Are you ready to become an expert in women's health?

This 8-week training program teaches you how to advance your skillset in functional nutrition, hormone balance & reproductive health so that you can help your clients achieve real & lasting results and build the business of your dreams.

Let me ask you this...

Do you ever find yourself feeing confused about how to properly support your clients through their hormone & reproductive health struggles?

Are you interested in niching in a certain women's health topic, like PCOS or fertility, but aren't sure if you have enough knowledge & skill yet to specialize?

Perhaps you feel immobilized about starting your women's health practice out of fear of not knowing how or where to even begin?

I know exactly how you feel.

What if instead you could...

  • Stop questioning your skillset because you thoroughly understand how hormones & reproductive health connect to every body system

  • Feel confident developing recommendations & protocols for clients who have complicated reproductive health cases

  • Have the tools and skills you need to launch your women's health practice and start working with your ideal clients right away

  • Create a thriving practice as you stand out from the crowd as an expert in your industry

If this sounds ideal to you...
you're in the right place

The Functional Women's Academy

This is an 8-week group mentorship program designed to help you master your skillset as a functional practitioner specializing in women's hormone & reproductive health.

When you join FWA, you're not only investing in yourself, your clients & your business, but you're also joining a community that's a part of a greater movement, helping to facilitate monumental change in the realm of women's reproductive health.

Join FWA and step away with confidence in your ability to serve your female clients on a deeper level in their hormone balancing & reproductive health journeys.


This program is approved for 18 Continuing Education Units for FNTP and NTPs through the Nutritional Therapy Association

What's Included:

  • 6 live group mentorship calls, and 2 bonus live expert guest lectures

  • Over 10 hours of invaluable content including video lectures, eBooks & guides, as well as done-for-you practitioner tools and client handouts

  • The most up-to-date research, with over 250 cited sources!

  • The opportunity to submit your own client cases to get real-time feedback and support

  • Support in building your practice and functional women's health business

  • A community of like-minded and skilled practitioners for a lifetime of friendship & collaboration

  • Lifetime access to all FWA material & content, including any additions that are added in future cohorts

FWA Curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1: The Physiology of Women's Hormones & Reproductive Health

    • Intro to Hormone Physiology

    • The Endocrine System & Hypothalamic Pituitary Axes

    • Menstrual Cycle Awareness

    • Common Hormone Imbalances & Reproductive Pathology

    • Reproductive Health Conditions Glossary

    • Overview of The Menstrual Cycle (Poster)

