My Review of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) Health Coach Certification Program


Are you interested in starting your journey in becoming a health coach?

Read on, as I share my review of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN)’s Health Coach Certification Program. This is the place I started my coaching career, and even though I was already a yoga teacher, it gave me the confidence to enter into the Wellbeing Space as someone who could help clients transform both on and off the mat. Read on for my review…

How did I hear about IIN?

In 2014, I began my career in spirituality and personal growth. I quit my corporate gig and led yoga classes and workshops around Melbourne including classes that delved into topics like Meridian Theory, Aromatic Yoga, Wellness and Meditation. At the time these topics of wellness conversation were starting to kick off. Having completed my first Yoga Teacher Cert in 2010, I felt like I’d had four years to settle into this world of eating clean and meditation as a daily hygiene practice. I was attending daily yoga classes and preaching to all who would listen, so going out on my own and starting a coaching practice, was the next step in my spiritual and professional evolution.

As the years passed I started to notice clients/students wanting to stay after class to talk about all things health and wellness. There was (and still is) a very clear and deep desire for self-care and growth with a need for direction and support.

I, felt like I needed to take the next step in my evolution, and I noticed a trend amongst wellness bloggers who were super passionate about their health and well-being, all posting about their experiences with Health Coaching. These bloggers were finding that through their journey of healing, they were being guided to heal others and make it their profession.

What was this Health Coaching profession that they all spoke about?

enter The Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN).

Here is a Sample Class of the Health Coach Training Program to give you a taste of what it’s all about!

I was inspired by these self-assured, self-aware, sharp women who were studying and or who had graduated from this program.

It was time for me to check out the program. I did some research and fell in love with their program.

IIN HELPED ME TO LEARN ABOUT FOOD & NUTRITION

IS IIN FOR YOU?

  • You’re passionate about health & wellness.

  • Perhaps you’re already in the wellness field, and looking to add value to your work experience.

  • You’re a personal trainer/yoga instructor – though this experience is not required to become a Health Coach!

  • Your health journey healed you and inspired you to heal others.

  • You long for career flexibility.

  • You want to be of service to others in the wellness industry.

  • You’re keen to leave the corporate grind and have your own wellness-based business.

  • You feel called to create a fulfilling new career doing something they love.

  • You get nerdy about the latest superfood trend or the easiest way to get more greens into your diet.

If you’re ready to take your health and happiness to the next level, start a career in the wellness field, or strengthen your current career in wellness, this is THE program for you!

Five Benefits of Being a Health Coach:

  • Be your boss and create a schedule that works for you, your family, and your clients.

  • Work from anywhere, anytime, doing work you love that aligns with your heart and your goals.

  • Create financial freedom with alternative revenue streams, such as hosting virtual coaching programs or other coaching services.

  • Be a leader in your community by setting an example of leading a healthy lifestyle.

  • Improve your health while also helping people seeking their health transformations.

A Health Coach’s role is not to perform clinical work or prescribe, diagnose, or treat any specific condition. They teach clients to take a holistic approach to transforming their health, looking at not just food but all areas of life that can impact well-being, such as your environment, relationships, career, spirituality, and much more. Health Coaches support clients in implementing diet and lifestyle changes, such as those that are recommended by their doctor, nutritionist, or dietitian.

WHY CHOOSE IIN?

  1. IIN INCLUDES BUSINESS TRAINING! - You learn essential coaching & business skills which means you’ll be able to launch your own health coaching business by the time you’re complete with the program. I took the 6-month course (MG over here) and in that time learned how to define my target audience, attract clients, market my brand, sell my services and create an authentic business model. You’ll get all the marketing & business tools to help you build a practice — including a free website, business cards, forms and contracts. PLUS, most students earn their tuition back from seeing paying clients before they even graduate.

    They call it “your business in a box.” Even if you don’t think of yourself as a business owner yet, this program can help you with the groundwork to develop a successful business.

  2. REMOTE LEARNING! - One of my favourite things about the program, aside from all the incredible nutrition theories I learnt, is how flexible it is. I loved the fact that I could access the content anytime, anywhere through their Digital Learning Center from my smartphone, tablet or laptop.

  3. COMPREHENSIVE, TRIED & TESTED! - IIN have been doing this for more than 25 years which means that they know what they’re doing.

