Certified GAPS Coach Course

Inspiring and supporting families with a hands-on home and community care approach

Become a Certified GAPS Coach and work closely with GAPS families and individuals to support them to navigate their own GAPS journey within the home. Work in partnership with Certified GAPS Practitioners to assist in the successful delivery of the GAPS Protocol within the GAPS community.

We are very excited to introduce this new course for individuals working in associated health care positions or for people who have successfully implemented the GAPS Program and are passionate about supporting others on this great GAPS healing journey. We currently have over 2000 Certified GAPS Practitioners who professionally treat GAPS Patients however what is missing is the hands-on approach for families and individuals who need additional support within the home and this level of support is in high demand.

If you think that this is for you and wish to start your own GAPS Coach Business, read more about our Certified GAPS Coach training course and register your interest below.

Course Commences: October 6th, 2023 - Enrollments Close: September 28th, 2023

Who is this course for?

Key Entry Criteria:  The Certified GAPS Coach course is open to the following interested applicants.

  1. People who have experience in working in the health field such as pharmacists, massage therapists, social workers, psychologists, personal trainers, health coaches etc., etc or
  2. People who have effectively implemented the GAPS protocol themselves and who have a strong desire to support families with a direct-hands on home and community care approach.

What is the role of the GAPS Coach?

Certified GAPS Coach’s are considered by Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride to be a highly valued support to GAPS families within their own home and to the wider GAPS community.  This direct hands on role will assist families to organise their kitchen, teach them where to shop and what to cook and in some situations cook food for individuals who are unwell and unable to do it for themselves.  The Certified GAPS Coach will also have the necessary skills to facilitate direct hands on support to parents of children who are autistic or have a developmental disorder in managing the early stages of the Introduction Diet and guide parents through a Mealtime Management Program for children who are fussy eaters.  The community component to this role allows the GAPS Coach to work closely with Certified GAPS Practitioners in the delivery of GAPS Support groups and workshops.  Many GAPS Practitioners and GAPS Clinics are seeking to include a Certified GAPS Coach on their team.

Hands on home care:

  • Coaching & cooking GAPS meals and fermented foods with families and individuals embarking on the diet
  • Meal planning
  • Shopping and cooking GAPS Food and freezing them for people who are not ambulant
  • Advising on detox baths, personal care and bowel management
  • Advising on local resources, shops and supplies
  • Supporting parents to implement mealtime management strategies  for children who are fussy eaters
  • Advising on strategies to avoid or reduce the effects of die off during detox
  • Advising on managing constipation and diarrhoea

Collaboratively work with a network of GAPS Practitioners:

  • Referral basis for hands on home care with GAPS families
  • Running Community GAPS Support Groups & Workshops
  • Liaising with practitioners as needed

Course Components and Content

• GAPS Diet Review/The GAPS Diet Spectrum
• Kitchen Prep & Cooking Techniques for the GAPS Diet
• Introduction Diet – Stages 1 & 2/Extended Stage 2
• Introduction Diet – Stage 3
• Introduction Diet – Stage 4
• Introduction Diet – Stages 5 & 6 – The “Dance”
• The Full GAPS Diet & Dairy Introduction Protocol Review
• Coming off GAPS/Ketogenic GAPS/No Plant & More Plant GAPS
• Fussy Eating/Mealtime Management
• Practical Issues
• Cardiovascular Issues
• Vegetarianism
• Running a GAPS Coaching Business/GAPS Coach Scope of Practice & Legal Nitty-Gritty

Coach Coursework will Include

  • Required Reading: Gut and Psychology Syndrome, Cooking with GAPS, Put Your Heart in Your Mouth, Vegetarianism Explained, Articles, Case Studies, Resources and MORE, written by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, Dr. Becky Plotner, Chef Monica Corrado, & Linda Paterson
  • Cooking Techniques for the Gut and Psychology Syndrome Diet – Part 1: Meat Stock and Bone Broth, Part 2: Culturing Dairy, Part 3: Lacto-fermentation, and Part 4: Nuts, Seeds, Beans, and Grains by Chef Monica Corrado
  • Audio/video lectures by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, Dr. Becky Plotner, Chef Monica Corrado, & Linda Paterson
  • Module Elements: Quizzes, Essays, Practical Application Exercises, Cooking Assignments, Consultation Exercises, and more!
  • Scheduled Live Webinars with Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, Dr. Becky Plotner, Chef Monica Corrado, & Linda Paterson

Course Tuition

The Coach Training tuition investment for the 12-15 week, 90+ hours, online-only course is $2,450USD. Payment installments are available. 6-month financing is also available through PayPal Credit (financed amount less a required deposit) to hold your space in the Coach Training.

Create your own GAPS Coaching Business: Support, teach and inspire!

This course will qualify students to become recognised as an integral and valued GAPS professional within the Official GAPS Network as a trained ‘Certified GAPS Coach’ (CGA).

To register your interest and be contacted for enrollment with a full application package, please complete the following GAPS Coach Registration Form by clicking the Registration button below.