Our holistic health & nutrition school will teach you how to change lives, including your own.

Discover how to nourish, heal, and thrive in all aspects of your life

Why Health Coaching?

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Health Coaches are the future of health care, working to make wellness more accessible. As a Health Coach, align with your purpose, unlock your potential, and create the career of your dreams. IIN pioneered the field of health coaching with the Health Coach Training Program to create a movement to change the health and happiness of the world. IIN has evolved over 30 years and now offers the most innovative, transformational, and personalized online wellness education. We teach integrative nutrition, incorporating relationships, mental well-being, career, and nutrition. Through our holistic approach to wellness, be empowered to tap into your innate wisdom to live a life you love.

Laura Heath

Everything about my life changed after I enrolled in IIN. I loved everything about the program, and as I learned to love and take care of myself again, I felt my passion return.

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The Integrative Nutrition Health Coach (INHC) Certificate

Creating exciting new opportunities for your future

It all starts with you, as you are your first client. Understand what it looks and feels like to be coached and find balance in all areas of your life. Your certificate represents a highly credible education that not only enables you to build a successful wellness career but also betters the lives of those around you.

Get Inspired by the World’s Leaders in Health & Wellness

IIN brings over 95 teachers together in one program, from functional medicine pioneers to business innovators. Access highly sought-after wellness experts who created content exclusively for the Health Coach Training Program. 

Deepak Chopra, MD

Pioneer in Integrative Medicine and Personal Transformation

Cynthia James, MA

Transformational Speaker and Award-Winning Author

Zach Bush, MD

Board-Certified Physician and Microbiome Expert

Gabby Bernstein

Life Coach, Motivational Speaker, and Bestselling Author

Deanna Minich, PhD

Nutritionist, Author, and Speaker

Drew Ramsey, MD

Nutritional Psychiatry Proponent and Founder of the Brain Food Clinic

Melissa Wood-TepperbergFounder of Melissa Wood Health and Creator of the MWH Method

Robert Mack

Positive Psychology Expert and Celebrity Happiness Coach

Daniel Amen, MD

Brain Disorder Specialist and Director of Amen Clinics

Marisa Peer 

Founder and Creator of Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT)

Mariel Buqué, PhD

Holistic Psychologist and Intergenerational Trauma Expert

Jenay Rose

Business Expert and Founder of the BOSS Method

IIN is Recognized and Approved by Global Organizations: 

What sets IIN apart from other health coaching and nutrition schools

  • Explore every dimension of wellness, including food and lifestyle practices, and create a successful career with instruction on coaching, business, and marketing.
  • Embody IIN’s core concepts – primary food, bio-individuality, and multidimensional health – to deeply connect to yourself and your needs.
  • Integrate science and spirit to reclaim your power to transform your health holistically.
  • Engage with curriculum content on our new learning platform and mobile app in English or Spanish.
  • Learn from over 95 of the biggest names in health and wellness to pursue your passion and make a great living.
  • Join our community of over 155,000 students and graduates in 175 countries who are now the most credible and well-known Health Coaches in the field.
  • IIN has established relationships with leaders and lawmakers by funding dedicated lobbyists in the U.S. capital focused on transforming healthcare and making Health Coach services more accessible.
  • IIN is licensed as a vocational school by the New York State Education Department and the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools.
  • IIN is partnered with renowned educational and coaching organizations around the world, including the NBHWC, ICF, and HCANZA.
Sahara Rose

I believe health is so much more than the physical and transcends into the mental and spiritual. The purpose of health is to use that radiance to share your gifts with the planet.

More Opportunities to Grow and Learn with IIN

Advanced Courses

These courses that dive deeper into niche holistic health and wellness topics are available to anyone, whether you’re a Health Coach looking to take your practice to the next level or a practitioner looking to enhance your knowledge and skill set.

Specialty Courses

We offer short, digestible courses on a variety of topics that dominate the health, wellness, and nutrition spaces, empowering you to live better by expanding on wellness knowledge that’s important to you. Plus, they're available to anyone passionate about health!

IIN Blog

Access free content on how to live healthier, with blog posts on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. New content is published multiple times a week, so you’ll never run out of chances to continue learning and get your pressing health questions answered.

