Institute for Integrative Nutrition
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The Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), a National CCRS member since January 2012, was founded in 1992 to provide holistic training in the field of nutrition. Today, IIN’s Health Coach Training Program includes coursework in nutrition, health and wellness, coaching techniques, business skills, and personal development.
From the beginning, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition has been a mission-driven organization, striving “to improve health and happiness and create a ripple effect that transforms the world.” IIN focuses on nutrition in the broadest sense of the word: the core belief driving IIN’s work is that nutrition can positively transform health and happiness on a global scale. The school is a distance learning institution headquartered in New York City and has graduated more than 20,000 students in all 50 states and over 80 countries.
IIN’s Health Coach Training Program is designed to help students start a personal health coaching business, but graduates have also used the skills gained in the program to work in a variety of settings, from spas to health clubs, nonprofits, schools, restaurants, government institutions and corporate offices. In addition, medical, health and wellness professionals can complement their traditional training with IIN’s innovative holistic approach.
The Institute for Integrative Nutrition is licensed as a vocational school by the New York State Education Department under the terms of section 5001 through 5010 of the Education Law of the State of New York.
Source of official student records: Student Services Department, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, 3 East 28th Street, New York, NY 10016
Location: Various, distance learning format
Length: 360 hours lecture, plus 400 hours applied lab (40 weeks)
Dates: May 2007 - Present.
Objectives: Students will be able to analyze health histories, determine life and health goals, design action plans to achieve life and health goals, assess progress in goal achievement, create practical applications of health and wellness concepts, teach key Integrative Nutrition concepts such as primary food, secondary food, crowding out, mind-body connection, life balance and bio-individuality, and facilitate improvement in quality of life.
Instruction: This course is delivered in an instructor monitored, 40 module distance learning format and consists of study guides, required texts, supplemental reading, essay assignments, quizzes, homework, observation, on-the-job practice, required interaction with an instructor, and 24 hour access to on-line support as needed. Topics include health and wellness, various nutrition and diet theories (Ayurveda, Atkins, Macrobiotics, Veganism, etc), communication skills, contemporary health issues, coaching, marketing, active listening, creating a vision and mission, sales cycle, and the relationship between nutrition and government, etc.
Credit recommendation: In the lower division associate/baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Health and Nutrition, 3 semester hours in Wellness, 1 semester hour in Wellness Practicum, and 3 semester hours in Contemporary Health Issues, 6 semester hours in Wellness Coaching, 3 semester hours in Small Business Management, 3 semester hours in Interpersonal Communication, and 4 semester hours in Coaching and Interviewing Practicum (1/12).
Location: Various, distance learning format.
Length: 177 hours, plus 130 applied lab hours (36 weeks)
Dates: February 2003 - Present.
Objectives: Students will be able to tailor marketing materials to attract clients in a target market, grow contact list in excess of 500 clients, plan and market tele-classes and group programs, write a business plan and develop a plan for a coaching business, deepen coaching skills by establishing trust and intimacy with clients, participate in active listening and direct communication, engage clients in planning and goal setting, manage clients' progress, utilize self-assessment and positive thinking strategies to identify and move through personal and professional obstacles and challenges.
Instruction: Pre-requisite: Students must have successfully completed the Health Coach Training Program prior to enrolling in the Immersion Program. This course is delivered in an instructor monitored, module, distance learning format with three examinations and collaborative relationships with health coaches using exercises, supplemental materials, and group discussions. Topics include personal selling, intermediate application of health coaching and marketing promotion.
Credit recommendation: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Professional Selling or Sales, 3 semester hours in Market Communication, 3 semester hours in Coaching, and 2 semester hours in Marketing Practicum (1/12).