Professional Requirements

When completing a membership profile, potential members must include:

  • a profile picture of themselves
  • contact info
  • place of business
  • # years experience
  • fee range for their services.

Group of fitness people.Potential members must meet the following requirements:

ALL PROFESSIONALS MUST:

  • Maintain current malpractice or professional liability insurance.
  • Have at least one certification or related coursework for one or more of the medical conditions MFN sponsors.

Potential members must also meet the following requirements within their industry:

ACUPUNCTURE

  • Must be a graduate from an accredited acupuncture school
  • Must have a current acupuncture license in the state they are providing acupuncture
  • Must comply with the Continuing Education units needed for their state licensure (ex. in CA 50 hours every 2 yrs), varies per state
  • Must maintain CPR/First Aid certification

CHIROPRACTOR

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited chiropractic college
  • Must meet all current educational units; and have passed Parts I, II, III, IV and Physiotherapy of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE).
  • Must have an active license issued from the state(s) in which¬†they practice.
  • Must meet all yearly continuing education requirements for the state(s) in which they are licensed to practice.

DIETITIAN or NUTRITIONIST

  • Dietitians must be certified as a Dietitian through the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
  • Dietitians must be licensed as such, if practicing in a state that has licensure.
  • Nutritionists must hold a bachelors or masters degree in Nutrition from an accredited college/university or hold an advanced certification in Nutrition from a nationally recognized organization.

FITNESS PROFESSIONAL

  • Must hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree in fitness or health related field and or possess a certification from a nationally-recognized certification, NCCA or ANSI/ISO accredited program
  • Must maintain a current CPR/AED certification

HEALTH & WELLNESS COACH

  • Graduate of an ICHWC-Approved Transition program (After January 2020, must be a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach)
  • Completed a health & wellness, lifestyle, weight management certification from aa nationally-recognized fitness certification, NCCA or ANSI/ISO accredited program

MASSAGE THERAPIST

  • Must have completed 500 hours of massage therapy education
  • Must have a current state license/permit or national certification

PHYSICAL THERAPIST

  • Must have successfully completed a professional physical therapy education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in a Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
  • Must have received a bachelors, masters, or doctorate in physical therapy upon graduation
  • Must be licensed in the state in which they practice
  • Must maintain the required yearly continuing education units for active licensure

MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL

  • Must maintain a current license in the state(s) in which you practice
  • Must be in current good standing with your state licensing board(s)
  • Must maintain the required continuing education units for active licensure

YOGA THERAPISTS & YOGA INSTRUCTORS

  • Must hold current certification from a nationally/internationally recognized yoga therapy organization. (C-IAYT, PYT)
  • Yoga Instructors (group and one-on-one)
  • Must have 500-hour training certificate from an accredited organization and 2000 teaching hours
  • Must have 300 hours of course work in yoga therapy