Choosing the right course for you is an important decision and visiting us at an Open Day is the best way to discover what we can offer. Join us for our November Open Day to learn about our courses, entry requirements, student support and flexible post-study career options.

Who this open event is for:

This open day is for those who are thinking about studying nutritional therapy. Whether you are new to nutrition, a nutritional therapist or a medical, allied healthcare or CAM practitioner, you will discover all the information you need at our open day. Discussions will include our Science Access Course, BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy degree, BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy top-up degree and our Graduate Diploma in Integrative Functional Nutrition. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions during the day.

Find out about:

  • The differences between nutritional therapists, dietitians and nutritionists 
  • The course content, timetables and assignments  
  • Flexible study options
  • Student support and academic development 
  • The qualifications needed to join the course 
  • Professional body membership and Regulatory Body registration 
  • Recognition of prior learning 
  • Post-graduate study options
  • Course fees and start dates


  •   9:30 – Registration and refreshments
  • 10:00 – Welcome and opening remarks by the Dean, Heather Rosa
  • 10:15 – An address from ION's validating partner, the University of Portsmouth with Dr. Neil Weston
  • 10:30 - Training to become a nutritional therapist at ION Pt. 1
  • 12:00 – Refreshment
  • 12:15 – Training to become a nutritional therapist at ION Pt 2.
  • 13:00 – Lunch
  • 14:00 – Virtual talk from Patrick Holford
  • 14:10 – Speaker: Ben Brown
  • 14:30 – Speaker: ION Alumni
  • 14:50 – Speaker: Sam Feltham
  • 15:10 – Learning to learn with Sally Lawson
  • 15:45 – Q & A
  • 16:15 – Closing Remarks

*Please note, this agenda is not finalised and small changes may be made.

Course accreditations:

ION is pleased to partner with the University of Portsmouth to offer the BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy, BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy top-up and the Graduate Diploma in Integrative Functional Nutrition as a validated award. 

Our courses are 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 of our BSc (Hons) or GDip will enable you to become a member of BANT, the professional body for nutritional therapy, and register with the CNHC, the independent UK regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners.

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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.