Do I qualify to take the Restorative Wellness Solutions programs?
It is our intention to provide an advanced certification program to qualified health practitioners. We require that you be a licensed health professional or be certified in one of the following areas:
If you believe you are qualified and aren’t listed above, please contact us.
How do I sign up for the RWS suite of programs?
All prospective RWS students must apply for acceptance into the RWS programs prior to registration. We do this to better serve our students in class and ensure all students have a solid foundational understanding of the core principles of nutrition. You will need to provide details about your educational background and current professional practice, as well as certification documents (no pending certifications, please). Click here to learn more and apply. Please note: there is a $50 non-refundable application fee.
When are the classes offered?
All of our courses are offered twice a year: the first begins on or around the first week of March and the second begins on or around the first week of September. Classes must be taken in the following sequence:
Mastering the Art and Science of Gastrointestinal Healing is the starting point. This is our 100-Level course.
From there, students can choose to take our two 200-Level courses – Mastering the Art and Science of Optimizing Hormones and Mastering the Art and Science of Nutritional Blood Chemistry – in whatever order best suits their needs. All three of these courses are pre-requisites for our final, capstone course, The Art and Science of Clinical Mastery.
This means that it will take at minimum 2 years to do the full core RWS Curriculum.
How is the Restorative Wellness Solutions program delivered?
All course materials are delivered through our online classroom. The vast majority of the content is presented in video format with a series of handouts and complementary materials.
Each week, we meet via Zoom for a live Q&A webinar, during which you will have direct access to the instructor team to answer your questions. We also have a very active student forum where you can connect with other students and ask your instructor team any question related to the class. In addition to this, our instructors host office hours, which are informal meetings where you can hash out concepts and ask additional questions. Our policy is that no question go unanswered, so you will be sure to get everything you need to succeed and master these new skills.
What is the cost of the Mastering the Art and Science of Gastrointestinal Healing?
Mastering the Art & Science of Gastrointestinal Healing $3500. Registration opens in June, 2023.
Mastering the Art & Science of Optimizing Hormones $3800. Registration opens in June, 2023.
Mastering the Art & Science of Nutritional Blood Chemistry $4000. Registration opens in June, 2023.
The Art & Science of Clinical Mastery $4500. Registration opens early summer, 2023.
NOTE: Prices are subject to change without notice.
How is the Restorative Wellness Solutions program different from other functional nutrition programs?
Our program is unique, effective and comprehensive in several ways. We honor the healing priorities of the body when addressing the physical or metabolic imbalances of the body. In addition, we recognize the need to address genetic weaknesses, drainage of toxins, emotional components and negative thought patterns. In our combined 40 years of clinical experience, we have found that these key factors can act as powerful disruptors within the body and can block deeper healing. We recognize the vital elements of deeper healing by engaging in a mind/body/spirit approach.
We are not the only functional nutrition program offered, however, until now there has not been a comprehensive program that includes all of these key components as part of a complete clinical approach. Restorative Wellness Solutions offers a unique and highly interactive learning environment focused on building your skills, attaining phenomenal clinical results, and building your confidence as a practitioner. We offer a systematic approach backed by years of experience and successful outcomes.
In addition to the specific RWS methodology, our program includes many different personal touchpoints so that you are exceptionally well supported throughout your educational journey. We also regularly update our curriculum such that it reflects the latest research and testing options, and give you access to these updates at no additional charge. This is something that no other program of this kind does, and ensures that you are always getting the most current teaching and practices without having to invest additional resources.
What are the requirements to be certified as a Restorative Wellness Practitioner?
Students must have full comprehension of the materials and successfully complete the proficiency quizzes and final exam for Mastering the Art and Science of Gastrointestinal Healing to become a Restorative Wellness Practitioner. Students have two opportunities to pass the final exam and receive certification. Any student unable to successfully complete the program may register for the next program offered at a one-time 50% discount.
Once students have successfully completed and passed all requirements of our entry-level course, Mastering the Art and Science of Gastrointestinal Healing, they can register for either Mastering the Art and Science of Optimizing Hormones or Mastering the Art and Science of Nutritional Blood Chemistry.
After successfully completing all three of these courses, they are invited into our capstone course: The Art and Science of Clinical Mastery.
Once a student has successfully completed and passed all four levels of curriculum, they receive the designation Master Restorative Wellness Practitioner.
How long does it take to complete the program?
Each course is a 12-week program, with 10 weeks of content and 2 weeks to complete the final exam at the end. This means you can complete the entire program in 2 years, or take as much time as you need between classes.
Does the Restorative Wellness Solutions Program offer CEUs?
