ADAPT Academy

Functional Medicine training has never been more accessible, affordable, and practical.

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Functional Medicine is revolutionizing healthcare and getting real results where conventional healthcare falls short—but …

It can be difficult to get started or to continually improve your Functional Medicine knowledge and practical skills.


Do any of these challenges sound familiar?

  • There’s no way to dip your toe in the water—most training requires a big upfront commitment.
  • I don’t have time to read every new study and make sense of it all—I need a research curator.
  • The information I find is good, but not very practical. I’m not always sure how to actually use it.
  • Working outside of "conventional" medicine makes me the black sheep among my family and peers—and that can be exhausting.
  • Learning Functional Medicine is great, but how do I actually set up and run a functional practice or health coaching business?
  • There’s nowhere to get ongoing support as I begin to use FM principles.
Until now, there have been only two options…

…learn on your own and cobble it together, or make a big commitment of time and money over the course of months or even years.

Transform your approach and your practice with practical training, a realistic time investment, and the support of a passionate community.

Now, you can transform your practice starting today with immediately useful Functional Medicine and Ancestral Health training at a reasonable pace and at a reasonable price.

ADAPT Academy

LEARN. TRANSFORM. CONNECT.

The evidence-based training, practical tools, and passionate community you need to move beyond the conventional disease management model of medicine and join the movement to reinvent health care.

LEARN

Discover the foundational, evidence-based principles of a successful, modern Functional Medicine practice.

TRANSFORM

Reinvent the way you work so that you can reclaim a rewarding career and transform your patients' lives.

CONNECT

Feel the solidarity and support of being part of a revolution to reinvent healthcare and reverse chronic disease.



  • No big upfront cost or commitment required. It's easy to try it out.
  • Curated research updates every month on essential Functional Medicine topics.
  • Highly practical information that you can actually implement immediately.
  • A great community of likeminded peers to share, support, and connect with.
  • Lessons as short as 10 to 20 minutes that are highly doable and laser focused.
  • Real-world advice for improving your own productivity and running a business.

Join now for 30 days for just $49

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Dr. Mark Hyman
Kresser Institute will play an important role in training the next generation of Functional Medicine practitioners…

Chris Kresser is one of the sharpest Functional Medicine clinicians and educators I know. I love his evidence-based yet practical approach, and his blog and email newsletter are among the very few that I regularly read. I’m confident that Kresser Institute will play an important role in training the next generation of Functional Medicine practitioners.

Mark Hyman, MD

Director, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine
Chairman, Institute for Functional Medicine
Nine-time #1 New York Times bestselling author

Kirk Parsley
As an MD, I have learned extremely important clinical information from Chris that was simply not taught to me throughout my five years of medical education …

Chris Kresser is at the forefront of the new medical model. Any astute physician knows that our current medical model is not designed to keep Americans healthy. It is designed to treat disease. This is equivalent to designing your financial portfolio to avoid bankruptcy—a necessary but insufficient goal. Chris has the vision, knowledge, and clinical experience to be a major influence in shaping the new medical model: one that OPTIMIZES health. Allopathic medicine does not yet have the tools to design such a system. It will have to come from practitioners like Chris Kresser. As an MD, I have learned extremely important clinical information from Chris that was simply not taught to me throughout my five years of medical education.

Kirk Parsley, MD

Former SEAL, Physician for West Coast SEALs, Division officer for SEAL Tactical Athlete Center

Lessons and Courses ranging from 20 minutes to 20 hours

Find training that fits your needs and your schedule—new lessons, interviews, research updates and courses added every month at no extra cost.

Quick Wins

Learn in Minutes
Learn by doing! Each Quick Win focuses on a single topic. Learn it and do it in 10 to 30 minutes per lesson.

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Live Expert Seminars

Learn in Hours
Live 60-minute interviews with leading experts. Do a deep dive into more complex, specialty areas.

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In-depth Courses

Learn in Weeks
Multi-week courses covering all three of the areas critical to your success: Functional Medicine, practice management and growth, and ancestral nutrition and lifestyle.

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Exclusive Community

Get Connection & Support
Most members will tell you that this alone is well worth the price of membership.

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Research Updates

Get Cutting-Edge Summaries
Monthly curated review of the most recent, most relevant research related to Functional Medicine.

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Curated Resources

Get Curated & Customized Tools
Custom handouts, reference materials, and tools that make what you learn easier to use right away.

