • The CSI track has been incredible so far!! Love seeing how all the information gets pulled together, in real life patient situations. It’s like “reality tv” for the functional dietitian. So grateful to you both.
      Alexandra Gardner Fern MS, RDN
    • I can’t thank you enough for such an informative and truly life changing program. Thank you for the generous amount of time that you gave us to complete the program. I can’t express enough gratitude for all your work into IFNA.  It has ...
      Christine McKinney, MS, RD, LDN, CDE
    • THANK YOU both for all you do – this is such impressive work and material…very very grateful that you both cared enough to try and help all of us learn how to advance our practice. We all “owe” you both ...
      Kate Yonke RDN, CD
    • Thank you for offering such a fantastic program for us.  It’s really been a saving grace for me –  thank you for your contribution to my education and teaching!
      Kylie Fagnano, MS, RDN, LDN
    • I think your program setup is perfect. Love this website. Appreciate reminder emails. Joining webinars are easy. Really like the forum idea and way they are setup. I haven’t had any tech issues at all. Well done!!
      Christina Toner Desjardins, RD
    • Thank you for creating this Academy, and for all the hard work you did in delivering the information in integrative and functional nutrition! I’ve learned so much, and am eager to continue with my studies.
      Eileen Boté, RDN
    • Thank you for the very informative, updated and practical course. I have taken/learned a lot from track 1, 2 and 3.  I am very satisfied with the knowledge acquired. Even more, I am very happy and proud of being able to translate it into my daily ...
      Janet Diaz Martinez MS, RD, LD/N
    • Have you ever felt like you were in over your head, trying to learn all you can, and still not feel quite ready to step out of your comfort zone? I highly suggest reaching out to Dr. Sheila Dean. I ...
      Maggie Danforth, RDN, LD, CLT
    • The IFNA program has offered me more training and tools to increase my skills with hard patients than I’ve found almost anywhere else. I reference my training and tools daily!
      Frances Arnold, RDN, CLT, ERYT
    • Thank you so much for IFNA. The Therapeutic Diets Track and Track 3 were my favorites. Absolutely phenomenal! These tracks have really motivated me and given me resources to learn more.
      Naomi May, RDN
    • The IFNA program will be an invaluable asset as I begin private practice. Many thanks for your hard work and dedication to the field!
      Heather Lujan, MS, RDN
    • Kathie Swift is a rare gem in the integrative/functional nutrition community and among my nutrition heroes. Whether she’s talking about published clinical data, teaching dietary protocols or offering clinical pearls, the information is always understandable, useful, and most of all ...
      Robin Foroutan, MS RDN HHC
    • This webinar with Dr Kara Fitzgerald was fabulous! I have been using Organic Acids, NutrEval and GI Effects for several years now with my patients. Her explanation of the Organic acids was clear, concise, organized and over the top with useful information.
      Sally Berry MA RD CSSD CLT
    • Sheila, What a great job you did tonight presenting the patient case and touching on all of the systems with so much insight, and also tweaking our curiosity to delve deeper. Truly amazing job.
      Sally Wallace Lynch, MS, CD-N
    • Dear Dr Dean, I want to tell you how much I appreciate all you have done to educate RDNs. Your enthusiasm is contagious and not only am I impressed with your passion, but it’s obvious that you are very compassionate and ...
      Sue Kidd RDN
    • As a dietitian in midcareer, I can’t thank both of you enough for offering such a comprehensive and invigorating training. I have been contemplating various certifications for years and am so pleased with the quality and depth of your program. Both of you are ...
      Kimberly Plessel, MS, RDN, LD
    • I listened to the Q&A and the first session live last night and it was awesome. I AM SO EXCITED to be starting this journey. There is something so comforting and reassuring about how you speak to us. I feel like I ...
      Pamela Malo, RDN
    • Anyway I did want to tell you how much I LOVE(d) Track 1!  You & Kathie have done an incredible job in creating such a thorough & organized program! I LOVE the course shell.. It’s so easy for me to go ...
      Michele Tasker, RDN
    • Thank you so much for attaching those resources and always being so prompt in responses. Their awesome and much appreciated. I LOVE this program- it’s exceeded my expectations with  top notch speakers, excellent program organization, wealth of information and resources, and ...
      Allyson Almeida, RDN
    • I’ve been growing leaps and bounds but have been salivating over the IFNA program. This has motivated me to take the plunge!
      Erin Gussler, RDN LD CLT
