What our Students and Grads are saying
What our Students and Grads are saying
See what some of our pioneers in nutrition have to say about their experiences of studying with IINH. Many now have very successful businesses that offer that work/life/family balance.
Katie Delaney graduated from IINH in 2021, as well as running her own coaching business Katie Delaney Health Coaching, she is also contracted to work with the NHS as a Health Coach.
Studying with IINH helped me begin the career of my dreams.
I have been interested in food & nutrition since secondary school, studying Food Technology to A Level. It was the clear choice to take this further to University where I studied BSc Nutrition at the University of Leeds. The course was great, but heavily science- and food industry- focused.
After several years working as a Nutritionist and Product Developer in the Food Industry, COVID struck. Like many people, I found myself re-evaluating where I was at in life, and recognised the need for change. I wanted to reconnect with my sense of purpose – to help others – and after overcoming my own health challenges, I found IINH and the Nutrition & Health Coaching Diploma course which aligned perfectly with this sense of purpose I was after.
This course boosted my knowledge of nutrition in a far more practical way than my university degree. The best part was the real, hands-on experience from the case studies, and the support along the way from the dedicated, friendly and knowledgeable team of tutors. I learnt so much from each and every one, my fellow students and the course reignited my passion for working with others.
Since graduating in 2021, I have been running my private practice as a Food & Nutrition Consultant – Ella Gale Food – working with clients with a range of goals from implementing healthy habits to improve energy, lose weight, rebalance their hormones and overcome digestive issues. As of August 2022 I will be starting a part time position along this, working with a company in the UK called Xyla Health & Wellbeing who have the NHS contract for reversing prediabetes with patients referred through the NHS. I am excited to continue my nutrition and health coaching career, for which I thank all the team at IINH for preparing me so well for!
My advice to anyone considering studying with IINH: do it. You will learn a lot that is applicable to your own health, the health of loved ones around you, and valuable skills that are applicable to a whole range of jobs in health and wellbeing.
“I just wanted to thank you so much for a fabulous 8 months of a thoroughly enjoyable course. You are a mine of information and the manner in which you presented your tutorials had me always invested. I looked forward to Wednesday or Thursday sessions because you never failed to keep us interested and captured in the world of health and nutrition. You are indeed a huge advert for us all to be educated and practice health and nutrition because being in your senior years your passion and energy still hugely portrays.
The whole course was organized so efficiently and particularly under the circumstances of a pandemic. Being online etc., Maria never failed to keep us organized with zoom and assignment deadlines. It just couldn’t have been any better. I was quite anxious to start because, like many of us we had never done zoom or courses online but Maria soon had us all at ease with clear instructions of how it all worked. Thank you Maria for your efficiency and for always replying to emails so quickly.
All in all it was a truly wonderful experience and I feel honored and proud that I have achieved my diploma in such an enjoyable way. Richard, you have encouraged me to go forward with all this information passionately to help people achieve a healthy lifestyle and invest in their future health.
Thank you again so much and wishing you continued success with the IINH.”
Nutrition & Health Coaching student 2021
From the first assignment which was revelatory, each assignment thereafter was something I looked forward to and found insightful and inspiring. I really enjoyed the way I was able to be creative during assignments whilst also remaining true to accuracy of information. Prior to starting the course, I was unaware that I would be so academically challenged and once I got to grips with the subject matter I was satisfied with my ability to understand the important and underlying facets; I was also appreciated this because it meant that the course with its BTEC accreditation was a worthy standard of approach and achievement. I thoroughly enjoyed the practice elements with Caroline, my mentor who was supportive, helpful and always available; my thanks to Caroline. The final element of the presentation was worthy of the effort and set me on the road to my statement of purpose.
The world of coaching, of nutrition coaching can be daunting and making a choice from the available options can be trying. Hence after all my prior research and considerations, I feel more than satisfied with myself for making the right choice and to IINH making that so.
I enjoyed the pace of the learning and found the zoom interactions also enjoyable and informative and I grew to appreciate my cohort peers. Thanks to Maria who was incredibly adept at ensuring that Moodle was functioning and always accessible and user friendly. Many thanks also to Maria for ensuring that we were all awake and alerted to hand in dates and times.
A big thanks to Richard for his knowledge and his gentle and wise way of allowing learning to happen, even the most complex subjects, such as insulin resistance, were accessible.
I thoroughly enjoyed the course, I feel knowledgeable and confident to work as a nutrition coach. I feel empowered to continue with my first learning and develop further to enhance my skills.
Rose Elizabeth Karemi-Murphy
Nutrition and Health Coaching student 2021