Certificate of Training (COT) in Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy (IFMNT)

Become an authority in Functional Nutrition!

All New Program Structure!

Course content now offered in subject specific modules registered for separately.

Learn more about topics of your choice or complete all modules to earn your Functional Medicine Nutrition Specialist Certification (cFMNS) and be recognized as a Functional Nutrition authority!

Note:  This new course structure combines all topics previously partitioned into the two courses, COT and Advanced IFMNT – all is now in one. The advanced course remains only for those who took the previous version of COT and want to continue to complete their studies and earn the credential.

All totaled, over 240 pre-approved CPEs for RDNs!

(Others should inquire with their credentialing board)

Live webinars are also recorded offering flexibility of learning options. Join in any time! First Module starts June 2nd, 2020. Register will open shortly!

* Pre-requisite: Introduction to IFMNT 5-session series; Opt-out exam available – contact us for more info.

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Module 1: Limited seats available. Registration opens soon. For additional information including fees, request to be added to the waitlist now HERE

Certificate of Training (COT) in Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy (IFMNT)

To practice most responsibly and with the highest level of confidence, you’ll need the deepest coverage of core IFMNT topics. Join pioneer and leading expert, Susan Allen–Evenson, RDN, CCN, FMNS and several noted guest expert presenters for the most comprehensive IFMNT training that exists today!

This training is different! Since our courses are held mostly as live and interactive webinars, our content is consistently updated and expanded. Research is continually reviewed and that means our live training is evidenced-based, cutting-edge and hot off the press. Training also offers the benefit of on-the-spot interaction for Q &A and continual clarification of learning as content is delivered and most applicable. Even if you only take the course as a recorded series, you get the benefit of the live interaction that was had and you can always ask additional questions in the private class forum.

You won’t get lost in the crowd here! Class size is kept smaller on purpose to ensure everyone in the course gets personalized attention throughout their learning process.

Not just book learning, but a rich display of the practical application of IFMNT. Susan Allen-Evenson brings a keen element of mentoring with her 28 years of clinical experience and IFMNT know-how. It’s almost like you’re in the clinic with her getting first-hand experience!  One main instructor provides cohesiveness of your learning journey.

Through 8 modules of learning, course participants will take a deep dive into the world of Functional Nutrition, identifying root causes of health problems and addressing strategies to support renewed and optimal health. This certification (certification optional) course begins with an in-depth coverage of the Nutrition Assessment process. Keeping with the comprehensive nature of this course, an array of topics are covered, for example: Nutrients/Supplements, Diet and Culinary strategies, Cognition/Brain Health, Detoxification, Gastrointestinal/Gut-Brain, CardioMetabolic, Endocrine, and of course, a coverage of practice strategies for success.

Woven in amongst these topics are threads of genomic application, therapeutic diets, and functional medicine labs. Case studies throughout will provide examples of practice application of assessment and individualized recommendations strategic to each unique patient.

Each module will include loads of handouts (many customizable), practice tools, access to research, and many modules will include optional further reading, as well as bonus recordings of additional content!

It is recommended you begin with module one and progress through remaining modules in order. While, technically, modules can be taken in any order, we still highly recommend you begin with module 1. Likewise, once modules are recorded, registration remains open for the recorded version until another live session. This allows one to fast-track by taking more than one module at a time or take modules when it is most convenient.

8 Modules in Total

Module 1: The Complete Functional Nutrition Assessment (38 CPEs)

                  Module details here 

Module 2: Nutrients / Dietary Supplements (29 CPEs)

Module 3: Gastrointestinal Health / Immune / Autoimmune (34 CPEs)

Module 4: Endocrine: Hormones, Thyroid, Adrenal (32 CPEs)

Module 5: Detoxification / Cancer (47 CPEs)

Module 6: CardioMetabolic: Weight Management, Diabetes, Cardio (18 CPEs)

Module 7: Cognition and Brain Health (28 CPEs)

Module 8: Business and Practice Strategies for Success! (8CPEs)


  • Modules as they are delivered live, may overlap to allow for faster matriculation though the training.
  • CPE hours are approximate as adjustments are made for live content delivery
  • All modules taught by Susan Allen-Evenson and various guest instructors

Sessions Recorded:

All live sessions are also recorded for review continually throughout the course and for an additional 120 days after. All Slides, handouts and CPE certificates are yours to download and retain permanently. No worries if you join in late or miss a live session. Recordings are perfect for those not able to participate in live training or for those who register for the course after it’s given live.

Private Class Forum

Private course networking forum gives an opportunity for networking and for Q & A between sessions. No one ever misses a thing!


Completion of all modules and successfully passing associated quizzes qualifies you to advance to the certification process. Successful passage of the exam and submission of a written case study adequately demonstrating your knowledge of the IFMNT will be required to earn the cFMNS credential which designates your advanced certification in the specialty. Those who qualify for the certification exam process, will have 4 months to complete upon completion of all course modules. Those wishing to become certified must complete all course modules within a 3-year time-frame from commencing the course. (separate exam fee required)

Certification optional, CPE is earned regardless.

Module 1: The Complete Functional Nutrition Assessment (38 CPEs)

Three pre-reading EBook links are provided for those who would like more – this is optional reading (not mandatory).

Part 1: The IFMNT Assessment

Part 2: Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis

Part 3: Core Centers of Health

The IFMNT approach looks at core imbalances in key body systems that underlie symptoms and are the root of chronic health conditions. The unique genomic makeup of each patient is considered, along with both internal (mind, body, and spirit) and external (physical and social environment) factors that affect total functioning. Methodical assessment of standard blood test results through the functional nutrition lens, helps uncover subtle imbalances that when supported help to ensure optimal health.

Functional medicine focuses on prevention and support through nutrition, as its cornerstone:

  • Diet
  • Exercise
  • Laboratory testing and other diagnostic techniques
  • Combinations of drugs and/or botanical medicines
  • Supplements
  • Therapeutic diets
  • Detoxification programs
  • Stress-management techniques

Modules 1 contains:

  • Over 60 handouts
  • 20 Practice exercises to help you solidly your learning
  • A Nutrition Assessment practicum and 3 additional Lab Interpretation Practicums
  • Over 600 slides!

Module 1: Limited seats available. Registration opens soon. For additional information including fees, request to be added to the waitlist now HERE