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Curriculum Guide


LEARN HOW THE WORLD’S LARGEST NUTRITION SCHOOL CAN EMPOWER YOU TO TRANSFORM YOUR HEALTH, LAUNCH A MEANINGFUL NEW CAREER, AND CREATE A LIFE YOU LOVE. Learn from world-renowned leaders in nutrition, health, wellness and business. Some of our visiting teachers include:

Joshua Rosenthal

Arianna Huffington

Mark Hyman, MD

Deepak Chopra, MD

Mehmet Oz, MD

Andrew Weil, MD

Gabrielle Bernstein


Welcome to the Future of Nutrition Our mission is to play a crucial role in improving health and happiness, and through that process, create a ripple effect that transforms the world.

TABLE OF CONTENTS 3 Note from the Founder 4 Global Health Crisis 6 What is a Health Coach? 8 The Health Coach Training Program 13 Visiting Teachers 14 Online Learning 16 How it Works 17 Community 18 Alumni 2 |

24 Dietary Theories 26 More Visiting Teachers 28 International Community 29 The Integrative Nutrition Plate 30 Educational Partnerships 32 Business Tools 34 Board of Advisors 36 Charitable Initiatives 37 Distinctives

Integrative Nutrition速 and Institute for Integrative Nutrition速 are registered trademarks of Integrative Nutrition Inc.


Your life is happening right now. Now is the time to take action toward accomplishing your dreams and aspirations. Our team is available to talk, listen, and prepare you for a powerful education that will open new and exciting opportunities. Joshua Rosenthal, MScEd Founder, Director And Primary Teacher

The world is in a vulnerable place right now. The standard diet of processed, chemicalized foods is a global issue being discussed everywhere from local councils to government cabinets. Fast food can be found in every corner of the globe and countries once fighting hunger are now fighting an obesity epidemic. Solutions come in a prescription bottle or through surgery. But there are signs of change. It’s slow, but there is a revolution happening. A health revolution. Awareness around food and health issues is coming to light through documentaries and public campaigns. Nutrition-focused topics dominate magazine covers and on the news. Farmers’ markets are now a staple in most neighborhoods. We are waking up to reality and taking back control of our health.

I have a goal for the year 2020: to have the world see clearly, with 20/20 vision, that food changes everything. For over 20 years, we have educated students on the vital importance of true nourishment. In turn, Integrative Nutrition Health Coaches have gone on to educate tens of thousands more people. Together, we are creating a ripple effect that is bringing health and happiness to the world. As you read through this curriculum guide, I invite you to imagine how the education and training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition can help you reinvent your life. Health and happiness are inextricably linked. The better you feed yourself, the bigger the impact you can have on the world.

We are at the forefront of a healthier future and it continues with you. Joshua Rosenthal, MScEd Founder, Director and Primary Teacher

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The world needs Health Coaches Rates of preventable chronic illnesses are skyrocketing around the world. There’s a huge demand for a new kind of health professional – the Health Coach. Integrative Nutrition Health Coaches are trained to educate and support people to find their way to better health. Health coaching is poised to make a real difference in fighting the global health crisis.

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THE GLOBAL HEALTH CRISIS Mark Hyman, MD Chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine Integrative Nutrition Visiting Teacher Cardiovascular disease is responsible for 34% of all deaths in Australia.1

75% of Americans have at least one nutritional deficiency.2

1 in 5 people in the United Arab Emirates have type 2 diabetes.3

1 in 3 Mexican teenagers are obese.4

34% of Chinese adults have hypertension.5

70% of South African women have unhealthy levels of body fat.6

HOW HEALTH COACHING CAN HELP A review of thirteen studies found that health coaching significantly contributed to weight loss and increased physical activity in overweight patients.7 Patients with diabetes working with a Health Coach achieved significant improvements in blood sugar levels, exercise, stress levels, and overall health.8

“Health Coaches can provide the instruction, the tools, the information, and the facilitation of behavior change that leads to the creation of health instead of the suppression of symptoms or disease.�

Patients with coronary heart disease in a coaching program achieved a significantly greater decrease in total cholesterol.9 In a tobacco cessation study, 32% of patients with Health Coaches quit smoking compared to 18% of people without coaches.10

Are you ready to make a difference? SOURCES 1 2 3 4 5

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Scientific American United Nations United Nations World Health Organization

6 The Lancet 7 Patient Education and Counseling 8 Canadian Journal of Diabetes 9 JAMA Internal Medicine 10 Population Health Management (877) 730-5444 | 5


The Health Coaching Revolution A Health Coach is a wellness authority and supportive mentor who helps clients shift their behavior towards healthier habits. Whether the goal is weight loss, improved digestion, stress reduction, or boosted energy, Health Coaches support clients to create sustainable lifestyle change.

As awareness shifts towards the importance of preventive care, health coaching fills a void in the current healthcare paradigm. Most doctors lack the time and resources to help patients achieve their wellness goals. By addressing all facets of wellness in addition to diet – relationships, career, physical activity, and spirituality – Integrative Nutrition Health Coaches take a holistic approach to health and help clients find the unique foods and lifestyle that make them feel their best.

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Frank Lipman, MD Founder of Eleven Eleven Wellness Center Integrative Nutrition Visiting Teacher

MAKE A LIVING DOING THE WORK YOU LOVE Integrative Nutrition Health Coaches do work that is aligned with their heart. Enjoy a fulfilling career where you can follow your passion for healthy living and transform people’s lives.

Enjoy Unparalleled Career Flexibility Many Health Coaches work in their own private practice and have the flexibility to see clients part-time or full-time, in-person or online, as a supplement to your current income … it’s up to you.

“The success rate at my practice is so much higher now that we have Health Coaches. I see Health Coaches as an essential part of the progression to ‘good medicine.’”

