Become a Certified 

Functional Nutritional Coach

Gain the confidence, credibility, and training you need to make a great living and change the world.

Become a Certified

Nutrition Coach

Gain the confidence, credibility, and training you need to create your dream job and change the world.

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The World Needs You

The World Needs You

The Certified Functional Nutrition curriculum teaches a unique foundation of Traditional Chinese Medicine and ancient healing principles.

Plus, when you enroll, you'll gain access to our exclusive business course that teaches you exacty how to launch a successful coaching business.

$6000 Value, You Pay ONLY $4200 

$6,000 Value, You Pay $4,200

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What Do You Get With Enrollment?

This program is accredited by one of the world’s leading chiropractic and holistic health schools — Life University. When someone graduates from this course they will earn a diploma and be recognized by this premier institution.

  • Access to Guided Training

  • Go at your own pace through our 40+ modules, quizzes, study guides, bonus videos, and our 1,000 page textbook. Plus, get exclusive access to guest speaker videos from industry experts.
  • Peer Accountability Group

  • Connect with like-minded students and graduates — all focused on changing the world and pioneering a health revolution. PLUS get live Q&A sessions and support from our staff and instructors.
  • EXCLUSIVE Business Course

  • Our business course teaches you everything you need to know about launching and scaling a successful business — from marketing to new client packages with templates and examples!

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Why Become A Health Coach?

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  • Flexibility
    Create your own schedule and be your own boss 
  • Make Great Money
    Build a successful business with no income ceiling
  • Do What You Love
    Truly make a difference in people's lives
  • Become a World-Changer
    Join a community of people dedicated to
  • impacting lives and transforming healthcare
  • Flexibility
    Create your own schedule and be your own boss 
  • Make Great Money
    Build a successful business with no income ceiling
  • Do What You Love
    Truly make a difference in people's lives
  • Become a World-Changer
    Join a community of people dedicated to
  • impacting lives and transforming healthcare

What Will You Learn?

Learn how to treat the root cause of disease with ancient principles that have been used successfully for centuries. 

This course was designed by doctors and leaders in nutrition, herbalism, and functional medicine. 

By the end of this course, you will have the confidence you need to help clients live healthier, happier lives with the support of research and ancient techniques that speak to the proven nature of a total body approach to healing.

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  • The history of ancient medicine dating back thousands of years.

  • How modern medicine as we know it today is only about 200 years old.

  • The power of ancient medicines such as Traditional Chinese Medicine.

  • ​The science behind nutrition, including a study of macro and micronutrients.

  • ​An in-depth look at each body system and how they work together, including how the body detoxes itself.

  • ​Remedies rooted in ancient medicine like essential oils, herbs, and other ancient principles.

Learn From The Top Experts In The Industry

Courtney Bursich

Dr. Christopher Motley
DNM, DC, DABCA, Acupuncture Certified, PAK

Dr. Dan Sullivan
DC, Brand Strategist

Dr. Dave Touhill
DC, Marketing Expert, Partner at The Health Institute

Dr. Eric Zielinski

Dr. Josh Axe
Founder & CEO of The Health Institute

Jordan Rubin
Founder of Garden of Life, Co-founder of Ancient Nutrition, & Bestselling Author

Dr. Caroline Leaf
Cognitive Neuroscientist

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Earn Your Certification From An Accredited University

This certification helps you gain the credibility and confidence you need to have a successful health coaching business that transforms the world.

Our students have told us that, when they receive a certification, they feel more confident and authoritative.

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Certified Functional Nutrition Course Syllabus

Introduction to the Course

MODULE 1 - Foundations of Ancient Medicine

MODULE 2 - The Fundamentals of Nutrition

MODULE 3 - The Industrialization of Food

MODULE 4 - Meals and Mindset are Medicine

MODULE 5 - The Nuts & Bolts of Chemistry and Biochemistry

MODULE 6 - Fundamentals of TCM, Part I

MODULE 7 - Fundamentals of TCM, Part II

MODULE 8 - The ABCs of Essential Oils

MODULE 9 - The Detoxification System

MODULE 10 - The Digestive System and Microbiome

MODULE 11 - The Nervous System

MODULE 12 - The Endocrine System

MODULE 13 - The Cardiovascular System

MODULE 14 - The Immune System

MODULE 15 - The Respiratory System

MODULE 16 - The Musculoskeletal System

MODULE 17 - The Urogenital System

MODULE 18 - The Integumentary System

MODULE 19 - Alternative Therapies and Total Body Health

Still Have Questions?

Join Our Next Live Q&A,
hosted by one of our instructors.

Why Enroll At The Health Institute?

From The Founder

Years ago, I helped my mom recover from life-threatening disease using ancient health principles and natural healing methods found in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Since then, I have personally SEEN how these methods transformed not only my mom’s life, but the lives of thousands of people who apply these principles and techniques. 

That’s why I am SO passionate about The Health Institute’s Certified Functional Nutrition Course. 

If you have a passion for health and for changing the world, and want to create a profitable business that gives you a flexible lifestyle, this course is for you.

You will learn everything you need to know to become a functional nutrition coach, with a unique focus on Traditional Chinese medicine and ancient eastern healing protocols.This certified course was designed by doctors and leaders in nutrition, herbalism, and functional medicine.

- Dr. Josh Axe

Dr. Axe DNM, DC, CNS, is a certified doctor of natural medicine, doctor of chiropractic, clinical nutritionist and founder of one of the largest natural health websites in the world, He is the bestselling author of Eat Dirt and Ancient Remedies, and the co-founder of Ancient Nutrition and founder of

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The Health Institute FAQ

 When does the next Functional Nutrition Certification Course start? 
The Functional Nutrition Course Certification is an online program. This means that you can get started right away. As soon as you join you will get access to the program and can start your journey to becoming a Functional Nutrition Coach, certified by Life University.
 Do you a have payment plan?
Yes we do! You can find it by clicking here.
 Can I complete the certification remotely?
The Functional Nutrition Certification is completely online. This means that you can take the program at your own pace and from any location — all you need is access to the internet.
 How do I get my certification?
To complete the Functional Nutrition Certification, you need to achieve a mark of 70% on each of the weekly quizzes and the final exam. You can take the quizzes and final exam as many times as needed to reach a grade of 70%.
 What if I get stuck completing the certification?
We are here to help. If you have a technical question about accessing the content of the program, our Student Success Team is happy to help you.
 Can I get a refund if I change my mind?
As this is an online program, we are unable to offer a refund if you change your mind about The Functional Nutrition Certification.

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Our Mission

The Health Institute was founded to teach the ancient principles of health to the modern world. Our mission is to empower every individual to transform their mind and body through time-tested practices and protocols that have helped people heal for thousands of years. 

The Health Institute offers a number of programs and certifications for healthcare practitioners, health coaches and wellness advocates. Each program has been created and designed by doctors and leaders in nutrition, herbalism and functional medicine.

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