Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine

The human nutrition and functional medicine (HNFM) program at University of Western States (UWS) is the only accredited master’s program in functional medicine. It is 100 percent online and is offered as a collaborative endeavor between UWS and the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), the organization that founded and developed the key functional medicine concepts in use today.

Functional medicine is a science-based, patient-centered approach to achieving and maintaining excellent health through natural methods, with diet and nutrition at the forefront. Founded on a holistic view of health, our functional medicine program leverages the biochemical and genetic individuality of each patient so that practitioners can treat the whole person, not just the symptoms.

Students can choose to receive a master of science degree or a graduate certificate in human nutrition and functional medicine. Candidates for either program are eligible for financial aid.