The school has trained more than 100,000 people from all over the world to become Health Coaches through its online Health Coach Training Program.

Health Coaches Are Needed Now More Than Ever!

As more awareness and energy is dedicated to preventive care, health and wellness coaching is seen as a vital aspect of creating and sustaining healthy lifestyle changes.

Holistic Health Coaches are becoming recognised as essential and integral parts of people’s health and well-being, working alongside other wellness professionals, such as functional medicine doctors and physicians, to reverse the global health crisis and ignite real positive change.

FAQ’S

WHAT DOES IIN COST?

Tuition for the Health Coach Training program is $6,795 and includes everything needed for the course.

And here’s something cool: Mention my name when you enrol and you’ll receive up to $2,000 off tuition!

IIN has several payment plan options to help you balance your finances as you pursue your dream of becoming a Health Coach.

Materials are included in the cost of tuition and are all online in digital form.

You receive:

  • Access to the Learning Center (you’ll need your own device/computer/laptop and wi-fi)

  • A customisable website

  • Marketing material templates (like brochures and business cards)

  • Client handouts and session outlines to help you start your practice

  • Online Fundamental Classes (available immediately after you enrol)

  • Pre-course group calls and monthly course check-in calls plus coaching circle calls. All calls are recorded and saved in the connect section of the Learning Center.

  • Access to the Learning Center and discussion forums where you can find support and accountability during your time in the program.

  • Your own Personal Group Health Coaching Calls

  • Access to your class's Facebook group

  • Over 150 dietary theories combined with counselling techniques

  • Business and marketing training.

  • Community-building webinars

HOW MUCH TIME IS REQUIRED TO STUDY?

You will need to spend 2-6 hours per week to get the most out of the course content.

IS IIN ACCREDITED?

IIN is recognised in America, by the New York State Department of Education and its course has been evaluated by the National College Credit Recommendation Service for up to 40 college credit equivalencies. You can also earn up to 29 college credits toward a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and even a doctorate degree by graduating from the Health Coach Training Program!

IIN also has a special relationship with the IAHC, the International Association for Health Coaches, so after you graduate you can receive an additional certificate to formalise your credentials.

In Australia and New Zealand, the Health Coaches Australia and New Zealand Association (HCANZA) offers graduates of IIN’s Health Coach Training Program and Coaching Intensive Practicum (CIP) the ability to apply for their Professional Membership, which includes many opportunities for career growth, networking, and support.

In the UK, dedicated to advancing the health coaching profession in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the UKHCA (United Kingdom Health Coach Association) recognises IIN’s Health Coach Training Program as an approved program, which means graduates of our training program are eligible to apply for their full membership.

WHAT WILL I BE ABLE TO DO AT THE END OF THE HEALTH COACH TRAINING PROGRAM?

  • Determine life and health goals, and define action plans to achieve those goals.

  • Support your clients in achieving life and health goals.

  • Deliver the practical applications of integrative health concepts therefore facilitating improvement your client’s life.

  • Teach key concepts including primary food, secondary food, crowding out, self-care, mind-body connection, life balance and bio-individuality.

These IIN successful graduates are doing it all:

  • They provide One-on-one and or Group Coaching

  • Writing and Publishing books

  • Launching businesses or working as chefs

  • Appearing on TV, radio and magazines and podcasts

  • Working alongside functional medicine doctors, chiropractors and massage therapists

  • Starting healthy food products

WHAT ARE THE GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS?

  • You have to do 6 health histories (don’t worry you learn all about these!).

  • Pass 2 out of 4 tests

  • Attend 4 of 6 Coaching Circle sessions with your own Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and a small group of classmates

WHAT IF I MISS A WEEK OR HAVE A HOLIDAY PLANNED?

No problem. Modules will remain open and you can catch up if you need to take a week or two off.

You will learn how to:

  • coach & How to conduct initial Health History consultations and lead clients through a life-changing 6-month program.
  • ask key, high-mileage questions & Practice the art of beginner’s mind, active listening and mirroring.
  • set effective goals for yourself and your clients and then hold them accountable.
  • meet clients where they are, not where you want them to be thus supporting clients suffering from body image issues and eating disorders.
  • coach groups
  • use online tools to build a virtual coaching practice.
  • communicate about diet, nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.

If you have any further questions about the course just let me know here

Also, I can make a little bit of money through being an affiliate for this product.

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