*Tracks are sold separately; however, modules are not sold separately.

IFNA offers 33 modules divided into the following 5 Tracks.

Track 1 – Get Ready…Just the Foundations

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!

Module 1 – An Introduction to Integrative and Functional Nutrition (IFN) – Part 1 with IFNA co-founder Kathie Swift, MS, RDN, FAND, EBQ, IFNCP
Module 2 – An Introduction to Integrative and Functional Nutrition (IFN) – Part 2 with IFNA co-founder Sheila Dean, DSc, RDN, LDN, IFNCP
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: 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

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.

All modules include whole foods nutrition, laboratory evaluation, 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 Ashley Oswald, RDN, IFNCP, LD
Module 3 – An Integrative and Functional Nutrition Approach to Mental Health and Other 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 Kylene Bogden, MS, RDN, IFCNP
Module 6 – The Role of Metabolic Detoxification in Health and Disease with Deanna Minich, PhD, FACN, CNS, IFMCP
Module 7 – An Integrative and Functional Nutrition Approach to Cancer Therapies with Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO
Module 8 – An Integrative Approach to Adrenal, Thyroid and Hormonal Dysfunction with Sarah Thomsen Ferreira MS, MPH, RD, IFNCP, CHWC
Module 9 – Energy and Pain Disorders: Mitochondrial Dysfunction with Robin Foroutan, MS, RDN, HHC


Track 3 – Go…Practice Now!

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.

Module 1 – Advanced Culinary Nutritional Medicine with Denise Pickett-Bernard, PhD, RDN, LDN, IFNCP
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
Module 4 – Advanced Functional Diagnostic Labs and Interpretation  with Michael Chapman, ND
Module 5 – Foundational Principles of Nutrigenomics with Yael Joffe, PhD, RD
Module 6 – Nutrigenetic Testing and the Clinical Implementation of Translational Nutrigenomics with Annelie Smith, RD, IFNCP
Module 7 – Build, Grow, Thrive… your IFN Practice with Lesli Bitel, MBA, RDN 


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, IFNCP
Module 2 – Therapeutic Diets: Vegan and Vegetarian with Brenda Davis, RDN
Module 3 – Therapeutic Diets: Paleo, Grain Free, Gluten and Casein Free (GFCF), and Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) with Mary Purdy, MS, RDN
Module 4 – Therapeutic Diets: FODMAPs (Fermentable Oligo-Di-Monosaccharides and Polyols) and Candida diet with Kellie Blake, RDN, LDN, IFNCP
Module 5 – Therapeutic Diets: Dietary Histamines, Salicylates and other Natural Food Chemicals (glutamates, amines, phenols, oxalates, etc) with Heidi Turner, MS, RDN
Module 6 – Therapeutic Diets: Ketogenic Metabolic Therapies with Beth Zupec-Kania, RDN, CD


Track 5 – “CSI” Case Study Immersion

IFNA’s 5th Track entitled The Case Study Immersion orCSI Track” is designed to give you even more case-based opportunities to immerse, investigate, interpret and integrate the functional nutrition care process into your own practices!

Module 1 – Case Studies: Digestive Health with Erica Golden, RDN, LD, IFNCP
Module 2 – Case Studies: Obesity & Neurological Health with Deborah (“Deb”) Phillips, MS, LDN
Module 3 – Case Studies: Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) in Clinical Practice & Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) with Karen Kennedy, MS, CN, IFNCP
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, IFNCP



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