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.

Ella Gale

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.

Ella Gale, uk


Ella Gale Food

"I'm just finishing the nutrition & health coaching diploma with IINH. I did quite a lot of research on what course to take & IINH ticked all the boxes for me - I'm so glad I chose Richard & his amazing team.

The materiel was incredibly up to date & relevant - It was delivered on a fantastic learning platform with two live lectures per week. You leave this course incredibly well trained & confident in your ability. The self-compassion module was such an amazing bonus & beautifully taught by Julia.

I'm looking forward to being a part of the IINH Alumni & hope to take my professional coaching career forward with some additional short courses at the college in 2023. Thank You Richard, Maggie, Maria, Pauline, Jo, Julia, Petra, Ciara & the countless specialist lecturers we got to work with."

Justin M

Nutrition & Health Coaching student 2022

"I am just coming to the end of my studies with the IINH and I would like to give a huge thanks to Richard, Maggie, Maria, Julia, Petra, Jo, Janet, Pauline, Ciara, Caroline, Ann Marie and all the other amazing guest lecturers. The continuous support and inspirational content provided by the team throughout the course has been brilliant. I have had a huge interest in health, wellness, nutrition and personal development for many years and always wanted to delve further into these areas. After much research, I was delighted to come across this course. Making the decision to do the BTEC Level 4 Diploma in Professional Nutrition & Health Coaching has been one of the best decisions that I have made. The knowledge that I have gained is something that I can bring with me for life and hopefully help, support and inspire others too. It has also helped me on my own health and wellness journey, which is something that I will be endlessly grateful for. Looking forward to my new chapter!"
Kate Louise Gildea-Byrne
Nutrition & Health Coaching Student 2022

“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.”

Joan O’Reilly

Nutrition & Health Coaching student 2021

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After researching the many different courses on Nutrition, I finally settled on the IINH. I have always had an interest in nutrition and exercise, but could not quite fill in the blanks. This course did not disappoint.

I have just finished my nutrition and health coaching course and I am so glad I did it. The content of the course was spot on. Richard and the team of instructors were so knowledgeable and really knew their stuff. The level of tuition on the course was very high. We covered a huge amount of information. This will be there for us to pursue further if we wish.

The staff were very supportive and approachable. I would recommend this course to anyone who requires knowledge and understanding around nutrition or who is interested in becoming a health coach. The coach training we received was fantastic. I did this course to answer questions I had around my own health and this course did that and more.

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Richard, Thank you so much for your excellent lectures and discussions. The online sessions were engaging and interactive, making them an enjoyable, memorable, and a unique experience for me. You have trained us to be strategically proactive in our Nutrition and Health Coaching career. Your discussion on gut microbiome sparked my curiosity about Resistant Starch, and now I have completed a Literature Review first draft on The Health Benefits of Resistant Starch Type 3.

Thank you, Maggie, for the fantastic cookery sessions. I hope to visit IINH and meet everyone next year. I am genuinely grateful to Maria for scheduling webinars, organizing assignments, and answering my questions in a heartbeat!

Thank you to all the IINH lecturers for teaching with great passion and skill.

As I reflect over the last few days, I really just wanted to connect to offer my thanks to you all. The evidence I saw presented backed up many of the concepts that you guys taught us over our studies. Much of it I don’t think I was ready/able to hear. But as you always said it will come together, and it has. I know now the quality and the standard of the education we received with your college was second to none. I realised how much I have learned both academically but practically through my journey. It was wonderful to sit amongst peers and feel so comfortable in my own skin that I belonged. I am so excited for what the next few years holds and more motivated than ever to go out and work in this area. Visit: https://foodee.ie/

Denise Wogan

Nutritional Science and Therapeutics student 2019, Foodee Nutrition

Studying with IINH was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I knew from the very first class that I was going to enjoy every moment of studying to become a Nutrition and Health Coach.

Richard and the rest of the team were incredible at both providing knowledge and support throughout the year.

I couldn’t recommend IINH enough! It has given me a fantastic new chapter in life, and I am looking forward to helping others start theirs. Trust me, you won’t regret studying with IINH.

Phoebe Webb

Nutrition and Health Coaching student 2020

Having chosen to take the Nutrition and Health Coaching Course with IINH was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The classes and tutorials are very instructive. The content and the subjects are excellent. Teachers have a great background and transport us to their experiences. And the cooking classes are fantastic. In addition to everything I learned, the IINH also inspired me to know myself, transform myself, and to motivate and promote better quality of life and health to those around me. Today, I multiply the knowledge acquired at IINH, through Imagine a Life, helping other people also know how it is possible to live a more balanced and healthier life.

Shaiane Liepa

Nutrition and Health Coaching student 2021 - Imagine a Life

I cannot speak highly enough of the IINH health and nutrition course. This was the most enjoyable and worthwhile course I have ever completed and this is due to many things. To name but a few, I found the content fascinating and highly relevant.

The teachers and background staff are also deeply knowledgeable and intensely passionate about advocating a healthier way of life through diet and lifestyle. Not only do they promote a healthy way of life, they embody it and this for me is the truest reflection of their commitment to health and well being. I wish I could do the course again!

Edel Doherty

Nutrition and Health Coaching student 2019

Having studied online with IINH for 3.5 years and gained many valuable hours of clinical practice I'm delighted to have qualified as a Nutritional Therapist. I can absolutely say that it was one of the most important and life changing experiences. There have been real and substantial improvements in my own health, the health of my family and I have a new career as a Nutritional Therapist. The lecturers are outstanding, the information and research we were exposed to was immense. IINH provided a very professional, supportive and incredibly impressive experience, cannot recommend enough.’

Janet McNab

Janet McNab

Nutritional Science and Therapeutics student 2017

Wonderful course and amazing team. The content is very well organised , Richard is just fantastic and despite the deadlines for the exams I enjoyed every moment of the course. I did it initially for personal reasons but I got so passionate of the subject that I decided to change my career and become a N&H coach . I would highly recommend the course and one day I hope to start the NT path.

Irene Cantini

Nutrition & health Coaching student 2020

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I recently held a talk on menopause, and how to support your body on your journey into & throughout menopause. It was amazing!!

This would not have been possible without the guidance & support of the IINH. I graduated in the Advanced Diploma in Nutrition & Health coaching this year and set up my business Ma Belle Nutrition & Health.

I am so grateful to Richard, Maggie and the wonderful team in the IINH, the support & guidance they gave throughout the course was absolutely amazing. I am doing now what I have always been passionate about, helping others. Thank you so much to all at the IINH. Michelle x

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

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This course allowed me to become more aware of how I approach stressful or complex situations and will enrich my role as a coach.
I would recommend the course to a friend. The mindfulness programme was delivered to the group in an easy to follow weekly process, with interactive and helpful mindfulness exercises, that can be integrated easily into our daily life.
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