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Internationally Accredited Training Programmes in Nutrition & Health Coaching and Nutritional Therapy

Internationally Accredited Training Programmes

IINH (International Institute of Nutrition & Health) provides globally recognised & accredited training programmes in Nutrition & Health Coaching (BTEC Diploma) and Nutritional Therapy (Ofqual regulated qualification – externally accredited through Crossfields Institute.). The curriculum and assessment standards are continually reviewed and monitored by independent accrediting organisations, which routinely audit students’ coursework. This accreditation ensures the courses meet recognised global standards. Our programmes are also recognised by excellent, dynamic professional bodies, UKIHCA (Nutrition & Health Coaching) and NTOI (Nutritional Therapy). Our Nutrition & Health Coaching Diploma is accredited by the Personalised Care Institute. Students and Graduates are eligible to apply for  Complimentary Medical Association Membership  as they have demonstrated their commitment to excellence by choosing to train with IINH.

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Association Excellence Awards 2024 Finalists

We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for the Association Excellence Awards 2024 for “Best Learning/Professional Development Programme (Up To 2,000 Members)”  and “Best Association Partnership or Collaboration” in partnership with D2L for the development of our learning platform on Brightspace.

The Association Excellence Awards have been running since 2015 and are recognised as the most respected awards that highlight best practice and excellence amongst industry bodies, and professional membership organisations in UK and Europe.

Association & Institute Awards

IINH are thrilled to announce that Richard Burton, IINH founder & CEO, was awarded the “Outstanding Contribution Award” at the Association & Institute Awards 2024. This accolade is a testament to his extensive and impactful work within the field of nutrition & health, recognising his dedication and the positive changes he has driven.

Richard’s achievement not only brings pride to IINH but also emphasises the importance of recognising and celebrating leaders in the nutrition and health field. The award ceremony, held in Dublin, was a momentous occasion, filled with joy and a sense of accomplishment for the whole team at IINH.

IINH was nominated for the prestigious “Best Institute of the Year” award. This nomination highlights the institute’s dedication to advancing education and professional development in the field of nutrition and health.

Outstanding Contribution Award-Winner-Richard Burton

Cutting-Edge Nutrition Education & Innovation

Since it was founded in 2002, IINH has been at the forefront of nutrition education, continuously updating courses to reflect the latest advances and understandings in health and nutrition science. The institute embraces innovation, understanding the evolving landscape of diet, health, and lifestyle.

First dedicated nutrition college in Ireland
First with progression route to BSc and MSc programmes in Nutrition
First to graduate Nutrition & Health Coaches
First with internationally recognised qualification in Health Coaching (BTEC)
First with accreditation from global accrediting body (Pearson)
First to graduate Nutritional Therapists
First with international qualification in Nutritional Therapy - Crossfield’s Inst.
First in Ireland providing NT grads with route to membership of CNHC (UK regulator for complementary therapists)
First Nutritional Therapy clinic for the public
First with own teaching kitchen
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Personalised Approach & Ongoing Alumni Support

At IINH, we prioritise a personalised approach to education, providing individualised attention and support to every student. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to helping you succeed by understanding your unique goals and aspirations. Even after you graduate, our commitment to you doesn’t end. We offer ongoing alumni support, providing a network of fellow professionals, resources, and mentorship opportunities to ensure your continued growth and success in the field of nutrition and health coaching. Your journey with IINH is a lifelong partnership focused on helping you achieve your fullest potential.

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“Nutrition education without cooking is like driving lessons without a car”Maggie Lynch

Dedicated Cooking School

Wholesome food needs to be tasty and enjoyable if we want healthy eating habits to stick. Nutrition & Health Coaches and Nutritional Therapists must be able to offer their clients practical guidance in the form of menu ideas, product recommendations, recipes and cooking tips.

Any useful nutrition course should teach practical knowledge and skills for preparing wholesome foods and meals. To serve this vital need we established our own dedicated cooking school and purpose-built ‘Taste Health’ demonstration kitchen, to offer virtual and live cooking days on our Nutrition & Health Coaching and Nutritional Therapy courses. 

Maggie Lynch, Director of Cooking Services at IINH, is a qualified chef with over 30 years experience in high-end catering. 

Progression to Higher Awards

IINH qualifications offer progression to higher awards – we have partnered with CNELM to offer our graduates pathways onto MSc, and PG Dip in Personalised Nutrition that can be completed full or part-time and are delivered fully online.


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(UK Level 7/Level 9 Ireland)

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Diverse Career Opportunities

Graduates from IINH have a multitude of career opportunities, including setting up their practices, working in clinics, health food companies, fitness centres, local authorities, and more.

We love to keep in touch with and support our graduates long after they have finished their studies with us. Read about some of our graduates’ experiences and what they have gone on to do with their qualifications, in our Student Spotlight Series.

Find The Right Nutrition Course For You

Nutritional Therapy

Nutritional Therapy

Accredited Nutritional Therapy qualification. This natural, evidence-based approach supports the promotion of health, peak performance & individual care.

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MSc Personalised Nutrition

At IINH we are always working to improve study progression opportunities for our graduates. We are delighted to announce that we now have a formal partnership with the prestigious Centre for Nutrition Education & Lifestyle Management (CNELM) in the UK.

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Sports Nutrition

This exciting sports nutrition course provides the understanding and practical skills training needed to inform and coach active individuals to adopt wholefoods-based eating plans tailored for their unique individual needs and goals.

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Fertility & Pregnancy Nutrition

It is now recognised that the lifestyle habits, nutritional status and health condition of both parents before conception are destined to shape the baby’s health throughout their life.

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Perimenopause Nutrition

Our Nutrition for Perimenopause Course provides detailed information on what exactly happens to our hormones during this time and discusses symptoms associated with each stage and why.

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Family Nutrition & Lifestyle Guide

Family Nutrition & Lifestyle Guide

This short course will help you to make smart dietary choices for your family. We explain the importance of the macronutrients – carbs, proteins, fats – and how to choose the best quality foods and combinations to provide your family with nutritious balanced meals.

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Our story

After 20 years IINH is still led by its founding mission: ‘Teach passionate individuals how best to nurture their health, then train them to pass this on to others’.

Richard & Maggie


Real food deserves great recipes!
Check out Maggie’s library of delicious, nutritious dishes!


Webinars and trainings planned in 2024.

News Articles

A Whirlwind Few Weeks At The International Institute of Nutrition & Health

It’s been a whirlwind few weeks for IINH, marked by a series of significant events and achievements. From Maggie Lynch’s inspiring demo at WellFest to Richard Burton’s prestigious award at the Association & Institute Awards, and our exhibition at the IPM Congress, as well as live cooking days and graduations – it’s been all hands on deck.

Celebrating Richard Burton at the Association & Institute Awards

The Association and Institutes Awards recently celebrated remarkable achievements in various sectors, and among the notable recognitions were the nominations and wins for the International Institute of Nutrition & Health (IINH) and their founder and CEO, Richard Burton. These awards, hosted annually, aim to honour exceptional leadership, innovation, and contributions from institutes, associations and professional bodies across Ireland.

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Our ALumni

At IINH, our graduates are very important to us and we wish to create a space where they can continue on their journey with us and know they have our full support and guidance in reaching their end goals.