Do you want to become an expert in hormone health?

This 12-week specialization program teaches you how to advance your skillset and deepen your practice in functional nutrition, hormone balance, and reproductive health so that you can become the go-to hormone health expert in your community.

Let me ask you this...

Do you ever find yourself feeling overwhelmed when working with complex client cases?

Perhaps you feel confused by the vast amount of biased and conflicting research that's out there, wondering what to believe or where to focus your energy?

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 build effective protocols?

Perhaps you feel intimated and alone when it comes to starting your women's health practice out of fear of not knowing where or how 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 hormone & 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

Tiffany Fielder, FNTP, FHS

The FWA program exceeded my expectations and gave me a solid foundation of knowledge pertaining to women’s health and hormones. The depth of information that Ashe goes into within each module alongside the amazing resources and guest lecturers is a life-long learners dream come true!

Jamie Shupp, FNTP, RWS1, FHS

Ashe was fantastic as a mentor and instructor. She fostered a sense of community and an collaborative learning environment. As an NTP and RWS1 Practitioner, I wanted to round out my knowlege and support my female clients with hormone dysregulation. The depth of knowlege I gained from this program is exactly what I was looking for and I'm eager to apply it in my practice!

Sam C, FNTP, FHS

FWA marries science with practicality beautifully. You think you dug pretty deep into a topic, but then you dig some more. I was blown away by what I learned and was able to walk away for my practice + personal life. The FWA community is incredible and I am so glad to be a part of it. It epitomizes women supporting women. I highly recommend this program. You won't be disappointment by Ashe and FWA program. You can tell she put her heart and soul into it!

Maria Jean Harrington, FNTP, FHS

I absolutely loved this program! The live calls and community was so helpful to have through the program and Ashe's lectures are packed full of information. Ashe also provides vast amounts of downloadable resources, client handouts, and amazing guest lectures. I highly recommend this course to any practitioner looking to master women's health and hormone metabolism!

The Functional Women's Academy

is a 12-week group mentorship program designed to help you master your skillset as a women's health professional specializing in functional 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 health and research.

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:

  • 9, 90-min live group mentorship calls, and 2 bonus live expert guest lectures

  • Over 15 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 400 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

    • The Physiology of The Menstrual Cycle

    • Common Hormone Imbalances & Underlying Factors

    • Glossary of Reproductive Pathology

    • Overview of The Menstrual Cycle

    • The Healthy Period Manual eBook

  • 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

    • Resource: Gut Restoration Protocol

    • Client Handout: Building a Balanced Meal

    • Client Handout: Endocrine Disruptor Ingredient List

  • 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: 2022 Cycle Syncing Business Calendar

    • Client Handout: How to choose a FABM

    • Client Handout: Cycle Charting Worksheet

    • Client Handout: Cycle Syncing Guidelines

  • 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

    • Resource: Postpartum Pelvic Health

    • Client Handout: Healthy Cycle Guidelines

    • Client Handout: Cycle Symptom Tracker

  • 5

    Module 5: Functional Testing & Practice Development

    • 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

    • Functional Lab Mentorship Options

Keynote Guest Presenters

Sierra Thompson Nordquist, FNTP, Clinical Herbalist

Herbal Nutrition for Hormonal Health & Clinical Practice

Join Sierra for an introductory discussion about herbal nutrition for hormonal and reproductive health. In this presentation, you will be introduced to the world of herbal nutrition and will learn how to begin integrating herbal nutrition approaches into your existing clinical practice. This presentation will include a special focus on how to use herbal recommendations for addressing hormonal imbalances and female reproductive health concerns as well as time for a live Q/A conversation at the end of the presentation.


Qiddist Ashé, Traditional Home Birth Midwife, Clinical Herbalist, and Female Health & Sovereignty Educator

Supporting Female Health Through the Portal of the Cervix: The Gut, Hormone, and Nervous System Connection

From gynecology textbooks to functional fertility, the health of the Cervix is often treated as aside— or not included at all. Cervix is the root of the female nervous system, intimately connected to our gut health, and an important barometer for our physical and emotional well-being. In this workshop, we’ll explore how Cervix is intimately connected to full-bodied wellness, and how we as practitioners can better support women in honoring cervix as the powerful portal that it is. 