Find a Variety of Employment Options In addition to launching their own practices, our graduates find jobs in doctor’s offices, wellness centers, gyms, and spas. The world needs welltrained professionals to help people take control of their health.

Earn a Generous Income Many new graduates charge $100 per hour in their health coaching practices. You can start seeing paying clients while you’re still in school and pay back your tuition before you graduate.

Boost Your Existing Wellness Practice Whether you’re a physician, nurse, yoga instructor, personal trainer, or chef, training as a Health Coach can help you expand your practice and improve your services.

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Transform Your Health

Launch a Meaningful Career

Create a Life You Love 8 |

David Katz, MD Director of Yale Prevention Research Center Integrative Nutrition Visiting Teacher

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 over 60,000 students and graduates in 124 countries around the world.

“Integrative Nutrition trains students how to give good advice about nutrition, how to deliver it well, and how to make it stick.”

Not Your Traditional Nutrition School The Health Coach Training Program is a one-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 over 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. (877) 730-5444 | 9


What Feeds Your Hunger for Life? Integrative Nutrition goes way beyond the USDA nutrition guidelines and 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 is really 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. RELATIONSHIPS You can eat all the broccoli in the world, but the quality of your relationships with family, friends, and coworkers explains a lot about the quality of your life. Cultivate relationships that support your wants and needs.

CAREER Most people spend 8-10 hours a day, five 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.

SPIRITUALITY 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.

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There’s no one diet for everyone – this is the core principle of the Integrative Nutrition curriculum. Students explore the pros and cons of over 100 dietary theories and learn how to create personalized approaches to food and lifestyle

Learn about the anti-oxidant rich fruits. Certain foods are powerful enough to lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, and improve your mood. Learn about the antioxidant rich fruits, vegetables, and whole grains lining the shelves of your health food store.

Deepak Chopra, MD

Deconstructing Cravings Many people believe that cravings are problem, but Integrative Nutrition believes that cravings play a critical role in understanding what the body needs. You will learn how to satisfy and manage these cravings in healthy ways.

Crowding Out

Organic and Local Foods Discover how organic, non-organic, commercial, and locally sourced meat and produce are different, and learn how farming methods can impact your health and the environment.

Emotional Eating

Most nutrition experts give their clients a list of foods to avoid, which explains why so many people are turned off by nutrition. “Crowding out” involves adding more healthy food to your diet rather than cutting back on foods you enjoy.

Many people try to heal sadness, depression, and anxiety with food; this tactic can easily lead to overeating and unwanted weight gain. Explore the connection between food and emotions.

Energetics of Food

Government Policies

Food has distinct qualities and energetic properties that affect your body depending on where, when, and how it’s grown and prepared. Learn how different foods may affect the way you feel.

Why are unhealthy foods cheaper than healthy foods in the United States? Learn about government subsidies, campaign contributions, and the pros and cons of the USDA’s dietary guidelines.

Food/Mood Connection

Global Health Crisis

Scientific research shows that what we eat affects how we think, feel, and act. Get the tools to deconstruct why you feel a certain way after eating a certain food to find what works best for you.

Rates of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease continue to skyrocket. We spend an exorbitant amount of money on medications and operations, but very little time learning prevention and education. Learn how you can reverse this trend.

Mind-body expert and bestselling author Integrative Nutrition Visiting Teacher

“Integrative Nutrition offers a comprehensive holistic approach to not just nutrition but lifestyle management.”

Nutrition Science Our curriculum reviews basic concepts in human anatomy and how our digestive systems function. We provide a general introduction to inflammation, digestion, blood sugar imbalance, metabolism, epigenetics, endocrine health, autoimmune disorders, and more.

School Food and Childhood Obesity School food has long been blamed as the number-one cause of childhood obesity. Learn about new programs being launched to control this issue and how you can make a difference.

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Learn to Launch Your Own Health Coaching Practice No other school offers so much support in getting you off the ground with a thriving health coaching practice or new business. Through our bonus Fast Track Program, we guide you every step of the way.

Marketing Learn how to identify and target your ideal clients, create effective communications, and build networking skills and referral partnerships.

Business Building Practice how to close the deal, manage and retain clients, set up systems that streamline your business, and manage your money.

Time Management Learn how to set smart, achievable goals, manage your time effectively, and track your progress towards building a successful practice.

Coaching Skills Learn how to effectively guide your clients through a 6-month health coaching program to reach their personal goals.

Listening Learn the art of listening, how to ask high-mileage questions that lead to client breakthroughs, and the magic of mirroring.

Public Speaking Get tips and motivation to use your programs in other public settings such as group programs and lectures.

READ MORE For more information on the business tools included in your tuition, see page 32

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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:

Joshua Rosenthal

Arianna Huffington

Founder, Director, and Primary Teacher of Integrative Nutrition

Editor-in-Chief of the Huffington Post and best-selling author

Deepak Chopra, MD

Mehmet Oz, MD

Authority on mind-body healing and founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing

Cardiothoracic surgeon, author, and star of The Dr. Oz Show

Christiane Northrup, MD

Gabrielle Bernstein

Women’s health and wellness expert and bestselling author

Motivational speaker, life coach, and bestselling author

Andrew Weil, MD

Marion Nestle, PhD

Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University

Mark Hyman, MD

David Wolfe

Chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine and Founder of the UltraWellness Center

World authority on raw food nutrition

READ MORE - For a comprehensive list of our visiting teachers see page 26

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Study Nutrition Wherever and Whenever You’d Like Integrative Nutrition’s innovative app, the IIN Learning Center, is a portable classroom that allows you to study on your computer, smartphone, or tablet.

