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Foundation Professional Certificate

Grow your functional medicine practice with the Clinician’s Code™ Foundation Professional Certificate. 

Build confidence, cut overwhelm, and take your functional medicine practice to new heights with this rigorous professional certificate and mentorship program.

The Clinician’s Code™ Foundation Professional Certificate is a robust and immersive curriculum for health professionals looking to better help their patients and build a thriving, evidence-based functional medicine practice. 
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Taking the guesswork out of functional medicine practice

Healthcare practitioners who undertake the Clinician’s Code™ Foundation Professional Certificate commit to 100+ hours of rigorous scientific functional medicine education. 
 
Over the course of six months, you will unlock new competencies in diagnostic and preventive medicine, gaining a deep understanding of physiological principles, cellular health, fundamentals of lab testing, blood chemistry interpretation, and nutritional biochemistry.  

Through intensive study, practical application, and enriching mentorship in live Mastermind calls, you’ll not only learn how to proceed with complex cases, but also how to grow their practice into a flourishing business. 

Clinician’s Code™ Foundation Professional Certificate recipients emerge with calm confidence in their clinical abilities, equipped with proven treatment protocols, exclusive reference ranges, and newfound business acumen. 

Does your functional medicine practice feel stuck?

If your healthcare business isn’t going quite as you envisioned, you're not alone. For practitioners and patients everywhere, functional medicine has become a confusing, frustrating, and overwhelming experience. 

We’ve spoken to healthcare practitioners from all over the world, and before working with us, they all struggled with the same challenges:

Information overload and conflicting advice
Lacking confidence as a practitioner
The business side of running a functional medicine practice
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One expert says this, another says that. Who do you listen to? You need facts backed by the latest medical science, but there’s so much information and there’s so little time.

If only there were an easy way to stay up to date on the latest science-backed best practices in functional medicine. 

What tests should you run? What supplements should you recommend? Where to start with a complex patient? You need an experienced mentor you can turn to for guidance on complex cases. 

If only there were an easy way to stay up to date on the latest science-backed best practices in functional medicine.

How do you get patients or clients? How can you improve patient loyalty? How much should you be charging? You need a solid business strategy that serves your patients and fits your lifestyle, but where do you begin? 

If only there were someone to coach you through developing a successful business strategy for your healthcare practice. 

The Clinician’s Code™ Foundation Professional Certificate is a rigorous curriculum comprising five landmark courses, plus additional resources

Explore the core components of the curriculum below.

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Personalized learning journey

We start with our pre-assessment survey so we can get to know you. Through a series of simple questions, we’ll get a better sense of where you stand — and where you're headed. Next, we’ll recommend an individualized learning pathway based on your business priorities — consider it your personal roadmap toward your goals. 

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Five compulsory courses

Within your personalized learning journey, there are five courses that are compulsory for everyone in the Foundation Certificate program. The mandatory courses include The Cell Blueprint™, The Cornerstone Program, Laboratory Testing Fundamentals, Blood Chemistry Interpretation, and Nutritional Biochemistry.

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Four optional microcourses

You’ll also have access to an assortment of optional additional microcourses and rich informational resources including Business Coaching, Vitamin D, Fatty Liver Reexamined, and How to Evaluate Adrenal Fatigue on a Blood Chemistry. Consider this your knowledge buffet — your intake is limited only by your appetite.

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Monthly Mastermind calls

Engage in live monthly calls with Drs Julie and Bryan Walsh. In these calls, we discuss questions and challenges raised by students of this programme. These may be related to running a functional medicine practice, dealing with complex case examples, business coaching or scientific questioning. 

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Exclusive community forum

You weren't meant to practice in a vacuum. Being able to ask questions, find answers, and get feedback is critical when building a successful clinical practice.


In our active community forum you can post cases and ask for advice on any topic. We weigh in on what to do, which tests to run and supplements to prescribe, and how to interpret test results.

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PracticeUP subscription

A subscription to PracticeUP, our monthly functional medicine update service is included in the program. Once a month, we choose a critical current conversation in functional medicine to explore and tease apart. It’s the latest research delivered in an easy-to-follow vlog format.

