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IIN Enrichment Course

Gut Health Course

Discover the deep connections between gut health and overall mental, physical, and emotional well-being in our comprehensive Gut Health Course. This course will guide you through tuning into your body's signals, as well as identifying and addressing signs of inflammation and intolerances. Learn essential skills to achieve a balanced life through targeted diet and lifestyle modifications. Our Gut Health Course is designed to empower you with knowledge and practical strategies for optimal digestive health and holistic wellness.
If you're a fitness professional certified by NASM and/or AFAA, earn CEUs with this course. Learn more below!

   Next start date: May 2024, August 2024



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Key Takeaways: Mastering Gut Health

Understanding Your Digestive System, Microbes, and the Microbiome 
Gain a comprehensive understanding of the microbiome's critical role in digestive health within our Gut Health Course. Learn to identify and address imbalances that lead to issues like weight gain and inflammation, providing a foundation for maintaining optimal gut health.
Exploring the Gut-Brain Connection
Dive into the fascinating Gut-Brain Connection and its impact on both physical and mental health. This segment of the course reveals how symptoms like bloating, constipation, and even anxiety can be signs of underlying gut health issues, emphasizing the importance of a healthy gut for overall well-being.
Navigating Food Intolerances and Conditions of the Gut
Discover the complexities of food intolerances, allergies, and gut conditions such as leaky gut. This part of the course will equip you with the knowledge to recognize warning signs and understand how these conditions can evolve into more serious health issues if left unaddressed.
Dietary Strategies for Supporting Gut Health
Learn the crucial role of diet in cultivating a diverse and healthy microbiome. This course section covers everything from macro- and micronutrients to the role of prebiotics, probiotics, supplements, and fermented foods in achieving optimal gut health.
Lifestyle Approaches to Enhance Gut Health
Explore effective non-dietary strategies to optimize your gut health. This comprehensive approach includes reducing stress, minimizing toxin exposure, judicious use of antibiotics, and integrating practices like breathwork to create a holistic lifestyle conducive to gut health.

IIN's Gut Health Course is Designed For:

Health Coaches and Wellness Professionals:
Specialize in gut health, earn a niche certificate, or acquire CE credits for maintaining your NBC-HWC credential. This course offers in-depth knowledge and practical skills, positioning you as an expert in this vital area of health.

Individuals and Supporters of Those with Gut Conditions:
Whether you're living with conditions like leaky gut, SIBO, autoimmune diseases, acid reflux, Crohn’s, IBS, or Celiac disease, or supporting someone who is, this course provides the tools and understanding needed to manage these conditions effectively.

Seekers of Natural and Holistic Health Solutions:
If you aim to boost immunity, reduce stress, and promote overall well-being through natural methods, our course offers insights into holistic practices that can significantly improve your or your clients' life quality.
Anyone Aspiring for a Digestive Symptom-Free Life:
Learn to live a healthier life, free from common digestive discomforts such as bloating, gas, constipation, and inflammation, through our comprehensive gut health strategies.

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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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Earn Your Gut Health Certificate

Upon completing our Gut Health Course, you will be awarded a digital badge and a certificate of completion, symbolizing your expertise and dedication to gut health. Proudly display your achievements by sharing your credentials on LinkedIn, or print your certificate to adorn your home office. This is not just a testament to your success and commitment to continued education in gut health, but also a powerful tool to enhance your professional profile and credibility in the wellness community.

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 18 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.




IIN is recognized by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. The Gut Health Course is eligible for 1.9 NASM / 15 AFAA CEUs.
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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?

IIN’s Learning Flexibility: Access Anytime, Anywhere
Our Gut Health Course is designed for flexibility. With an Internet connection, engage with the course materials anytime, anywhere. Whether you're on the move or in the comfort of your home, learning is always at your fingertips.

Comprehensive Video Curriculum
Dive into 16 comprehensive modules featuring over 75 videos. These provide a thorough overview of the digestive system, explore conditions linked to gut imbalances, and offer strategies for addressing these issues from a bio-individual perspective.
Expert-Designed Gut Health Guides
Enhance your learning with specialized guides. You’ll receive detailed resources on common gut conditions, therapeutic diets, and general support topics like supplements and lab testing, all designed to deepen your understanding and practical application of the concepts.

Resource-Rich Business Toolkit
Save time and enhance your coaching with our Business Toolkit. It includes over 20 ready-to-use worksheets, perfect for supporting your clients on their gut-healing journeys. This means less time creating materials and more time for impactful 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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