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Become a Certified Functional Nutrition Coach 

Gain the confidence, credibility, and training you need to launch your own health coaching business and change the world.

What Will You Learn?

  • 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.

Why Become A Health Coach?

Want a rewarding career doing something you love? The world needs more health coaches. We will teach you everything you need to know about successfully launching your health coaching business.

  • 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 health care.

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

Hear What Others Are Saying

The education that I've received has transitioned something that was a great passion and hobby into a 6-figure business.


The information I've learned from Dr. Axe has allowed me to feel confident as a mother to support my family.

Sherri v.

This course has been amazing so far!… This knowledge will be passed down to our family, children, and hopefully generations to come.

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Learn From The Top Experts In The Industry

Courtney Bursich
Courtney Bursich


Dr David Touhill
Dr. Dave Touhill

DC, Marketing Expert, Partner at The Health Institute

Jordan Rubin
Jordan Rubin

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

Dr Chris Motley
Dr. Christopher Motley

DNM, DC, DABCA, Acupuncture Certified, PAK

Dr Eric Zielinski
Dr. Eric Zielinski


Dr. Caroline Leaf
Dr. Caroline Leaf

Cognitive Neuroscientist

Dr Dan Sullivan
Dr. Dan Sullivan

DC, Brand Strategist

Dr Josh Axe
Dr. Josh Axe

Founder & CEO of The Health Institute, DNM, DC, CNS

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. 

Dr Josh Axe

From Our 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.

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, The Health Institute is for you.

– 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, co-founder of Ancient Nutrition and founder of Leaders Media.

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Become a certified functional nutrition coach and learn how to launch your own health coaching practice.