What is IAHNC?
An IAHNC nutritionist and food coach is someone who coaches clients to reach their goals in a healthier eating plan. Now that goal may be to lose weight or possibly be a healthy vegetarian. It might even be someone who wants to have a gluten-free diet.
In all those cases, the food coach is there beside the client, helping them along with support, information and practical advice. It’s like sport coaching. Beside every Olympic athlete, there’s a coach cheering them on, motivating them when they’re down, giving them specific advice, each little piece of which gets them a bit further over the line.
And that’s what you’re going to be. Motivating and encouraging your clients across the line – to success!
Do I need to have any specific training before I sign on?
No, you don’t need any prior qualifications to sign on for this course. Which is great. That means that no-one has to worry about whether they have the right qualifications or previous experience.
If you get a kick out of helping people, and you’re interested in food and healthy eating, then you’ve come to the right place.
Can my previous learning be recognised?
Possibly. If you already have qualifications in this area your certificates may make you eligible for recognition of prior learning. Contact our friendly helpful support staff for further information. Once you sign up for the Nutrition and Food Coaching Training Program, you can apply for recognition of prior learning.We generally ask all students to complete all the nutrition units, so that we all start from the same place.
What language will the courses be in?
The courses will be run in English so we recommend that any students should have English language skills to IELTS General Training System Band Score 5 (To find out more about this click here).
This does not mean that you have to run your business in English or speak to your clients in English. Once you have completed all the training, you will be able to adapt your skills and knowledge to any language or culture. It just means that all the teaching will be in English.
We want you to have the best experience possible, so that’s why we recommend a certain level of English skills. You’re welcome to try the course whatever background you come from.
How much time out of my week will I have to commit?
The beauty of this course is that we have made it as flexible as possible for everyone – whether you’re a busy mum at home, or a retired person who wants to smell the roses along the way, or a speedy Gonzales who wants to finish the course in record time – we can work to your speed, whatever that is.
You will be delivered the course unit by unit. Each unit assessment can be submitted at any time. There is a 24 month time limit on both the Foundation Program and Training Program so you will have plenty of time to complete your assignments. You decide your own time-scale. That why it’s a perfect program for busy people. There’s no stress, no pressure.
The only recommendation we have is that you complete the units in the order you’re given for the courses and that you complete each unit before you move onto the next one. It’s that simple.
The average time that students take is around 24 months for the Training Program. That would need a commitment of around 10 hours per week. However that’s just an average – it’s entirely up to you.
We want you to succeed. We don’t want anyone to drop out because they’ve been sick or have had a drama in the family. When the dust settles, you can just pick up where you left off and start again.
Do I need to be tech savvy?
All of the course material is delivered on-line so you will need access to a computer, laptop or tablet. However as long as you can use e-mail and login using a username and password you will have access to all your learning materials and support. So that’s as much technical know-how as you’ll need. For the on-line courses you will need to do oral questions and video recordings of practical exercises with simulated clients but this can be done using Skype or making recordings on your phone and submitting them on-line.
We‘ll be here with e-mail and telephone support to help you stay on course and on-line, we are in the office 5 days a week and are always happy to help.
What courses are available to me?
The first course is the Foundation Program. This introduces you to the world of nutrition. All the units are compulsory in the Program but there are plenty of options later on.
Then you follow-it up with the Nutrition and Food Coaching Training Program. This will provide you with all the knowledge and skills you’ll need to become a fantastic food coach.This also builds on your previous knowledge and skills with more expert tuition in dealing with all types of clients and how to run an exercise program.
The Certificate in Small Health Business is for graduates who want to set up their own business. If you have no business experience, you’ll find that this course gives you all the tools you need to get started and make your business a success.
Finally, we will be adding the Dietician’s Assistant Food Handling course – coming soon…
What if I want to take extra units when I’ve finished?
There will be the opportunity for International graduates to take any extra unit options they wish to take. Just sign on for the extra unit as a stand-alone course and you’re in. Easy as…
What happens after I graduate?
Well once you have completed the Foundation Program you will have enough knowledge to start helping yourself develop a healthier diet. Completing the Training Program will give you all the expert knowledge to help clients, get a job or get your own business started. But it doesn’t stop there.
We also give you the opportunity to join our business mentoring program too and our Certificate in Small Health Business. It’s all in one place – all the support you’ll ever need to be a successful IAHNC graduate in any country in the world.
Where can I be a Nutritionist/Food Coach after I graduate?
The opportunities are endless for IAHNC graduates in today’s world. Just straight off the bat – you can work from home, setting up your food coaching business using a spare room or even your very own couch. You can see clients at home or you can go to their home – a mobile food coach. This service might be very useful if you want to target the elderly or busy mums at home. You can have an on-line business – dealing by e-mail or have an on-line membership club. You can even arrange to do sessions at your local health clinic, gym or shopping mall. Or a job with a hospital, clinic or weight loss company? You are only limited by your imagination. The possibilities are out there for the taking…
How do I get started?
To get started straight away, contact 1300 958 480 within Australia and +617 56891878 from outside Australia or email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember you don’t have to start studying until you’re ready, so even if you need a couple of weeks to clear off your work backlog you can still sign on today and get access to the first unit. The clock is not ticking. In fact, there is no clock.
Even though you have read through all the questions, you may still have some queries. That’s not a problem. Just give us a call or email and one of talented, enthusiastic, warm and friendly support team will answer your questions.
Just give us a call now on 1300 958 480 within Australia and +61300 958 480 from outside Australia or email us: email@example.com.