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Early Bird Registration Deadline: May 31st, 2021

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A PARADIGM SHIFT IN HEALTHCARE DELIVERY

In an era of perpetual increase in chronic disease incidence and a widening gap between patient expectations and physician capabilities, I believe health coaching is the answer we have been looking for. 

It's time for us to put the 'soul' back in the heart of medicine. 

- Dr. Kike Oduba

Founder, WITS Functional Medicine

Why WITS Functional Medicine?

The first of its kind, serving African Practitioners

  • Access to Specialty Courses

    We offer specialized courses and live training events on various health topics in the fields of medicine. Advanced trainings are also available through practicums and mentorship programs with our faculty.

  • Extensive Coaching Toolkit

    You will have access to over 50 coaching implementation tools that you can begin using right away in your practice. All toolkit materials are tailored specifically to fit diverse cultures and populations especially in African countries.

  • Learn from Industry Experts

    All our faculty members are world-class industry thought leaders who have trained extensively at the prestigious Institute for Functional Medicine. Our instructors also run their own successful private practices and have developed science based clinical protocols proven to produce better patient outcomes.

  • Join a Tribe of Change Makers

    Build strong collaborations and connections with your colleagues and experts in the field of functional health coaching. We encourage peer mentorship and didactic interactions among our trained practitioners.

You are needed now more than ever before!

It's time to close the gap between patients and clinicians.

WITS Functional Medicine is pioneering efforts to raise the standard of health coaching and alternative medicine therapies in African countries. In the current wave of increasing access to information and patient's reliance on 'Doctor Google', there is a rising need for well-trained health and wellness coaches to help people sort through information and safely apply lifestyle and dietary interventions in a well controlled manner. Our goal is to raise a community of health coaches and educators who will establish best practices for disease prevention and management using the Functional Medicine model.

Become A Board Certified Functional Wellness Coach

Establish yourself as the 'go-to' wellness expert and start a profitable career while helping clients live wholesome lives right from the comfort of your home or office!

Early Bird Registration Ends

May 31st, 2021

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Who Is Eligible?

Anyone with a passion to help people live well and stay healthy! We welcome students from a variety of educational backgrounds or career experience into our program. Basic knowledge or experience in healthcare related fields are a plus but not required. Graduates are able to apply the skills learned working in different capacities as allied health care professionals:

  • Nutritionist

  • Health Coach

  • Community Health Worker (CHW)

  • Corporate Wellness Specialist

  • Health Educator

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  • Understand how to deep dive into the root causes of chronic disease

  • Expand your practice with coaching tools and handouts you can share with clients

  • Get access to a large pool of protocols designed based on the functional medicine model of practice

  • Learn how to apply natural and holistic therapies to common chronic disease conditions

Instructor(s)

Instructor - Functional Immunology

Dr. Kike Oduba

Dr. Oduba is a chronic disease prevention consultant, population health enthusiast who is passionate about Functional Medicine and nutrition. She specializes in medication-free chronic disease management through her breakthrough nutrition and lifestyle protocol NutriShift. She developed her strategy for reversing chronic diseases through her experience with helping patients with autoimmune disease conditions, and extensive training at the Institute for Functional Medicine.

Instructor- Functional Nutrition and Health Coaching

Dr. Okeibunor Okonkwo

Dr. Okonkwo specializes in high performance and health coaching. He seeks to help physicians achieve success above and beyond what they had previously thought was possible. He is able to coach his students towards unlocking their full potential as practitioners while achieving more productivity, increased wealth and greater satisfaction in their practice of medicine.

Instructor- Functional Gastroenterology

Dr. Vivian Asamoah

Dr. Vivian Asamoah is a board certified gastroenterologist with an emphasis on evidence based integrative and functional medicine. Her mission is to expand comprehensive gastroenterology and hepatology care with a focus on the whole person and preventing disease by educating and empowering practitioners to be the best they can possibly be.

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FAQs

  • What’s the biggest difference between conventional and functional medicine?

    Functional medicine seeks to find the root causes of a disease rather than treating symptoms for temporary relief. Conventional physicians are trained to make a diagnosis and treat that diagnosis based on standard protocols for the disease without much consideration for the bio-individuality of the patient or the environment within which the disease exists. The same issue, if approached by someone trained in functional medicine, would likely instigate a conversation with the patient about what environmental, genetic, and lifestyle factors may be contributing to their disease state. More so, numerous factors — poor diet, inactivity, hormonal imbalances, chronic inflammation — can have an impact on numerous parts of the body simultaneously.

  • Does taking a course in Functional medicine count towards a medical degree or credential?

    A functional medicine training is not a standalone degree. Think of it more as postgraduate education. Physicians, osteopaths, chiropractors, nurses, naturopaths, nutritionists, and others can attend functional medicine courses to build on their education and expertise to sharpen their clinical skills and most importantly improve their patient outcomes.

  • What types of certifications can I get?

    Upon completing your training, you will receive a certificate for completing the course with a Certified Functional Wellness Coach C-FWC designation.

  • How many hours per week should I expect for course work?

    We have ensured that the curriculum is broken down into short manageable pieces. Live classes typically take 90minutes, the video lessons are about 30 minutes or less, and we expect required readings and quizzes to take about 3 hours. Overall, we anticipate a total of 5 to 6 hours per week of course work.

  • Do I have to travel to attend courses in person?

    No, you will not have to travel for any of our courses. While some training programs require that you attend in-person trainings, our program is delivered virtually, so you can learn from the comfort of your home or office.

  • How long does each course take to complete?

    Each of our foundational courses will run over 3 months, but you have up to 2 years to complete all trainings in order to get board certified. The board certification can be achieved in as little as 9 months if all courses are completed back to back.

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