Saturday 11 June, 10:00 -13:00  

We are delighted to be welcoming prospective students to our first in-person open day in more than two years.

Courses covered:

This is a great chance to meet the ION lecturing, support, and administration teams as well as former students who have completed their journey to becoming registered nutritional therapists.  Enjoy the opportunity to have your questions directly answered and chat with some of your future class peers over a delicious, nutritious lunch.

What we will cover:

  • The courses on offer
  • The ION approach to supportive, flexible learning
  • The benefits of becoming a registered nutritional therapist
  • Student support and academic development 
  • Professional body membership and regulatory body registration 
  • The qualifications needed to join the course 
  • Recognition of prior learning 
  • Course fees and start dates

ION's BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy, the degree top-up, and Return to Practice are validated by the University of Portsmouth, a Gold Awarded Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) institution.

Additionally, ION courses are uniquely dual accredited by the Nutritional Therapy Education Commission (NTEC), the education council for the nutritional therapy industry, and the British Accreditation Council (BAC), the kite mark for quality independent higher education in the UK. Successful completion our degree will enable you to become a member of BANT, the professional body for nutritional therapy and register with the CNHC, the government regulator for the industry.

The Institute for Optimum Nutrition was founded by Patrick Holford with support of twice Nobel Prize winning scientist Professor Linus Pauling.

“Starting ION, in 1984, is what I’m most proud of. We had a really tough first ten years establishing the profession of nutritional therapy against all odds...But now it is. Loud and clear, thanks to the wonderful team at ION who have made the bold vision of 35 years ago come to fruition.” 

Patrick Holford, Founder

We look forward to meeting you at this open event and to providing you with the information, energy and motivation to springboard your career in nutrition with the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, the home of nutritional therapy education for over 35 years.


If you have any questions about this event, please contact a member of our friendly admissions team who will be happy to help.  You can contact them on 020 8614 7815 or by clicking here.

Spaces are limited so each booking is limited to a party size of three.  

Also, check out our list of FAQs. These will give you all the basic information you need before you attend an open event or before starting the course of your choice.