CPD Courses

The IHS CPD Centre - Career and Personal Development Courses in Integrative Health and Wellness.Whether you’re looking to develop your professional knowledge and skills or foster your personal growth, you’ll find an innovative short course just for you.


Certificate in Stress Management Certificate in Personalised Sports NutritionCertificate in Health and Wellness CoachingEntrepreneurship for Integrative Healthcare Professionals

Certificate in Stress Management

Receive practical training in the key factors leading to increased stress in the 21st century, their potential effects on health and evidence-based integrative stress management techniques.

Next start date: November 2018
Length of Course: 1 Month
Study format: Online with 2 optional webinars
Cost: €250
Pre-requisites: None.
Suitable for anyone interested in helping themselves and/or others develop practical knowledge and skills in stress management. Registered as 15 CPD points for NTOI members.

You will learn:

  • To recognise the key signs and symptoms of chronic stress
  • To identify and explore an individual’s challenges and stress triggers
  • A variety of instant and longer-term stress management techniques, including breathing techniques, mindfulness, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), visualisation, self-hypnosis and ‘desk yoga/massage’
  • Skills to help reframe and refocus the mind to help break the stress habit, manage time more effectively and making stress a positive
  • The importance of dietary support for stress management

Certificate in Stress Management Certificate in Personalised Sports NutritionCertificate in Health and Wellness CoachingEntrepreneurship for Integrative Healthcare Professionals

Certificate in Personalised Sports Nutrition

Develop practical and theoretical knowledge on the principles of personalised sports nutrition and how this approach best serves an individual interested in improving athletic performance. This course is ideal for professionals who wish to add another dimension to the physical fitness training advice they are currently giving or for those with a personal interest in getting the most out of their sports and fitness regime.

Next start date: November 2018
Length of Course: 3 Month
Study format: Online with 4 optional webinars
Cost: €495
Pre-requisites: A background in sports and fitness coaching or a nutrition qualification at UK level 3 or 4, including a basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology. However anybody with a passion for fitness, food, nutrition and health will be considered.

Registered as 20 CPD points for NTOI members.

You will learn:

  • Through real case studies and the first-hand experience of our highly experienced Personalised Sports Nutrition team
  • How to assess how an individual’s diet and lifestyle choices may be impacting physical performance
  • How to identify common barriers to fitness and peak performance
  • How to optimise macro, micro and phytonutrient levels to support the systems of the body associated with peak physical performance
  • How personalised diet and lifestyle recommendations, alongside specially tailored supplements, can be used to improve physical performance
  • To help individuals prevent damage to the systems of the body that can inadvertently be caused by exercise itself

Certificate in Stress Management Certificate in Personalised Sports NutritionCertificate in Health and Wellness CoachingEntrepreneurship for Integrative Healthcare Professionals

Introduction to Health and Wellness Coaching: Become More Coach-Like

Discover why health and wellness coaching has become such a powerful tool for helping individuals make long-term lifestyle changes that can profoundly improve their health, vitality and well-being

Next start date: May 2019
Length of Course: 1 Month
Study format: Online with 2 optional webinars
Cost: €250
Pre-requisites: None.
Suitable for anyone interested in learning more about health and wellness coaching, and becoming more coach-like in their personal and professional communications. Registered as 15 CPD points for NTOI members.

You will learn:

  • The key factors that determine health and wellness
  • How coaches move away from a “prescribe & treat” and “educate & implore” way of working to becoming an ‘ally’ to those they work with
  • The underpinning theories behind health and wellness coaching, including behavioural change theories, positive psychology, motivational interviewing, Readiness For Change theory and NLP
  • The core competencies of health and wellness coaching, including creating the coaching alliance, listening skills, powerful questions, developing accountability and goal setting
  • How health and wellness coaching skills can successfully be applied in different professional settings

Certificate in Stress Management Certificate in Personalised Sports NutritionCertificate in Health and Wellness CoachingEntrepreneurship for Integrative Healthcare Professionals

 Entrepreneurship for Integrative Healthcare Professionals

Find out from successful integrative healthcare professionals how to build a rewarding nutrition, coaching and/or complementary healthcare business. Ideal for anyone at the beginning of their healthcare career or those who require some tailored support, guidance and practical ideas to help them create the career of their dreams.

Next start date: TBC, Spring 2019
Length of Course: 1 Month
Study format: Online with 2 optional webinars
Cost: €250
Pre-requisites: None. However the course is designed for integrative healthcare professionals wishing to build their healthcare business/practice.

You will learn:

  • How to use your personal strengths and experiences to maximise success
  • How to coach yourself towards the business of your dreams
  • The key decisions you need to make to help grow your business
  • How to write a business plan you won’t want to be without
  • How to maximise income and create additional income streams
  • Why specialising and finding your business USP may be the key to your success
  • The basics of setting up a busy and efficient practice
  • How to make technology work for you
  • How to avoid burn-out
  • What industry success stories have done to build their own dream careers

Certificate in Stress Management Certificate in Personalised Sports NutritionCertificate in Health and Wellness CoachingEntrepreneurship for Integrative Healthcare Professionals