My IIN Review: The Cost of Becoming an IIN Health Coach + How to Save on Tuition

Now active! Mention my name or use my code during enrollment and save up to 45% on your IIN tuition cost! Learn how.

As an Institute for Integrative Nutrition student and health coach-in-training, you will receive the most comprehensive training in nutrition, coaching skills, and business development. Keep reading to see what a day in the life of an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach looks like and how you can make a living doing work you love.

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My journey to becoming an IIN health coach

In 2012, I was a senior in college and had all of those typical senior-year habits: drinking too much, not working out (like not even once), taking all the naps, and eating everything. It showed. Studying to become an IIN health coach was not on my radar.

I was constantly exhausted and didn’t know what it felt like to feel good. My body couldn’t go a day without rest, and I found it hard to wake up for my 10 AM classes…so I didn’t.

Fast-forward to the summer of 2014. I’m living and working in the fashion industry in New York City, finally doing all the things I’d dreamed of in college. I have a killer closet, a fantastic apartment, and a job that most women would kill for. On the inside, I was always stressed out and overrun with anxiety that I felt was out of my control.

I had recently started working out with a personal trainer and started to see and feel changes in my body. Still, I didn’t have the nutritional experience to support my increased activity.

Waking up four days a week for a 6 AM training session, followed by a full day of work, and then coming home to a puppy and dinner left me utterly exhausted. My burnout began to show.

I was sick all the time, running on coffee, and was sleeping like crap. Yes, working out had shifted something within me, and I knew I was capable of change, but I couldn’t figure out my next step: how to take my passion and health to the next level.

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Studying at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition

I discovered IIN in the late fall of 2014 and quickly realized that my life was about to change for the better. After chatting on the phone with the admissions staff, I felt like I had finally found my path in life. There were other people out there who had not only walked my path but who had also turned their lives around and helped others in the process.

Living my story for the past two years, I had realized that my journey was not a struggle; it was indeed grounds for change and a step towards becoming a coach and beacon of change for others looking to improve their holistic health and wellness.

Taking the leap and enrolling at IIN completely changed my life, and I pinch myself that I get to wake up every day to help others on their path to wellness. Embarking on a journey with IIN and becoming a Health Coach is what you make it – the power is in your hands! 

Do you want more information on the cost of IIN? Learn more.

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What I loved about the IIN program

Convenience, for one. I loved how convenient studying to become a health coach at IIN was. The flexibility was one of the great underrated values for the cost of tuition, in my opinion.

For example, I could work on my modules on my terms as my schedule would permit. As long as I stayed relatively up-to-date, I had no problem completing everything.

What I also really liked was the varying nutritional theories that we learned throughout the course. We all know there isn’t a one-size-fits-all diet, and IIN fully supports trying different eating styles to find the one that works best for you and your client. You’ll learn dozens of different dietary theories from the top teachers worldwide.

Also, IIN is truly about looking at the big picture, a holistic viewpoint. You or a client could be eating all the broccoli in the world, but if she’s in an unhappy relationship, she will never feel her best physically or emotionally. You’ll learn about how to look at the big picture to help your clients understand what health truly means.

In addition, you’ll receive all the tools you need to launch your coaching business successfully. I’m talking handouts for you and your clients, program contracts, a free website, and more!

There wasn’t much that I didn’t enjoy about studying to become a health coach through IIN. If you have an open mind, an interest in helping people, and love the process of self-discovery, IIN is the perfect school for you!

Don’t miss this! Recently, I was interviewed by Brandon from Life Coach Path all about my coaching journey. You can learn more and read the full interview at the National Coaching Academy.

How much time do you put into studying at IIN?

I enrolled with IIN while working my full-time corporate fashion job in New York City. I found managing my current work and studying with IIN was very manageable if I planned and made my learning a priority.

All of the IIN courses are web-based and available virtually anywhere in the world! This allowed me to catch up on classes on the bus, on the treadmill at the gym, or while walking to work.

The program itself runs for just under a year, with a new module almost every week. Check out the most recent curriculum schedule here.

How much does IIN cost?

Ready to save? You’ll unlock up to 45% on your IIN tuition using code CARLEYSCHWEET at checkout or by mentioning my name, Carley Schweet.

The tuition cost for IIN is really fair compared to other nutrition programs. Remember that the most reliable way to get up-to-date pricing is to head directly to the website and browse through the current program offerings.