March 2022 Class Schedule

Week 1 - March 1st, 2022 - 4pm CDT: Call #1 - Launch Party & Community Introductions 


Week 2 - March 8th, 2022 - 4pm CDT: Call #2 - Navigating Gender, Sex, & Medical Gaslighting in Healthcare


Week 3 - March 15, 2022 - 4pm CDT: Call #3 - Finding Your Niche & Overcoming Imposter Syndrome


Week 4 - March 22nd 2022 - 4pm CDT: Call #4 - Herbal Nutrition for Hormonal Health & Clinical Practice with Guest Expert: Sierra Thompson Nordquist 


Week 5 - March 29, 2022 - 4pm CDT: Call # 5 - Diving Deeper Into Modules 1 - 2 


Week 6 - April 5th, 2022 - 4pm CDT: Call # 6 - Building a Cyclically Aligned Practice


Week 7 - Break Week - no calls or material


Week 8 - April 19th, 2022 - 4pm CDT: Call # 7 - Supporting Female Health Through the Portal of the Cervix: the Gut, Hormone, and Nervous System Connection with Guest Expert: Qiddist Ashé

Week 9 - April 26th, 2022 - 4pm CDT: Call # 8 - Diving Deeper Into Modules 3 - 4

Week 10 - May 3rd, 2022 - 4pm CDT: Call # 9 - Structuring Client Sessions & Building Effective Protocols

Week 11 - May 10th, 2022 - 4pm CDT: Call #10 - FHS Scope Of Practice & Mastering Health Supportive Language


Week 12 - May 17th, 2022 - 4pm CDT: Call # 11 - Final Q/A & Graduation Party


*All calls will be recorded for future viewing if necessary
*Dates & times may be subject to change

5 star rating

Expansion, community, inspiration

Autumn Eastman

Ashe really provides an amazing space for practitioners from diverse backgrounds to come learn and grow from one another. The course was an amazing opportuni...

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Ashe really provides an amazing space for practitioners from diverse backgrounds to come learn and grow from one another. The course was an amazing opportunity for me to dive deeper and fully understand hormone health. I'm forever grateful I took the step to invest in myself with this course.

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Rosanna Monteleone

Material and resources very educational and supportive.

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In addition, you will receive...

  • Functional Hormone Specialist Designation
    & 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, as well as permission to use the official designation of Functional Hormone Specialist

  • 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 support calls

Investment Options

Join the waitlist to access exclusive early bird discounts


$2,497

One, in full payment



$927

Three monthly payment installments


Spaces will be limited!

Save yours by joining the waitlist today.

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Have Questions?

If you're considering enrolling but have a few questions first, or would like to inquire about financial assistance, 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!

Taylor Deitrick, FNTP, RWP, FSS, FBCS, FHS

This course taught me so much about reproductive health and the physiology behind hormones and the overall health of the body. Learning how to read and interpret the DUTCH test is a game changer for supporting my clients.

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 approaches by challenging the status quo and refining their critical thinking skills to deliver their clients real & lasting results

Who this program is NOT for:

  • 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!)

  • Those who don’t enjoy learning the in-depth nature of clinical research or who are not ready to fully comprehend the physiological aspects of female hormone health. Hint: this program goes DEEP!!

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

    The program begins with a launch party call on March 1st at 4pm CDT. From there, module 1 will be delivered.

    New modules will be dripped out every other week.

    There will be a break on the week of April 10th, in which there will be no calls or new material will be delivered.

    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 and case study submission, when passed you will receive your certificate of completion, alumni badge, and permission to use the FHS designation.

  • 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.

    The full schedule is posted above, but here is a quick overview:

    Call #1 - March 1st, 2022 - 4pm CDT
    Call #2 - March 8th, 2022 - 4pm CDT
    Call #3 - March 15, 2022 - 4pm CDT
    Call #4 - March 22nd, 2022- 4pm CDT
    Call #5 - March 29, 2022 - 4pm CDT
    Call #6 - April 5th, 2022 - 4pm CDT
    Call #7 - April 19th, 2022 - 4pm CDT
    Call #8 - April 26th, 2022 - 4pm CDT
    Call #9 - May 3rd, 2022 - 4pm CDT
    Call #10 - May 10th, 2022 - 4pm CDT
    Call #11 - May 17th, 2022 - 4pm CDT

    *Dates & times may be subject to change

  • What is the time commitment for the program?

    Each module contains roughly 3-5 lessons, and each lesson ranges between 30-70 minutes. On average, each module contains between 3-5 hours of lecture material as well as transcripts, worksheets, and additional resources. You will have two full weeks to complete each module before the next one is delivered.

    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 75-90 minutes, and there will be one break week in-between the program where there will be no call or material delivered.

    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

  • Will I earn a certification after completing the program?

    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, you will be granted permission to use the official designation: Functional Hormone Specialist (FHS) alongside your current credentials and/or scope of practice.

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

    I know it can be a HUGE time & financial commitment, so we want you to know that we do our 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, we 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.

    Click here to access the program's full Terms & Conditions

  • 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 support 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 with more details on the March 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

Autumn Eastman, FAE, FHS, Master's in Global Health Delivery GSRH

Ashe's program is truly a worthwhile investment if you're looking to take a deep dive into expanding your practice and understanding of hormones and holistic wellness. I feel so much more powerfully equipped to offer my clients exceptional support!

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.

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!!

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, FHS, FBCS

Ashe Milkovic is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Functional Hormone Specialist, 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 30k 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.