The IIN Learning Center syncs across devices so you can sign in from anywhere to study at your own pace. Just as we say that no one way of eating is right for everyone, the same is true of learning. That’s why we incorporate a wide variety of teaching styles – video lectures, live online classes, group discussions, and written assignments – so all types of learners can thrive in a dynamic educational environment.

Quick Facts • The Health Coach Training Program takes under one year to complete • The course is divided into 40 modules • A typical student spends five to ten hours per week on the coursework

Renu Daga Class of 2010

• Students can connect with fellow students and staff in the IIN Learning Center forums and on Facebook • Students are invited to a free conference to see visiting teachers speak live

“The 24/7 online education was priceless. I enjoyed my onthe-go lifestyle, traveled often, and did not miss anything.”

The IIN Learning Center With the average lecture lasting 30-40 minutes, the IIN Learning Center is designed to fit into your busy lifestyle. Listen to lectures during your commute to and from work, while walking the dog, or before bed.

As you move through each module, you can participate in discussions with students and staff in the Learning Center chat forums.

David Katz, MD Director, Yale Prevention Research Center and Guest Speaker

Track your study progress with the IIN Learning Center timeline. Sign in from any device to pick up where you left off.

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What to Expect: Curriculum Milestones Studying at Integrative Nutrition is a life-changing journey. You’ll explore in-depth nutrition concepts, coaching skills, business building, and more. This timeline snapshot gives you a brief overview of what to expect from your year at Integrative Nutrition. IIN Founder Joshua Rosenthal introduces you to the core concepts of the program

Month 1

Month 2

Explore how to find better balance in all aspects of your life with the Circle of Life exercise.

Dig into the Dietary Theories Library and discover Paleo, Macrobiotics, Ayurveda and more!

Month 3

Expand your culinary and dietary horizons with the IIN Healthy Cooking Methods and Dietary Theory Library.

Delve into your bonus business lectures with introductory lessons on entrepreneurship and healthy communication skills.*

Understand the pros and cons of conflicting theories like high carb vs. gluten-free.

Set intentions and connect with your classmates on your Virtual Welcome Celebration!

Broaden your outlook on nutrition as you discover alternative healing practices.

Reinforce your knowledge with your first test!

Month 4

Learn about food allergies, blood types, and digestive health.

Learn how to perform an initial Health History consultation and the basics of working with clients!

Month 5

Explore the facts vs. myths of protein, the best sources, and how much you really need.

Practice active listening to enhance your skills as a coach.

Order your business cards and start customizing your personalized website!

Gain access to additional marketing resources to further your business.

Half-way check point! Time for Test #2

Month 6


Debate topics such as GMOs and USDA guidelines.

Find an accountability partner to support your learning.

Month 7

Get clear on the challenges of obesity and learn the truth about sugar.

Put your client handouts and business templates to good use as you prepare to launch your practice.

Receive your mid-certificate and start seeing your very first health coaching clients!

Month 8

Become part of the solution as you learn how to get involved in school food programs.

Start nurturing potential clients with monthly e-newsletters. IIN provides you with content for an entire year!

Coaching Circle sessions begin!

Month 9

Learn the negative effects stress can have on your health and how to manage it effectively.

Month 10

Embrace clean eating and understand the basics of detoxification.

Month 11

Live long and prosper with lessons on long-term health planning, and staying on track financially.

Month 12

Register with the International Association of Health Coaches.

Host your own workshops with IIN’s ready-made presentations: Sugar Blues, Eating for Energy, Women’s Health, and more!

Dig deeper into the Fast Track Program and refine your coaching practice by finding your niche market.

Almost there! Time for Test #3

Plan for the future as you develop a cohesive marketing plan to reach your community.

Learn how to get more out of client sessions with high-mileage questions.

Almost there! Submit your health history consultations and wrap up your training with your final test.

Explore higher education options with IIN’s academic partners and receive credits for our Health Coach Training Program.

Honor your accomplishments with your classmates on your Virtual end-of-year Celebration!

*This schedule is a guideline to showcase what you will experience as a student. Exact timeline may vary and is subject to change. **All business and marketing classes are optional and not required to graduate.

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Make Lifelong Connections with a Passionate Community Our students are passionate, health-minded people who are changing the world You’ll often find them sharing successes and inspiration, helping each other, and discussing the latest wellness trends. No matter where you live, you’ll feel connected to your fellow classmates.

Accountability Coaching

Coaching Circle

Pair up with another classmate to discuss what you’ve learned. Refine your coaching and listening skills and guide each other through a six-month health coaching program. Through this experience, you’ll get a sense of what it will be like to work with future clients.

Receive guidance from a group led by an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who is a successful graduate of the program. Connect on scheduled phone sessions throughout the program to discuss what you’ve learned, celebrate success, and work through shared challenges.

IIN Learning Center

Live Events

Ask questions about the curriculum and connect with staff and students in the online forums. Each quarter you’ll also have the opportunity to attend a live web class led by our staff.

There’s nothing like the energy of an Integrative Nutrition conference! As a student, you’ll have the opportunity to attend a live event (or live stream if you can’t make it!) Listen to in-person lectures from our visiting teachers and get inspired by our supportive community.


Meet Our Alumni Integrative Nutrition empowers graduates to transform their health, start their own health coaching practice… and so much more! Our graduates own their own wellness centers, health coaching practices, and healthy food restaurants. They have launched nationally distributed health food products, have starred in movies, and have written bestselling cookbooks. They are creating a ripple effect of health and happiness around the world. Read on for some of their stories.

“As a coach, I work passionately to guide busy women towards a more simple and balanced approach to healthy eating and living.” There was a time in my life when I was reaching for toxic foods, substances and relationships that depleted my sense of well-being. My life-changing transformation began by learning about the powers and healing capabilities of clean eating.

