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The Patient Education Series (PES) is a group of interactive, online, on-demand educational modules designed to guide patients through any of the IFM food plans. If you are a clinician who currently uses, or would like to begin using, any of IFM’s food plans with patients, then PES is for you. Access to PES, with the ability to easily distribute to patients, can be purchased separately or as part of the Therapeutic Food Plans: A Component of Personalized Nutrition (TFP) online course.
Custom pricing solutions are available for practices or institutions comprised of 6 or more practitioners. Please fill out the form:
PES Custom Solution Inquiries
My registration for Patient Education Series (PES) signifies that I have read and agreed to IFM’s cancellation policy found above. My participation in PES is not a substitute for any licensing requirements that may be applicable to me and does not independently authorize me to render care, prescribe regimens, or prescribe medications or supplements. My activities in the health and wellness field remain subject to my education, qualifications, and licensure.
This online course requires a reliable internet connection. The course can be streamed and viewed on mobile devices and tablets, but it is optimized for laptops and desktop computers. Download is not supported on mobile devices or tablets.
Q: Am I required to take any other IFM courses prior?
A: No, however IFM strongly recommends that you take AFMCP first. Although IFM’s proprietary tools, such as the Functional Medicine Matrix, are reviewed during this course, AFMCP provides in-depth context for the skills, processes, and science behind incorporating functional medicine principles into practice. AFMCP is offered multiple times each year, go to ifm.org/afmcp for more information.
Q: I am a single practitioner practice, can I share my PES subscription with other practitioners?
A: No. Your PES subscription cannot be transferred or shared with practitioners outside of your practice. However, your subscription does admit practitioners from your same practice. Note that the Therapeutic Food Plans elearning course may not be shared outside or within your practice.
Q: Will I be certified as a functional medicine practitioner after completing the course?
A: No. This course is not included in the IFM Certification Pathway. The pathway for the IFM Certification Program requires you to complete AFMCP and the six Advanced Practice Modules as well as pass a certification exam.
Q: What IFM patient education materials are available during this course?
A: Each module of the course offers resources to download, print, and distribute to your patients. These include over 46 toolkit resource: comprehensive guides for following each food plan, shopping lists, recipes, and strategies to address other lifestyle factors. While not required for completion of this course, IFM’s Patient Education Series compliments the TFP course learnings and is a tool to help patients understand how to follow their personalized version of the IFM food plans. Learn more about this add-on tool.