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Stephen Anderson

The most valuable aspect of the ADAPT Academy so far is the interviews that Chris does with experts in their respective field. The format of Chris asking really well-informed questions of these experts and then ADAPT Academy members being able to ask their questions is really fantastic and extremely useful!

Stephen Anderson

ADAPT Academy Member

Jenn Gibbons

It’s a wonderful platform! I love the structure, organization, diversity of members, and training content. Many practitioners look for a way to communicate and organize content, and nothing really works as well as the Kresser Community.

Jenn Gibbons

ADAPT Academy Member

Yvonne Scharf

I find the realistically sized segments are doable and not overwhelming.

The “Busy to Balanced” course was fantastic and addressed material that just isn’t available in other programs. In my opinion, courses like this make for a more comprehensive and holistic program that supports a practitioner’s success.

Also, the Community Forum is an excellent concept and a potentially amazing resource. I find it refreshing to collaborate with others who have genuine experience in the field and who generously share their insights. It can only benefit all involved, most importantly the people we seek to help.

Overall, I am quite pleased with the program and look forward to the launch of future programs. Thank you.

Yvonne Scharf

ADAPT Academy Member

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Who is this Membership Portal for?

If you are a health professional committed to exploring and mastering better, practical, evidence-based solutions for preventing and reversing chronic illness, you are in the right place. Join us in our efforts to reinvent healthcare.

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Licensed Health Professionals

Whether you're new to Functional Medicine or looking to reinforce your ongoing learning, the Academy has effective tools, trainings, and resources right for various levels of expertise.

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New to Functional Medicine?

Coming from a conventional background, but new to Functional Medicine and ancestral health? No problem. We have Quick Wins, seminars and in-depth courses just for you.

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Allied Providers (Unlicensed)

Effective health care requires a collaborative approach. We welcome non-licensed health professionals like nutritionists and health coaches who are interested in a Functional Medicine approach.

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Career Transition?

The Academy is great for students in healthcare training programs, from medical school to coaching certifications. And if you're a lay person considering a transition into the healthcare field, we welcome you as well.

Who should not join?

The Academy is not a certification program. Kresser Institute does offer longer, more in-depth programs. But this portal is designed primarily for those who want to join the movement to reinvent healthcare, get started with Functional Medicine and Ancestral Health, and stay connected through ongoing updates and a supportive community.

The Academy is also not designed to replace medical licensing programs. It is a supplement to your existing training as a health professional. In the future we hope to offer CEUs and CMEs, but we do not at this time.

The Academy is not appropriate for lay people that are not contemplating a career in healthcare, as the materials are designed for health practitioners and allied providers. Also, it is not a place to seek (or give) personal medical advice, and our forum moderators will remove posts of this nature.

Brian Musial
Kresser Institute provides the tools needed for the success of both patient and practitioner.

Chris and his team provide concrete solutions for your clients and your business. If you've dabbled with continuing education in Functional Medicine, Kresser Institute provides the tools needed for the success of both patient and practitioner.

Brian Musial, LAc

Robb Wolf

Chris Kresser is the most knowledgeable clinician in the Paleo world. He has helped thousands of people, often with the most complex cases.

Robb Wolf

Author of Wired to Eat, a New York Times Bestseller

About Chris Kresser

Chris Kresser

Chris has been studying, practicing, and
 teaching alternative medicine for more than 15 years and has become a globally recognized leader in the fields of ancestral
 health, Paleo nutrition, and Functional and
 Integrative Medicine.

He’s the co-founder of the California Center for Functional Medicine; the creator of one of the top 25 health sites, ChrisKresser.com; the founder of Kresser Institute; and the New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Cure and the upcoming new book, Unconventional Medicine.

He is a popular presenter at industry events including the Ancestral Health Symposium, the Integrative Healthcare Symposium, and the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine.

Chris is known for his in-depth research uncovering myths and misconceptions in modern medicine, for reinventing the way we approach healthcare to reverse chronic disease, and for turning this evidence-based information into highly practical strategies and tools you can apply today.

Chris lives in California with his wife and daughter.

Your membership includes full access to training courses like:

IN PRACTICE

A Functional and Ancestral Approach to the Top Ten Chronic Conditions

A 10-part course valued at $195—now included in monthly Academy membership

  • Learn Functional Medicine
  • Includes case studies, lab recommendations, a practitioner guide, patient handouts, and more.
  • Ten modules over 10 weeks—or at your own pace.

