Advanced 202


Excited to keep building your clinical expertise to an even higher level?

Join us for the Advanced 202 Semester.

This program builds on the foundational concepts presented in the first semester and offers more advanced concepts for health practitioners working with clients struggling with complex, multi-system imbalance and dysfunction. The Advanced 202 Semester is available only to those who have completed the Core 101 Semester program. Join us for another rich, information-packed months of advanced, practical knowledge that you can use to build your practice (and create wildly-satisfied clients) right away!

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This advanced 202 Semester curriculum includes:

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1. Foundational Courses

These courses address four foundational components key for clinical professionals to understand and integrate. We dive deeply into a wide variety of symptoms and diseases in each course. Plus, we clear up many common areas of confusion or discomfort too. Self-tests for these courses aid you to check your understanding, lock in your learning, and prepare you for the optional certification.

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Disease 202

Understand the root causes and drivers of most auto-immune disease in your clients. There are hundreds of different auto-immune “labels,” yet the root causes of them tend to be quite similar. Learn how our body systems are integrated in creating chronic conditions. Understand and tie together your clients’ symptoms to help them the most. Explore more deeply the critical roles of gastrointestinal dysbiosis and dysfunction, food sensitivities, stress, and impaired detoxification (and chronic toxicity).

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Nutrients/Supplements 202

Build your confidence in recommending specific supplements for specific symptoms or illnesses. Expand your knowledge into more esoteric nutrients, key herbal remedies, and amino acid therapies. Includes specific recommendations for typical client symptoms and myth-busting on common supplement beliefs.

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Labwork 202

Now that you know about basic testing, we’ll dive into more comprehensive functional testing to identify root causes of common illnesses. What key markers are important for your clients with specific challenges? What are your clients’ doctors missing? What specialty lab testing will help you and your client to understand more of the root causes of their symptoms?

2. Deep Dive Clinical Courses

During your Advanced 202 program, you choose clinical courses to match your passions and target market! These are in-depth, deep dives into the physiology, dis-ease processes, medications, nutrients, functional medicine dynamics, common pitfalls, and case studies within specific topics. Choose what you most want to learn. Upon registration, you will automatically be enrolled in Cellular Metabolism, and you may choose TWO from among the existing courses as well as new clinical courses offered each year (course descriptions may be found here):

deep dive courses
  • ADD/ADHD: Getting to the Root Cause
  • Adrenal and Thyroid: Myths and Truths
  • Anxiety, Depression, and Mood Imbalance
  • Asthma, Allergy, and Immune Intolerance
  • Bone Health, Dis-ease, and Dysfunction
  • Cancer: What Every Practitioner Needs to Know
  • Cardiovascular Health, Disease, and Dysfunction
  • Disease Begins in the Gut 202
  • Fibromyalgia Demystified
  • Headache and Migraine
  • Hormones Demystified
  • The Power of Organic Acids Testing
  • Reversing Metabolic Dysfunction
  • The Science of Fertility
  • Toxicity, Detoxification, and Heavy Metals
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3. Five “Puzzle-Piecing” Case Studies

Challenge and test your skills on real client case studies! This is a priceless step that most advanced coaching programs don’t offer. (We’re a wee bit proud about this unique piece of our puzzle!)

  • You’ll evaluate actual health history intake forms, and listen to initial consultations from Tracy’s private practice
  • Map out the interconnectedness between a client’s history, symptoms, and lifestyle choices
  • Learn from live mentoring and coaching about assessing symptoms, identifying root causes, developing testing recommendations, and creating a support plan

This actual, hands-on practice will help you absorb your learning into your bones, which is critical for boosting your confidence!

4. Eleven Live Open Coaching Calls

Get real-time support from our team to support your own clients! Each call features:

  • Case studies from semester participants’ actual patients
  • Open, unstructured Q&A time directly with Tracy

Learn from live mentoring of your peers and get the real-time support you need to help your own clients to be wildly satisfied.

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5. Clinical Q&A Treasure Chest

Many of our advanced students use this tool every week to actively support their clients. In SAFM, you’re never alone! You’ll still have access to our extensive, searchable Q&A database filled with hundreds of detailed posts on a wide variety of illnesses, symptoms, medications, supplements, and clinical references.

Learn from others’ client experiences and inquiries. Get the clinical know-how you need to totally ROCK your business – by creating wildly satisfied clients who can’t help referring people to you! Each week, student questions of broad interest (from the Forum or coaching calls) are chosen for new entries and given a deeper exploration and exhaustive response.

6. The SAFM Practitioner Forum

We’ve got your back as you stretch and grow! Practitioners from all levels have the freedom to interact and share ideas with their peers in a secret Facebook forum (secret, thus ensuring your privacy and client confidentiality) on everything from business building to program fees to lab work confusion to supplement recommendations to celebrations and virtual hugs. From those just starting out to those with well-established, wildly successful practices, everyone has the opportunity to ask for support and share their insight and experience in a loving, supportive environment. Our team is also available to share expertise and stimulate valuable exchanges on key topics.

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7. Bonus Resources, Tools, and Extra Classes

All courses and coaching calls are recorded for easy access and reference throughout your semester. A rich variety of learning tools are available for each course (e.g. streaming video, downloadable audio, transcripts of clinical courses, downloadable PDF file of all webinar slides (which you are welcome to use for your own client presentations), and informational handouts you may use in your own practice too).

Peer Group Huddles - With a virtual, international community of diverse practitioners, we know the importance of creating smaller, peer-aligned, group meeting opportunities. The goals of these live sessions are to allow our students to create warm, supportive community, to share experiences, to allow peer-based practical business insight, and to provide a platform for more engaged and detailed discussion.

You also have the opportunity to work with an accountability buddy to help to keep you on track with building your business and maximizing your value from the program. Plus, Tracy likes to surprise each semester group with unexpected bonus classes and hands-on opportunities to learn.

Certification Preparation

Set yourself apart as a practitioner trained in practical, functional medicine know-how. Included with your Advanced 202 Semester program is the option to complete the second of two stages of the certification process (or to pursue the Level 1 exam, if you haven’t yet passed it). Find additional information about the certification requirements and process.




If you’re ready to continue getting breakthrough results for your patients and clients, sign up below to receive notification of our next open enrollment period. Then you’ll be sure to get the best registration offer we have!

Semester program fee is conveniently organized into a
six-payment plan** of
We also offer a
Pay-in-Full option for $3597 (that’s over $580 in savings!).

** With this monthly option, one payment is made upon registration with the five remaining payments monthly once the semester begins. *** All prices are subject to be withdrawn or varied without notice.
We’d like to let you know that we have moved to a two-semester timeline, which means we will have one more option for you to join our SAFM family: September 2021. For those of you who planned to join us next April, we understand this impacts your decision, so please reach out to us with any questions. As always, you can click here to set up a time to speak with a Student Experience Coach (SEC).

As a result of recent efforts to pursue continuing education provider status for our students, we are delighted to announce that SAFM’s Semester programs (both Core 101 and Advanced 202) meet the rigorous standards for two organizations – ACCME and NBHWC. This means that our licensed practitioner and board-certified health and wellness coaching students who complete the Core 101 Semester or the Advanced 202 Semester and also pass the associated AFMC certification Level 1 or Level 2 Exams qualify to claim continuing education credits. Click on the appropriate link for our announcements on ACCME and NBHWC.


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