A career in disease prevention and wellness opens up a wide variety of possibilities for those interested in the integrative, whole health and wellness fields. As a Whole Health Educator ™ or Whole Health Advocate ™ you will blend unique whole person care approaches with evidence-based health knowledge to develop a customized plan for your patients overall health and wellness and disease prevention health goals.
How the National Institute of Whole Health Can Help with Professionally Accredited Disease Prevention Courses and Programs
At the National Institute of Whole Health (NIWH), we offer a number of leading edge holistic and whole health programs with a focus on integrative health education and health and wellness disease prevention programs. These evidence-based principles deliver the ideal combination of proven physical, emotional, nutritional, environmental and spiritual knowledge with today’s scientific, technological and medicinal breakthroughs to provide whole person care on an entirely new level.
Our unique online classes, case study and research opportunities and live phone-bridge seminars include interdisciplinary programs for nurses, educators, allied health practitioners, wellness coaches, fitness specialists, nutritionists, dietitians and more. From holistic health and disease prevention certifications to courses for advanced practice nurses, the National Institute of Whole Health delivers streaming online classes for anyone interested in integrative health education.
PLEASE NOTE: NIWH nutrition courses are patient/client education focused, providing epidemiological and evidence-base science on the how and why of nutrition in disease prevention, health recovery, wellness maintenance and for patient/client whole health education. Our whole foods focused nutrition courses are designed to enhance the professional’s knowledge of the science of nutrition but ARE NOT intended to teach learners how to recommend or prescribe diets or supplements to their patients or clients.
Unless a professional has a licensed scope of practice and credentials, along with professional liability insurance to practice nutrition, there are both legal and ethical constraints related to advising an individual about nutrition. The whole picture of heath® approach invites the client into understanding the cause and effect of the physical, emotional, nutritional, environmental and spiritual components of health so they can make the informed, sustainable lifestyle choices they deem are appropriate with their values and needs.
Holistic Disease Prevention Courses from NIWH
Our Whole Health curriculum is made up of four professionally-accredited course paths, including:
- The Whole Health Educator™ with Wellness Coaching Program – A foundational program for anyone interested in integrative health education and whole health wellness programs; provides cutting edge instruction in holistic nutrition and integrative health care. This program is ideal for allied health professionals.
- The Whole Health Educator™ for Nurses with Health Coaching Skills Program – Endorsed and approved by three national nursing organizations, this holistic nurse course was developed for nurses with competencies that can be integrated into their existing medical practice or used to develop a private practice.
- The Whole Health Nutrition Educator™ Program – A whole food, whole health nutrition program created for degreed dietitians, nutritionists, nurses, physician’s assistants or educated and licensed culinary professionals. This whole health – whole foods approach to nutrition education is fully integrated, explaining the how and why of importance of natural nutrition and how the specific chemistry of whole foods heals our bodies.
- The Whole Health Advocacy Program – Ideal for clinically-trained health and medical professionals who are interested in developing a new skill-set and competencies in the art of health advocacy for their patients. This program provides coaching communication competencies as well as evidence-based whole health knowledge and information.