Capstone project

Put your new skills in practice by completing a capstone project throughout your learning journey. The capstone project is based on case study work, giving you practical experience with a real case and allowing us to assess your ability to apply everything you’ve learned in this program. You'll also receive personalized feedback from Drs Julie and Bryan Walsh.

With this prestigious qualification under your belt, you'll be eligible to enroll in the Clinician’s Code™ Advanced Professional Certificate program.
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Hey, overwhelmed health practitioner, we hear you. 

You’ve tried to do it all — reading the books, listening to the podcasts, earning the certificates, joining the programs. If you had a dollar for every Pubmed search you’ve ever done, you’d be a millionaire.

Knowing where to start with complex cases, which tests to order, and which protocols to follow can be challenging, especially when you’re getting conflicting information everywhere you turn. And that’s just the functional medicine side of things.

You’ve tried to do it all — reading the books, listening to the podcasts, earning the certificates, joining the programs. If you had a dollar for every Pubmed search you’ve ever done, you’d be a millionaire.

Knowing where to start with complex cases, which tests to order, and which protocols to follow can be challenging, especially when you’re getting conflicting information everywhere you turn. And that’s just the functional medicine side of things.

We’ve helped dozens of practitioners build their dream practice

See what other practitioners have to say about working with us: 

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The Clinician’s Code™ Foundation Professional Certificate curriculum outline

The Cell BlueprintTM

COURSEWORK HOURS: 4
Know where to start with every patient by learning how to accurately evaluate your patients’ cellular health using our holistic Cell Blueprint™ diagnostic framework. Included in the course materials, you’ll find our proprietary patient intake form, assessment questionnaire, and evaluation framework. Easily integrate this system into your practice for improved patient outcomes. 

The Cornerstone Program

COURSEWORK HOURS: 4
*Exclusive to the Clinician’s Code™ Foundation Professional Certificate
Discover our groundbreaking diagnostic methodology. In this course, we walk you through our systematic approach to navigating patient cases through nutritional and functional medicine. Our unique intake protocol adds a vital but often overlooked step to the practice of personalized medicine practice. This simple but revolutionary shift saves time and costs by eliminating speculative testing in clinical practice. 

Laboratory Testing Fundamentals

COURSEWORK HOURS: 4
*Exclusive to the Clinician’s Code™ Foundation Professional Certificate
Accurate diagnosis is the keystone to consistent success in your clinical work — and that starts with ordering the right tests from the outset. Laboratory Testing Fundamentals provides a solid foundation for all the major labs, including adrenal, hormones, hair, and stool tests, along with the organic acid test. This course takes the speculation out of lab work so you can order tests with confidence.

Blood Chemistry Interpretation

COURSEWORK HOURS: 25
Gain critical diagnostic competencies with the study of blood chemistry interpretation. Dr. Bryan Walsh guides you through the physiology of blood chemistry, the updated science on biomarkers, evidence-based reference ranges, and the reasons for abnormal markers. You’ll emerge equipped to interpret lab findings with accuracy.

Nutritional Biochemistry

COURSEWORK HOURS: 25
In this comprehensive introduction to nutritional biochemistry, you’ll learn about the complex role diet plays in health at a cellular level. You’ll discover the metabolic processes and biochemical pathways that cause dysfunction and disease, and learn how to slow or prevent the progression of disease through early intervention and effective nutritional supplementation. 

Business Coaching

COURSEWORK HOURS: 6
This course is a practical, hands-on business strategy kit, exclusive to students of our Clinician's Code Foundation Professional Certificate program. We'll share all the secrets to success in functional medicine that we have learned over the years, and help you put our guidance into practice

Fatty Liver Reexamined

COURSEWORK HOURS: 2
Are you seeing patients or clients with anxiety, depression, cognitive decline, chronic pain, fatigue, or poor detoxification? It all may be due to fatty liver, and there are a lot of myths about this disease in our industry. In this microcourse, you can learn how to effectively identify, diagnose and treat fatty liver in your clients.

Vitamin D: Could An Entire Industry Be Wrong?

