Functional Medicine Programs

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Functional Medicine focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease through using a systems biology-based approach as each symptom or differential diagnosis may be one of multiple ones that contribute to the illness. The exact manifestation of each cause of disease depends greatly on a person’s genes, the environment, and his/her lifestyle. Functional medicine tries to find treatments and healthy lifestyles that can address the right course of action that will have a lasting ease instead of symptom suppression.

Functional medicine practitioners can work in health & wellness education and consultation, in naturopathic and integrative medicine clinics, as health blog writers 'bloggers', in writing and publishing, as health coaches, in nutrition practices, as functional healthcare providers if they already hold a medical, nursing, clinical social worker, clinical counselor, or clinical psychology, and surely in research centers that conduct studies on integrative medicine. Functional medicine practitioners can also work in health and wellness centers, in cancer centers, in body-mind practices, and in functional medicine centers.

Functional Medicine Diploma

Requirements: High school diploma or GED

 

Award: Functional Medicine Diploma

Program Length: Minimum time to finish is 8-12 months or longer according to your pace

 

Total credits: 41

Medical Terminology (2 Credits)

Systematic Anatomy & Physiology I (4 Credits)

Systematic Anatomy & Physiology II (4 Credits)

Systematic Pathophysiology I (6 Credits)

Systematic Pathophysiology II (6 Credits)

Functional Medicine I (4 Credits)

Functional Medicine II (4 Credits)

Cellular & Molecular Biology (4 Credits)

Genetics (4 Credits)

Running Your Natural Health Business (2 Credits)

Spiritual & Faith-Based Approaches to Natural Health (1 Credit)

 

Tuition: $50/credit hour

 

Full Tuition: $2,050​​​​

Functional Immunity Diploma

Requirements: High school diploma or GED


Award: Functional Immunity Diploma

Program Length: Minimum time to finish is 8-12 months or longer according to your pace


Total credits: 43


Medical Terminology (2 Credits)

Systematic Anatomy & Physiology I (4 Credits)

Systematic Anatomy & Physiology II (4 Credits)

Systematic Pathophysiology I (6 Credits)

Systematic Pathophysiology II (6 Credits)

Functional Medicine I (4 Credits)

Functional Medicine II (4 Credits)

Immunology (4 Credits)

Boosting Immunity (4 Credits)

Natural Detox (2 Credits)

Running Your Natural Health Business (2 Credits)

Spiritual & Faith-Based Approaches to Natural Health (1 Credit)

Tuition: $50/credit hour


Full Tuition: $2,150

Functional Testing Diploma

Requirements: ​High school diploma or GED


Award: Functional Testing Diploma


Program Length: Minimum time to finish is 12 months or longer according to your pace


Total credits: 46


Medical Terminology (2 Credits)

Systematic Anatomy & Physiology I (4 Credits)

Systematic Anatomy & Physiology II (4 Credits)

Systematic Pathophysiology I (6 Credits)

Systematic Pathophysiology II (6 Credits)

Functional Medicine I (4 Credits)

Functional Medicine II (4 Credits)

Introduction to Lab Testing (2 Credits)

Clinical Chemistry I (3 Credits)

Clinical Chemistry II (3 Credits)

Clinical Immunology & Serology (3 Credits)

Food Testing (2 Credits)

Running Your Natural Health Business (2 Credits)

Spiritual & Faith-Based Approaches to Natural Health (1 Credit)

Tuition: $50/credit hour


Full Tuition: $2,300

Functional Medicine Counselor Diploma

Requirements: ​High school diploma or GED


Award: Functional Medicine Counselor Diploma

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Program Length: Minimum time to finish is 12 months or longer according to your pace


Total credits: 45


Medical Terminology (2 Credits)

Systematic Anatomy & Physiology I (4 Credits)

Systematic Anatomy & Physiology II (4 Credits)

Systematic Pathophysiology I (6 Credits)

Systematic Pathophysiology II (6 Credits)

Functional Medicine I (4 Credits)

Functional Medicine II (4 Credits)

Natural Health Counseling (5 Credits)

Natural Detox (2 Credits)

Body-Mind Connections (3 Credits)

Food Testing (2 Credits)

Running Your Natural Health Business (2 Credits)

Spiritual & Faith-Based Approaches to Natural Health (1 Credit)

Tuition: $50/credit hour


Full Tuition: $2,250

Master's Degree in Functional Medicine

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Advanced placement is possible for students who already hold qualifications in  a related field
  • Transfer of credits is possible upon evaluation of transcripts


Award: Master's Degree in Functional Medicine


Program Length: Minimum time to finish is 12-18 months or longer according to your pace


Total credits: 68


Medical Terminology (2 Credits)

Systematic Anatomy & Physiology I (4 Credits)

Systematic Anatomy & Physiology II (4 Credits)

Systematic Pathophysiology I (6 Credits)

Systematic Pathophysiology II (6 Credits)

Functional Medicine I (4 Credits)

Functional Medicine II (4 Credits)

Cellular & Molecular Biology (4 Credits)

Genetics (4 Credits)

Immunology (4 Credits)

Boosting Immunity (4 Credits)

Natural Detox (2 Credits)

Body-Mind Connections (3 Credits)

Food Testing (2 Credits)

Mindful Clinical Questionnaire, Intake & Interview (4 Credits)

Clinical Cases (8 Credits)

Running Your Natural Health Business (2 Credits)

Spiritual & Faith-Based Approaches to Natural Health (1 Credit)

Tuition: $50/credit hour


Full Tuition: $3,400

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Doctorate in Functional Medicine

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Advanced placement is possible for students who already hold qualifications in  a related field
  • Transfer of credits is possible upon evaluation of transcripts


Award: Doctorate in Functional Medicine (FMD)


Program Length: Minimum time to finish is 2-3 years or longer according to your pace


Total credits: 105


Medical Terminology (2 Credits)

Systematic Anatomy & Physiology I (4 Credits)

Systematic Anatomy & Physiology II (4 Credits)

Systematic Pathophysiology I (6 Credits)

Systematic Pathophysiology II (6 Credits)

Functional Medicine I (4 Credits)

Functional Medicine II (4 Credits)

Cellular & Molecular Biology (4 Credits)

Genetics (4 Credits)

Immunology (4 Credits)

Boosting Immunity (4 Credits)

Natural Detox (2 Credits)

Body-Mind Connections (3 Credits)

Introduction to Lab Testing (2 Credits)

Clinical Chemistry I (3 Credits)

Clinical Chemistry II (3 Credits)

Clinical Immunology & Serology (3 Credits)

Food Testing (2 Credits)

Biopsychology I (3 Credits)

Biopsychology II (3 Credits)

Neurofeedback (4 Credits)

Mind's Natural Therapies (4 Credits)

Mindful Clinical Questionnaire, Intake & Interview (4 Credits)

Clinical Cases (8 Credits)

Interactive Media in Natural Health (6 Credits)

Creative Writing & Thesis (6 Credits)

Running Your Natural Health Business (2 Credits)

Spiritual & Faith-Based Approaches to Natural Health (1 Credit)

Tuition: $50/credit hour


Full Tuition: $5,250