About the HNFM Graduate Certificate
The HNFM program often hosts prestigious guest lecturers to speak about exciting topics in health, nutrition and wellness. Here are a few guests we’ve had the honor of hosting and the topics they presented on:
Neal Barnard, MD – “Evidence on Plant-Based Diets and Diabetes”
Kara Fitzgerald, ND – “Molecular Biology of Fatty Acid Therapy”, “Food Allergy, Intolerance, Sensitivity”, “Allergy and Atopy”
Alan Gaby, MD – “Controversies in Nutrition”
Alan Goldhamer, DC – “Fasting, Food Addictions”
James Gordon, MD – “Self-Care is the Heart of Health Care”
Dennis Hoyer, DC – “Fundamentals of Laboratory Assessment”
Master's Degree Credit
With appreciation of the rapid advancements in the field of clinical nutrition and the increasingly respected role of nutrition in the maintenance of health and the prevention of disease, the Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine graduate certificate program prepares graduates to safely and effectively utilize nutrition, natural remedies and biopsychosocial therapies in the management of patients with complex health challenges at an advanced level beyond traditional nutritional programs. Graduates of the HNFM graduate certificate will:
- Possess the knowledge and skills to assess individuals for nutritional deficiencies and imbalances and apply evidence-based therapeutic interventions.
- Bring to their patients and communities a well-informed understanding of the crucial relationship between whole food nutrition, health promotion and disease prevention.
- Link research findings to the clinical application of the functional medicine model.
- Engage in life-long learning.
- Practice according to ethical and professional standards.
Curriculum: 7 required courses and an elective (choose one)
*Courses do not need to be taken in the order listed below.