Expand your learning and earn CPD hours from the comfort of your own home, in your own time. ION has begun hosting on-demand CPD webinars. Click here to see available courses. Read more
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Professor Linus Pauling, PhD, Nobel laureate
The Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION) is a higher education institution founded in 1984 by Patrick Holford with the support of twice Nobel Prize winner Professor Linus Pauling. It is one of the most respected training bodies of its kind in Europe.
Our flagship Nutritional Therapy courses educate students to become registered Nutritional Therapists on accredited professional qualification programmes. We champion our graduates and the wider nutrition and healthcare industry with our professional CPD courses. Our nutrition clinic and magazine Optimum Nutrition support the public to make a positive impact on their lives with food.
ION courses are designed with flexibility in mind and provide outstanding support. There are courses for everyone: from people with no previous experience, to qualified nutritional therapists, to allied healthcare professionals ready to add personalised nutrition to their practice. As one of the most respected training bodies of its kind in Europe, find out about studying at ION.
Discover exciting opportunities to deepen your knowledge and support your professional development through a range of short nutrition courses, short health courses, practitioner CPD events and Food Demo Days.
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Our fully qualified Nutritional Therapists work with people every day to improve health and wellbeing, whatever your issue, they will help you find out how to improve your health naturally and safely.
This is a recording of a live course. The course aims to synthesise and review the latest research and trends around IBS and dysbiosis; give practitioners confidence in applying these to cases and help practitioners interpret laboratory data. Read more
This is a recording of a live course. The course aims to synthesise and review the latest research and trends and give practitioners confidence in applying these to cases. Read more
This is a recording of a live course. It will help practitioners develop personalised nutrition plans for their clients living with and beyond cancer based on available evidence. Read more
Mike Murphy tells us about swapping a career in IT for health and wellbeing Read more
Lorna Rhodes tells us how, after many successful years as a cookery writer and food stylist, she launched her new career in nutritional therapy - just as most of her friends were retiring! Read more
Dawn Waldron tells us how a breast cancer diagnosis in her early thirties led her to nutritional therapy and a career supporting other women through their diagnosis, treatment and recovery Read more