By: Institute Of Health Sciences  05/12/2011
Keywords: nutrition, sports nutrition, Health Sciences

IHS hosted a free taster workshop on Saturday December 12th. The event was an introduction to the certificate courses in Dietary Coaching: Nutrition & Health and Sports Nutrition. This interactive workshop was a great success, evaluating individual health and exploring how health conditions can be managed and improved using food and nutrients rather than pharmaceutical intervention. Heather Leeson of Positive Nutrition demonstrated how health-giving superfoods can be used in delicious and simple dishes. The chocolate-free treats were definitely the favourite of the day!

The IHS certificate in dietary coaching starts on January 9th 2010 and there are still a few places available. Contact us to receive a course prospectus.

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After months of hard work we are thrilled to unveil our new name and the new look of the college. We officially launched at the Rude Health Show in Dublin this month and have had a great response from those of you we saw there. If you haven’t already, then check out our new website at We love the new look and feel and hope you will too. Please let us know your thoughts.

As well as the new name we have introduced some exciting new certificate courses (see below) which have already been accredited by ITEC. These year long courses are an extension of our popular Naturopathic Nutrition course with many practical new elements added.

Never ones to let a potential summer holiday get in the way of work, We have used the last few months, and all your comments from Polldaddy, to incorporate a number of changes into the diploma course, all of which will help to ensure that our graduates’ knowledge and skills are second to none.
We hope you all enjoy this newsletter. As ever, we are always interested to hear from you if you have any suggestions for additions (or omissions!) for this publication, so please let us know!

In January 2010 IHS is launching 2 new ITEC accredited certificate courses. Both courses are 1 year in length, with lectures, workshops and field trips one weekend per month. We are really excited about both courses, which have been specifically designed to offer students a really practical yet information packed look at nutrition and health. The courses are written with the average Western lifestyle in mind and use current health issues and eating habits as a central point from which to discuss food and health. So whether you are interested in how to effectively combat obesity, how to read and understand a food label, how to cook different health foods or who is in charge of your food from farm to fork, these courses can help ensure you understand all the current issues around diet and health. Both courses are suitable for anyone wanting to expand their knowledge for personal use, however they are also designed with the healthcare professional in mind. Dietary Coaching: Nutrition and Health is perfect for complementary practitioners looking to expand their practice by giving high quality, easily achievable, basic nutrition advice to their clients., whilst coaching them towards change (which is always a challenge!). Likewise, our Dietary Coaching: Sports Nutrition certificate course offers the same basic nutrition principles but with an additional focus on nutrition for the sports enthusiast.
For more details and to view full lecture plans for both courses go to:

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