Put Your Passion into Purpose
Nutritionists are becoming increasingly in demand as more people are becoming interested in taking better care of themselves. As people become more aware of their health, they are going to turn to professionals for guidance on proper diet and eating habits. That’s where nutritionists come in. It is the job of the nutritionist to develop menus and dietary guidelines based on an individual’s specific needs.
Since 2002, the Irish Institute of Nutrition and Health (IINH), based in Bray, Co Wicklow, teaches people with a passion for nutrition how to help themselves and others achieve better health. Experience is its key asset – its four primary tutors have, between them, over 75 years of clinical and teaching experience. Its programmes are designed for people aware of the benefits of good nutrition, who want deeper understanding and a range of practical skills – backed by a professional qualification.
Its next course is Nutrition in Health Care and Complementary Practice, which starts in January 2012. Practitioners often face conditions aggravated by poor diet. This new programme, taught over weekends, provides the key nutritional understanding, skills and clinical experience needed to enhance treatment outcomes.
Other courses include Nutritional Therapy Diploma and Nutrition and Health Coaching Advanced Diploma; it is about to launch its fully supported e-learning format for the latter.
Graduates may also then progress to various degree programmes. They will gain the knowledge and skills to guide individuals and groups, including paying clients, towards a healthier diet and lifestyle – and make it stick.