Functional Wellness Practitioner Training
This is a brand new approach to health coaching bringing together the latest functional nutrition and health research into an interesting, easy to learn, applicable and practical coaching qualification
Who is this course for?
This course is designed for therapists of any modality. Are you looking to augment your knowledge with up to date nutrition and modern protocols to support clients with the health issues they face?
Do you want more up to date information for your clients? Have you stopped believing calories in/calories out being the answer for long term health?
Do you want more up-to-date nutrition and health knowledge including how hormones work, what our digestion needs and how different foods and supplements can make a huge change to our wellbeing?
Are you fed up in your current role and want to learn a new discipline, develop coaching skill, have a rewarding career doing something you love, are interested in and feel passionately about?
You are in the right place
The course is split into 8 modules
- Nutrition for Health
- Becoming a Coach
- Blood Sugars
- Stress and Adrenals
- Immune System
- Consolidation and Lab Testing
Includes Nutrition for Health
This course includes our 45 hour Nutrition for Health online certificate which has all the essential, foundation knowledge needed to be a Functional Wellness Coach.
This course can be bought as a standalone.What is involved in Nutrition for Health?
The course is made up of 200 hours and includes the following
- Nutrition for Health course
- Lessons and resources for 8 modules
- Homework, self reading plus a health book review
- One to one monthly mentoring with your tutor
- Peer coaching with a fellow student
- Monthly group zooms
- 32 case studies
- 24 case study reviews
- Recipe portfolio x 15 meal planning
- Final Project in area of your choice
- Personal development module of 12 lessons
- End of module assessments
- Submit a filmed case study for assessment
- Learning logs to track your progress
- 'Marketing for Practitioners' to really get your business going
Why study Functional Wellness Coaching?
At the core of this training is the “Triangle of Hormonal Health” which supports student practitioners to easily understand the root cause of many symptoms. Discover natural solutions to bring someone's health into balance.
4 Phase Approach to Clients
We have a structured, analytical approach to wellbeing which enables you to focus on the priorities with someone's health, rather than overwhelming them with everything. This helps you feel confident in the pathway you have to offer.
Diet and Supplements
You will learn different diets plans, what is best to advise when and how to recommend nutritional supplementation for specific health outcomes.
This course is built on the latest functional nutrition and scientific health research so you are can trust the information you learn and the advice you give.
You will also learn how to arrange and understand basic lab testing for clients who need it.
What is the course format?
This is an online correspondence home learning course which makes it incredibly accessible and easy to work around your work and home life. All modules are created in video format, on our website and involve online meetings and group calls.
How long will it take me to complete from start to finish?
The course is 200 hours and is estimated 9 months to complete. Each month the new module is unlocked on completion of the module before. Module completion involves online lessons, homework, case studies, group work and mentoring. If you do not complete a module in a month, don't worry, you have 18 months to complete the course.
Is Kinesiology included in this training?
This is a nutrition and coaching course but if you are a qualified and practicing Kinesiology Practitioner with a governing body and insurance, you can buy the Functional Kinesiology bolt on (Note: This is for CPD only and will not qualify you as a Functional Kinesiology Practitioner). For more information please get in touch.Contact Us
Do I need any previous experience or qualifications?
No, this course is designed to take you from foundation to practitioner level. The course begins with a 45 hour nutrition section and then the course moves on to more in-depth hormone practitioner training. If you have previous training - great! But it is not necessary.45 hour Nutrition Course
How many hours is this course?
This course is 200 hours and is made up of online lessons, tutorials, assessments, group calls, peer coaching, homework, case studies and mentoring. Everything is designed to embed this knowledge and give you the confidence to use it with clients or in a work situation.
What happens if I need to defer?
Each student is given 18 months to complete the course. This give you the opportunity to go at your pace and to allow for any unexpected life occurrences. After 18 months we charge an admin fee of £100 to continue for another 18 months.
What does a health coach do?
Wellness coaching is different from other health and helping professions. Health coaches are “agents of change” for their clients.
Coaches can work with a variety of clients in a number of professional settings. There are so many people across the world who can benefit from working with a coach and numerous ways for coaches to build a career. There is no shortage of health coaching opportunities.
Is it a trustworthy qualification?
Yes very much so. The Functional Wellness Coach Certificate has been recognised as an accredited course by The Federation Of Holistic Therapists and The Kinesiology Federation. Both of these governing bodies are registered with the Government approved board the CNHC. The course is insured by Balens Ltd and the syllabus is in line with the National Occupational Standards.
Who is this course not for?
If you wish to be a dietitian, doctor or functional nutritionist who is trained to diagnose, treat, or prescribe treatments for patients, then this is not the qualification for you. This could be taken in conjunction with medical training but it is not part of this training.
Wellness coaches do not have this type of prescriptive, medical training, however they don’t need it to be successful in supporting diet, nutrition and lifestyle change for their clients, which will be your primary purpose of your wellness coaching role.
Do you make allowances for learning challenges?
Yes we do. All the learning is in different formats, including written documents, images, diagrams and videos that are able to be watched on repeat. All the assessments are not time prohibited so you can go at your own pace and take your notes in. If you have particular learning challenges that you wish to discuss with us, please contact us directly and we would be very happy to help.Contact Us
Is there an exam?
At the end of each module there is an approx. 30 minute multiple choice assessment to ensure you have understood the module. The pass rate is 80% and on successful completion, you move to the next module. If however, you don't pass, you will be given the option to resit. We also ask you to submit a video case study so we can see you in practice.Course Syllabus
What qualification do I receive?
You will be given the 'Functional Wellness Coach' Certificate which opens the opportunity to register with a recommended governing body, get insurance to practice and start charging for consultations should you wish.
When can I start?
The joy of studying a correspondence home study course is you can start right away! As soon as you have paid your deposit or paid in full, you can start learning.Start Now!
How do I get started?
Make a decision on the best pricing option for you and either pay for the course in full or pay your deposit to receive your first months study programme.Get Started Now!
Who is my mentor?
Claire Snowdon-Darling and Laura Knowles are the senior tutors on this course. They have years experience teaching health and coaching students. To find out more click here.Meet the Tutors
What our practitioner students say
Second to none expert teachers. Their approach is professional, empathetic and truly connects with all levels of students ensuring that everyone fully understands the course material.
I highly recommend for their phenomenal knowledge and guidance when it comes to studying health.
Extremely knowledgeable and engaging educators. I have thoroughly enjoyed all the thought provoking training that I have had and look forward to more in the future.
What can I do with this qualification?
This qualification is for those looking to become health coaches in private practice, become an alternative health teacher or fill a role in a corporate setting.
There is a great demand for knowledgeable health coaches. They fill a gap in the healthcare system that is underserved especially for those with chronic conditions who are looking for support in creating a lifestyle that supports their journey to good health.
This is where you will come in.