12-week session, June 2 – Aug. 25, 2022
Clinical Nutrition Immersion Program
BioLounge functional medicine nutritionists Megan Barnett, MS, CNS, and Ashley Koch, MS, help you translate your education into a successful clinical practice.
Pay in 6 easy installments. Plus we offer a 10-day, money back guarantee.
Nutrition and/or functional medicine students in their final year of graduate work, or recent graduates who have completed their master’s degree, who are looking to apply their rich scientific knowledge clinically in real-life situations.
CNS hours and CE credits
You'll have the opportunity to earn up to 120 CNS hours during this program, depending on how much time you invest in each assignment. CNS's can earn 10 CE credits.
What you'll learn
How to connect a health history with current symptoms and determine appropriate testing and/or treatment.
How to apply the latest research, therapeutic tools and supplementation that have delivered results with our patients.
How to use and interpret laboratory testing results to determine root causes of symptoms and develop treatment strategies.
How to build and run a practice, including charting, clinical forms, HIPAA compliance, patient communication, fee collection, patient resources and questionnaires.
How to create treatment plans for real patients with guidance and supervision from your instructors.
What your strengths and limitations are as a clinician so you can build a network to complement your care.
Our 12-week immersion program is made up of weekly modules that focus on different aspects of clinical nutrition. Each week includes 1-2 hours of video education, clinical observation, handouts and a live discussion on Thursday evenings from 6-7:30 pm PST with your mentors and fellow learners.
Week 1: How to complete a comprehensive initial consultation and identify inflammatory triggers
Watch a pre-recorded initial consultation with Patient 1 and learn the key components of preparing initial consultations and developing treatment plans. Receive our clinic intake forms, a charting template, and copies of previous chart notes for your reference. You will then create a preliminary treatment plan for this patient.*
Week 2: How to review lab results with your patient and create a comprehensive treatment plan
Watch a pre-recorded follow-up laboratory review appointment with Patient 1. In this appointment, we review comprehensive medical panels and food sensitivity testing as well develop a collaborative treatment plan with Patient 1. Get access to laboratory test results, chart notes, treatment plans, sample menu plans, and other tools that help create compliance with patients. You will then create and share a comprehensive treatment plan for Patient 1.*
Week 3: How to complete a 30-day follow-up and dig deeper into symptoms
Watch pre-recorded follow-up appointment with Patient 1. In this appointment, Megan Barnett and the patient review the progress and results and find out how the treatments have led to improvements in the patient's overall well-being. In addition, we witness the development of further treatment approaches that can help your patient supercharge their new lifestyle habits and create sustainable outcomes. You will have the opportunity to refine the treatment plans for this patient.*
Week 4: How to conduct an initial consultation, this time investigating digestive dysfunction
Watch a pre-recorded initial consultation with Patient 2, with a focus on digestive health. We share our clinical experience with gut testing and our favorite resources for staying up-to-date on the latest research. You will then create a preliminary treatment plan for this patient.*
Week 5: How to review stool tests with your patient and create a comprehensive treatment plan
Watch a pre-recorded follow-up laboratory review appointment with Patient 2. In this appointment, we review stool testing and develop of a collaborative treatment plan with Patient 2. Participants will have access to laboratory test results, chart notes, treatment plans, sample menu plans, and other tools that help create compliance with our patients. Finally, participants will create and share their own treatment plans for Patient 2.*
Week 6: Clinical tools for addressing digestive issues and gut health
This week we dive deeper into digestive health. We discuss the pros and cons of stool testing and when to seek out additional laboratory testing. We also review treatment approaches for a range of conditions and common symptoms. Finally, we differentiate tactics for treating the small intestine and large intestine.*
Week 7: Clinical tools for addressing detoxification, hormone balance and liver health
We discuss the pros and cons of hormones, heavy metal, and environmental testing. We also review treatment approaches for a range of conditions and common symptoms. Finally, we explore treatment options for safe detoxification and hormone balancing. Individualized case studies will be assigned.*
Week 8: Clinical tools for addressing inflammatory conditions and environmental triggers
This week, we discuss the common inflammatory conditions we see in our clinic, including pain, fatigue, autoimmunity, histamine response. We review treatment approaches and clinically useful tools for improving outcomes for these patients. We also share our supplement guide, which includes our go-to supplements for patients.*
Week 9: Additional testing tools for diving deeper
We discuss other testing tools we use at our clinic for mold, Lyme, heavy metals, mycotoxin, environmental triggers, organic acids, micronutrients and antibodies. We explain how and why we call upon this testing on a case-by-case basis. Then we review treatment approaches for common results we encounter.*
Week 10: Tips for running a practice and getting patient compliance
This week we dig into how to get patient compliance to achieve faster results. We explore the benefits of working alongside a medical provider, building out a referral network, and the benefits of understanding your scope of practice. We explain ways to market yourself to other providers and to new patients. We discuss additional tools that help you further clarify the type of practice you want to create.
Week 11: Presentation of case studies
Participants present case studies to instructors and fellow participants.
Week 12: Presentation of case studies
Participants present case studies to instructors and fellow participants. After presentations, you will receive your completion certificate. CNS candidates will have meetings with Megan Barnett to review hours and case studies.
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* If you want to gain more experience and/or accrue more hours towards your CNS, you can complete additional case studies and treatment plans for patients in our practice.
Megan Barnett, MS, CNS
Functional Medicine Nutritionist at BioLounge
Ashley Koch, MS
Functional Medicine Nutritionist at BioLounge