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Diploma in Nutritional Therapy 2017

Nutritional Therapists (NTs) apply the latest research in nutrition and health sciences to manage chronic disease and promote optimum health. NTs focus on identifying the physiological imbalances in the bodily systems that are linked to chronic disease. Practitioners take a detailed case history and use a range of tools including Functional Medicine clinical paperwork to identify potential imbalances. They then recommend a personalised nutrition, supplement and lifestyle plan and support their client through making those...
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CI Level 4 (UK) Diploma in Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching (VRQ)

Nutrition and lifestyle coaches advise clients in healthy eating and lifestyle programmes to improve their health and wellbeing. The goal is to offer strategies for personal change and work towards a sustainable healthier future using dietary analysis software, body composition analysis and health coaching. A nutrition and lifestyle coach will focus on putting together a healthy eating programme that will ensure their client is eating for optimal health and to minimise the impact of genetic and environmental influences e.g. stress, pollution and lifestyle. A nutrition and lifestyle coach...
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CI Level 5 (UK) Diploma in Nutrition and Lifestyle – Evaluating their Role

By 2020, worldwide deaths from chronic disease are projected to exceed 50 million, twice the number of deaths from infectious disease. This is not isolated to developed countries, with the World Health Organisation projecting that by the same year 70% of deaths in developing countries will be attributable to chronic disease. A growing body of research indicates that these diseases may result from interactions between genes, diet & lifestyle. This unique course, CI Level 5 (UK) Diploma in Nutrition and Lifestyle: Evaluating their Role in Chronic Disease Development,...
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Diploma in Coaching and Behavioural Change

This unique one year, blended learning course gives current healthcare professionals a chance to develop essential and highly effective new skills whilst gaining 2 individual professional qualifications ideally suited to the modern healthcare arena. It incorporates practitioner training in both Neurolinguistic Programming (specially tailored for healthcare professionals) and Health and Wellness Coaching, with an additional module in stress management, to help give clients strategies for coping with chronic stress. This course is a must for all healthcare professionals wishing to make a long term and profound difference to...
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IHS Combined Diploma in Nutrition, Coaching and Behavioural Change

This innovative two year practitioner training course combines our extremely popular Diploma in Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaching with our Diploma in Coaching and Behavioural Change in order to give graduates a highly effective set of skills and 3 individual professional qualifications which are ideally suited to the modern healthcare professional and maximise income potential. Graduates are not only qualified to give comprehensive advice on diet and lifestyle to their clients but will also have the skills required to effectively help them to facilitate these changes, overcome barriers to...
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Stress Management

IHS Certificate in Stress Management

This short certificate takes a comprehensive and practical look at stress, its causes and methods of management that can easily be used by any healthcare practitioner. Stress management can be completed as a standalone module or as part of the IHS Diploma in Coaching and Behavioural...
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Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching

Health and Wellness Coaching has developed as an exciting and incredibly successful healthcare profession over the past 30 years in the USA, melding together the best of behaviour change theories, humanistic psychology and life coaching. It recognises that most individuals know what they should be doing to ensure optimum health, have been told what to do by numerous healthcare professionals but still can’t change their habits. Health coaches use specific communication techniques to empower individuals to take responsibility for their own health and to adopt long term healthy...
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Certificate in Personalised Sports Nutrition

This certificate is designed to impart the very latest cutting edge research on performance nutrition to sports and fitness enthusiasts. It is based on the exciting new branch of sports nutrition – ‘Functional Sports Nutrition’, which upholds that peak performance cannot be achieved without feeding the body for optimum health as well as optimum performance. The focus of the course is using nutrition analysis, diet and lifestyle changes alongside specially tailored supplements to maximise physical performance whilst ensuring that an individual has all the macro, micro and phytonutrients they require for optimum...
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Certificate in NLP Practitioner Training for Healthcare Professionals

NLP is a powerful change management tool that transforms the way people think and act. It explores the relationships between how we think (neuro), how we communicate (linguistic) and our patterns of behaviour. Within healthcare the skill of effective communication is vital. It is often not enough to know what is best for your client; it is also key to have the skills required to assess the most appropriate way to communicate this to each client and help them work through any barriers to change. Your own...
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Certificate in Functional Nutrition for Healthcare Professionals

Functional Medicine is a model of healthcare developed in the US in the 1990s which melds the best of naturopathic principles with the latest evidence based scientific research. It is a quickly evolving field as new research is constantly demonstrating new ways in which interactions between our diet, lifestyle, genetics and beliefs are creating imbalances, and ultimately disease, in the body. Therefore IHS has developed the Certificate in Functional Nutrition for Healthcare Professionals, designed for practitioners already applying the Functional Medicine model to their practice who wish to...
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Who are IHS Courses Recognised by?

Academic Certification

The CI Level 4 Diploma in Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching (VRQ) is approved by Ofqual as a UK level 4 (Irish level 6) regulated qualification. As a regulated qualification, it guarantees learners a high quality learning experience and employers, members of the public and others that the learner and IHS have reached the required standards.

The CI Level 5 Diploma in Nutrition and Lifestyle: Evaluating their Role in Chronic Disease Development is approved as a UK level 5 (Irish level 6/7) Self Regulated Qualification (SRQ), which means that is designed, delivered and awarded to the same quality standards as a regulated qualification, but is not regulated by Ofqual.

These qualifications are awarded by Crossfields Institute (CI), an awarding organisation and education charity, based in England, specialising in the design, delivery and award of holistic and integrative qualifications in sectors including health and social care and child development. The Institute is regulated by Ofqual (the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) which regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland.

Industry Recognition

Graduates of the IHS Diploma in Nutritional Therapy can register with the Nutritional Therapists of Ireland (NTOI), the only independent Nutritional Therapy association in Ireland. They can also register with the Complementary Medical Association (CMA), and the Federation of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners (FNTP),, which covers both Ireland and the UK. Graduates can also apply for direct entry onto the MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert in Personalised Nutrition taught at CNELM in Wokingham, UK. This course is validated by Middlesex University for attendance, part attendance or 100% distance learning (eligibility is subject to grades and a letter of reference from IHS).

Graduates of the IHS Diploma in Diet, Health & Wellness Coaching can register with the CMA,, FNTP, and the Association for NLP (ANLP) The International Coaching Federation (ICF) recognises the qualification for 37 hours of their required Approved Coach Specific Training (ACST).

Graduates of the Diploma in Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching can register with and gain insurance through the CMA, and FNTP Certificate in Health & Wellness Coaching is also recognised by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) as 37 hours towards their Approved Coach Specific Training.

Students studying our Certificate in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology can take an ITEC exam to gain their ITEC Certificate in Anatomy & Physiology (ITEC fee is applicable).