AMANDA CARNEY ’11 Amanda is employed as a Health Coach at visiting teacher Dr. Frank Lipman’s medical practice and also runs her own health coaching business. New York, NY

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I decided to make a career out of this passion and was eventually introduced to Integrative Nutrition. Through this life-changing program, I learned about the power of food and what it meant to create real nourishment in ALL areas of life! I am now able to infuse my coaching practice with this same approach.

“It was about changing my mindset, my lifestyle, and my relationship with food – forever.”

LOUIS VITIELLO, JR ’13 Louis lost more than 200 pounds after being told he would die if he didn’t improve his health. His transformation inspired him to become a Health Coach and create Simple Steps Weight Loss.

Integrative Nutrition’s program gave me the confidence to leave my job, build my dream, be featured on radio and television, and become recognized as an expert in my field. After 13 long years working in information technology, who knew that work could be so much fun and inspiring? I love being a Health Coach, and thank IIN for the amazing life I now live. Cary, North Carolina

“Start a natural food company. Those were the words I wrote down while at IIN.”

ELIZABETH STEIN ’09 Elizabeth created a healthy line of granola, oatmeal, and mixes that is now sold at Whole Foods, Target, Wegmans, Fresh Market, and other major grocery stores.

My goal was simple. I wanted to provide healthier, bettertasting alternatives to what was currently on the market. I was just learning about all these powerful superfoods and realized they weren’t being incorporated into products on the grocery shelf. So I set out to recreate the most delicious food products using these nutrient-rich ingredients. Our goal is to continue to redefine the standards of packaged foods. New York, NY

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“I want to empower YOU to operate from your best vitality and live fully the life you always dreamt of! Are you ready?” My vision is to change the world for the better one step at a time. In today’s busy lives it’s so easy to get lost, to forget about our true dreams and goals. In taking better care of ourselves, we experience a shift, where we start taking responsibility of our actions and have much more to give to people and the environment around us.

NITA ARPIAINEN ’10 A certified yoga instructor, Life and Health Coach, Nita leads wellness and yoga retreats in Finland, France, Thailand, Greece, and other locations.

As an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, it’s my mission to support and create health, happiness and abundance in the world and to awaken hope, love and unity for my clients. Together we can make a change that unites us all! Helsinki, Finland

“Skincare might not change the world, but shouldn’t it at least try?”

You do want great skin, but you don’t want to hurt yourself or the planet to get it. And that’s why I started S.W. Basics.

ADINA GRIGORE ’07 Adina created S.W. Basics of Brooklyn, an all-natural skincare line that has been featured in Vogue, People, InStyle, and Gwyneth Paltrow’s goop. Brooklyn, NY

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I primarily wanted to help people have healthier skin naturally. But our goal is bigger: to make products that contribute to the overall health of our communities by supporting family farmers, small American manufacturers, and values-driven partners. The days of “every company for itself” are over, so we want to make sure that every time a customer supports us, they’re getting to support awesome businesses all along our supply chain.

“I’m transforming the way women give birth, one belly at a time.”

LATHAM THOMAS ’06 Latham is a bestselling author, celebrity doula, and founder of Mama Glow, a maternity lifestyle brand that provides wellness support to expectant and new mothers. New York, NY

I’m a graduate of Columbia University and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and founder of Mama Glow. I serve on the board of Yahoo Health as the maternity expert, and my mission is to empower women along their journey into motherhood. We provide nutritional services, yoga, birth coaching services and fertility services. My bestselling book, Mama Glow: A Hip Guide to Your Fabulous Abundant Pregnancy, bridges the gap between optimal wellness, spiritual wellbeing and radical self-care for modern holistic pregnancy. Mama Glow is about your initiation, birthing yourself as a powerful woman as you prepare to give birth to your bundle of joy.

“We promote collaboration and cooperation in the kitchen, and believe that each person has unique skills and perspectives that can add value to any situation.”

ALISSA BILFIELD ’11 ADAM ARONOVITZ ’12 Alissa and Adam co-created the Cookbook Project, a non-profit organization that trains educators and community leaders on food literacy and cooking education programs. Boston, MA / New Orleans, LA

Through our combined background in education and public health, and from inspiration and support from Integrative Nutrition, we founded The Cookbook Project. We use a train-the-trainer model to equip educators to empower youth to make healthier food choices, expand their palates, and most importantly, cook! It is our vision that through our innovative food literacy education program, we can create healthier and more sustainable communities worldwide. We especially love training other Health Coaches interested in sharing their skills with youth in order to continue the IIN ripple effect!

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“I’m on a mission to find ways to make life bigger, more meaningful, nicer, smarter, heartier.”

SARAH WILSON ’11 Sarah is an Australian journalist and TV personality who created the New York Times bestseller I Quit Sugar and the online 8-week program. Syndey, Australia

In January 2011, I quit sugar. It started as a gentle experiment, but my energy, skin and wellness changed so dramatically, I kept going. Inspired by my own personal experience, I developed the 8-Week Program, a practical week-by-week guide full of tips, Meal Plans, advice and inspiration to quit sugar… for good. I’ve also authored two best-sellers, I Quit Sugar and I Quit Sugar For Life. Pretty much everyone who’s completed them ends up feeling brighter, clearer and much nicer to be around!

“We want to take you on a journey towards healthier habits, through educational events that teach you how to integrate the most wholesome products into your life.”

KIMBERLY ASHTON ’10 Kimberly co-founded Sprout Lifestyle, Shanghai’s first health food store of its kind, offering food-focused workshops, cooking classes, nutrition lectures, and healthy catering. Shanghai, China

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As an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, food educator and nutrition consultant, I work with individual clients and companies on improving their health and well-being through building an awareness of foods, addressing how we feed our minds and bodies, direct our energies, identifying unhealthy lifestyle aspects and making conscious decisions. At Sprout, we believe in the importance of nutrition education, at all ages, to fully understand our food and how it affects our bodies from the inside out.

