I “was” considering enrolling in IINs program until….I decided that it would be prudent to do some research to learn more about the curriculum, methodologies, etc. I found more negative information and comments than positive. Comments came from former employees and students stating that the company’s leader/CEO discriminates against women; employee morale is extremely low; employee turnover is high; that the curriculum is based on the CEO’s opinions and beliefs and not on sound science and medicine, or proven, factual and true information. I also found available articles regarding critiques from medical doctors, nutritionists, etc……none had any positive comments. Too, the AADP is not recognized for being a highly recognized credentialing organization. To anyone thinking about going through this program, do your research and compare programs. There are better programs out there. From my research, it just doesn’t add up. I’ll put my money and hard work into a program that will give me the most complete and well-rounded education that will adequately prepare me to work with a diverse clientele and give me the leading edge. It just doesn’t appear that IIN can do that.
I have a friend from high school who has gone through their program and I know a few others who have as well. I am going to take their program but I am not sure when I will start.
It is a legitimate program and completion of the program prepares you to be a health coach. You will also qualify for membership in the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP) http://www.aadp.net/default.asp. Always remember, though, to follow the guidelines in your state for nutrition and dietary professionals when you tell people what you do. In some states terms like “nutritionist” or “dietician” require a license so be sure to check that out.
But in terms of IIN’s program, it’s totally legit. If you saw “Super Size Me” where Morgan Spurlock ate only McDonald’s for 30 days, his detox was put together by his girlfriend and IIN grad Alexandra Jamieson. Here is her website: http://deliciousvitality.com/. I hope that helps!
Update 8/27/11: I am now enrolled in IIN. I was not at the time I answered your question but it prompted me to get it done! And the program is 11 months long.
Update 1/26/12: Still enrolled in IIN and having a great time! I have learned so much in the past few months and the learning is excellent. There are more IIN grads and students out there than I realized and I’ll be able to start taking clients next week! Let me know if anyone still has questions!