Optimize Your Success in the GDM

Avoid Overwhelm + Frustration

The GI Dietitian's Roadmap has launched hundreds of nutrition pros into their career as top GI experts. However, if you don't have a strong background in Integrative and Functional Nutrition, the course can be overwhelming. If you fall behind, you lose value by missing out on the invaluable Q&A sessions. Avoid this problem by on-ramping for 4 weeks, so that you're on-pace to succeed!

What You'll Get

  • 4 Weeks of On-Demand Content

    Spend ~2 hours each week, on your own time, watching easily digestible lectures (around 30 minutes each) that are custom-designed to get you up to speed.

  • Question Support

    We're here to help. If you have any questions, you'll have access to us for clarification! Our promise is that you'll come out of the course with confidence and preparedness to successful in the GDM.

  • Downloadable Resources

    This isn't just a generic GI course. It's custom-made to couple perfectly with the GDM content, so that you have all of the most common gaps filled in. You'll be able to download and save all lecture slides, for easy reference and study as you go!

Watch: Learn All About the GDM On-Ramp Course

In this video, you'll learn why we made the on-ramp course, who it's for, and exactly what it includes.

Course Curriculum

The On-Ramp is custom designed to set you up for success in the GDM without any Integrative and Functional Nutrition background!

  • 1

    Week 1: Functional Nutrition, Evidence-Based Practice, and the Digestive System

    • Welcome to the GDM On-Ramp!
    • Slides: Week 1, Module 1
    • Week 1 Module 1 Video (Intro to IFN and Evidence-Based Practice)
    • Slides: Week 1, Module 2
    • Week 1, Module 2 (Overview of the Digestive System), Part 1 (Journey of Nutrients)
    • Week 1, Module 2 (Overview of the Digestive System), Part 2 (The Brain)
    • Week 1, Module 2 (Overview of the Digestive System), Part 3 (The Microbiome)
    • Week 1, Module 2 (Overview of the Digestive System), Part 4 (The Immune System)
  • 2

    Week 2 (Module 3) - GI Assessment - Symptoms and What Can Go Wrong

    • Module 3 Objectives
    • Slides: Week 2 (Module 3)
    • Week 2, Module 3 (GI Assessment), Part 1 (Assessment Overview)
    • Week 2, Module 3 (GI Assessment), Part 2 (Pathophysiology and Specific Conditions)
  • 3

    Week 2 (Module 4) - GI Testing

    • Module 4 Objectives
    • Slides: Week 2 (Module 4)
    • Week 2, Module 4 (GI Testing), Part 1 (Understanding Conventional Tests from a Functional Lens)
    • Week 2, Module 4 (GI Testing), Part 2 (Stool Testing)
    • Week 2, Module 4 (GI Testing), Part 3 (Intestinal Permeability Testing, Food Sensitivities, NCGS)
  • 4

    Week 3 (Module 5) - Interventions and Therapeutic Diets

    • Module 5 Objectives
    • Slides: Week 3 (Module 5)
    • Week 3, Module 5 (Interventions + Diets), Part 1 (Types of Food Sensitivities)
    • Week 3, Module 5 (Interventions + Diets), Part 2 (Therapeutic Diets)
    • Week 3, Module 5 (Interventions + Diets), Part 3 (Food Elimination + Reintroduction)
  • 5

    Week 4 (Module 6) - Interventions: Dietary Supplements & Protocols

    • Module 6 Objectives
    • Slides: Week 4 (Module 6)
    • Week 4, Module 6 (Dietary Supplements), Part 1 (Supplement Regulation)
    • Week 4, Module 6 (Dietary Supplements), Part 2 (Supplement Dispensaries)
    • Week 4, Module 6 (Dietary Supplements), Part 3 (Types of GI Supplements)
    • Week 4, Module 6 (Dietary Supplements), Part 4 (Where to Find Protocols)
    • Feedback Survey - Please Complete!
  • 6

    Bonus Content

    • List of Resources for GDM On-Ramp
    • Extra .pdf Materials for GDM On-Ramp

Meet The Instructors

Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Providers (IFNCPs), Licensed Registered Dietitians (LDNs), and GI Nutrition Experts