    • FWA Book Recommendations List

    • Module 1 Quiz

    • Module 1 Group Mentorship Call

  • 2

    Module 2: Functional Nutrition for Hormone & Reproductive Health

    • Functional Nutrition for Hormone Health

    • Optimizing Blood Sugar, Inflammation & Stress for Hormone Health

    • Optimizing Digestive Function for Hormone Health

    • Hormone Metabolism, Detoxification & Endocrine Disruptors

    • The Basics of Balanced Nutrition eBook

    • Steroid Hormone Metabolism Chart

    • Resource: Food Journal Evaluation Form

    • Resource: Client Health History Intake Form

    • Resource: Hydrochloric Acid Challenge

    • Resource: Elimination Diet Protocol

    • Client Handout: Building a Balanced Meal

    • Client Handout: Endocrine Disruptor Ingredient List

    • Module 2 Quiz

    • Module 2 Group Mentorship Call

    • Guest Lecture: Supplement Quality Considerations

  • 3

    Module 3: Cycle Charting, Fertility Awareness & Birth Control Options

    • Hormonal & Non-Hormonal Birth Control Options

    • The Basics of Fertility Awareness Charting

    • Supporting Clients Transitioning Off Hormonal Birth Control

    • Introduction to Menstrual Cycle Syncing

    • Fertility Awareness Referral & Resource List

    • BBT Reference Guide

    • Hormonal Birth Control Quick Reference Guide

    • The Align Your Cycle Journal

    • Cycle Syncing Meal Plans

    • Resource: 2021-2022 Cycle Syncing Business Calendar

    • Client Handout: How to choose a FABM

    • Client Handout: Cycle Charting Worksheet

    • Client Handout: Cycle Syncing Guidelines

    • Module 3 Quiz

    • Module 3 Group Mentorship Call

  • 4

    Module 4: Optimizing The Female Experience: Fertility & Beyond

    • Complex Cases: Infertility, Anovulation, & Amenorrhea

    • Complex Cases: PCOS, Endometriosis, & Abnormal Growths

    • Optimizing Preconception, Prenatal & Postpartum Health

    • Support Through Perimenopause & Menopause

    • Resource: Herb & Nutrient Contraindications with Pregnancy

    • Resource: Menstrual Cycle Interpretation Guide

    • The Healthy Period Manual eBook

    • Client Handout: Cycle Symptom Tracker

    • Client Handout: Healthy Cycle Guidelines

    • Module 4 Quiz

    • Module 4 Group Mentorship Call

    • Guest Lecture: Clinical Applications of Fertility Awareness Charting

  • 5

    Module 5: Creating Your Women's Health Practice

    • Functional Testing - Hormones & Beyond

    • Understanding the DUTCH Test

    • Working Within Your Scope of Practice

    • Creating a Balanced Business Structure

    • Resource: Serum Lab Reference Ranges

    • Resource: The Coca Pulse Test

    • Resource: Cortisol Awakening Response Protocol

    • Resource: Safe Language Reference Guide

    • Resource: Determining Your Ideal Client's Health IQ

    • Resource: Business Building Essentials

    • Resource: Client Session Flow Chart

    • Resource: How to Craft Your Signature Program

    • Client Handout: Hormone Balancing Nutrition Guide

    • FWA Alumni Community Directory

    • Module 5 Quiz

    • Module 5 Group Mentorship Call & Graduation!

  • 6

    Graduation Requirements

    • Final Exam Instructions

    • Final Exam

    • Final Exam DUTCH Test Interpretation Submission

    • Next Steps

Guest Presenters:

Kate Mahoney, FNTP, BCHN, IHS

Supplement Quality Considerations

Board Certified Functional Nutrition Practitioner Kate Mahoney is a functional supplement specialist and supplement quality expert whose goal is to empower practitioners and consumers with the knowledge to make informed supplement choices. She has nearly 25 years of combined supplement quality-focused education and professional experience in the remedial use of supplements. Teaching online and consulting one-on-one with colleagues and consumers about supplements is her primary professional focus since founding the Supplement Academy in 2020.

Allison Macbeth, MSc, HRHP

Clinical Application of Fertility Awareness Charting

Allison is a Fertility Awareness and Menstrual Health Educator, with a Masters in Sex Education and a trained Fertility Awareness Educator with the Justisse College. She teaches people to chart their menstrual cycles for natural birth control (over 99% effective), pregnancy planning, and managing and improving hormonal health issues. She loves to talk all things mucus and menstruation and wants to break the taboos around these topics while empowering people to take charge of their reproductive health.

Sept 2021 Class Schedule

September 5th - 12pm CDT: Kick Off Call
September 12th - 12pm CDT: Module 1 Group Mentorship Call
September 19th - 12pm CDT: Module 2 Group Mentorship Call
September 27th - 5pm CDT: Guest Presenter - Kate Mahoney
October 3rd - 12pm CDT: Module 3 Group Mentorship Call
October 10th - 12pm CDT: Module 4 Group Mentorship Call
October 17th - 3pm CDT Guest Presenter - Allison Macbeth
October 24th - 12pm CDT: Module 5 Group Mentorship Call & Graduation

*All calls will be recorded for future viewing if necessary

*Dates & times are subject to change

Class is Full - Join the 2022 Waitlist

In addition, you will receive...

  • Certificate of Completion

    When you complete the FWA program, you will receive a beautiful certificate of completion and alumni badge indicating your completion date and hours of continuing education earned

  • FWA Practitioner Community

    Lifetime access to the private FWA Facebook community where students & alumni alike come together to share wisdom, advice and fellowship

  • Alumni Access

    As a FWA alumni, you will have the opportunity to join the FWA membership, which will gain you access to all previous and future guest lectures, discounted consultations, and monthly practitioner & business building Q/A calls

The September 2021 Class is Full

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Sign up for the 2022 waitlist!

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Have Questions?

If you're considering enrolling but have a few questions first, feel free to email us at info@functionalwomensacademy.com

What FWA Alumni Have to Say:

Sarah Diamond, FNTP

FWA changed my life. I came into FWA with basic knowledge of functional women's health, but I didn't even know how little I knew about my own body until the class started. Ashe is incredibly kind, brilliant, and warm; and this makes for a space that is inviting, open, and where we can grow in whatever direction we most need to be the best practitioners we can be. I can't imagine my life or my practice without the knowledge and experience I gained in FWA -- from the bottom of my heart, thank you, Ashe, and I can't recommend this program enough.

Kristen Ballard, NTP, PHC

Working with Ashe in the Functional Women's Academy was one of my best decisions. I had been searching for a program that provides a deeper dive into women's hormones and period health and FWA came at exactly the right time. The material was thorough, yet easy to get through. The live calls were extremely beneficial. And the program, itself, felt manageable and not overwhelming. My favorite part, however, has been the friendships formed and the support of like-minded colleagues.

