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American health is failing.

Chronic conditions are skyrocketing in young and old alike.  Why? We have more resources, more medical advancements, and more health care facilities than ever before in history.


What is happening?

What if we told you it’s not about the resources, the medical advancements, OR the healthcare facilities? What if we told you it’s about the approach… the understanding of the human body. The thinking.

That’s what The Wellness Way Academy is all about. Learning to think differently, to lead clients to restored health.

What does the course content include?

The curriculum is robust, but can be divided into 4 key content areas.

The Swiss Watch of Structure and Function

Learn how the body really works, and how crucial the integration of systems is to homeostasis

Advanced Comprehensive Laboratory Testing Analysis

Learn the cutting-edge diagnostic tools used to evaluate function, and how to effectively interpret them

Anatomy and Physiology, with Core Competency Reviews

Learn the individual systems of the body, how they function and interact, and how they can be supported

A Proactive Approach to Healthcare

Learn to empower others to take control of their health and change the medical landscape of this country!

For more course details click here for syllabus

Chronic health conditions are at an all-time high. Despite medical advancements, we are sicker than ever. Something needs to change.

The proof is in the trends

1 in 6 children aged 2 – 8 years has a mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder.

60% of American adults have a preventable chronic disease

Cardiovascular disease is the leading global cause of death, accounting for 17.3 million deaths per year, a number that is expected to grow to more than 23.6 million by 2030. (That’s a rate of about 31% of global deaths per year to 42% of global deaths)

The number of adults who have been diagnosed with cancer is 1 in 10.

In 2018 the fertility rate in the US dropped to a historic, record-setting low.

We can’t afford to let these trends continue. The time to do something is now!

Understanding how the body works is key to understanding how to help people, This is an online educational tool geared toward preparing you to be able to support an individual to restored health, through the use of testing and nutritional recommendations, including supplementation.

This course is for you if:

  • You have a passion for health
  • You are an excited and motivated learner
  • You are naturally skeptical about the status quo
  • You have a drive to positively impact people and want to change the trajectory of health in this country and beyond!

This course is NOT for you if:

  • You are not comfortable in an e-learning environment
  • You are comfortable with the current health climate
  • You don’t prefer to question “the norm”
  • You think you cannot make a difference

How Our Online Training Classes Work

After successful completion of the admission interview (register above to get yours scheduled!), you will be eligible to enroll.

How is Wellness Way Academy training different from traditional and even non-traditional medicine?

The Wellness Way looks at things differently.  We are surrounded by health problems and disorders – so much so, that it’s quite common.  However, just because something is common, does that make it normal?  NO!  Absolutely not.

We recognize the human body was not designed for disease.  In fact, the word itself means there’s disorder.  We know the human body was designed for order, and when properly supported, can return to normal function.

How do you properly support the human body? A traditional medical protocol? An alternative medicine herbal supplement or two? No. The human body can be properly supported when an individual is properly assessed, their unique needs understood, and consequently specifically addressed.

Dr. Patrick shares more using his Fireman & Carpenter analogy:

Today, we have fire department doctors. The Wellness Way Approach is the carpenter approach.  In this academy, we will begin to train you on how to find what triggers a fire, and how to help support and rebuild where fires have been, and best of all, prevent any possible fires so that you and your clients can live a long and vibrant life!

What are the tuition fees?

Standard Academy Tuition rate is $11,997 for the year.

Choose the payment plan that works for you.



total price



4 payments



12 payments

Have questions? Review our FAQ or email us.


Meet Your Instructors

Our courses are led by 2 of our Wellness Way Doctors and Nurse Practitioner, who have years of experience helping patients restore health.

Dr. Zach Papendieck

Dr. Mitch Sutton

Nicole Saleske FNP, APNP

WINTER 2020 Enrollment is coming!

Register below to schedule your admission interview!

Frequently Asked Questions

Along with successful completion of coursework, to receive training certification, you will need to attend one Wellness Way University Live training seminar. One seminar is held annually. Seminars for 2020, 2021, and 2022 are scheduled to take place in Orlando Florida and are 2 full days of training. If additional seminars become available, you will be notified.

This educational tool is geared toward preparing you to be able to support a client through the use of testing and nutritional recommendations including supplementation. While you cannot market yourself as a Wellness Way Clinic or as a Wellness Way practitioner, upon completion of this program you will be better positioned to help clients in your practice, be more marketable to Wellness Way clinics looking to hire, and even receive discounts should you choose to transition to full Wellness Way Affiliate status.

No. While we love adding to our official network of clinics, you will not be required to become a Wellness Way clinic.

We are pleased to be offering scholarship opportunities for the Winter 2020 class. Click here or go to https://thewellnesswayacademy.com/scholarship/  In addition, as an academy student, you have the opportunity to receive funds back in the way of commissions on products purchased by yourself and your clients at store.thewellnessway.com.

While positive health results always build a practice, this program is not covering the business and marketing aspects of running a company.

You will have access to the courses and live material during the time you are enrolled as a student of the Academy. After completion of the program, Alumni status will be available to purchase to maintain access to trainings and support.

No. The Wellness Way employs and trains on a unique approach known as The Wellness Way approach. This is different from functional medicine, or any other “alternative” approach.

No. Tuition costs associated with the program are on a per person basis and may not be shared with anyone regardless of relationship/household status. You cannot share, distribute, post publicly any of the weekly content/quizzes/course materials with anybody. However, you can coach them toward better health with the training you receive!