Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine

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The Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine (HNFM) program at University of Western States (UWS) is the only fully-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 used today.

Functional medicine is a science-based, patient-centered approach to achieving and maintaining excellent health. This is accomplished primarily through natural methods, with diet and nutrition at the forefront. It is a model of health care that addresses the causes of disease and dysfunction rather than suppressing symptoms and actively supports whole-person wellness. Founded on a holistic view of health, functional medicine training delves deep into the biochemical and genetic individuality of each patient.

Continually reviewed and updated with new research and findings, the HNFM curriculum is clinically-applicable and backed by scientific evidence. The program is presented in an engaging online learning environment that features distinguished and dedicated instructors and an expert support network to reinforce clinical and academic skills.

UWS offers both a Master of Science degree and a graduate certificate in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. Candidates for either program are eligible for financial aid.