The Restorative Wellness Solutions Program offers CEUs for the Nutritional Therapy Association (NTA) and the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP). The breakdown of CEUs is as follows:
Will I have access to the instructors and other students after the class?
You can stay connected with the instructors and other students in several different ways after class:
Will I have the opportunity to do my own lab testing with this class?
While Restorative Wellness Solutions is strictly an educational organization, we will suggest methods for assessing your own health issues. This includes, for Mastering the Art and Science of Gastrointestinal Healing, your personal GI-MAP or CSA and food sensitivity evaluations; for Optimizing Hormones, your personal adrenal and hormone evaluations; for Nutritional Blood Chemistry, a full blood chemistry panel. This first-hand experience of the process will enhance your learning experience significantly.
While these panels are optional, we strongly encourage students to complete these assessments to optimize your own health and well-being. “Healer, heal thyself first.” Furthermore, better understanding the experience of your future clients increases your effectiveness as a practitioner.
I am not a licensed practitioner – how will I be able to order and work with labs?
We have both licensed and unlicensed practitioners taking this program and offer a variety of different testing options in each module. For those practitioners who are unlicensed, the options are direct access testing labs, which are available directly to your clients and do not require a license.
How much time does the Restorative Wellness Practitioner training take on a weekly basis?
This completely depends on your level of comprehension and understanding of the principles covered in the Restorative Wellness Solutions, LLC program. Those practitioners who are experienced with functional nutritional concepts will find they need an average of 6-8 hours per week to review the materials, attend the calls, and successfully pass proficiency quizzes and final exams. Practitioners who are new to functional nutrition may need more time to fully comprehend and apply the advanced concepts presented in the course.
Do I receive a certificate for completing the Restorative Wellness Solutions program?
Yes, you will receive a certificate of proficiency upon successful completion of Mastering the Art and Science of Gastrointestinal Healing, indicating you are a Restorative Wellness Practitioner. Upon successful completion of each subsequent course, you will receive a certificate of proficiency for that specialty.
Upon completion of all four courses, you will receive a certificate of proficiency as a Master Restorative Wellness Practitioner.
To maintain your certification as a Restorative Wellness Practitioner (RWP/MRWP) in good standing, you are required to successfully pass a quiz covering the updated course curriculum for each RWS level you have completed. Updates will occur annually.
What are the software requirements?
You must have reliable internet service to access the program. Our course is available to both PC and Mac users, and it is fully accessible on most tablets and iPads. We will be using the latest available technology to make our courses accessible, engaging and interactive while being sensitive to all personal levels of computer proficiency.
I am not a licensed health professional. Will I be accused of practicing medicine without a license
Restorative Wellness Solutions, LLC offers an educational curriculum to support healthy function. We seek to optimize the innate healing capacity of the body in re-establishing homeostasis. As a result, many symptoms improve due to addressing the unresolved stressors that compromise health. We do not diagnose or treat disease or conditions of any sort. Our purpose is to recognize that the greatest healer lies within. It is up to each individual to acquaint themselves with the unique laws and restrictions of their particular state, province, or country to determine what constitutes the practice of medicine in their jurisdiction.
Are the Restoration Wellness Solutions programs offered internationally and in all states?
Yes, because Restorative Wellness Solutions is strictly an educational organization, the concepts presented can be applied anywhere. There may, however, be restrictions for unlicensed practitioners located in NY, NJ, and RI. (Please contact us for more information if you reside in one of these states.)
What are my payment options? Do you offer a payment plan?
You can pay using any of the following credit cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express.
For each level, we offer three payment options: a single payment for the full course tuition, a payment plan of three payments over three months, or a payment plan of six payments over six months.
What is your refund policy?
For Mastering the Art and Science of Gastrointestinal Healing, we offer a full refund less a $150 cancellation fee until three days after the class has begun. This gives you three full days to review the first two modules of the class and determine if it’s the right fit for you.
For all subsequent courses there are no refunds.
Students can transfer to the next class offered if they request this within 15 days of the launch of the program (any level). If they are on a payment plan they will need to pay in full in order to be transferred.
If a student fails a program, they can retake it at half-price one time only, the next time it is offered. Graduates have access to class materials in perpetuity.
Do I have to take each class in order?
The starting point in the RWS educational journey is our hallmark course, Mastering the Art and Science of Gastrointestinal Healing. From there, you can either register for Mastering the Art and Science of Optimizing Hormones or Mastering the Art and Science of Nutritional Blood Chemistry. After successfully completing all three of these courses, you are invited to register for our capstone course: The Art and Science of Clinical Mastery.
Once you have successfully completed and passed all four levels of curriculum, you receive the designation Master Restorative Wellness Practitioner.