Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy

Earn your Functional Nutrition Certification and IFNCP Advanced Practice Credential

100% online and self-paced

Accelerate Your Career & Nurture Your Passion!

IFNA’s functional nutrition certification offers you a science-based, whole-systems approach in identifying and treating the root causes of chronic disease.

Accelerate your career and distinguish yourself in the rapidly growing field of integrative and functional nutrition.

Become an Integrative & Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner (IFNCP).

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Complex medical conditions are on the rise. Clients and healthcare organizations are seeking professionals highly trained in personalized nutrition solutions. With IFNA’s functional nutrition training and certification, you’ll learn about root cause solutions to various system imbalances and get full access to cutting edge protocols, labs and tools needed to excel in this exciting field.

Imagine confidently taking on complex cases, providing effective personalized care, and collaborating with dynamic integrative teams. IFNA graduates are doing that and more. Best of all, you’ll be able to dramatically improve your clients’ outcomes, positively impacting their health and their lives.

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Grow your business and love what you do!

With IFNA’s training, both your clients and your business will thrive.

  • Skillfully assess and treat clients struggling with chronic health issues, becoming the eminent go-to clinician for referrals.
  • Boost your income and grow your practice using a root cause “whole-systems” approach that clients are increasingly seeking to restore health.
  • Integrate powerful mind-body practices into your work with clients to support the body’s natural healing ability.
  • Reconnect with why you started your career in the first place – your passion for helping people live healthier, more fulfilled lives.
"IFNA's training is exceptional. I highly recommend their functional nutrition certification. If you are serious about mastering functional nutrition, this program is for you."
Dr. Mark Hyman

Deliver better patient care and outcomes

Learn cutting-edge integrative and functional nutrition concepts and tools you can apply in practice with your next client.

Become proficient in:

  • A whole-body systems approach
  • Root cause analysis
  • Therapeutic elimination diets and food plans
  • Conventional and functional diagnostic labs, including nutrigenetic testing
  • The art and science of dietary supplements
  • Mind-body modalities such as meditation, yoga, breathing techniques, and other lifestyle-oriented coaching practices to support behavior change

Flexible training with 3 Pathways!

Get your IFNA Functional Nutrition Certification. Or go deeper and achieve the IFNCP Credential. Or earn continuing education credits. It is up to you. You choose your Pathway and we’ll help guide you every step of the way.


IFNA Pathways


Earn an Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certification (Certificate of Training)

IFNCP Credential

Achieve the distinguished IFNCP Advanced Practice Credential

Continuing Education

Earn continuing education credits for each track

The IFNA Difference

100% Online – learn at your own pace from anywhere

Learn from top functional nutrition experts

Functional Nutrition Certification in just 9 months

Individual and group mentoring

Earn the IFNCP Advanced Practice Credential

IFNA Membership with industry discounts

You’ll get an invaluable toolkit with handouts, patient questionnaires, clinical protocols with dietary and supplement recommendations, conventional labs, functional labs, nutrigenetics testing, mind-body practices, web resources, and a bibliography of carefully selected scientific papers.

With 5 tracks and 33 modules, this program is the most comprehensive, highly-respected Functional Nutrition training in the industry. It will change the way you practice healthcare!

"IFNA changed the course of my career! It's the best investment I've ever made!"
Kelsey Woodworth Sticklen, RD, IFNCP

Become a systems detective with cutting-edge nutrition and lab assessment and diagnostic tools

As you dive deep into integrative medical nutrition therapies, you’ll learn to identify and resolve core imbalances that lie at the root of most chronic health conditions, helping your clients:

  • Heal common digestive disorders (IBS, Crohn’s, Ulcerative colitis, SIBO, GERD, Celiac disease, etc.)
  • Reduce toxic burden and decrease the risk of environmentally acquired illness
  • Increase energy and support mitochondrial function
  • Reverse cardiometabolic conditions such as type 2 diabetes
  • Alleviate chronic pain and inflammation
  • Bring hormones into balance impacting issues such as endometriosis, infertility, PCOS and osteoporosis
  • Improve memory, anxiety, depression, and neurodegenerative disorders
  • Support optimal adrenal and thyroid function
  • Learn integrative modalities to cancer prevention and management
  • Strengthen immunity and resolve autoimmune conditions
"Signing on was one of the best decisions I ever made. The process has greatly enhanced my skills and confidence, not to mention patient outcomes."
Gale Reed RDN, IFNCP

Who should take IFNA’s training?

Are you passionate about patient care? Are you excited about personal and professional growth?

Then IFN Academy is for you!

Whether you are a registered dietitian hungry to incorporate functional nutrition into your practice or a health coach determined to find holistic solutions for your clients’ more complex issues, this is the training for you. Our students come from all over the world and include but are not limited to:

  • Registered Dietitians
  • Nutritionists
  • Health Coaches
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Naturopaths
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners

Learn from premier thought leaders

Enjoy exciting classes taught by a multi-disciplinary “all-star cast” of the nations’ top functional medicine experts.

You’ll benefit from our faculty’s diverse backgrounds, including registered dietitians/nutritionists, certified nutrition specialists, MDs, NDs, and holistic health coaches!

"IFNA is the real MVP when it comes to functional nutrition education for RDNs."
Kylene Bogden, MS, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CLT, IFNCP

Learn the systems, tools, and strategies to become a functional nutrition expert and help your clients and your business thrive!


Proud to provide approved continuing education by the following organizations:

Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

American Nutrition Association


Students Rave

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...
Sheila & Kathie
IFN Academy has been my life-line for the past two years. This training has been an invaluable experience as I am readily able to apply what I am learning everyday...
Brenda Williams, MS, RDN, IFNCP
The course really changed my world! I have never in my life been so inspired about the therapeutic effect of food as after I completed my IFNA training! I am...
Marenel Pansegrouw, RD, IFNCP (So Africa)
I am honored to be a part of this amazing group of practitioners! IFNA has changed my life – and that is no overstatement.
Tiffany Champagne-Langabeer, PhD, RDN, FHIMSS, IFNCP
I’m so incredibly proud to have earned the IFNCP credential! The program was wonderful, and I gained an enormous amount of knowledge to be able to share with the world!...
Megan Renfree, RD, LDN, IFNCP, CPT, BCS
I was extremely grateful to find IFNA with its solid base of education, myriad of brilliant, rock star teachers and network of clinicians. I adore solid proof of efficacy and...
Heidi Marie Storm, MS, RDN, IFNCP
I wanted to take a moment to express my sincere gratitude for the incredible program you’ve put together. The quality and depth of each module have truly exceeded my expectations....
Diana Dunn
There were so many amazing studies and deeper clinical value placed on so many of these therapeutic diets. All of the resources provided are incredibly rich and so useful. And...
Shannon Le Mintier, RDN, LDN, 500 E-RYT
My experience with IFN Academy was exponential! As an outpatient Registered Dietitian, this program gives me a renewed approach to seeing through the lenses of an Integrative Functional Nutritionist, searching...
Diane Lucero, RDN, IFNCP