Course curriculum

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    The foundation of functional Medicine: Mapping the root causes of disease

    • The functional medicine tree

    • The matrix

    • Mapping the timeline

    • The Roadmap To Disease reversal

    • Quiz

  • 3

    Inflamnomics: Understanding the drivers and mediators of inflammation

    • Immune response and the inflammatory basis of disease

    • The five pillars of inflammation

    • The chronic disease spectrum

  • 4

    The Gut ecosystem: All disease begins in the gut

    • The root causes of gut dysfunction

    • The microbiome

    • Leaky Gut Syndrome: Truth or fad?

    • Understanding the Gut-Brain axis

    • Quiz

  • 5

    The Basics of Nutrition

    • Moving your patient from deficiency to sufficiency

    • Food as medicine: The art of prescribing therapeutic nutrition plans

    • The role of targeted supplementation in reversing disease progression

    • Quiz

  • 6

    Functional lab testing and analysis

    • Normal vs Optimal: Deciphering conventional lab results

    • The importance of a functional lab analysis

    • Quiz

  • 7

    Environmental Toxins: Breaking the detox-retox cycle (Elective)

    • Biotransformation and Liver detoxification pathways

    • GMOs, Pesticides and household Toxicants

    • Mold Exposure and Toxicity

    • Heavy Metal Toxicities

    • Quiz

  • 8

    Cellular energy: Mitochondrial health and energy transformation (Elective)

    • The dynamics of cellular energy and fatigue

    • Pain management and practical applications of functional medicine

    • Neurodegenertive disorders: Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease

    • Quiz

  • 9

    African adaptations of functional medicine

    • African concept of health and it's use in functional medicine

    • Integrating the African culture and belief systems to the practice of Functional Medicine

    • African Herbs and Botanicals

Bonus resources

Additional opportunities for growth and mastery in clinical practice to provide further value to your patients.

  • Practitioner Forum

    Ongoing community support, with opportunities for collaborations, mentorship, and continuing education available through our clinical deep dive practitioner forum.

  • Practitioner toolkit

    We provide everything you need to begin applying your knowledge using ready-made templates for questionnaires, forms and educational handouts for your patients.

  • Find a Practitioner

    Every practitioner who achieves WITS Certification in Functional Medicine status (WC-FMP) has the opportunity to be listed in the WITS functional medicine provider directory on our website. This directory is accessible around the world and allows you to be found more easily by potential clients, conventional clinicians, and organizations looking to work with a functional medicine physician.


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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 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 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.


  • 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 any of our trainings, you’ll receive a certificate for completing the course. However, completing all three functional medicine practitioner training courses (FxMed 101, 102 and 103), you will qualify for board certification by our medical advisory board as a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner C-FMP.

  • How do I become a WITS Certified Functional Medicine practitioner?

    FxMed 101, a 3-month introductory course in functional medicine is the first step. Here, professionals learn the underlying philosophies, diagnostic systems, and protocols for identifying and treating the root causes of disease. Then practitioners can enroll for FxMed 102 which includes specialized courses on topics such as cardiology, immunology, gastroenterology, hormonal balance, detoxification, and energy regulation. Completion of FxMed 101, 102 and a 3-month clinical immersion practicum with a certified practice are the requirements for board certification.

  • 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.