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Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner (FNLP) Certification


This practicum provides a deep dive into the methods that lead to mastery in your Functional Nutrition practice. This program is exclusively for graduates of Full Body Systems.

Step into the true mastery of Functional Nutrition Counseling

The Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner (FNLP) certification course is a 4-month practicum for Full Body Systems graduates. In this course you gain the skills, direct mentorship and a brilliant community to become an even more powerful agent of change as you wish to be.

Upon completion of this program, you will graduate with a level of mastery that may surprise you. FNLP graduates have tremendous confidence and many say this program transformed the way they view themselves in clinical practice.


Mastery enables you to set yourself apart! This program will give you the ability to…

Navigate complex cases

Exercise our proven methods for clinical success and gain hands-on, practical experience with the systems and tools.

Partner with another practitioner

Work in partnership throughout the program with an assigned peer practitioner in your FNLP cohort.

Stand out as a leader

Position yourself as a nutrition counselor who can make health and nutrition connections that others struggle to make.

Inspire eagerness in clients

Study nuances in the Functional Nutrition Alliance team’s client conversations that model how intuition and mastery lead to amazing outcomes.

Receive in-depth mentorship

Practice communicating your ideas, insights and inquiries effectively in class and in key postings on the FNLP message board.

Join a thriving community

Welcome the community, mentorship and encouragement that you receive so that you never have to go it alone again!

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What does it mean to be an FNLP?

As a Full Body Systems graduate you’re already a crucial partner in the healthcare revolution. This subsequent practicum was created to guide you through the next steps to fulfill your potential as a practitioner and make the impact you truly want to make.

Being an FNLP means you’ve received Andrea’s guidance and have Andrea’s personal stamp of approval. It means you’ll be part of an exclusive group of practitioners who are committed to changing the way we do healthcare. You’ll have a group of dedicated, like-minded peers who will support you as you go forward in your career.


Program details

It’s time to become the Functional Nutrition Counselor you’ve always wanted to be—to know your value and trust yourself completely.

Pricing & Terms


At FxNA we’re committed to truth, excellence, and making a real difference in the lives of our clients. The goal of the FNLP certification program is to invite you into the transformational community of colleagues and mentors who share your passion for Functional Nutrition, and who are out in the field working with clients to make a real difference in people’s lives and, in so doing, change the ways we do healthcare. We want to give you the tools, practice, people, and mindset shifts that support you doing your best work.

To be accepted into the program you must:

  • be a graduate of Full Body Systems
  • currently be working with at least two clients
  • have a desire to make an even bigger impact with your work


The Functional Nutrition & Lifestyle Practitioner training is a 4-month curriculum that includes:

1. Live weekly class based on rotating program topics

  • Office Hours with Andrea including both training and Q&A about practitioner mastery topics
  • Client review sessions to discuss cases with peers and the FxNA nutrition team in a collaborative learning environment
  • Deep dives with Andrea and the nutrition team into the use of key practice tools (Matrix, Timeline, Client Action Form)
  • Practice Development Q&As with the FxNA nutrition team, enabling you to attract more clients and grow your practice

2. Partnered and solo homework

  • Practice sessions using your very own cases focusing on key FxNA forms
  • Mining content for clinical pearls and Functional revelations

3. Final requirements

  • Completion of FNLP written exam
  • Case study oral exam

The Practitioner Mastery Paradigm

The Practitioner Mastery Paradigm is a framework that Andrea designed to look at all the key aspects of a successful practice. The paradigm has eight prongs that interconnect and influence each other, just like the systems within the body. Andrea recognized that we need all eight to be a true Functional Nutrition master. You’ve made great strides already and we want to help you to focus on the keys that may be missing!

FxNA practitioner mastery

The next deep dive is to become so proficient with the Functional tools and systems that it will seem like answers just appear for you. Your intuition as a master practitioner will be awakened. Dots will connect themselves. New ways of looking at problems and cases will become natural to you.

Because of this, you’ll have unshakable confidence that you can handle whatever comes your way. You’ll also know that you can put yourself out there—for speaking engagements, partnerships with physicians, and more.

This is mastery.

Bonus content

You probably know that Andrea likes to include valuable bonuses for you, and this program is no exception. Expect thoughtful resources that will support you in your Functional Nutrition mastery, and enrich your experience with the curriculum. Bonuses throughout the program include:

  • Access to the most recent FBS content for a full year, no matter your graduation date
  • Participate in monthly office hours with Andrea around specific practitioner mastery topics that enable you to take your practice up a big notch
  • Be a member of Andrea’s innermost circle, with the benefit of being the first to know about any new insights from her exposure—including new opportunities, partnerships, or resources that can benefit you and your practice

Functional Nutrition & Lifestyle Practitioner Certification

Upon completion of the program, you will earn the title of FxNA Certified Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner (FNLP). People across the globe will know that you aren’t just another nutrition professional. You’re one of a select number of practitioners who received direct mentorship from Andrea Nakayama and the FxNA team, and that you will have an expert-level stamp of approval for your abilities to work in systems, create powerful partnerships, and practice root cause resolution.

You’ll be able to set yourself apart!