Liz A. Cody, Doula

Taking the FWA course with Ashe has given me the chance to connect with NTPs and other professionals from across the country. This course provides practical and up-to-date guidance from diverse fields of knowledge, including nutrition, gut health, immune function, and reproductive health. I would recommend this course as an excellent career development too for anyone currently working with women in some capacity as a health care provider or to anyone who is considering a career change that will bring them back into this dynamic practice area!

Brittany Bair, FAE

I joined FWA because I wanted to learn more about nutrition and gut health, and how that relates to female hormones. Ashe's course was a wonderful supplement to my previous education. I've learned information that has helped to improve my own health as well as family members'. The sense of community that quickly developed among the group members was also really nice. I now have a network of colleagues to talk to and collaborate with in the area of reproductive health. Overall, the experience was a positive one and I look forward to modifying and improving my own work with clients in the area of health and nutrition.

Who this program is for:

  • Health professionals who are ready to up level their knowledge & expand their practice in women's hormone & reproductive health

  • Those looking to dive deep into the research to understand female physiology & pathology from a functional perspective

  • Those wanting to go beyond conventional ways of approaching women's health to offer their clients real & lasting results

Who this program is NOT for:

  • Those who are not receptive to learning about evidence-based research regarding women's reproductive and hormone health (some of which may be conflicting to what you think you may already know!)

  • Practitioners who are looking for diagnostic tools to diagnose reproductive diseases

  • Those who have a very limited understanding about human physiological function and biochemistry (although beginners are welcome if you're ready for some high-level info!)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When does the program begin? How is the program structured?

    The program begins with a kick off call on September 5th at 12pm CDT. From there, module 1 will be delivered.

    New modules will be dripped out weekly after each group mentorship call.

    There will be breaks on the weeks of September 26th and October 17th, in which no new material will be delivered. During those weeks we will have guest lectures.

    In order to access each new module's material, you must pass the previous module's quiz. For example, to access module 2's material, you must complete module 1 and pass the quiz.

    The program will conclude with a final exam, when passed you will receive your certificate of completion and alumni badge.

  • What dates/times are the live calls? Will they be recorded?

    All calls will be recorded and you will have lifetime access to both your cohort's mentorship calls as well as the guest lectures (including all past and future guest lectures if you join the FWA alumni membership.)

    However, I do recommend attending the live calls as they are a wonderful opportunity for you to engage with the cohort and have all of your questions answered in real time.

    September 5th - 12pm CDT: Kick Off Call

    September 12th - 12pm CDT: Module 1 Group Mentorship Call

    September 19th - 12pm CDT: Module 2 Group Mentorship Call

    Date - Time TBD: Guest Presenter - Kate Mahoney

    October 3rd - 12pm CDT: Module 3 Group Mentorship Call

    October 10th - 12pm CDT: Module 4 Group Mentorship Call

    Date - Time TBD: Guest Presenter - Allison Macbeth

    October 24th - 12pm CDT: Module 5 Group Mentorship Call & Graduation!

    *Dates & times are subject to change

  • What is the time commitment for the program?

    Each module contains roughly 3-4 lessons, and each lesson ranges between 30-60 minutes. On average, each module contains between 2-3 hours of lecture material as well as transcripts, worksheets and additional resources.

    Previous students have expressed that it took them roughly 3-5 hours per week to get through the material (depending upon their level of experience & learning speed).

    Each live call is roughly 60-75 minutes (guest lectures run 60 minutes)

    In total, you can likely expect to commit 4-6 hours per week on the program, depending upon your learning pace.

  • Do I have to be a health professional to enroll?

    This will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. I encourage you to apply to enroll, explain your situation and if you are not accepted into the program for any reason, you will be notified and provided a full-refund (if applicable).

    In general, the program is delivered to meet both beginner and advanced-level individuals, but is geared toward health professionals who have experience in nutrition, medicine, herbalism, fertility awareness, and/or doulas/midwives/birth keepers.

    With that said, having some previous background in nutrition, anatomy & physiology, and general women's health topics will help you to better comprehend the depth of the program.

    If you have additional questions on if this program is going to be right for you, please contact info@functionalwomensacademy.com

  • Is this an accredited program? Will I earn a certification?

    This is not an official accredited program (yet) - we are working on that.

    However, upon completion you will receive a "certificate of completion" with your name and hours of continuing education earned in addition to an alumni badge that you can display on your website for proof of participation and good-standing.

    In addition, if you are an NTP or FNTP, upon completion you will receive 18 CEUs approved through the Nutritional Therapy Association.

  • Will I feel confident in creating client protocols by the end of this program?

    This program is designed to provide you with not only the information & research about women's reproductive and hormonal health topics, but also the tools you need to be able to apply what you learn in your practice so you can help your clients achieve real & lasting results.

