Institute for Integrative Nutrition
The Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) has been an NCCRS member since January 2012. 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.” The school was founded in 1992 by Joshua Rosenthal, who has been a pioneer in the health coaching industry. 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 100,000 students in all 50 states and over 150 countries. The course is led by Joshua Rosenthal and is complemented with experts in the field of wellness and nutrition, including Deepak Chopra, MD, Arianna Huffington, Mehmet Oz, MD and David Wolfe, among others.
The Health Coach Training Program from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition provides students with the information needed for a successful career as a health coach. A health coach, or sometimes known as a health counselor, acts as a mentor and supports clients through their wellness journey to a happier and healthier lifestyle. IIN grads do not give medical advice or prescribe medications; instead, they create holistic tailored wellness programs by taking into account all facets of their clients’ lives, such as their career, relationships, physical exercise, and spirituality, not just the food they eat.
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 (IIN) 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.
IIN also has educational partnerships with various colleges and universities across the country that allow graduates to use their certificate towards a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or Ph.D. Upwards of 40 college credits can be applied towards a program at International Health Coach University, Saybrook University, Purchase College, Maryland University of Integrative Health, Goddard College, California Institute of Integral Studies, and Excelsior College.