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Functional Nutrition & Lifestyle Practitioner Certification course pricing

Tuition for the Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner certification program is $3,497. Once we have accepted your application, you can choose to invest in full or select a three month financing option. Because of the intimate nature of this program, seats are limited. The application process allows us to ensure that this program is a good fit for you and your goals.

  • The non-refundable application fee is $150, due at time of application.
  • If accepted, the $150 will be applied toward the cost of the program.
  • The investment for the FNLP Certification program is $3,497. With the $150 application fee applied, you’ll be given the option to choose between either one payment of $3,347 or three monthly payments of $1,231 each.

We can only accept a limited number of applicants for the FNLP certification program. The group works cohesively together throughout the entire duration of the course, and it’s important to us that we keep it intimate.

For this reason, we ask that you apply only if you are certain that this is the right next step for you, and you are able to commit to the program fee. Because of the high demand that we receive for this program, we ask that you commit within 48 hours of acceptance by completing your first payment.

The potential for mastery is in you. Give this program your all, and you will elevate yourself and your career to a level beyond what you thought was possible.

Let’s do this!

Refund Policy

We understand that life circumstances change and that complications arise, but this is a sought-after program with a limited number of seats.

You may request to withdraw from the program with a full refund (minus the $150 application fee) up to three days prior to the start of the program.

FNLP Alumni Renewal

Our goal is to create and enable an active and thriving FNLP community, well versed in the principles and practices of the Functional Nutrition Alliance. For this reason, you will be invited to renew your membership one year after you receive your FNLP certification and each year thereafter. This includes FNLP program, community and Facebook group access, any updated FBS content, plus ongoing FBS support via live Q&A sessions and the FxNA message board, monthly Alumni Client Review Meeting sessions with the FxNA nutrition team, access to periodic FNLP bonus sessions, and the monthly (2 hour) graduate Office Hours with Andrea.
These terms may be subject to change as we continuously review and evaluate the needs of the FNLP community.

Why you’ll love this advanced practicum

  • Mentorship from Andrea Nakayama more than any other program, you will receive high-level guidance from Andrea and become part of her inner circle (along with other incredible FNLP practitioners)

  • Community of dedicated and like-minded Functional Nutrition practitioners that will become part of your support network for years to come

  • Recorded counseling sessions with real clients so that you can hear exactly how Andrea and the FxNA nutrition team speak with patients, enabling you to apply the same techniques in your sessions (This is the Art of Counseling in practice!)

  • Dedicated coaching in practice development sessions where you can receive feedback and support on any aspect of your practice—from attracting more clients to business struggles.

  • Private FNLP message board where you can ask questions, get feedback, and search for answers – as well as engage in high-level conversation and information sharing with an elite group of peers

Meet your Mentors

You’ll learn from our team of skilled and compassionate healers, who use our signature systems and tools to support complex clients daily in the Functional Nutrition Alliance Clinic.

Andrea Nakayama Founder and Lead Instructor

Functional Medicine Nutritionist, Andrea Nakayama

Andrea Nakayama is the founder and heart of the Functional Nutrition Alliance! Andrea is a Functional Medicine Nutritionist and educator, leading thousands of clients, students, and practitioners around the world in a revolution reclaiming ownership over their own health. Andrea is a gifted educator and has a knack for making complex concepts easy to understand (and therefore easy to relay to your own clients). Her use of frameworks and stories is incredibly powerful, making her teachings beloved by our students and other thought-leaders in fields of Functional and Integrative Medicine and Nutrition. Andrea is also the producer of the award-winning podcast, the 15-Minute Matrix.

Meet Andrea

Our Nutrition Experts

Sandra Brougher functional nutrition alliance faculty

Sandra Brougher

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Brandin Roa functional nutrition alliance faculty

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Love notes from the FNLP community!

I am more confident in the way I work. I use the tools of Functional Nutrition more efficiently and effectively, which I can already see is elevating my level of practice. I love being part of this wonderful community.

Tali Moshe

The content, mentorship, support, and community within FNLP is like nothing else out there. All of the expectations I had about FNLP were exponentially exceeded. After completing FNLP, I feel more engaged in my work, with greater clarity of my mission and purpose.

Mindy Gorman-Plutzer

Being an FNLP is an amazing opportunity to be a part of something bigger. It’s an opportunity to change our environment, our communities and the world! I’m honored to be a part of this movement and I’m eager to continue to create change wherever I go.

Monica Paz

FNLP has stretched and empowered me in ways I never expected, and has provided me the most amazing community of like minded practitioners to converse, grow and move forward with.

Gail Williams

FNLP allows you to put all the steps you learn in FBS together, while having a team guiding you in a practical way. It is a great opportunity for insight and reflection. This course and community have been so valuable to me and my growth as a practitioner.

Robyn Spens

I feel that the title of FNLP and being affiliated with Andrea’s program provides me with extra credibility when meeting other medical professionals. Rather than be in the midst of the numerous health coaches, I feel I have that professional edge when presenting to another colleague in the functional medicine community.

Christine Shin


Join the FNLP community!

The potential for mastery is in you. Give this program your all, and you will elevate yourself and your career to a level beyond what you thought was possible. Let’s do this!