    • I am so enjoying these webinars and discussions! There is so much for me to immediately apply to myself as well as to my immediate family. I feel greatly blessed to be given not only the information, but the clinical tools to ...
      Jennifer Fisher, MPH, RDN
    • Wow, what an outstanding program! I’m so sad that its over. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
      Mary Pat Lynch, RDN, RN
    • Just when I think I’ve heard my favorite presentation another one comes along and blows me away in terms of it’s scope and depth of research and experience backed information and immediate usefulness. I also want to thank you for ...
      Julie Hayes-Nadler, RDN
    • I want to express my gratitude to Sheila and Kathie for their outstanding IFNA program. I’ve just been through the Therapeutic Diets module and benefitted from mentoring sessions w/ Sheila and Kathie. I can immediately apply what I am learning. ...
      Melinda Dennis, MS, RDN, LDN
    • Just a thank you for such an informative discussion session–You Rock! Again, love your teaching style.  You and Kathie are providing the direction that our profession must take–it is such a welcome.
      Cindy Carroll MS, RDN, LDN, RN
    • SO … SO … SO very impressed….this whole program is just remarkable. What a reflection on you both.
      Beth Reardon MS RDN
    • Kathie is an authority on integrative and functional nutrition through her extensive years of practice and continued self-learning. Moreover, Kathie nurtures and encourages medical professionals, such as myself.  Most importantly, she maintains integrity throughout her professional career and is motivated ...
      Irina Lisker, MD
    • I am really enjoying the program.  It’s groundbreaking really, at least for a traditionally trained R.D. (that I am). Laura Fogleman
      Laura Fogleman, MS, RDN
    • I would like to share with you both how timely and incredibly beneficial Track 2 has been for me as a professional.  I can’t share with you emphatically enough how much I am learning from each and every speaker. Dana ...
      Dana Bosselman, RDN
    • First, I just have to say a huge thank you. It is overwhelming how much you are doing and how wonderful your IFNA program has been for me. Words really cannot express the gratitude I feel.  Dina Ranade
      Dina Rinade, RDN
    • I’d like to share with you a personal testimonial that what I learned in this course helped me to finally identify and seek medical care for some health issues I’d been dealing with for some time. Through this training, I’ve ...
      Anonymous
    • I just want to thank Sheila and Kathie for all this great info! Last night’s module was so packed with valuable information! Each slide was so rich and informative. Such important background info for us to know if we want ...
      Dianne Rishikof, MS, RDN, LDN
    • Kathie’s inspirational guidance helped me navigate the roadmap of my professional career which lead me to my current position as Director of Nutrition for 6 offices. Having a nutrition mentor like Kathie made my experience in the field seamless and ...
      Erica Kasuli, MS RDN CDN
    • Dr Sheila Dean is a a phenomenal dietitian. The amount of knowledge she has in integrative and functional nutrition is incredible. She has truly inspired me to become a better nutrition professional. Dr Dean is amazing.
      Sakita N. Sistrun, MS RDN CCRP
    • Dr Sheila Dean is an amazing teacher and went above and beyond to help us understand the material and answer our questions. She is so smart, so dedicated and so enthusiastic about the material. She really made this course outstanding. ...
      Daniele Merlis, MD
    • Dr Dean was extraordinary. She was very knowledgeable, accessible and pleasant to work with She challenged me in ways I did not know I could be challenged. I have learned so much in this course. I am thankful that I ...
      Lisa Ford, PT (physical therapist)
    • Dr. Dean taught one of my nutrition and functional medicine courses at MUIH. She had a wealth of information to share, and is so entirely passionate about what she does that it is inspiring to be one of her students. ...
      Lori Graham, OTR MS-Exercise Science

    IFN Academy™ is pleased to announce their Scholarship Awards!

    James Joseph, PhD Scholarship Award

    This scholarship award is designed to fund IFNA™ training for IFNCP eligible individuals with significant financial hardship.
    (* IFNA™ Faculty and Advisory Board members are not eligible to apply. Please email info@IFNAcademy.com for more information.)

    Hope & Healing Diversity Scholarship Award

    This award is designed to fund IFNA™ training for IFNCP eligible people of color who otherwise could not participate in our trainings without the Hope & Healing Diversity Scholarship.
    (* IFNA™ Faculty and Advisory Board members are not eligible to apply. Please email info@IFNAcademy.com for more information.)

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    Founder and President, Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute





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