Attract ideal clients and
empower your patients
with a proven
autoimmune intervention

Become a Certified Wahls Protocol® Health Practitioner

A structured approach to help your patients transform their health

Connecting you with patients as the go-to Wahls Protocol® expert

Ongoing education and support to give you a competitive advantage

A Global Mission

Join our movement

We are on a mission to transform the standard of care in the health and wellness field, by providing health professionals the cutting-edge education on diet and lifestyle to bring to their practice to serve patients and clients. In the world we envision, health professionals will provide patients with information about the benefits of adopting the principles of The Wahls Protocol® in order to accelerate their healing and, in some cases, avoid the need for drastic and expensive medication.

What Makes This Different?—The Wahls Behavior Change Model™

Dr. Wahls is a Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine – General Internal Medicine, and secondary appointments in Neurology College of Medicine and Epidemiology College of Public Health at the University of Iowa.

Through Dr. Wahls’ research at the University of Iowa, she leads a team that conducts clinical research trials to test the impact of diet and lifestyle behavior changes on patient health.

No other author in the health and wellness space conducts clinical research, publishes in peer-reviewed scientific journals or is building the scientific research that will change the standard of care on autoimmune and neurological patients.

The traditional behavior change model we have been taught isn’t working.

The Wahls Behavior Change™ Model is a 15 step process that practitioners can use to support their patients successfully adopt therapeutic diet and lifestyle choices. The Wahls Behavior Change™ model is based on her clinical research, science of behavior change, addiction medicine and her experience with the veteran patients in the Therapeutic Lifestyle Clinic. Practitioners who utilize the Wahls Behavior Change™ model have another effective tool to empower their patients and staff to improve clinical outcomes and more satisfying clinical practices.

How has what you learned benefited your practice?
—Becca Fichtl, Certified Nutrition Therapist (CNTP)

“The certification process and my attendance at The Wahls Protocol® Amplify Retreat was life-changing. Through this training and membership in this community, I now more fully grasp how food can aid the body in fighting disease and returning it to wholeness. I am better able to understand and address the needs of my clients by using food to fight the battle, I have in-depth knowledge of both the diet and lifestyle interventions, and I have access to proprietary resources. The monthly Q&A calls with Dr. Wahls and other certified professionals provide an opportunity to learn directly from her and from each other – they are an unparalleled value.”

Download Course Curriculum Guide

Unlike other certification programs, this course will show you my proven process that has helped thousands of people to reclaiming their health for a lifetime.

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Your Certification Sets You Apart


The Latest In Scientific Solutions


Grow Your Health Practice

The Wahls Protocol® Certification program brings you the latest develops in both science and lifestyle solutions your patients are looking for. As awareness of autoimmune and its impact on our health and longevity spread, more people are turning to health professionals with this unique expertise.

The Wahls Protocol® Certification program is a science based approach that serves a wide range of patients. From those inflicted with autoimmune disease to those seeking optimum health and ways to reverse the aging process, this is continuing education you can immediately put to work in your practice.

We are committed to helping our Certified Health Practitioners use this credential to attract new clients. Whether through our searchable online directory, monthly education calls or live events, you will gain practical, proven strategies for growing your practice and attracting more ideal patients.

Be part of a supportive community of change-makers:

Curriculum Overview

A New Clinical Skill-Set

  • Through our online academy you will have access to Dr.  Wahls’ highly acclaimed curriculum.
  • A research-backed deep dive into functional medicine principles that address the root cause of poor health
  • Strategies to help patients/clients create resilience, find internal motivation, face food addictions and start creating new health behaviors
  • The latest science in nuero-protetction to maintain brain reserve and cognitive reserve, reducing dementia risk and APOE4 risk mitigation in patients/clients
  • Use ancestral health principles to examine our current health challenges through the context of our ancestral heritage
  • Research backed strategies to slow cellular aging, lengthen lifespan and healthspan in patients/clients
  • The latest findings on the impact of stress, sleep, movement, functional electrical stimulation of muscles and magnets on health and healing.
  • In depth case study discussion on the application of The Wahls Protocol®.

Expand Your Practice

  • Gain new patient referrals through your listing on the Wahls Protocol® Directory.
  • Access turn-key resources for using The Wahls Protocol® to attract ideal patients.
  • Learn how to use motivational interviewing to help patients adopt and sustain behavior change.
  • Provide patients with a 5 week experience for embracing the Wahls Protocol® Behavior Change Model.
  • Use our done-for-you marketing tools to help you spread Dr. Wahls’ message throughout your community.

More Ways You’ll Benefit

  • Monthly Q&A calls with Dr. Wahls where you get the latest insights from her ongoing research.
  • Amplification of your skills in your scope of practice.
  • Attain the knowledge and expertise for promoting diet and lifestyle behavior shifts.
  • Gain research-based instruction that will lessen the frustration of current clinical practice.
  • Learn how to inspire internal motivation to make changes that ease chronic symptoms.
  • Gain the skills and tools to help patients strengthen personal resilience and vitality to make the lasting change that will transform their health.
  • Join leaders in the integrative/functional health care community.
  • Be part of a massive paradigm shift in health.

Download Course Curriculum Guide

Unlike other certification programs, this course will show you my proven process that has helped thousands of people to reclaiming their health for a lifetime.

Check your inbox for an email from me with the course guide inside.

