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The Association of Nutritional Medicine Practitioners, Malaysia
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Along with other recognised complementary medical modalities such as osteopathy, chiropractic, hypnotherapy and psychotherapy, the practice of nutritional medicine in Malaysia requires a graduate -entry qualification since its qualifying and practical training programmes are examined at a post-graduate/post-experience level. The professional body for nutritional therapists is the Association of Nutritional Medicine Practitioners Malaysia (, which is a voting member of the Federation of Complementary & Natural Medical Associations Malaysia ( The Federation is the umbrella body for all complementary medical societies (Badan Pengamal Perubatan Traditional dan Komplementari) recognised by the Ministry of Health, Traditional & Complementary Medicine (T&CM) Division ( The Traditional & Complementary Medical Act 2012, passed by Parliament during September and was gazetted in February 2013, provides for the establishment of a T&CM Council to oversee all aspects of the practice and training for complementary medicine. The FCNMAM is a member of the T&CM Council.

Levels of ANMP Membership


(a) Medical doctors (MBBS, MD): 2-year intensive part-time qualifying programme for Practising Membership; or
(b) All other graduates: 3-year intensive part-time qualifying programme for Membership level.

To secure Practising Membership, non-medical doctors would require additional 1-year supervised clinical training at a recognised wellness center, clinic, or hospital approved by the ANMP Council.

Course enquiry should made by completing the Enquiry Form on this website or be sent to:


ANMP Practising Member
(i) Principal Pathway: ABAAHP Board certification in Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M)
Fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative, and Functional Medicine (A4M); or
Fellowship in Integrative Cancer Therapies (A4M)
University of South Florida Med Sch: Master’s in Metabolic & Nutritional Medicine or Master’s in Integrative Cancer Therapies.
Doctoral Degree Programmes: PhD, DMedSc, or ScD (related medical disciplines)

Alternative Pathways:

(ii) WOSIAM Board certification in Nutritional Medicine or in Anti-Aging Medicine; and
(iii) Graduate Diploma/Master’s degree (related disciplines).

** Note: The pathways indicated here are suggestive and accurate as of June 2013. The admissibility of any candidate to a degree programme is always at that absolute discretion of the University concerned. ANMP offers no personal references to members seeking degree entry other than confirming their membership status.