COURSEWORK HOURS: 2
There’s strong evidence against current practices in vitamin D testing, supplementation, and protocols. In this microcourse, you can learn why current testing may be unreliable and why reference ranges vary. We'll also discuss how to accurately diagnose and treat low vitamin D, using our research-based, step-by-step strategy.

How to Evaluate Adrenal Fatigue on a Blood Chemistry

COURSEWORK HOURS: 2
Did you know there’s more than one HPA axis? Or that cortisol is not just made in the adrenal glands? Or that fatigue doesn’t go along with low cortisol? In this microcourse, you can learn the evidence-based causes of low cortisol so you never miss them, or recommend the wrong supplements, again.

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Who is behind Metabolic Fitness? 

And how do we solve the biggest problem facing functional medicine practitioners today?

We’re Drs. Bryan and Julie Walsh. After graduating from medical school, we struggled big time. We thought the solution was to attend seminars, listen to the "gurus,” and hire marketers and business coaches… but it turned out that none of that was what we really needed.

We’ve taken everything we’ve learned in our collective 40 years of experience in the healthcare industry and created the Clinician's Code™ Foundation Professional Certificate to support you in building the successful functional medicine practice you’ve always wanted. 
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Meet the founders

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Dr. Bryan Walsh
Co-Founder & CMO of Metabolic Fitness
Dr. Walsh has been studying human physiology and nutrition for over 25 years and has been educating others in health for 20 of those years. When he isn’t teaching, he spends his time pouring over the latest research and synthesizing his findings into practical, informative content for clinicians to use in practice.

Dr. Walsh is best known for his expertise in biochemistry and human physiology, which allows him to (happily) dismantle the myths and misconceptions in the functional medicine industry and replace them with facts. His work is often described as the “education you always wanted, but never received."

Fun fact: Dr. Bryan developed the industry's first evidence-based optimal reference ranges.
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Dr. Julie Walsh
Co-Founder & CEO of Metabolic Fitness

Dr. Julie Walsh, while formerly trained in Naturopathic Medicine, quickly realized that without a solid understanding of business and marketing, the practice was never going to become a sustainable, profitable business. After recognizing there is as much misinformation in the business and marketing space as there is in the functional medicine space she knew what she had to do – become an expert at how to run a practice like a business. While she thinks it’s tacky to wave around bank balances and dollar amounts, let’s just say she took Metabolic Fitness from nothing to something beyond what she ever dreamed. Now, she shares everything she knows with clinicians looking to do the same.  


Fun fact: Dr. Julie does all of this while raising six amazing children. 

What is the Clinician’s Code™ Foundation Professional Certificate?

Clinician’s Code™ Foundation Professional Certificate is a full-scale online learning experience where unrivaled functional medicine training meets focused mentorship. 
With personalized learning pathways, monthly mastermind live calls, exclusive access to expert advice and guidance, and deeply actionable business coaching, you’ll gain more than a prestigious professional certificate from the Clinician’s Code™ curriculum. 

By making this investment in your career, you’ll build your confidence as a practitioner, learn to apply your knowledge in your own practice, improve clinical outcomes for your patients, and grow your practice into a successful business — and thereby deepen your impact on society.

When you enroll, you’ll also gain access to our active functional medicine community forum, where you can join insightful conversations with other practitioners and get experts to weigh in on your real-life cases — including Drs. Bryan and Julie Walsh.

Here’s what some of our practitioners have to say

"You won't regret this program because it will only make you better."

"Clinician's Code™ has been so extremely helpful in giving me confidence. Working with Drs. Bryan and Julie Walsh through case studies and the amazing information in their online courses has provided me with the tools to become a great practitioner who isn't just giving standard protocols for a condition, but instead understands how to help each client with their bio-individual issues."
– Stephanie E., BS, CNS, NTP

"It is invaluable to be able to consult on cases with Drs. Walsh."

"Making the decision to be a part of the mentorship program is one of the best ones I've made as a practitioner — not just from a case analysis perspective, but also from a business perspective. It is invaluable to be able to consult on cases with Drs. Walsh, who are committed to scientifically-based, biochemically individualized solutions. Having seasoned professionals who are committed to my personal growth is a tremendous 'shot in the arm' that I'm grateful for daily." 
– Jan T., Integrative Nutrition

Functional medicine doesn’t have to be a confusing, frustrating experience 

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There's a better, smarter way

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You don't have to use protocols because someone else told you to — you can think through any case that walks through your door, with confidence.

