Accredited Functional Nutritionist

Functional Nutrition

Lifestyle Medicine

Client Counselling Skills

200-hour online course with live online consultations with professionals

The Functional Nutritionist online course provides flexible learning with personalized professional mentoring. You can learn according to your own schedule and get personalized consultations (one-on-one) with the course leader and further professionals.

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You can start learning at any time and get personalized online mentoring throughout the year.

Approved & Accredited By:
Complementary Medical Association
Complementary Medical Association

Complementary Therapists Accredited Association
Complementary Therapists Accredited Association (CTAA)


Our internationally recognized Functional Nutritionist course aims to train professionals who:

  • want to help clients address their health challenges with an individualized functional nutrition and health promotion plan;
  • look at the whole person, and by investigating the causes of symptoms, identify causal relationships and eliminate them through functional dietary and lifestyle medicine therapies.

We equip our counsellors with the professional knowledge to help clients with personalized nutrition and lifestyle plans. We build on key lifestyle pillars of nutrition, exercise, quality sleep, stress management, emotional well-being & supportive social relationships, and avoidance of harmful substances and addictions. Of these, functional nutrition is the primary focus of our counsellors, aiming to restore optimal body function and physiological balance through the intake of appropriate nutrients.

Students will learn to identify dysfunctions of organ systems and they will receive nutritional guidelines necessary to restore these dysfunctions. At the end of the course training, our students will be able to set up personalized nutritional plans and they will learn how to help their clients to implement them. Special cases (e.g., overweight, insulin resistance, pre-diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, etc.) and special needs (e.g., pregnant women, children, elderly and athletes) are also addressed so that our professionals can provide the right advice to a wide range of clients.

Course leader:
Dr. Suzanna Braeger 

  • Certified Nutritionist
  • Holistic Health Consultant
  • Master Health Coach
  • Master Vegan Nutritionist
  • Doctor of Naturopathy


The Functional Nutritionist is a 100% online course that includes:

  • Downloadable, detailed, comprehensive and well-illustrated textbook (226 pages pdf)
  • Downloadable materials: nutrition and health assessment forms
  • Dietary guidelines for special considerations
  • Dietary guidelines for chronic diseases
  • 8-Dimensions & Wellness Guide (37 pages pdf) – Bonus study material
  • Online Marketing Guide – How to start your Nutritionist Business
  • 10 online module tests
  • Live online consultations (one-on-one)
  • 200-hour of home study

Brief course thematics:

  • Anatomy and physiology of the digestive system
  • The role of the gut microbiome in health & wellbeing
  • Detoxification, excretion, metabolism
  • Macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, fats)
  • Balanced macronutrient ratios
  • Micronutrients (minerals, trace elements, vitamins, phytonutrients)
  • Functional nutrition and functional foods
  • Food pyramid according to the principles of lifestyle medicine
  • Functional foods on your plate - the correct food combinations
  • Balanced diet and balanced hormone balance
  • Immune system supporting foods
  • Antioxidants and phytonutrients for health
  • Functional food supplementation
  • Diet types and their comparison (pros and cons)
  • Special considerations: diets for overweight, pregnant women, children, athletes, body builders and the elderly
  • Fasting and detoxification and how to do it properly
  • Client-focused nutritional consultations
  • Nutritional assessments
  • Calculation of daily calorie requirements
  • Preparation and use of a food diary
  • Diseases and recommended dietary guidelines
  • Specific symptoms, dysfunctions and dietary recommendations
  • Individualized nutritional advice as a business
  • Personality types and effective communication in business
  • Online marketing, Brand-building for a successful start-up

 Requirements to complete the course:

  • Participation in online "live" consultations
  • Maximum mastery of the theoretical material in the textbook
  • Completion of the online module tests
  • Submission of a final case study and written exam
  • Full payment of the course fee
  • Successful oral examination

Upon successful completion of the exam, students will receive the following diploma:

  • Functional Nutritionist – internationally recognized diploma


If you have questions about the course, please email:


#1 BONUS: Marketing guide
In addition to the course material, we've prepared a marketing guide with the most important steps to build your brand, identify your target audience and share knowledge and social media content accordingly.

#2 BONUS: The 8-Dimensions of Wellness
This pdf mini-book will help you learn the basics of the lifestyle medicine and extent its principles into your everyday life. Find out which areas of wellness are out of balance and work to restore your overall wellbeing. This guide will help you find balance in many areas of life and work towards your holistic wellness.

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