Caitlin Self


Caitlin Self

Caitlin is an Integrative and Functional Certified Nutrition Specialist, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist, and owner of a private practice: Caitlin Self Nutrition. She holds a Masters in Human Clinical Nutrition from Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH). Caitlin is specialized and highly experienced in GI-specific integrative and functional nutrition. She serves as a supervisor for interns at The Nutrition & Herbal Collective, is an educator and creator for the Frugal Nutrition (blog and YouTube channel), and has worked as an instructor at MUIH. Caitlin previously held the role of lead Nutritionist at Balance Point Wellness, and as the Functional Nutritionist at Philadelphia Integrative Medicine.
Alicia Galvin

Registered Dietitian

Alicia Galvin

Alicia Galvin MEd, RD, LD, IFNCP owner of Alicia Galvin Smith LLC, has practiced in the Dallas/Fort Worth area since 2008 with a keen interest in gastrointestinal disease, such as IBS, IBD, and SIBO, as well as has a focus in fertility, autoimmunity, and chronic inflammatory conditions. In addition to owning her own practice, she spent years practicing as an integrative and functional dietitian at Carpathia Collaborative, a premier functional medicine clinic, helping patients develop customized solutions that empower them to take control of their health challenges. Recently, she joined Microbiome Labs in December 2022 as part of their Clinical Education Team as a Clinical Science Liaison. She earned a Masters of Education in Counseling degree from the University of North Texas and completed her Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner (IFNCP) certification with the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy (IFNA), as well as has completed Next Level Functional Nutrition Training. Alicia has a passion for education and mentoring, having served as Mentoring Coordinator for the Nutrition Entrepreneurs DPG for 2 years and is currently a Mentoring Leader for IFNA. She has also served as Nominating Chair for the Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Nutrition DPG.
Erin Skinner

Registered Dietitian

Erin Skinner

Erin is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner (IFNCP). She is a veteran with 13 years of experience in healthcare. She holds an MS in Integrative Physiology and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition (DCN) from Rutgers University. Erin help build one of the country's first insurance-billed functional medicine clinics, the Inspire Health Center. Erin also has a private practice, Empowered Nutrition, where clients can access functional medicine via insurance. In her work, Erin uses a food-first, individualized approach to help people improve their digestive, hormonal, and metabolic health. Erin works with clients both through private counseling and online courses. More details available at: www.empowerednutrition.health


  • How long/when does the course run?

    The course runs for 4 weeks leading up to the Spring 2024 GDM course. The dates are 1/15/24-2/9/24 (self-paced). Early access is available (as soon as you register) for the first week of content.

  • What is the time commitment?

    Each week will have around 2 hours of videos to watch, broken into digestible chunks. There's no further time required!

  • Do I need to attend anything live?

    Nope! The course is fully self-paced with the content dripped each of the 4 weeks.

  • Who should take this?

    The GDM is an unparalleled opportunity to become a top GI nutrition expert. For that reason, seats are in high demand! However, the course is designed for experts with background and experience in Integrative and Functional Nutrition. So, students who come from a conventional background can feel overwhelmed. This prevents them from getting maximum value from the course. They also can fall behind, thus losing the opportunity to take advantage of the live Q&A sessions. So, if you don't already have GI-specific Integrative and Functional Nutrition experience, we recommend taking the On-Ramp course. Feel free to send us an email if you're not sure whether you should take it: [email protected]

  • What will I get out of this?

    In addition to optimizing the value that you get from the GDM, the On-Ramp course also includes CDR-approved CEUs for RDs plus approved CEUs for CNS (see below).

  • Does this include CEUs?

    Yes! The course is pending approval for seven (7) CEUs from CDR for Registered Dietitians (RDs). For CNS, this activity is approved by the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists℠ (BCNS℠) to provide Continuing Education (CE) credits for Certified Nutrition Specialists® (CNS®) for a maximum of  7 CE Credits. You can also log 7 CEUs toward your IFNCP credential renewal with the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy (IFNA).

  • Is there a refund policy?

    The course is non- refundable after 1/13/24.

  • When will you run the course again?

    The Spring 2024 run of the GDM may be our last live run of the course. Thus, the Jan 2024 On-Ramp is your only opportunity to couple the course with the live GDM. However, the On-Ramp will be included with future on-demand runs of the GDM (not live). Thus, the course will be available in the future but without the same level of support in the full On-Ramp/GDM bundle.

Get the Outline

We designed the GDM On-Ramp to fill in the exact gaps that we see trip up our students in the GDM. Here's exactly what the course includes!

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Investment (Non-Bundled Pricing)

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The GDM On-Ramp Starts 1/15/24!

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