The Autoimmune Intervention Mastery Program

As a Wahls Protocol® Certified Practitioner…

 you will be eligible to refer your patients/clients to the highly-anticipated  Autoimmune Intervention Mastery (AIM) program by Dr. Wahls.

This 5-week program is designed to guide end users (your patients and or clients) through five life-changing modules that provide the education and support needed to embrace the Wahls Diet™ and lifestyle shifts.

That program will be available to the public in the spring of 2020, following the launch of Dr Wahls’ newly revised book.

Who Should Become a Certified Wahls Protocol® Health Practitioner?

You will be joining a community of…

Licensed Health Professionals

Physical Therapists


Health Related Certificate Holders

Exercise Professionals


Occupational Therapists


Health Coaches

Movement Professionals


Social Workers


Nutrition Professionals



Established Health Practitioners


New Health Practitioners


Health Coaches

If you have an existing clientele and want to enhance the value you deliver by adding the Wahls Protocol methodology and diet parameters to your existing services.

You are just starting out and you want to bring the best resources, insights and knowledge to your work with clients and understand the importance of aligning yourself with a methodology and institution that is respected around the world.

If your coaching clients are looking for the latest health solutions, anti-aging strategies and a sound science-based approach to creating health and vitality, your certification in the Wahls methodology will enable you to attract and serve a highly aware and educated clientele.

What You Get with Certification

Certified Wahls Protocol® Health Practitioners receive the following as a certification program participant.

Your profile on the Wahls Protocol® Health Practitioner Directory

Exclusive access to the Wahls Practitioner Resource Center

Promote your services to Dr. Wahls engaging, online audience

Invitation to annual 2-Day health practitioner-only retreat

Ongoing research-backed learning opportunities

Access to Wahls Protocol® practitioner-only community

What Industry Leaders Are Saying About The Wahls Protocol® Certification Program

  • "The program provides an additional layer of expertise and focus to the foundation of functional medicine. Dr. Wahls’ practical approach can be used by any health professional. This is because it is a lifestyle medicine-oriented food-first approach, rather than a program that relies on advanced testing and supplements that may not be accessible to all who want to understand and use the Wahls Protocol® in their practice. Her influence, in particular, in the world of MS means that those with the condition who want an alternative to the pill-for-an-ill approach will seek out providers who share this philosophy and Wahls Protocol® knowledge. Why not be one of them? Come to the annual Wahls Seminar and stay for the extra day so you can be certified, too."

    Kenneth S. Sharlin, M.D., M.P.H. Board Certified, American Academy of Psychiatry and Neurology Owner, Sharlin Health and Neurology/Functional Medicine Ozark, Missouri

How does it work?

Whether you are an MD with a long-standing career, a nurse practitioner looking to expand your knowledge or a health coach wanting to better serve your clients, becoming a Certified Wahls Protocol® Health Practitioner will get you where you want to go.

Choose the track that works best for you:

The Live Certification Training

July 30-August 2, 2020 in Cedar Rapids, IA

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The Virtual Certification Course

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About The Live Certification

Term: July 30-August 2, 2020, Cedar Rapids, IA

Take the Essentials Track—health practitioners experience first-hand how Dr. Wahls teaches these concepts to the general public. View the schedule, click here.

The Health Practitioner Workshop (Aug. 2) satisfies the mandatory Case-Study Live Webinar in virtual course.

Additional lectures that support the course will be released on July 1, 2020 via email.

The Exam will be released on August 3, it is hosted online and you will have 1 week to complete.

About Virtual Certification

Investment: $2997, payment plan available upon request

Term: March 1, 2020—May  31, 2020

Next Term: Fall 2020 (Join the waitlist by downloading the curriculum guide)

Join the mandatory, case-study live webinar

  • April 21, 2020 5-8 pm CST
  • May 19th, 2020 from 8-11 am CST

Take exam after all modules and live webinar are complete

100% Virtual Certification

Say Yes! To Certification

Click here to submit your application for just $97.

After submitting your application, you will be asked to submit your credentials by forwarding a copy of your certification and/or licensing to

Once your application is approved, you’ll communicate which track you wish to enroll in,  your payment will be processed, and you will receive immediate access to The Wahls Academy and the 16 certification modules if you enroll in the online course.

If you are attending the Seminar, the team will follow up with you in the months leading up to the live event.

Have questions?

We are here to help! Contact Lisa Lovely, our Director of Certification, by emailing her here:

Download Course Curriculum Guide

Unlike other certification programs, this course will show you my proven process that has helped thousands of people to reclaiming their health for a lifetime.

Check your inbox for an email from me with the course guide inside.

Dear Health Practitioner,

The fact that you’re reading this tells me you are a health professional who is committed to providing the best possible care to your patients and you understand the seriousness of the growing autoimmune epidemic.

We are committed to helping our Certified Health Professionals use this credential to attract new patients and provide the best in quality standard of care. Whether through our searchable online directory, monthly education calls or live events, you will gain practical, proven strategies for growing your practice and better serving your patients.

In short, when you choose to join our international family of Certified Practitioners, you take an important step toward our movement to transform healthcare by making The Wahls Protocol® an important part of patient care throughout the world.

We look forward to welcoming you to our growing family of Certified Practitioners.

To Your Continued Success,

Dr. Terry Wahls

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