You don't have to prescribe mountains of supplements — you can develop the know-how to identify which supplements are going to best help your patients.

You don't have to struggle alone or hire an expensive business coach to build a successful practice — you can build a reliable system for generating income while still providing a high-quality service to your patients.

You don't have to perform on social media every day and pretend to like it — you can build a sophisticated business that is authentic, intentional, and representative of your values and mission.

You don't have to run thousands of dollars in functional medicine tests to give your patients answers — you can become highly adept at discerning which tests they need and which tests they don't.

Evidence-based and up-to-date educational functional medicine content at your fingertips.
Focused mentorship and expert support on all of your questions and cases.
Business strategy and coaching for a successful practice that runs smoothly, efficiently, and profitably. 

Clinician's Code™ Foundation Professional Certificate

— the best educational resource for practitioners who want to succeed in functional medicine.

The Clinician's Code™ Foundation Professional Certificate is different from any other functional medicine course available because of its unique three-part framework that covers everything you need to know to build a successful, thriving practice.

Transform your clinical practice

Here are a few more of our practitioner success stories: 

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"It transformed the way I see clients!”
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"I feel more certain about what I am doing, and not just following a protocol."

Ready to build the functional medicine practice you've always envisioned?  

Intensive 100+ hour curriculum 

As soon as you join the Clinician’s Code™ Foundation Professional Certificate program, you’ll gain access to our most impactful foundational courses. These world-class, evidence-based courses break down complex topics such as blood chemistry interpretation and nutritional biochemistry into an easily digestible format. 

Learn at your own pace
from anywhere in the world and gain new confidence in your clinical capabilities.
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Expert help in your pocket

You weren't meant to practice in a vacuum. Being able to ask questions, find answers, and get feedback is critical when building a successful clinical practice.

In our active community forum you can post cases and ask for advice on any topic. We weigh in on what to do, which tests to run and supplements to prescribe, and how to interpret test results.

An individualized curriculum

Whether your primary aim is to build your career in functional medicine with new clinical competencies or develop the skill set to grow your business to new heights, the Clinician’s Code™ Foundation Professional Certificate has what you need.

As part of our intake process, you’ll complete a pre-assessment survey, which we’ll use to curate an individualized learning plan based on your unique goals and circumstances. 

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Monthly live calls to answer your questions

Our live monthly Q & A calls are designed to help you get in-depth answers, see our process first hand, learn new clinical insights, and come together for quality human interaction.


If you can't make it, no problem. You can submit your questions in advance and watch the recording at your convenience. 

Business coaching that improves profits

It’s hard to build a successful and profitable practice when you don’t know how to run a business. As you’ve likely already learned, your business is nothing without patients. 

That's why we don't just teach you what to do once the patients are in your office, we teach you how to get them in the door.

In our value-added group coaching sessions, we’ll help you identify your niche, clarify your offering (and profit strategy), and define your brand and messaging strategy to tell your story and build a successful healthcare business. 

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Monthly educational content to keep you up to date 

Clinician's Code™ Foundation Professional Certificate members get free access to our popular PracticeUP subscription.

PracticeUP delivers nuanced discussion and fresh insights into the latest science in functional medicine straight to your inbox, every month. Past editions have included content such as a cutting-edge hormone masterclass, updated detoxification strategies, and brand-new optimal reference ranges.

And best of all? We don't just tell it to you, we teach it to you — and help you apply it in practice.

Share your commitment to excellence with our badges and certificates

Qualifications issued by our trusted brand can give new clients confidence in your services. Throughout your learning journey, we’ll provide you with concrete proof of your growing knowledge at key milestones. 


Complete the courses and microcourses in this program to earn badges and certificates, then share these on your website and social media. You can earn up to 7 practitioner badges and 2 certificates to display alongside your Clinician’s Code Foundation Professional Certificate. 

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