“Looking back at it now, I was a wellness coach even before I knew it myself. Through giving and helping others is how I healed myself.”

TANYA MAHER ’13 Tanya is the co-founder of Tanya’s Cafés in London, a high-end raw food restaurant and superfood cocktail bar in Chelsea, and author of The UnCook Book, a guide to a raw food lifestyle.

After years of dealing with a variety of health issues, I finally healed myself through the power of raw food. My energy shifted, my health drastically improved, eyes brighter, skin smoother – and in this transformation, I found my calling! I created my unique wellness coaching system for indivudals where I share tips and tricks to reaching your most desirable health goals. My latest venture, Tanya’s Café, offers a beautiful raw food menu where everything is organic, hand-picked and raw! London, England

“I have seen people suffering all over the world from their diet and lifestyle choices, and they don’t even know it.” My health journey began when I was diagnosed with a noncancerous brain tumor in 2010. After major neurosurgery, radiation two years later, and a long road back to recovery, I decided to take my health into my own hands – and discovered Integrative Nutrition.

JOSH PERRY ’14 A professional BMX athlete, Josh’s wellness journey began when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He’s now a passionate healthy eating advocate.

I was the young rider that lived off Hostess treats, twoliter Dr. Pepper, and processed foods. Once I started to make changes to my diet, I saw major changes in my physical health, my recovery, my strength, my thinking and processing, and my riding improved! South Dennis, MA

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Discover More Than 100 Dietary Theories Are you confused about all the conflicting nutrition advice out there? We are the only school in the world integrating more than 100 dietary theories. We are too unique to all eat the same exact food, so discover the pros and cons of different options to find what works best for you. Some of them include:

90/10 Theory


A flexible approach to eating that strives for eating healthy foods 90 percent of the time and allowing 10 percent of the time to eat whatever you desire.

This diet restricts carbohydrates, causing the body to burn its own fat for fuel, instead of carbohydrates.


This ancient healing system from India emphasizes eating in accordance with your individual body type and the seasons.

This theory is that some foods, such as meat and processed foods, cause your body to produce acid, while other foods, such as fruits and vegetables, are more alkaline and promote better health.

Anti-Inflammatory This diet is based on the idea that foods high in fats and sugar accelerate the aging process whereas foods with antioxidants like fish, fruits, and vegetables are anti-inflammatory and slow the onset of aging.

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Blood Type An individualized approach to eating, which depends on blood type and combines anthropology, medical history, and genetics.

Body Ecology A diet based on balancing the body’s internal ecosystem through the restoration of gut health. It is based heavily on the concept of food combining and is primarily vegetarian.



This theory is that yeast (Candida) overgrowth can cause a wide range of health conditions. Candida can be controlled by eating a diet that restores a balance of healthy bacteria.

A weight-loss company that sends you prepackaged breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert to simplify weight loss. The diet relies on calorie restriction and a variety of nutrients.



Designed by the U.S. National Institutes of Health to lower blood pressure without medication.

Developed by Dr. Joel Furhman, this diet recommends maximizing micronutrients per calorie, focusing on foods that have diseaseprotecting and therapeutic effects.



This protein-rich diet designed by French doctor Pierre Dukan promotes rapid weight loss, and shares similar principles with Atkins and Paleo.

This diet is based on the presumed ancient diet of wild plants and animals consumed during the Paleolithic era.

GAPS This diet posits that toxins in the digestive tract escape into the body due to increased permeability of the intestines – “leaky gut” syndrome – and can be alleviated by eliminating certain foods.

Gluten-Free A diet omitting gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye.

High-Carbohydrate This modern take on traditional diets relies on whole grains, beans, and vegetables.

Macrobiotics A philosophy based on balancing yin and yang through eating natural, whole foods.

Master Cleanse A juice fast that advocates drinking only tea and lemonade made with lemon juice, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper for 10 days.

Raw Food Raw or living food diets are based on eating unprocessed and uncooked plant foods.

South Beach Developed by cardiologist Dr. Arthur Agatston, the South Beach Diet advocates eating highfiber, low-glycemic carbohydrates, healthy fats, and lean protein.

Traditional Chinese Medicine An ancient belief system that looks at health holistically and uses diagnosis as a way to assess overall health of the body.

Vegetarian/Vegan A vegetarian diet restricts eating meat. A vegan diet restricts the use of all animal products.

The Zone A diet based on regulating blood sugar levels with a balance of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins at every meal, enabling the body to burn fat more efficiently.

Mediterranean Based on the traditional foods of Italy and Greece, this diet consists mostly of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and olive oil, and emphasizes exercise. (877) 730-5444 | 25


Founder and Primary Teacher Joshua Rosenthal lectures at a live conference

Visiting Teachers Our students are inspired by experts at the forefront of nutrition, health, wellness, and business. They teach a wide variety of theories and viewpoints to help students find the foods and lifestyle that make them feel their best. Joshua Rosenthal, MScEd Founder, Director, and Primary Teacher Joshua Rosenthal founded the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 1992 with the vision that if you can change what people eat, you can change the world. He has been working in the field of nutrition for more than 30 years and is the driving force behind the school. He holds a master’s degree in education with a special focus on counseling. His expertise spans the fields of curriculum development, nutrition theories, nutritional counseling, and life coaching.

Bernie Siegel, MD

Joshua has reinvented nutrition education, teaching in a style that is revolutionary in the field of adult learning. His lectures are engaging, thought-provoking, energizing, and fun. He teaches about half of the curriculum, covering nutritional theories and coaching techniques that he has developed. He is an insightful healer whose simple approach allows people to quickly and successfully reach improved levels of health and happiness.