    Throughout the program we outline how certain hormone imbalances & reproductive health conditions connect back to the foundations of health - nutrition, digestion, blood sugar, detoxification, etc. so that you can clearly understand how to support your client's health concerns from a functional, holistic approach.

    This program is NOT going to provide you with "cookie-cutter" protocols to use in your practice. Rather, we are training you on how to take a step back and approach your client's health from the big-picture-perspective through evaluating their nutrition, lifestyle habits and functional test results.

    The mentorship calls will include a combination of real-life examples, case studies and breakout rooms to help you develop your skills and think critically about these topics as a group.

    You will also receive peer support and direct guidance from Ashe during the mentorship calls and within the private Facebook community to help ensure your success and confidence along the way.

  • What is your refund policy?

    Unfortunately, I do not offer refunds. The reason being is that I am entirely confident in this program and the results my students have achieved. If you are all in and fully participate in the program, I am confident that you too will be able to achieve your goals.

    I know it can be a HUGE time & financial commitment, so I want you to know that I do my best to provide as much support as possible to you throughout the program by addressing all of your questions during the group calls and in the private FB group.

    Most importantly, I want each enrollee to be 100% ready to change their lives and businesses, and that starts with fully believing, committing & investing in yourself & your success. Enrolling in this program is the first step.

  • How long do I get access to the program?

    All alumni will have lifetime access to the FWA material including any additions and upgrades with future cohorts.

    You will receive lifetime access to your cohort's live group mentorship calls, as well as the guest-lectures.

    If you choose to join the FWA alumni membership upon completion, you will also receive access to all previous and future guest lectures, in addition to monthly Q/A practitioner & business-building calls to provide you with even more support and guidance as you build and refine your practice.

    Keep in mind that prices will be increasing with the next round as with each cohort the program is edited and expanded to include even more value and resources! So if you want to get in on it while you can before prices increase, apply to enroll today!

  • What happens after I join the waitlist?

    Click here to join the waitlist

    You will be redirected to the waitlist sign up page

    After you submit your information, you will receive an email notification that you are on the waitlist.

    After that, just be patient! We will reach out to you directly before the end of the year with more details on the 2022 opening.

    For questions or troubleshooting, please contact info@functionalwomensacademy.com

The Functional Women's Academy walks you through the exact framework that you need to...

  • Expand Your Practice

    Refine your knowledge about women's hormonal & reproductive health so you can feel confident in developing protocols that will support your female clients on a deeper level

  • Improve Your Business

    Whether you're new to business, or a seasoned entrepreneur, the FWA program will help you learn how to work smarter, not harder, and start attracting your dream clients

  • Make a Difference

    Help facilitate monumental change by bridging knowledge gaps, fostering positive conversation, and supporting women from a functional, bio-individual perspective to get them real & lasting results

Katie Kimball, MA, FAE

One of my biggest goals as a fertility awareness educator is to help menstruators better understand their health and FWA has been absolutely instrumental in growing this knowledge. Ashe was incredibly detailed and responsive throughout the course and has created an amazing and extremely detailed program with all the sources to back it up. I left with a very thorough understanding of hormones (both reproductive and otherwise) and how nutrition can impact every part of your digestion and endocrine system. Highly recommend!!

Elizabeth Comiskey, FNTP, Doula

Ashe's course has provided me with an in depth foundation on women's hormonal health that is going to directly inform my work as a nutritional therapist, labor, and post partum doula. This class goes beyond nutrition basics and covers many ways to support women based on their unique individual needs.

Lauren Frede, MSW, FNTP

Before I joined the FWA, I could give you an overview of women's hormones but I didn't feel confident to go in depth with clients on their hormonal issues. Since finishing the course, I feel like my knowledge base has grown so much and it's exciting to use what I've learned in helping women optimize their hormones and their fertility through functional nutrition.

Meet Your Instructor

Ashe Milkovic, NTP, FBCS

Ashe Milkovic is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Functional Blood Chemistry Specialist, and founder of Reproductive Radiance, LLC, where she focuses in functional nutrition for women's hormone and reproductive health. Through online courses, programs & 1-on-1 consultations, she teaches tools and strategies to women, health professionals and aspiring learners for achieving hormone balance naturally.

After many years of extensive research, experience with both in-person and virtual private-practice, and over 20k invested in various continuing education in functional nutrition, advanced physiology, hormone health, and business, Ashe felt called to create a program for practitioners that goes beyond the basics, and explores the advanced physiology of hormones & reproductive health as well as tangible business & practice-building skills.

Ashe’s mission with FWA is to educate, collaborate, and create a thriving community of skilled practitioners that are passionate in helping to transform lives.

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Have Questions?

Please email info@functionalwomensacademy.com with any questions regarding the FWA program or enrollment.