NEW programme! Nutritional Therapy fast-track course!

Already a health coach or a nutrition graduate? Want to become a Nutritional Therapist?

The Institute of Health Sciences now provides a fast-track pathway for qualified health coaches and nutrition graduates to become a Nutritional Therapist!

Diploma in Nutritional Therapy

The vocational course is academically recognised by Crossfields Institute to UK Level 6 (equivalent in level to Irish level 7/8). The course is built around the IHS Nutritional Therapy Consultation Framework – unique to IHS with more than 250 hours of clinical practice training.

Next intake Starts 15th September

Duration 2½ years, part time, delivered online. The team supporting you includes Nutritional Therapists, scientists, educationalists and Institute for Functional Medicine and health and wellness coaching trained practitioners.


On successful completion of the course you can register to practice with the Nutritional Therapists of Ireland (NTOI). The Centre for Nutrition Education and Lifestyle Management (CNELM) in the UK take recommendations from IHS for their MSc/PG Dip in Personalised Nutrition + Nutritional Therapy Practice Diploma (NTPD) which is recognised by BANT.

You want to Become a Nutritional Therapist because…..



You want to gain recognition and further credibility in light of your experience and commitment to nutritional therapy.



You want to unlock new opportunities for your business and work, including working one to one with a wide variety of clients.


Skills & Knowledge

You want to develop new skills and gain practical, new knowledge to further help your clients.


Innovation & Leading Research

You want access to the latest innovations and leading research in the nutritional therapy and functional medicine industries.


Science & Testing

You are keen to incorporate more science, testing and trackable results into your practice.


Confidence & Integrity

You are drawn to the science that builds on your existing knowledge and want the confidence and the integrity that comes with the Nutritional Therapist qualification

And you want a Qualification that is….



You want the practical knowledge and skills to confidently and effectively help clients optimise their health



You want to be able to register with Ireland’s independant registering body – the Nutritional Therapists of Ireland (NTOI)


Builds on your Current Knowledge

You want an option that recognises your prior learning and experience



You want to be able to study whilst practicing in your current role

This is why we’ve created our new Nutritional Therapy fast-track course!

What I think is particularly beneficial about our fast-track course is that it enables health coaches and nutrition graduates to up skill to Nutritional Therapy in just 2½ years opening up exciting opportunities in the integrative healthcare arena. In that time our students build confidence in clinic that is invaluable to their careers.

Suzanne Laurie

IHS Director, Unit Leader and Lecturer

Key Facts


Course Starts

15th September 2021



UK Level 6 Diploma in Nutritional Therapy (equivalent in level to a UK degree programme, level 7/8 in Ireland)



Tutor-led online learning alongside structured home study, with live online tutorials and lectures. 15 – 20 hours study per week



Recognised by NTOI (Nutritional Therapists of Ireland), FNTP (Federation of Nutritional Therapist Practitioners), the CMA (Complementary Medical Association) and able to be insured by Balens



2½ years part-time


Tuition Fees

€11,490 over 2½ years paid monthly (discounts available)

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