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Nutritional Certification

This week's blog is about nutritional certification. I have had a few students ask me about the nutritional certification program that I heard about through Standard Process. I wanted to share this information with everyone.

The nutrition program is from the International Foundation for Nutrition and Health (IFNH), which is a nonprofit educational organization supporting health care professionals. The Certified Clinician in Whole Food Nutrition (CCWFN) is 100-hour certification program on whole food nutrition. It is designed to help practitioners implement nutrition into their practices through the functional model. The course is in a long distance learning that allows practitioners to review material at their convenience as often as they like. The Nutritional Exam incorporates many simple hands-on tests that help the practitioner better manage his or her patients through quick verifiable results. 

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The CCWFN program is divided into seven parts, each of which consists of audio/visual lectures and supporting manuals. The seven topics that are covered are digestion, sugar handling, musculoskeletal, endocrine and male/female hormones dysfunction, immune/allergy, nutritional biochemistry, signs and symptoms, and also managing and marketing your nutritional practice.

Pros:

  • The certification helps guide practitioners through a systemic approach to implementing nutrition in his or her practice. This national exam gives practitioners a verifiable point to start nutritional program.
  • You can go at your own pace.
  • This nutritional program and certification will benefit your patients' health.

Cons:

  • Time (of course).
  • Money (the program runs between $1,450 to $2,325).

If you would more information about the nutritional exam and certification, please go to the CCWFN website.

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