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If you fall in love with this beautiful topic of nutrition, you may consider a complete learning program with the fastest-growing and largest online institute. The Institute for Integrative Nutrition is gaining momentum for those who want to learn more about the science of healthy eating but don’t have the desire to deep dive into biochemistry.

What feeds your hunger for life?

Integrative nutrition goes way beyond the USDA nutrition guidelines. It covers cutting-edge nutrition concepts, alternative medicine, and modern health issues you won’t find in a traditional nutrition program.

Primary food at Integrative Nutrition

We have a philosophy about food: Everything we consider a source of nutrition really is just a secondary source of nourishment. The foods you eat are secondary to the other aspects of life that feed you. This is what we call primary food. At Integrative Nutrition, we teach you how to improve your own primary food and talk to clients about all aspects of their lives. It’s essential to good health.


You can eat all the broccoli in the world, but the quality of your relationships with family, friends, and co-workers explains a lot about the quality of your life. Cultivate relationships that support your wants and needs.


Most people spend 8–10 hours a day, 5 days a week at work. Are you passionate about your job? Do you love who you work with? Finding work you enjoy is essential to living a healthy, balanced life.

Physical activity

Our bodies thrive on movement and quickly degenerate without it. Exercise can be simple, such as getting off the subway or bus one stop early. Making physical activity a daily habit greatly increases your health and happiness.

We all search for meaning in our lives, and feeling at one with the world can satisfy that longing.


We all search for meaning in our lives, and feeling at one with the world can satisfy that longing. Some people follow their traditional religion of birth while others explore new traditions. Spiritual nutrition can feed us on a very deep level and diminish cravings for the superficial rewards of life.

The Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) was founded in 1992 by Joshua Rosenthal and is now the largest nutrition school in the world. Driven by the core belief that if you can change what people eat, you can change the world, the Health Coach Training Program has trained more than 60,000 students and graduates in 124 countries around the world.

Not your traditional nutrition school

The Health Coach Training Program is a 1-year online course specially designed for people who are passionate about health and wellness. In addition to offering cutting-edge nutrition education, Integrative Nutrition also provides bonus business training that empowers students to launch their own practice as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach.

One-Year Health Coach Training Program

Taught by the world’s leading physicians, researchers, doctors, and nutrition experts, the Health Coach Training Program introduces students to more than 100 dietary theories as well as personal development philosophy, coaching techniques, and holistic concepts you won’t find in a traditional nutrition school.

Online Learning to Fit Your Busy Lifestyle

Integrative Nutrition’s innovative app, the IIN Learning Center, enables you to study from your computer, smartphone, or tablet when and where it’s convenient for you. The program allows for maximum access and flexibility, so you can balance this education with your busy lifestyle.

So, what is health coaching?

Choose integrative nutrition and study with the world’s top nutrition experts

IIN students are inspired by experts who are at the forefront of wellness. These distinguished speakers are the leading medical doctors, PhDs, researchers, and authorities in nutrition today. You will learn from the best of the best, and the nutrition theories they teach will give you a broad palette of information to draw from when you start working with your own clients as an Institute for Integrative Nutrition® Health Coach. Paired with our online course, you will receive exclusive lectures and training from these experts and friends of Integrative Nutrition.

Just a few of the experts

A strong school begins with powerful teachers. Integrative Nutrition has more than 100 world-class educators who are leading physicians, researchers, and wellness experts at the forefront of the health revolution. Some of our visiting teachers include:

  • Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post and best-selling author
  • Mehmet Oz, MD cardiothoracic surgeon, author, and star of The Dr. Oz Show
  • Christiane Northrup, MD, women’s health and wellness expert and bestselling author
  • Deepak Chopra, MD, authority on mind-body healing and founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing
  • Mark Hyman, MD, chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine and founder of the UltraWellness Center
  • Andrew Weil, MD, director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
  • Marion Nestle, PhD, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York

The Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Training Program teaches you how to work with clients one-on-one, and run group programs and workshops in corporations, spas, health clubs, doctors’ offices, schools, and more.

Integrative nutrition covers cutting-edge and holistic nutrition concepts along with modern health issues that you won’t always find in a traditional nutrition program. Here are just a few of the topics you will study:

Nutrition concepts

  • Bio-individuality
  • Dietary theories
  • Primary food
  • Deconstructing cravings
  • Crowding out
  • Energetics of food
  • Food/Mood connection
  • Superfoods

Nutrition science

  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Blood sugar & glucose
  • Digestive system
  • Toxins
  • Thyroid health
  • Genetic influence on diet
  • Metabolism

Modern health issues

  • American health crisis
  • Food/Mood connection
  • Government policies
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Organic vs. non-organic vs. local foods
  • Emotional eating
  • School food

Integrative Nutrition graduates are highly respected by clients and healthcare providers. They receive referrals and are eagerly invited to work in medical offices, chiropractic clinics and other professional settings.

How do you know if becoming a health coach is for you?

You get a gut feeling, an inner voice, a need to do something new. If you’ve ever wanted to make the switch and work in the wellness industry, becoming an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach is the first step to developing a thriving business and the lifestyle you’ve been waiting for.

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