Take control of your values

Participants of all skill levels will learn how to read the results of common lab tests, understand what values mean in relation to one another, and utilize this wisdom to improve health

  • Read the results of common lab tests, including CBC and blood chemistry screen

  • Understand the utility of ranges and what the numbers are really telling you

  • Learn more about the condition of the body and its many systems as you grow in your understanding of what values are telling you

  • Better understand how additional testing options can help refine your understanding of patients' health

  • Improve your ability to offer treatment options that restore the body to optimal levels of health and vitality

What people are saying:

Testimonials from graduates

"I could not be happier!"

Vahagn Hay, Holistic Lifestyle Coach, Copenhagen

"I could not be happier with this seminar. I was drinking from the firehose of knowledge the entire time. Ample course material was provided in the form of quality PDF handouts to cover the theoretical bases for the topics discussed. This is lifetime educational value as I will be referring back to these materials over and over! Dr. Thom's perspective was rigorous, holistic, and integrated. As a software developer turned health coach, I can definitely appreciate how Marion Institute and Central Athlete are setting a direction for the industry with this seminar. In the future, the work of a health coach will be increasingly test-driven and evidence-based. I feel like I have gotten a great start towards this future with this seminar!"

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Pre-Course Assignment

    • Pre-Course Assignment PDF

  • 2

    Module 1: Introduction

    • Slides: Introduction

    • Video: Introduction

  • 3

    Module 2: The ABCs of CBC

    • Slides: The ABCs of CBC

    • Video: The ABCs of CBC

  • 4

    Module 3: Basic Chemistry Screen

    • Slides: Basic Chemistry Screen

    • Video: Basic Chemistry Screen Part 1

    • Video: Basic Chemistry Screen Part 2

  • 5

    Module 4: Enhancing Interpretation with Additional Testing

    • Slides: Enhancing Interpretation with Additional Testing

    • Video: Enhancing Interpretation with Additional Testing

  • 6

    Module 5: Take Home Tips

    • Slides: Take Home Tips

    • Video: Take Home Tips

  • 7


    • CMP Optimal Values

    • Normal Laboratory Values

Enroll now and begin today!

Complete the course to up your lab-reading game with this fully online course & earn 7.25 CME credits.

Learn From the Best

Lead Instructor

Dr. Dickson Thom

Dr. Dickson Thom, ND, DDS has over 45 years of medical experience as a clinician and teacher to doctors, students and the lay public in proven medical principles and business skills. He obtained his first post-doctoral degree from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry in 1974 and his first Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from the Ontario College of Naturopathic Medicine in Canada in 1986. In 1989, Dr. Thom completed a second degree from National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Thom is a former Dean of Naturopathic Medicine at NCNM where he was a full-time professor for over 25 years. In 2009, he was awarded “The Vis Award” from the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians for his commitment to the Healing Power of Nature as demonstrated through his work, life, and community service, a prestigious honor. Dr. Thom has lectured extensively for over 40 years throughout the world and has written and collaborated on many articles dealing with energy medicines and nutrition. Additionally, he has authored 5 books. In addition to a long career as a professor, Dr. Thom has always maintained a private practice with a primary focus on chronic disease, autoimmune disease, neurological conditions, gastrointestinal problems, and endocrine disorders. Today, he continues to practice biological medicine in Scottsdale, AZ.