A board-certified OB/GYN, Dr. Northrup is an internationally recognized authority in the field of women’s health and is a New York Times bestselling author.

Alicia Silverstone

Annemarie Colbin, PhD

Actress, author, and animal rights and environmental activist, Silverstone writes about veganism on her blog The Kind Life.

Colbin is founder of the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts and an internationally recognized health educator.

Amy Pershing

Arianna Huffington

Pershing is co-founder and executive director of the Pershing Turner Centers, which offer treatment for the full spectrum of eating disorders.

Chair, President, and Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post, Huffington was named by TIME as one of the world’s 100 most influential people in 2006 and 2011.

Andrea Beaman

Arthur Agatston, MD

An Integrative Nutrition graduate and whole foods chef featured on Bravo’s Top Chef, Beaman is also the author of The Whole Truth.

A cardiologist and author of the bestselling South Beach Diet, Dr. Agatston is a pioneer in non-invasive cardiac diagnostics and imaging.

Andrew Weil, MD

Barry Sears, PhD

Dr. Weil is an internationally recognized expert in alternative medicine and the founder and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.

Founder of the Zone Diet, Dr. Sears is a pioneer in biotechnology. He holds 13 patents for cancer treatments and the dietary control of hormones.

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A physician who embraces a philosophy of living and dying that’s at the forefront of medical ethics, Dr. Siegel is the author of several bestselling books.

Christiane Northrup, MD

Christine Hassler A former Hollywood agent, Hassler is a life coach and inspirational speaker who helps people connect with their passion and pursue their dreams.

Daniel Amen, MD A board-certified psychiatrist and founder of the Amen clinics, Dr. Amen is an expert on applying brain imaging science to everyday clinical practice.

Dan Buettner A writer and adventurer, Buettner’s work has identified places in the world where people live longer and in better health, known as “longevity Blue Zones.”

Danielle LaPorte A bestselling author and motivational speaker, LaPorte is the creator of The Desire Map, a set of holistic and inspirational life-planning tools.

Deepak Chopra, MD

John Douillard, DC

Mehmet Oz, MD

A world leader in the field of mind-body medicine, he is the founder of the Chopra Foundation and has written 18 New York Times bestsellers.

Dr. Douillard has been teaching Ayurvedic medicine, natural health, fitness, and nutrition for more than 20 years. He is the author of The 3-Season Diet.

Dr. Oz is a cardiothoracic surgeon, author, and television personality best known for his show The Dr. Oz Show and as the former health expert of The Oprah Winfrey Show.

David Katz, MD

Julia Cameron

Michael Ellsberg

Director of the Yale Prevention Research Center, Dr. Katz is globally recognized as a top physician in preventive medicine and is a respected media personality.

An award-winning poet, playwright, and filmmaker, Cameron wrote The Artist’s Way, which has sold over two million copies worldwide.

Writer, consultant, and blogger, Ellsberg is the author of The Education of Millionaires and the Power of Eye Contact.

Gabrielle Bernstein

Kathie Swift, MS, RD

Named a “next generation thought leader” by Oprah Winfrey, Bernstein is a life coach and motivational speaker. She regularly appears on the Today Show.

A leading educator in the field of integrative nutrition, Swift is a teacher of Healthy Living Programs at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.

Dr. Jacobson is co-founder and executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a consumer advocacy organization.

David Wolfe

Lissa Rankin, MD

A world authority on raw food nutrition, Wolfe is a bestselling author and works to locate and distribute some of the world’s highest quality raw foods.

Dr. Rankin is a physician and founder of the Whole Health Medicine training program for physicians and other healthcare providers.

Eric Barron

A registered dietitian who developed the nutrition program at the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health, Goldstein is also an Integrative Nutrition graduate.

CEO of the real estate brokerage Keller Williams NYC and founder of N2K TV, Barron is an expert in personal branding, marketing, and business.

Frank Lipman, MD A respected figure in the field of integrative medicine, Dr. Lipman is the founder and director of the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York City.

Geneen Roth A pioneer in emotional eating issues, Roth is the author of two New York Times bestsellers and has appeared as an expert on Oprah, NBC Nightly News, and 20/20.

Harville Hendrix, PhD Author of the New York Times bestseller Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples, Dr. Hendrix and his wife Hellen LaKelly Hunt cocreated Imago Relationship Therapy.

Howard Lyman A fourth-generation family farmer in Montana, Lyman is the activist who turned Oprah Winfrey against hamburgers and is author of the book Mad Cowboy.

Joe Cross Documentary filmmaker and creator of the award-winning film Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead, Cross is a healthy living advocate and juicing expert.

Joel Fuhrman, MD A family physician specializing in disease prevention and reversal, Dr. Fuhrman is a leading expert on nutritional healing and New York Times bestselling author.

Lynn Goldstein, MS, RD

Marie Forleo An author and business coach based in New York, Forleo is the founder of Marie Forleo International, B-School, and MarieTV.

Manisha Thakor A financial educator and chartered financial analyst, Thakor teaches women how to master their money and live an abundant life.

Marion Nestle, PhD Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, Dr. Nestle is a leading authority on food politics.

Mark Bittman A New York Times food writer and bestselling author of How to Cook Everything, Bittman is also a leading authority on food politics.

Mark Hyman, MD A leader in functional medicine, Dr. Hyman is the founder and medical director of the UltraWellness Center and is an author of several bestselling books.

Michael Jacobson, PhD

Neal Barnard, MD Founder of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), Dr. Barnard is a clinical researcher, author, and health advocate.

Nina Planck Food writer, farmers’ market entrepreneur, and advocate for traditional foods, Planck is the author of Real Food: What to Eat and Why.

Paul Pitchford, MS Pitchford is author of the landmark book Healing with Whole Foods, which unifies Eastern and Western therapies including Tai Chi and Zen meditation.

