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IIN Enrichment Course

Achieve Optimal Gut Health & Balance with IIN’s Gut Health Course

The gut is deeply connected to mental, physical, and emotional health. Learn how to listen to your body, address signs of inflammation and intolerances, and achieve balance in all areas of life through diet and lifestyle modifications.

   Next start date: December 2023



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What you’ll learn

Your Digestive System, Microbes, and the Microbiome 
Gain a deep understanding of what the microbiome is, how it functions, and its impact on digestive health to address imbalances that can lead to weight gain, inflammation and more.
The Gut-Brain Connection
Learn how the gut-brain axis impacts physical and mental health, and why bloating, constipation, acne, fatigue, and even anxiety, are warning signs to address gut health.
Food Intolerances and Conditions of the Gut
Discover the nuances of food intolerances and allergies, including warning signs that you may have leaky gut and how this may lead to more serious conditions.
Supporting Your Gut with Diet
From macro- and micronutrients to pre- and probiotics to supplements and fermented foods, diet is a major component of creating a diverse microbiome for optimal gut health.
Supporting Your Gut with Lifestyle
Explore the non-diet ways to optimize your gut health, from reducing stress, toxin load, and antibiotic use, to introducing breathwork and prioritizing joy and connection.

This course is for you if....

You're a health coach or wellness professional looking to specialize, earn a certificate in a niche area of health, or obtain CE credits to maintain your NBC-HWC credential.
You live with or want to support someone who lives with a gut condition like leaky gut, SIBO, autoimmune disease, acid reflux, Crohn’s, IBS, or Celiac disease.
You’re looking for natural and holistic ways to boost immunity and reduce stress in your life or the lives of your loved ones and clients.
You want to live a healthy life, free of digestive symptoms, including bloating, gas, constipation, and inflammation.

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Schedule an informational session with our Admissions team who can help answer any questions you may have.

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Course overview

In this course, you’ll get a comprehensive overview of the digestive system, common gut conditions and their associated symptoms, and strategies to support your gut through diet and lifestyle.

Meet your teachers

Erin Holt, IFNCP

Board-Certified Integrative and Functional Nutritionist, Founder of Erin Holt Health

Curriculum topics

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Candida

Tom O'Bryan, DC, CCN, DACBN

Internationally Recognized Specialist in Wheat and Autoimmune Disease, Founder of, Author

Curriculum topics

 Predictive Autoimmunity

Shaunna Menard, MD

Medical Doctor, Lifestyle Medicine Specialist, Transformation Cheerleader, Holistic Entrepreneur

Curriculum topics

A Collaborative Approach to Healing the Gut

Course Modules

Modules 1-4

Modules 5-8

Modules 9-12

Modules 13-16

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Upon successful completion of this course, you’ll receive a digital badge and certificate of completion. Share your credentials on LinkedIn or print your certificate and hang it in your home office! This is a great way to showcase and celebrate your continued education, success, and concentration on gut health.

Education partnerships and affiliates

The Gut Health Course is officially recognized by the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) for continuing education credits, which means that if you’re a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC), you can earn credits to renew your board certification status by successfully completing the Gut Health Course! This is yet another pathway for you to grow your skill set and enhance your credibility as a Health Coach while achieving greater success in a rapidly growing field.


The entire course brought a new dimension to my knowledge and awareness of the gut. I took many little steps towards improving my health, and that benefit is paying off. What a great course!

Dorota Nunner
2019 Gut Health Course Graduate

The course was so interesting, and I learned so much. I applaud the course moderators for their knowledge, commitment to high standards of practice, and resourcefulness.

Jeanne Sanders
2019 Gut Health Course Graduate

This course has been CAREER CHANGING! Everyone is now realizing how much is connected to our second brain and there is indeed hope to feel better!

Jessica Royston
2018 Gut Health Course Graduate

How will I learn?

Learn anytime, anywhere
Access your course anywhere you have an Internet connection, whether you’re on the go or in the comfort of your own home – there’s no limit to when or how you can learn!
Video curriculum
16 modules with 75+ videos that provide an in-depth overview of the digestive system, conditions associated with gut imbalances, and strategies to address issues from a bio-individual perspective.
Specialized Gut Health Guides
To deepen your understanding and help you apply concepts, you’ll receive four guides to common gut conditions, four guides to therapeutic diets, and two general support guides on supplements and lab testing.
Business Toolkit
Instead of having to create content from scratch, you’ll get 20+ worksheets you can print and use with clients to support their gut-healing journey, giving you more time to focus on coaching.

What do I need to get started?

In order to successfully take and complete IIN's Gut Health Course, you must speak English as this course is entirely in English. Aside from that, this five-month course is open to anyone! While we encourage students to have a foundational knowledge of what health coaching is, you don't need to be an IIN student or graduate to enroll.

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