An evidence based & compassionate approach to nutrition education & coaching
Become a Certified Nutritionist with EIQ Nutrition
Next intake: 2024
You will be supported throughout the EIQ Nutrition course with lecture content, supplementary podcasts, assessments, weekly interactive lives, and recommended reading. In addition, you will have direct access to the knowledge and mentoring of Emilia and Emma throughout your time with EIQ.
Throughout the course, you will be provided with the following:
- 16 online lectures (video and downloadable visual slides)
- Associated podcasts (audio)
- Module assessments (online)
- Tutoring from Emilia and Emma
These will be broken down in to 4 monthly bundles, each including:
- 3 online lectures
- 3 associated podcasts
- 3 assessments
- 1 consolidation week + 1 topical bonus lecture
Each month will deliver 4 new topics. We understand that you are fitting this course in to a very hectic lifestyle, so you will complete these topics throughout the month at your own pace. Each lecture will be accompanied by a podcast discussion with Emilia and Emma, where they discuss the practical applications and nuances around the topic. Lectures are updated with each course intake to ensure all content is up to date with recent research and application.
Upon passing the course, you will be a qualified EIQ Certified Nutritionist (and can be insured under this title).
Witness your confidence grow on a weekly basis as you delve deeper into a broad range of topics related to your health, nutrition, mindset and body, including nutrition fundamentals, fat loss essentials, women’s health, the dark side of dieting and non-diet nutrition.
'This course is the amalgamation of our academic research and coaching experience. It has already enhanced the knowledge of hundreds of coaches and most importantly, supported them in confident application to real-world practice'
Facebook community support
Become enveloped in, and empowered through, a network built on evidence-based nutrition, but also trust, compassion and authenticity. Being a self-employed coach can be lonely, and imposter syndrome can quickly seep in and leave us stifled, lacking confidence in both our direction and confidence. The exclusive Facebook group will give you access to Emilia and Emma as well as other members, to discuss any queries, complex topics or simply points of interest. You will gain exclusive access to regular live discussions with Emilia and Emma, giving you the chance to ask your questions about the course itself, nutrition, health and fitness in general, providing you with a pocket of transportable knowledge to empower your daily discussions and decisions. Both Emilia and Emma have successfully developed and managed worldwide online communities and the EIQ community will provide that network for you and support you in overcoming your imposter syndrome and using it to your advantage. You will be given the opportunity to access this group even after course completion as EIQ Graduates. As EIQ community members, you will also be given exclusive first access to new seminars and workshops that expand your areas of interest.
"Where do I begin. It is worth every penny. The depth and breadth of information delivered was incredible. I felt like I could action the information I had straight away - which tells me I understood it. It has been invaluable. There wasn't a point where I felt overwhelmed or bogged down by too much science talk. Every lecture felt like I was ACTUALLY learning something."
class of October 2020
"I think you girls are unreal at what you do. I love your style of teaching and both of your messages you get across. I don’t want to stop learning from you guys!"
class of October 2020
Throughout the course, you will have direct contact to two of the most qualified and unquestionably brilliant women in the fitness space. Emma and Emilia continue to educate thousands of clients in nutrition for health, performance and body composition, as well as promoting successful sustainable lifestyle change through their respective one-to-one and group coaching programmes, in addition to their consultant speaking events. Their social media platforms provide the basis for leading accessible evidence-based nutrition and training, translating complex scientific evidence in to manageable, digestible and actionable public information.Listen to the podcast
Emma started her career with a degree in Applied Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Edinburgh. During this time, she qualified as a personal trainer. After graduating, Emma worked in Cardiovascular disease & Diabetes research. She is also a qualified Exercise referral and Cancer rehabilitation specialist and has previously taught on personal training qualification courses.
Emma is now one of the most respected personal trainers in the UK and coaches thousands of people a year to look, feel and perform at their best. Emma has worked with a number of individuals and companies including Pure Gym to help develop their online coaching platforms in a way that delivers individualised programming, education, support and accountability.
Most recently Emma organised and co-hosted the biggest fitness conference of the year, raising over £27,000 for charity. She hosts 3 podcasts aimed at discussing and solving real life diet and exercise problems, as well as learning from expert guests in their respective fields.
Emma is also an international speaker and frequently talks at fitness expos, conferences and delivers health and fitness seminars to commercial businesses. Emma has written for newspapers and magazines including Men’s health UK and the Guardian.
Dr Emilia Bonnar Thompson RNutr
Emilia is a University Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Nutrition and developed the undergraduate Sport and Exercise Nutrition Honours degree programme at Manchester Metropolitan University. She also teaches Postgraduate Sport and Exercise Nutrition programmes at multiple Higher Education establishments throughout the UK.
Playing a leading role in Exercise Professional Education, Emilia also co-wrote and delivered the Optimum Nutrition, Nutrition for Health and Performance course in 2019, has delivered the nutrition component of numerous Level 3 Personal Trainer courses and continues to speak at at international fitness and health events and on educational podcasts.
In print, Emilia has contributed to commercially available magazines, such as Women’s Health UK, Stylist, Gym Owner Monthly and Health and Wellbeing Magazine, and has authored peer-reviewed scientific publications.
Emilia is a Registered Nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition, has a PhD in Exercise Physiology, MSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition and BSc Sports Biomedicine, as well as being a Trainee Therapist and holding a Level 6 Diploma in Life Coaching.
She is also an Online Nutrition Consultant and director of Emilia Thompson PhD, where she hosts a team of industry-leading coaches (and EIQ graduates) who work with individuals to improve their health, body composition and relationship with food.
About you (a note from Emma & Emilia)
Do you feel like an imposter? Doubt your own knowledge? Wish you could feel confident in your message as a coach? Or long for someone you respect to bounce ideas off and get some feedback?
We recognise that as a fitness professional, it’s not only your knowledge holding you back from maximising your client results (and business success). It’s the application of that knowledge to the real world, the development of skills of behaviour change, the evaluation of your clients and the ability to provide a person-centred approach to change. If you’re reading this, you’re already a coach who cares a lot, we know that, but you deserve to translate that empathy and care into successful client journeys and a more successful business.
Being a personal trainer or coach can be lonely, and even the most introverted of us still need authentic connection with other like-minded people. We’ve been amazed by the connections built in the EIQ community between students and graduates, many of whom have formed personal as well as business partnerships. We, too, have made some incredible connections.
Having been in your position, we completely recognise the impact of imposter syndrome on your business, your self-assurance in authority with your clients as well as your business and marketing. For a lot of you, rather than treating your imposter syndrome as evidence that you’re doing something brave, it stops you from pushing for what you deserve. We have a huge focus of this in EIQ, testament to our core value of empowerment, and you’ll see many of our students and graduates testifying to their new found confidence and the impact this has on their client relationships.Interested? Join the waitlist