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We are delighted to announce that our Nutrition & Health Coaches now have their very own professional body – The UK Health Coaches Association!

This fast growing organisation was created to promote Health Coaches in their vital work of educating, guiding and motivating the growing numbers of people looking for trustworthy help to improve their health and quality of life.

Membership offers a wealth of important and practical benefits, including support for setting up in practice; dedicated Facebook group for networking, advice and problem solving with clients; monthly webinar on coaching and business and coaching topics, including CPD; discounts for conferences, insurance and website hosting; directory listing with photo, contact info, bio, logo, website and social media links, etc; use of the UKHCA logo, and more. The higher membership tier allows you to post videos, podcasts etc to showcase products and services to potential clients.

We strongly encourage all IINH Nutrition and Health Coaching graduates (students, too!) to join this exciting and dynamic new Association, which is dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of the role of Health Coaching as a credible and accessible model for preventing, and potentially reversing, chronic, lifestyle-related disease.

A Guide to Health & Wellness Coaching

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Members of UKHCA are fully certified Health Coaches with specific training and experience in supporting and empowering individuals to make sustainable lifestyle changes to improve their health, one step at a time.

The UKHCA is the only professional organisation for UK and Ireland dedicated to the advancement of Health Coaching, and to providing support and advocacy for Health Coaches and their clients.

Health services across the globe are unable to cope with the demands of ageing populations overwhelmingly burdened with chronic diseases that are in fact mostly preventable through modest lifestyle changes.

Public finances and resources for conventional healthcare are being stretched beyond breaking point. People are confused about what is best for them and what to do to improve their health. Properly trained and accredited Health Coaches offer a potentially powerful solution by helping to cut through the confusion and providing practical support and advice to reverse the root causes of chronic, lifestyle-related disease.

NTOI (Nutritional Therapists of Ireland) is the professional organisation representing qualified Nutritional Therapists in Ireland.

The organisation is independently run through its membership.

The NTOI is a registered non-profit company with no capital and has a minimum of 3 directors at any time. One of the directives of the board is to ensure that the professional status of NTOI registered Nutritional Therapists is formally recognised in Ireland.

A qualified registered Nutritional Therapist is someone who holds a minimum 3-year diploma in Nutritional Therapy and is trained in basic biochemistry, physiology and pathology as well as 200 hours supervised clinical practice. As such, a Nutritional Therapist is qualified to work in private practice and see clients on a one to one or group basis. They are fully insured and must comply with the NTOI requirements for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Code of Professional Ethics & Practice.

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