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Institute for Integrative Nutrition Accreditation

Earn up to 29 college credits toward a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and even a doctorate degree by graduating from our Health Coach Training Program!


The education we provide empowers you as an authority in health and wellness, and also provides opportunities for you to continue your education in the field. You will transform the lives of friends, family, and clients with the tools you need to thrive in a life you love.


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Our Educational Partnerships and Affiliations

We are licensed by the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools and affiliated with one of the largest university systems in the United States – The State University of New York (SUNY) – as well as other institutions that accept IIN’s Health Coach Training Program to be applied towards relevant degree programs. We have earned recognition by the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) as an approved program provider, as well as recognition by other organizations that allow graduates of IIN to apply for membership.

Learn more about each of our partners and affiliations below.

Associations that Recognize IIN’s Health Coach Training Program and Our Graduates


As the Health Coach industry continues to grow, so do the career and professional development opportunities for IIN graduates. Learn more about the associations based in the U.S. and internationally that provide IIN graduates eligibility for certification, membership, and continuing education.


National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC)

Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s Coaching Intensive Practicum 2.0 is an Approved Health and Wellness Coach Training & Education Program by the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC). Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for the HWC Certifying Examination to become a National Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC).

Once you become board-certified, you must complete 36 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) every three years with an approved program provider to maintain certification. IIN’s Advanced and Specialty Courses are approved by the NBHWC to fulfill this requirement.

Learn more about the NBHWC



Qualifi has recognized the quality of IIN’s Health Coach Training Program (HCTP) and, through their accreditation status, has awarded HCTP with the equivalent of 120 UK credits and 30 U.S. academic credits.

Learn more about our partnership with Qualifi


International Coaching Federation (ICF)

IIN’s Coaching Intensive Practicum (CIP) is an ICF-accredited Continuing Coach Education (CCE) Program. The ICF requires coaches to earn 40 CCE credits every three years in order to maintain their ICF coaching credentials. Of these 40 CCE credits, 24 must be core competency credits. IIN’s Coaching Intensive Practicum (CIP) is eligible for 40 CCE credits, satisfying 36 core competency credits plus 4 resource development credits.

Learn more about our accreditation by ICF


The Health Coach Alliance (HCA)

This membership-based organization aims to bring Health Coaches together from all across North America (Canada; United States; Mexico) to foster professional and personal growth. Graduates of IIN’s Health Coach Training Program and Coaching Intensive Practicum (CIP) are eligible to apply to become members.

Learn more about our approval by The Health Coach Alliance


International Association of Health Coaches (IAHC)

As the world’s largest alliance of Health Coaches and wellness professionals, the IAHC works to position Health Coaches as an integral part of an emerging preventative health care model. Graduates of IIN’s Health Coach Training Program are eligible to take the IAHC certification exam to become a Certified International Health Coach (CIHC), as well as able to become members of the IAHC with great membership perks.

Learn more about our affiliation with the IAHC


Health Coaches Australia and New Zealand Association (HCANZA)

This membership-based organization 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.

Learn more about our approval by HCANZA


UK International Health Coach Association (UKIHCA)

Founded in 2018, the UK & International Health Coaches Association (UKIHCA) is the professional body for Health Coaches in the UK and internationally, campaigning and lobbying for the professional recognition and advancement of health coaching and health coaches globally. UKIHCA-Approved members are recognized for being fully qualified, credentialed professionals who have satisfied the UKIHCA’s robust professional standards for education and training and work within a clearly defined scope of practice. The UKIHCA offers students and graduates of IIN’s UKIHCA-Approved International Health Coach Training Pathway the opportunity to apply for Membership. The International Health Coach Training Pathway consists of the Health Coach Training Program, Coaching Intensive Practicum, and a forthcoming coaching mentorship component (coming in Fall 2024). Fill out this form to stay apprised of when this mentorship becomes available.

Learn more about our approval by UKIHCA

Colleges & Universities Where IIN Graduates Can Pursue Higher Education with their IIN Certificate


IIN is strategically partnered with institutions that provide a variety of educational pathways for our graduates, including continuing education as well as bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees! Each institution offers unique opportunities for IIN graduates to further their health and wellness education that can be tailored to each individual.


The National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS)

NCCRS partners with over 1300 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada to recommend college credits for non-traditional programs. These 1300 colleges and universities agree to accept NCRSS recommendations tailoring each recommendation for specific degree programs. Your completion of the Health Coach Training Program is likely accepted for college credit at your local college.

Learn more about NCCRS


Purchase College SUNY

Our graduates can earn a SUNY awarded Certificate and 43 Continuing Education Units.

Learn more about the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and Purchase College


Saybrook University’s College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences (CIMHS)

Our graduates can receive 6 academic semester credits to apply toward Saybrook's master's and PhD programs in the CIMHS.

Learn more about the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and CIMHS


Maryland University of Integrative Health

Our graduates who hold an undergraduate degree may choose from two MUIH Graduate Degrees to enroll with advanced standing: M.A. in Health Coaching with an Area of Concentration in Nutrition or M.S. in Nutrition and Integrative Health.

Learn more about the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and MUIH


Goddard College

At Goddard College you complete most of your studies from home. Our graduates may have up to 40 credits accepted toward Goddard's Health Arts & Sciences, Sustainability, or Individualized BA degrees. MA applicants may be eligible for Goddard's accelerated graduate degree in the Goddard Graduate Institute. Our graduates are eligible to receive a $1,000 grant for Goddard's BA programs.

Learn more about the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and Goddard College


California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS)

Our graduates are eligible to receive 6 graduate credits toward a M.A. in Integrative Health Studies. The M.A. degree program includes a Certificate in Integrative Wellness Coaching and Wellness Management and a Certificate in Guided Imagery.

Learn more about the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and CIIS


Excelsior University

Our graduates may have up to 40 credits accepted toward a Bachelor's degree. Discount pricing applies to IIN graduates for all bachelor and master degrees.

Learn more about the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and Excelsior University

"I completed the IIN live program in 2009 which started me on my nutrition path. I was mesmerized by the education I received from some of the greatest minds in nutrition. I began coaching and looked for ways to continue to pursue my interest in integrative nutrition. I learned of the Master of Nutrition & Integrative Health Program at MUIH, and was one of the first people to apply. Since graduating in 2013, I have been working in public health, promoting food as medicine to countless individuals. I am grateful to IIN and to MUIH for helping me realize my dream.”

Kathy McNeely, IIN graduate 2009 and MUIH graduate 2013

“Saybrook is honored to have an articulation agreement with IIN that accepts transfer credits toward Saybrook University's graduate master's and PhD programs. Collaborations such as this reflect the radiating impact of a humanistic experience.”

Julie A. Cerrato, PhD, Integrative Wellness Coaching Specialization Coordinator, Dept. Mind Body Medicine, Saybrook University

“Integrative Nutrition delivers a dynamic and transformative online program for adult learners passionate about holistic nutrition and a future in health coaching.”

Kelly Jackson, Director of Continuing Education, Purchase College SUNY

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