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Frequently Asked Questions About IIN

There's a ton of buzz about Health Coaches out there right now, which is probably why you're here!

A Health Coach is a wellness professional whose main role is to guide clients to reach their health and wellness goals, whether that’s sleeping better, boosting energy, weight loss, stress management, and so much more. Health Coaches create a safe space for their clients to explore their health, facilitating behavior and lifestyle change that can be sustained for the long-term.

Using their nutrition, holistic health and coaching education, Health Coaches help their clients discover which foods and lifestyle choices make them feel best. Most importantly, Health Coaches take a holistic approach to health, focusing not just on food, but also all the other areas of life that can support and nourish overall health, such as career, spirituality, relationships, and environment. This is an IIN core concept that we call “primary foods,” and IIN Health Coaches utilize this concept in their work to set themselves apart from other Health Coaches.
The Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) is the longest standing nutrition and health coaching school in the world, and we’ve been leading the health coaching industry for 30 years. Our comprehensive Health Coach Training Program - available in both English and Spanish (the first coaching program of its kind to be offered fully in Spanish!) - will teach you everything you need to know to become a successful Health Coach.

You will learn from the world’s leading experts in topics such as integrative nutrition and nutrition science, functional medicine, wellness concepts, personal development, coaching methods and theories, and business-building and marketing skills. These content categories will be taught by over 95 teachers and visiting faculty, plus explained in interactive tools throughout the curriculum that are unique to IIN, such as breaking down complicated science concepts in Science Spotlights and integrating holistic health concepts during Somatic Moments that ground you in the present and support you on your learning journey.

This program has evolved over the last 30 years to be the most comprehensive holistic health education available, setting graduates up for success as a Health Coach, as well as any kind of wellness entrepreneur. Plus, the information you will learn can be applied throughout all areas of your life, improving your overall well-being and quality of life.

Get more information about the Health Coach Training Program curriculum here.
Discovering your best self and taking those learnings to inspire and empower others is the heart and soul of what we do. We’re not your traditional nutrition program because we take a holistic approach to wellness and explore all of the things that affect your health – think relationships, spirituality, finances, physical activity, creativity, and more. This is integrative nutrition in action!

You'll have the opportunity to explore diverse dietary theories spanning from ancient Eastern Traditions to modern Western medicine, including our own unique core concepts, bio-individuality and primary food. But we’ll never tell you what’s “right” or “wrong,” because we don’t believe in that. We believe there’s no one-size-fits-all diet and as you go through the curriculum, you’ll learn what makes you feel like your best self and how to help clients achieve the same. You are your first client and you may find yourself losing weight, increasing your energy, and saying goodbye to all that negative self-talk. You will fall back in love with the most important person in your life—YOU.

You'll also be on the road to career freedom. We’ll train you to launch a meaningful career as a Health Coach and how to achieve your own personal goals for success. There's no recreating the wheel here. We've made launching the career of your dreams as easy as 1, 2, 3. You’ll hone essential coaching skills with the IINtegrative Coaching MethodTM, as well as learn critical marketing practices like finding your niche market, creating a website, and using social med

Hear more on the transformational nature of our program from real IIN graduates here.
Several independent third-party membership organizations have undertaken vigorous evaluations of our programs and granted various approvals.

Specifically, IIN has received program approvals from organizations in the U.S. and internationally, such as the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBWHC), the International Coaching Federation (ICF), The Health Coach Alliance, and Health Coaches Australia and New Zealand Association (HCANZA).

Additionally, successful evaluations have resulted in our educational offerings being granted college credit recognition within the U.S. and Level 4 Approval within the United Kingdom. IIN is the only organization that offers education pathways across the globe. Learn more about our recognition and partnerships here.

IIN is dual-licensed by the New York State Education Department and the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools. This licensure entails constant oversight from these educational governing bodies as well as periodic review and renewal of our rigorous academic Health Coach Training Program curriculum.  

We’re incredibly proud of this licensure, as we aim to provide a robust health coaching education that is held to the highest standards. This licensure also establishes credibility, trust, and value in the certificate you earn.