If you have ever asked yourself: "What should I eat to be healthy?", then you are not alone. With so much mixed messaging around what is or isn't meant to be good for us, no wonder there is so much confusion about food. Should we eat fat? Should we eat gluten? Is sugar bad?
We all have to eat, but how do we sort out the fact from fiction?
What research increasingly reveals, however, is that one size does not fit all. We all have our own microbiome (ecosystem of gut bacteria), genetics and DNA, health journey and lifestyle. Even identical twins can respond differently to the same food!
ION has delivered science-informed courses in personalised nutrition since 1984, becoming the UK's largest training provider in nutritional therapy.
Courses by The Institute for Optimum Nutrition aren’t like other nutrition courses though. Our online courses are validated by the University of Portsmouth, enabling our students to train to the level of expertise that is right for them and their career, with flexible study options.
We offer all our nutrition courses online, for flexible distance learning. Our courses are offered both full time and part time and are designed to fit around your other commitments. We also offer optional in-person enhancement days.
The range of courses that we have on offer means that no matter where you are in your nutrition journey, there’s a course suitable for you!
Whether you are starting out on your nutrition journey, are already qualified as a nutritional therapy practitioner, or are a healthcare professional looking to expand your practice, we have the course for you
Those new to nutrition often start out with one of our short courses before deciding if they want to enrol in our nutritional therapy degree programme or one of our longer training courses with a view to choosing nutrition as a career choice.
Not sure which course is right for you? Schedule a call with one of our course advisors or download the latest prospectus
To find out more, choose from our course options:
The course is suited to anyone who wishes to learn about the impact of diet and health and wellbeing, and to professionals including health coaches and healthcare practitioners who wish to add healthy eating and lifestyle guidance to their work or practice.
The Science Access course is designed to give students a solid grounding in the core science subjects that relate to nutrition, and is the first step towards becoming a fully registered nutritional therapy practitioner.
ION’s Cert HE Personalised Diet and Health, validated by the University of Portsmouth, will take you through the principles of personalised, functional nutrition and how they can be used in your professional or personal life.
Our undergraduate degree course, the BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy, is developed from our long-standing and well-respected diploma course.
If you are a qualified Nutritional Therapist and are looking to return to practice (RTP) we offer a range of options for BANT non-practicing members.
Our GradDip Integrative Functional Nutrition offers a fast track qualification in integrative functional nutrition to qualified medical and healthcare professionals.
Discover exciting opportunities to deepen your knowledge and support your professional development through a range of live and on-demand CPD events.
Credit bearing and non-credit bearing short courses for qualified medical and healthcare professionals.