Susan Blum, MD A pioneer in functional medicine, Dr. Blum is the founder of the Blum Center for Health and is an expert on healing autoimmune disorders.

Walter Willett, MD Chairman of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health and a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Willett is a worldrenowned nutrition authority.

William Davis, MD Cardiologist and author of the New York Times bestseller Wheat Belly, Dr. Davis is a health crusader and activist.

Venus Williams Williams is an American professional tennis player, fashion designer, entrepreneur, and author of Come to Win.

Mark Sisson Author of The Primal Blueprint, Sisson is a former world-class endurance athlete who dedicates his life to maximizing performance through paleo nutrition.

Mastin Kipp Founder of The Daily Love, a website, daily email, and Twitter account that serves up inspiration and love to his followers.

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From Argentina to Zambia, Our Community Spans the Globe Integrative Nutrition Health Coaches are needed all over the globe. We have over 63,000 students and graduates in 124 countries! While the list keeps growing, our incredible community has one thing in common: to improve the health and wellbeing of their families and communities.

We are committed to connecting with our ever-growing international community. In recent years, Founder Joshua Rosenthal has held conferences and meet-ups all over the world. Here are a few of the venues: Helsinki, Zurich, Mexico City, Toronto, Sydney, Buenos Aires, London, Barcelona, Dubai and Los Angeles. Stay tuned to see where the ripple effect hits next!

Students have joined us from: Angola Anguilla Antigua & Barbuda Argentina Aruba Australia Austria Bahamas Bahrain Barbados Belgium Bermuda Bosnia Botswana Brazil Bulgaria Cameroon Canada Cayman Islands

Chile China Colombia Costa Rica Croatia Curacao Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Estonia Finland France French Guiana Germany

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Ghana Greece Grenada Guadeloupe Guam Guatemala Guyana Herzegovina Hong Kong Iceland India Indonesia Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Korea, Republic of

Kuwait Latvia Lebanon Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Malaysia Malta Mexico Mozambique Namibia Netherlands Antilles New Zealand Nicaragua Nigeria Northern Ireland Norway Oman

Pakistan Panama Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Puerto Rico Qatar Romania Russia Saudi Arabia Scotland Singapore Slovenia South Africa Spain St. Kitts and Nevis St. Lucia Sweden

Switzerland Thailand Trinidad & Tobago Turkey Turks & Caicos United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States Uruguay Venezuela Vietnam Virgin Islands Zimbabwe


Food Changes Everything Adapted from the original USDA MyPlate, the Integrative Nutrition Plate focuses on nourishing food as well as lifestyle choices. David Katz, MD










Director, Yale Prevention Research Center Integrative Nutrition Visiting Teacher













“The Integrative Nutrition Plate is explicit about what to eat, and what not to eat. These details are essential if the typical American diet is going to be a force for health, rather than an impediment to it!�

The Integrative Nutrition Plate emphasizes the importance of local and organic produce, whole grains, vegetarian and high-quality animal proteins, healthy plant-based fats, and water. It serves as a general guideline for healthy eating, but should be adapted and customized according to what works best for each person. To complete the picture, the plate is surrounded with lifestyle factors that create optimal health: relationships, physical activity, career, and spirituality. Integrative Nutrition encourages people to look at these aspects of life, which we refer to as primary food, as a form of of nourishment that can make your life extraordinary.

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Earn College Credits Through Our Academic Partnerships The Institute for Integrative Nutrition is a licensed school with the New York State Education Department as of 2009. Our partnerships with various academic institutions empower alumni to earn credits towards a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree or a continuing education certificate.

The State University of New York (SUNY) Purchase College SUNY is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive state university with a reputation for offering programs that combine academics with experiential learning. Graduates may earn up to 43 continuing education units and a SUNY Purchase certificate degree.

California State University Long Beach CSU Long Beach is a diverse, student-centered, globally engaged public university. IIN graduates may earn up to 43 continuing education units and a CSU Long Beach University certificate.

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Maryland University of Integrative Health Maryland University of Integrative Health is the leading academic institution for integrative health in the nation. IIN graduates are eligible to earn six credits towards a Master of Science in Nutrition, a Master of Arts in Health Coaching, or a Master of Science in Health Promotion. California Institute of Integral Studies California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) is a cutting-edge university offering graduate programs and flexible learning. IIN graduates may receive six advanced credits toward a Master of Arts in Integrative Health Studies. Goddard College Goddard College is an internationally recognized liberal arts school offering degrees in the health and wellness field. IIN graduates may earn up to 40 credits towards a Bachelor of Arts degree and can apply for a 36-credit accelerated program towards a Masters of Arts in Health Arts and Sciences.

Arianna Huffington Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post Integrative Nutrition Visiting Teacher

“Integrative Nutrition gives its students great tools to improve their wellbeing and thrive in their day-to-day lives.”

Excelsior College Excelsior College has expanded access to higher education for adult learners through its flexible, affordable, and innovative programs. IIN graduates are eligible to earn up to 40 credits towards a Bachelor’s degree. The National College Credit Recommendation Service NCCRS is an internationally recognized organization that partners with over 1,500 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada. Earn up to 40 credits towards over 1,500 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada. International Coach Federation ICF is a nonprofit organization that provides independent certification to Health Coaches and other coaching professionals from around the world. IIN graduates may receive 30 hours of Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) that may be put toward ICF certification. (877) 730-5444 | 31


The Tools You Need to Create a Thriving Practice In addition to our business training, we provide you with a wide array of tools and materials to support you in launching your own business. When you’re ready to work with clients or start a business, you’ll have everything you need.

Website We provide you with a professional custom-built website with features specially designed for Health Coaches. The first six months after graduation are complimentary, then followed by a discounted pricing structure. Building a website can be an expensive and time-consuming endeavor, but we’ve done the work for you!

