Training and support for healthcare practitioners
Having the scientific knowledge to translate DNA test results into practical nutritional and lifestyle solutions is essential for the responsible integration of DNA testing into clinical practice. In line with our commitment to the appropriate and ethical use of genetic tests, completion of our certification program is a prerequisite for working with the DNAlysis portfolio of tests.
Online Courses and Resources
An Introduction to Nutrigenetics, Nutrigenomics and Pharmacogenomics
Online course of guided self-study, and live webinars with the DNAlysis educators.
This online DNAlysis education course will help equip you with the necessary knowledge to translate DNA test results into practical nutritional and lifestyle solutions, essential for the responsible integration of DNA testing into clinical practice. Become a DNAlysis Accredited Practitioner and be part of our global network.
You will be introduced to the concept of nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics and applying this science in practice. The course provides important information around the genes and underlying principles of our core DNA tests, increasing your understanding and confidence to use these tests in your practice.
Approximately 18 hours of self-study, plus live webinars.
R2000: Training + DNA Health
R3000: Training + 4 Nutrigenomics or Pharmacogenomics tests of your choice
R4500: Training + DNA Health, Oestrogen, Diet, Sport, Mind, Skin, GrowBaby, Smile, Resilience and Medcheck
R850: Training (for returning practitioners, no DNA tests included)
Introduction to Genetics
DNA Health: Genetics of key biochemical processes governing health & disease (Lipid Metabolism, Methylation, Inflammation, Oxidative stress, Detoxification, Bone Health, Insulin Resistance, Food responsiveness, Vitamin Metabolism)
DNA Oestrogen: Key biochemical processes governing Oestrogen Metabolism
DNA Diet: Genetics of Weight Management
DNA Sport: Genetics of Exercise Performance
DNA Mind: Genetics and Mental Health
Multiple choice questions to be completed after each Module.
Healthcare Practitioners will be accredited with DNAlysis Biotechnology upon completion of this course and will be able to use the DNAlysis tests in their practice as well as become part of our referral network.
Helen Gautschi, RD
Sasha Maggs, MSc (Med) Hum Gen
Jessica Pieterse, RD
The DNA Smile online course offers dental health and functional medicine practitioners an in-depth understanding of the genetics related to oral and systemic health, thereby enabling insightful interpretation and practical application of the DNA Smile report.
Sign up for the training, and become a certified DNA Smile practitioner, joining our global network of preferred providers for this valuable genetic test.
Approximately 5 hours of self-study, plus a live webinar (date to be confirmed).
R2000: Training + DNA Smile Test
R1500: Training only
- A brief overview of lifestyle genomics and the science, and why the test was developed
- Relevant DNA Smile biological areas
- The relation of the biological area to oral health
- Evidence on the genes and SNPs associated with periodontal and general oral health outcomes
- Intervention guidelines related to the biological area with regards to diet, nutraceutical, lifestyle, and dental support
- Overview of the DNA Smile report
- DNA Smile case studies: real-world examples
- DNA Smile certification assignment
You will also gain access to supporting scientific literature that is provided as recommended reading per module, and downloadable slides in pdf format.
Helen Gautschi, RD, DNAlysis & dnalife
Peter Williams, M.Med.Sci CSCS, IFM Certified Practitioner
The DNA Resilience online course provides an in-depth insight into the 7 molecular areas and related environmental factors that impact resilience, enabling you to recommend highly targeted, practical interventions for improved health outcomes.
Become a certified DNA Resilience test practitioner, joining our global network of preferred providers for this first-of-a-kind genetic test. Help combat the challenges brought on by the current set of socioeconomic conditions (global economic downturn, social isolation, health insecurity etc.) and the dire impact these have on our emotional, mental, and physical health. “From surviving, to thriving!”
Approximately 9 hours of self-study, plus a live webinar (date to be confirmed).
R2000: Training + DNA Resilience Test
R1500: Training only
- A brief overview of nutritional genomics and the science
- The 7 molecular areas of resilience
- The importance and impact of the molecular area on resilience
- Evidence on the genes and SNPs associated with environmental stressors and resiliency
- Science-based, actionable recommendations per gene with regards to diet, supplements, exercise, and lifestyle support
- Overview of the DNA Resilience report
- A DNA Resilience case study
Successful completion of module-based tutorials, will allow you to move on to the next section, thus enabling you to test your knowledge along the way. You will also gain access to supporting scientific literature that is provided as optional, recommended reading per module, and downloadable slides in pdf format, as well as practical tips to implement the recommendations.
Helen Gautschi, DNAlysis & dnalife
Richard Sutton, SuttonHealth
Become a DNA Active accredited practitioner.
The DNA Active online course provides health and fitness professionals insight into the biological areas that influence exercise responsiveness and weight management. Knowledge of the genetic factors that influence the functioning of these areas, allows for the creation of individualised exercise and lifestyle plans, by the trained professional, to optimise individual performance.
Sign up for the training and become a certified DNA Active practitioner, joining our network of preferred providers for this valuable genetic test.
Approximately 3 hours of self-study, plus multiple-choice questions.
R2000: Training + DNA Active Test
R1500: Training only
• Introduction to genetics basics
• The genetics of exercise performance, injury risk and recovery
• The genetics of weight management including responsiveness to carbohydrates, fats, and protein
The course includes lecture videos, downloadable slides, required reading, as well as access to supporting scientific literature and resources.
Sasha Maggs, MSc Med Human Genetics
Christine Behr, MSc Forensic Science and Engineering
This dnalife academy is intended to be a one-stop resource for the science behind our genetic tests. We provide articles, webinar recordings, pathways and case studies; designed to provide you with the insights and continual education to assist in the use of genetic testing in your practice.
The site is a constant work in progress, check back often for updates.