Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis Specialist™


Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis is a cornerstone of developing wellness support plans and understanding personal health and wellness. How often have you reviewed lab reports for yourself or with a client that indicate results are “within normal range,” but the individual behind the labs feels anything but normal? This is where functional blood chemistry analysis and understanding optimal versus normal ranges become important components in wellness consulting.

This micro-credential provides a foundation for a holistic approach to understanding blood chemistry analysis and functional labs, emphasizing optimal values rather than clinical ranges.

This micro-credential also emphasizes a correlation between all parts of the body, not just one independent biomarker. Students will develop an ability to effectively analyze an individual’s nutrition and supplement needs by reviewing functional blood chemistry labs. This course also provides a comprehensive and scientific means of monitoring an individual’s overall state of health.*

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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of blood chemistry medical laboratory assessments.

  • Analyze, interpret, and evaluate the importance of the selection of tests specific to the needs of the individual client based on the client’s presentation and symptomatology.

  • Integrate the elements of the findings into a wellness support plan.

  • Utilize optimal and clinical ranges for blood laboratory tests.

  • Apply the safe and effective use of integrative health protocols to inform individually designed wellness support plans, determined from the evaluation and analysis of the laboratory tests.

  • Determine and apply therapeutic protocols and interventions, including diet programs, lifestyle changes, and supplements.

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Learning Format

Course Structure: 7 modules, self-paced so students can study at their own pace and on their own schedule. There are no due dates or required times to log in.

Length: Students have up to one year to complete the modules.

Discussion: Students will also be able to join the ACHS Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis Specialist™ Facebook Group for additional discussion.


Course Materials

All required materials are included in the online classroom. The following textbook is also recommended to supplement learning and for use as a resource for reviewing functional blood tests:


Continuing Education Hours

This course awards 7 hours of continuing education credit. Review ACHS CE approvals at and check with your local licensing board or professional organization for eligibility. Please contact with any questions.


*This micro-credential is for professional development and does not award academic credit. Non-credit micro-credentials are not accredited by DEAC.

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