Here are a few essential things to keep in mind when determining the cost of IIN:

  1. Save on your tuition by using code CARLEYSCHWEET at checkout or mentioning my name (Carley Schweet) when chatting with admissions.
  2. Payment plans are available! You can break up your tuition into payments.
  3. I made my IIN tuition cost back within a few months of coaching!

Please contact me if you have any other questions about the program or the cost of IIN. I’m happy to chat!


  • Christine good says:

    I have an appt to talk to an IIN admissions counselor tomorrow. I have been shopping around and trying to find the best program. I have worked as a licensed physical therapist asst. for 16 yrs and also a yoga instructor. I’m concerned about the tuition cost as is my husband. Can I really save 1000$ by mentioning your name tomorrow?

    • Hi Christine,

      So exciting! IIN truly changed my life. Yes, you can absolutely save $1000 by mentioning my name to the admissions counselor should you choose to become a student of IIN. Feel free to contact me if you have any other questions!


    • Hi Carla! It sure does – just mention my name at enrollment and you’ll receive $1000 off your IIN tuition. It’s such a great program!

    • Hi, Yvonne! Yes, the $1000 tuition savings are still available. Just make sure to mention my name during enrollment to save. Happy to answer any questions.

  • Hi Carley!

    I enjoyed reading your story and your advice about IIN. I have been dreaming of being a Health and Holistic Coach ever since I was in high school and I am currently 27. However, I kept putting it off because I was scared that I wouldn’t be able to make a good salary depending on the need for Health Coaches in my area. I struggled off and on with trying to finish my Nursing throughout those years and finally made a decision to drop out of Nursing last month. My goal is to help people in all areas of their life because I truly believe that is my passion and gift. Do to my empathy, compassion and passion for nutrition and wellness I can only see myself pursuing this dream. The reason I did not complete my Nursing is do to the way nursing is changing as the society changes. Nursing has become more focus based on treating patients with Big Pharma rather then helping patients holistically. I believe that Nursing would not allow me to help patients or clients in all of the areas they need to improve naturally, unless I focused on becoming a Health Coach. Believe me, it was very difficult to quit my Nursing degree when I was almost finished with school. But I have faith that I will be an amazing Health Coach because it will be a lifestyle for me, not a job. I truly believe I will change many lives and will love what Health Coaching will bring me as a career, as well as a commitment. My question for you is will I still be able to save $1000 and what is your advice on IIN verses other schools or programs? I am scared to commit because there is so much out there but I want to trust the most reliable school and credits, as well as a School that really does care about their students. I truly believe this is what I am made to do! Thank you in advance.

    • Hey Sarah!

      Thank you so incredibly much for sharing your story with us. I can tell how passionate you are about caring for others in a holistic way after making such a huge, impactful decision around your career in nursing. It sounds like you are well on your way to setting yourself up to be on the right path that aligns with your personal values. 🙂 The good news is that the $1,000 savings is absolutely still applicable! Just make sure to use the link at the top of this post when you enroll.

      I’d love to connect directly to chat about the program details and how it compares to other programs so that you can feel confident about your decision in signing up. Send us a quick message here and we’ll get back to you asap to answer all your individual questions!

      Thank you so much!


  • wendy jackson says:

    Hello i am so very very interested in taking this course. i will ask also like the rest, how much is the tuition if we get the discount?

    • Hey Wendy! I’m so happy to hear that you’re interested in enrolling in IIN. 🙂 The tuition costs are discussed when you connect with a representative from the program. That way, you can get all your questions about becoming a student answered all at once. I hope you understand! When you chat with them, just make sure to mention Carley sent you and you’ll save the $1,000! Thanks so much!

  • Hi Carley,
    I have an admissions call scheduled for today. Will the $1,000 off still work with a cyber monday deal?

    Thank You,

  • Hey Carley!
    I am also considering moving forward with the program. I am already in the healthcare field, I am an occupational therapist. While as a profession we often are known to take a holistic approach, I feel confined in my treatments based on insurance and billing, and time pressures. I want to be able to combine my knowledge as an OT and combine that with health coaching. I am signed up to attend a seminar, and will likely take more time to research my options. IF I move forward, can I use your discount link still?
    Thank you!

    • Hi Jayme,
      Great to hear that you’re exploring your options! Yes, the discount code is still active! I wish you all the best in your ventures!

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