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
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...
Sarah Thomsen Ferreira MS MPH RD IFNCP, Manager of Clinical Nutrition, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine
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...
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,...
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...
Alison Reyes, MS, RDN, LDN
IFNA training was a dream come true for me! I am deeply grateful for all the knowledge and skills I learned in my IFNA training. I am VERY proud of...
Glory E. Rodriguez-Gomez MS, RD, LD, CDCES, IFNCP
I have enjoyed the updated modules so much more. I have restudied all of the Tracks. As a result, I have learned so much!  Thank you for the hard work...
Emina Suta, IFNCP
You designed a wonderful program that has been incredibly helpful in my private practice. It has definitely helped me add value to my patients’ health and wellness journeys.
Rosemary Hutcherson, RDN, IFNCP
I received so much benefit from my course work with the IFNA Team and I am happy to share whenever I have the opportunity. My IFNA training made recent teaching...
Alexia Hall, RDN, IFCNP
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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?...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Lori Graham, OTR MS-Exercise Science