5 Reasons to Become a Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach

Sheila is a Nutritional Therapist (Sheila Downes Nutrition) and an IHS Clinical Practice Supervisor & Course Consultant

1. You’re passionate about nutrition, lifestyle and helping people

Now, more than ever, people need knowledgeable and committed nutrition and lifestyle coaches to guide and support them towards healthier living. Could this be you? Is now the time to turn your passion into that career you have always wanted?

Whilst nutrition and lifestyle choices are well recognised as fundamental to health, knowing exactly what changes to make and how to make them can be confusing and difficult, which is exactly where you can help.

The IHS Diploma in Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaching will not only walk you through key nutrition and lifestyle factors and how they apply to overall health, but it also includes effective coaching and communication skills that will help you inspire and motivate your future clients towards long term change and a brighter future.

“The course really delivered above and beyond my expectations and I feel prepared and ready to go out and start making my dream career a reality.”
Hannah Rushton Dip NLC IHS

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2. You want a career and life you love

Do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life

Many of our graduates have similar stories before they embarked on becoming a Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach – careers that no longer inspired them, long hours working for someone else or after taking a career break to focus on their families they wanted to re-enter the workforce doing something they loved. We spend around a third of our lifetime at work so why not make that time count?

Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaches are passionate about what they do, and when you bring that passion to your work it no longer feels like a chore – in fact, it becomes a key reason to jump out of bed in the morning! We love talking to our graduates to find out how they choose to use their qualification – we even started a podcast featuring a different graduate each month on a topic close to their hearts.

3. You want a flexible career that works around your lifestyle

However you decide to use your Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaching qualification, one thing you can be sure of is that your career can now work for you instead of you being a slave for it. Whether you want to work full time or work around other commitments and interests, online or face to face, individual clients or group work…you can choose your hours and what you do with them.

Check out how IHS graduates are living their dream!

4. You want a career you can really make your own

When you qualify as an IHS Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach, you will leave feeling confident that you have all the skills necessary to start your own nutrition and lifestyle practice.

However, you will also have opened up a whole host of new opportunities for further professional and personal development. Perhaps one element of the course really peaked your interest and you would like to specialise there, or maybe you’d like to develop new knowledge and skills. Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaching really is a qualification you can build on to help you carve out your own personalised career path. Whatever you decide, you have a solid foundation with our UK level 4 qualification to progress in your career for years to come.

5. You want to be part of a dynamic and ever growing global community

The wellness profession is booming with many health services recognising the importance of coaches in the prevention of the current chronic disease epidemic. Recent shifts towards online working and learning also mean that you can collaborate and network with experts all over the globe, whilst building a diverse client base, no longer limited to your corner of the World. We often talk about the importance of ‘finding your tribe’ in order to live your best life, well IHS ensure that you already have that support network around you when you graduate with our online private graduate support group, CPD courses, business resources and much more. All you then need to do is reach out and grow it further.


There’s never been a better time to focus on health

More and more people are understanding the need to take personal responsibility for their wellbeing and have become increasingly interested in finding health coaches to help them achieve this. The IHS Diploma in Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaching will equip you with the knowledge to take better care of your own health, your family’s health and build a rewarding career helping others do the same.

Take the next step today

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