I've decided that I want to pursue an education in holistic nutrition. So far the schools that have caught my attention are Bauman College and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. My ultimate goal, upon earning a degree, is to a)guide people to better and easily sustainable health and b)use my knowledge to take part in anything that involves delivering plant-based foods to combat hunger in starving nations and/or teaching sustainable farming. I want to help people/animals individually, and on a global level. Does anyone here have experience in this field? Opinions on these schools as well as any others not mentioned would be extremely helpful. Thanks!
PS- If anyone thinks that school is the wrong path to accomplishing my goals, I'd like to hear thoughts on that too.
I am interested in this as well, any information is greatly appreciated.
me too! =)
I chose the Bachelor of Science in Holistic Natural Health & Nutrition from The College of Natural Health, Mississippi based on a recommendation from someone I know who is doing their HygioPhysician course. For me, the remote learning option was the only option and, so far, I'm very pleased with the course and the staff.
John- This is extremely helpful, thank you! Remote learning is my only option as well, unless I want to wait a whole year for my lease to end, which I do not! I will check it out ASAP, I'm so glad to hear you're enjoying it so far.
Lilah-This is also great feedback! Did you look into other schools before deciding on that one? What made you choose IIN? It seems like the best choice so far because my mom has a friend who graduated from there and is now a successful practicing nutritionist. Are you in their holistic nutrition program, then? As an aside, Lilah has always been one of my favorite names it's gorgeous, thanks for your help =]
Just be sure to check out the curriculum before you sign up for anything. If a lot of your courses involve some quack teaching you about using bovine adrenal extract and soy protein supplements (as much holistic nutritionists around here do), you are wasting your money. If you can't find one that's not drug-happy, consider becoming certified as a Life Scientist/natural hygiene counselor. That way you wouldn't be paying someone to teach you something that you know is wrong.
Ohh no sir I would never! Thanks, I've definitely been researching the curriculum. Nothing but completely whole-food based nutrition for me!
im in march too :)
I am going to IIn, right now, its a nice school, big connection circle, teaches you how to work with clients, business side, dietary theories, etc. you can download their book for free from my website, and I could possibly give you 500 scholarship on the tuition! let me know if interested :) I am also taking Frederic Patenaudes course Do What You Love! thats awesome too, but for those who want to work more online. IIn is more for those who want to coach in person.
Gracious & Jolita- Thanks for the great information! IIN is looking good so far =]
I can't imagine why anyone would want to go to a school in 2012 to learn 'holistic nutrition'. All you're going to learn is wu wu nonsense like 'make sure you mix beans with rice to get complete protein..if you have candida then limit fruit intake...if your an emotional eater balance your chakras... and other wu wu nonsense like that.
Its 2012. You can watch lectures on youtube for free. You can read forms like this one. You can literally spend 200$ on a few books and audio and know more than anyone else out there.
Save your money and your time. Weight loss is the big market. If you're lean as a guy or look hot in a bikini as a girl you will make big impacts and always have enough $ to live with. Not many care about health. They want weight loss. Thats the bottom line. Look at how much audience Freelee & I have. Our bodies/fitness etc are our qualifications. Who you gonna go to for advice? The drugged up starved person or the girl that stuffs her face each meal on sweet and juicy and turns heads where ever she goes? Models come to Freelee for help. Not the other way round.
DTM is an excellent example. Used to have the biggest youtube audience before my channel boomed in January. He has some DVD's giving basic advice. He is making a positive impact and making a living doing what he loves. Its 2012. Gone are the days of 'professionalism'. Its rip your shirt off and talk some smack on youtube. People lap it up. I learned that from DTM. I was like 'how come he has so many views? I can do that too!'
We give people both. We teach fundamentals to simplify ones life. You don't need to formally study. The study has been done by others. Save your time and detach from having to have a piece of paper to prove to people you did xyz.
Qualifications are what you can get for yourself and others.
Its weight loss and health. Its not brain surgery.
Thats just my 2 cents.