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Walter Willett, MD Chair of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health Integrative Nutrition Visiting Teacher

Marketing Materials We’ve created all the materials you need to market your health coaching practice and get clients. • Customizable logos • Personalized business cards • Brochure templates • Newsletter templates with pre-drafted content

“Integrative Nutrition teaches the new ambassadors of wellness to have an impact on the health of our nation.”

Health Coaching Materials You’ll receive all the tools you need to coach clients through an entire six-month program and manage your practice. • Detailed guidelines for each health coaching session • Handouts on topics such as sugar substitutes and how to cook greens • Legal forms like client program agreements

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Board of Advisors Integrative Nutrition students benefit from an accomplished and inspirational Board of Advisors, whose work spans the field of health, nutrition, and functional medicine. They help to shape the strategy, vision, and long-term direction of the Health Coach Training Program. These health leaders are powerful assets, providing objective advice to support our mission.

Walter Willett, MD

Joel Fuhrman, MD

David Katz, MD

Chairman of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health

Family physician and nutritional researcher

Director of the Yale Prevention Research Center

Harville Hendrix, PhD

Lynn Goldstein, MS, RD

Bernie Siegel, MD

Co-founder of Imago Relationship Therapy

Registered Dietitian at the Beth Israel Comprehensive Cancer Center

Expert in healing and patient empowerment

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John Douillard, DC

David Wolfe

Colette Heimowitz, MS

Expert in Ayurvedic medicine, natural health, fitness, and nutrition

World authority on raw food nutrition

Vice President of Education and Research for Atkins Health and Medical Information Services

Howard Lyman

Paul Pitchford, MS

Barry Sears, PhD

Animal rights activists and cofounder of the book Mad Cowboy

Expert in Traditional Chinese medicine and author of Healing with Whole Foods

Founder of the Zone Diet and pioneer in nutritional research

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We’re Not Just a School; We’re a Movement We are committed to supporting organizations that are working to make the world a healthier, happier place. Our partners promote nutrition education, fight childhood obesity, protect the environment, and much more. Supporting Organizations Since 2009, we’ve donated over $1.6 million to help spread a ripple effect of health and happiness around the world.

Supporting Our Graduates We are committed to supporting our students and graduates who are doing amazing work in their communities. • We have given numerous scholarships to principals, superintendents, and food service directors to help bring healthier lunches and greater nutrition awareness to schools. • In 2011, we gave grants to support outstanding community initiatives led by students and graduates. • In 2012, we presented awards to students and graduates who have created innovative projects. • More than $1 million has been allocated to supporting our community and spreading a ripple effect.

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A Dozen Differences What sets us apart? Find out how this education will empower you to make a huge difference.

1. Join a Movement You Believe In

7. 100 Dietary Theories

We’re not just a school; we’re a movement! Integrative Nutrition is a mission-driven organization that is creating a health revolution. We’re committed to advocating for the health coaching profession and fighting the global health crisis.

Unlike most nutrition programs, we go beyond the USDA government guidelines and provide you with access to more than 100 dietary theories. This will help you to understand bio-individuality to support your clients’ needs.

2. A Holistic Approach

8. Bonus Business Support

Our approach focuses on nutrition as well as lifestyle factors that create optimal health: relationships, career, physical activity, and spirituality. You will encourage your clients to look at these aspects as another way to feed themselves in addition to food.

Get step-by-step business training to create and run a successful practice when you graduate. We give you all the tools you need if you decide to start a practice.

3. World-Famous Guest Speakers Our curriculum features the world’s leaders in nutrition and wellness. From physicians to researchers to inspirational speakers, you’ll learn from over 100 worldclass educators.

4. Improve Your Health

9. Live Conferences Our lives events are the best way to experience the inspiring energy of the IIN community. As a student, you’ll have the opportunity to attend a live event (or live stream if you can’t make it!) and hear lectures from our visiting teachers.

10. A Supportive Community

Learn powerful new ways to heal yourself by yourself. Discover the value of true nourishment and use these tools to heal your family, friends, coworkers, and clients.

Join a network of more than 60,000 students and graduates who are passionate about health and wellness. Connect with your classmates in our online groups and meet live at conferences and meet-ups.

5. Flexible Learning Platform

11. University Partnerships

This program fits seamlessly into your life. You can continue working and you won’t need to take prerequisite courses. Access the IIN Learning Center from your computer, smartphone, or tablet so you can study anywhere, anytime.

We have partnerships with various schools that may award you credits for graduating from the Health Coach Training Program. Earn credits towards your undergraduate or graduate degree as well as continuing education units.

6. Career in a Year

12. Lifelong Learning

Start a new career as a Health Coach. Start seeing clients halfway through the program and earn an income while you learn. Do work that is aligned with your heart and make a meaningful impact on the world.

We’re committed to continuing education opportunities even after you graduate. There are additional courses such as Launch Your Dream Book and Founder Joshua Rosenthal travels to teach in local communities across the globe.

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Are you ready to take the first step toward changing your future?

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TAKE A SAMPLE CLASS Take a sample class to experience the Integrative Nutrition curriculum for yourself and get a taste of the wide variety of perspectives that we teach.

SPEAK WITH A GRADUATE RIGHT NOW Our Admissions Representatives are all graduates of the program and can answer any questions you have about the Health Coach Training Program.

LEARN HOW WE MAKE THINGS AFFORDABLE We understand that financing an education is a commitment. That’s why we have flexible financing options and tuition grants to make this education affordable.



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This is your life, not a dress rehearsal. Now is the time to create your future. Whatever you dream is possible. - Joshua Rosenthal Founder, Director, and Primary Teacher of Integrative Nutrition

2015 Curriculum Guide  
2015 Curriculum Guide