From Busy to Balanced

The Best Strategies for Making Time for Ongoing Learning and Development

An eight-week course valued at $497—now included in monthly Academy membership

  • Improve your personal productivity
  • Includes weekly lessons, worksheets, activities, and more.
  • Eight lessons over eight weeks—or at your own pace.

Paleo Template 101

A Complete Introduction to the Principles of Ancestral Nutrition

Previously sold for $295—now included in monthly Academy membership

  • Master the basic principles of ancestral nutrition in clinical practice.
  • Includes videos, PDF transcripts, cheat sheets, and worksheets
  • Four-week course—or complete at your own pace.

SIBO Seminar

A Deep Dive into Up-to-Date Research, Diagnostic Tools, and Treatment Protocols

A four-week course valued at $397—now included in monthly Academy membership

  • Separate fact from fiction and get the latest thinking on SIBO.
  • Includes weekly material, lessons, and recorded Q&A sessions.
  • Four weeks—or at your own pace.

Using Allied Providers

How to Collaborate with Allied Professionals to Improve Patient Care

A one-hour course valued at $97—now included in monthly Academy membership

  • The important role of NPs, PAs, health coaches, and nutritionists in a functional practice.
  • Includes video and transcripts.
  • One 30-minute webinar—at your own pace.

Iron Deficiency, Iron Overload

Functional Diagnosis and Treatment of Iron Deficiency and Iron Overload

A four-week course valued at $397—now included in monthly Academy membership

  • Separate fact from fiction and get the latest thinking on iron overload and deficiency.
  • Includes weekly material, lessons, and recorded Q&A sessions.
  • Four weeks—or at your own pace.
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Jennifer Stump

I love the ADAPT academy and that there is an affordable option to continue education and learning. Expert talks/interviews are my favorite, but I also have loved the Research Updates.

I also really enjoy the forum option and that there is a wide diversity of experts. As a health coach, I feel like I can learn a lot from the doctors and practitioners that are in the trenches diagnosing, but also hopefully I can give back on the other perspective of patient compliance and what it is like to really help someone apply Functional Medicine changes to their lives to create lifelong changes.

Jennifer Stump

ADAPT Academy Member

Sandi Bitenc

ADAPT Academy is just great. I’ve been looking for something that would offer continuous education for a long time and here it is. It’s just an invaluable asset to my practice as I get everything in one place. I’ve been putting in a lot of time searching for new studies, now I get them here organized by topics with a really great summary. If you feel the same I can’t recommend the Research Updates enough.

I’m also on dozens of blogs and getting tons of emails with webinars that I never watched, now I have live or recorded webinars with different experts just a few clicks away.

There’s lots more content, some is short, when I just have a few minutes to spend between clients and some courses are really in-depth. And the content is Kresser standard, to the point, relevant, usable and I just know I can trust it without always double-checking.

Sandi Bitenc

ADAPT Academy Member

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Some Frequently Asked Questions

No. This site is designed for health professionals who currently practice medicine or work in a support role as an allied provider or plan to in the future. But whether you are already knowledgeable in Functional Medicine or new to Functional Medicine, we are producing materials that will be useful for you inside the academy.

Yes. We welcome health coaches, nutritionists, students, and other allied health professionals.

You may, but be aware that this site and the training are designed for professionals working in the health field. There are no courses designed specifically for patients, and most courses assume a certain level of experience in the health sciences. You are free to sign up and try it out. We don’t offer refunds if you decide that it is not right for you, but you can simply cancel your membership at any time if you decide it is no longer a good fit.

No. The ADAPT Framework Level One practitioner course and the future Level Two modules are not included in the monthly Academy membership. Learn more about the ADAPT Framework practitioner course.

No. Everything you see inside the ADAPT Academy is included. However, the ADAPT Framework full-year training is not included. You may receive emails about this separate course. But the courses you click on inside the Academy are all included at no extra cost.

We’ve tried to make the monthly price of the course so low that it is easy for professionals to spend the money for at least one month and take some time to look around. There’s a lot of material and we are confident you’ll find something that is of interest to you. If you don’t, you are free to simply cancel your membership after the first month. We do not offer refunds, however.

Join the ADAPT Academy Today for Instant Access

Join us in the movement to reinvent medicine and prevent and reverse chronic illness.


Monthly Membership

$49 / month Auto-billed monthly,
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Annual Membership

$39 / month Paid as a $468 one-time fee,
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