Become a Health Coach
"A Health Coach is a supportive mentor and wellness authority who works with clients to help them feel their best through food and lifestyle changes. Instead of prescribing one diet or way of exercising, Health Coaches tailor individualized wellness programs to meet their clients' needs." (Institute for Integrative Nutrition)
I became a Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN). They're based in NYC, but the 1-year program is all online. That means you can study at times that suit you and learn from the amazing teachers (like Mark Hyman, Andrew Weil and Arianna Huffington) at your own pace!
You'll learn about 100 different dietary theories, as the core believe of IIN is that there's not one single approach that works for every single person. The one person's food is the other person's poison. The holistic approach to wellness is central, and includes nutrition, exercise, relationships, work and spirituality. I absolutely loved that broad approach and I learned so much about myself during the course, too!
Be your own boss
The course isn't just about studying diet and lifestyle theories: it's about building your own business and growing your network. Especially the second part of the curriculum focuses on setting up your own business (and picking your niche) and learning how to market yourself. This is unique and makes IIN so much more than just a nutrition school. It's a business school, too!