ION Alumni

ION Alumni Community

As a graduate of ION you are part of the largest NT global community.
We offer you the opportunity to join an exclusive group of people who have successfully completed the ION Diploma. As part of our commitment to furthering your career prospects we can offer you a range of benefits through the ION Alumni package.
Join the largest alumni community in the field of nutritional therapy and benefit from:
  • Being seen by the world on the ION graduate web directory
  • Online Optimum Nutrition magazine
  • Notification of employment opportunities
  • Employment opportunities via ion outreach projects
  • Discounts on CPD courses and food education days
  • Discounts on conferences and events
  • Discounts on return to class, and return to practice scheme
  • Updated professional clinical practice proforma
  • Networking events
  • Become one of our recommended speakers
and more..
All of this for £84 per annum (VAT included). Terms and conditions apply.

* Registrations will open in September giving you time to put your paperwork together *

Your relationship with ION doesn’t end once you graduate. As an alumnus you can stay involved in a variety of ways




Graduation Ceremonies
Graduation is a very exciting time at ION. The alumni team has a presence at the ceremony that take place once a year, and we are always looking for alumni volunteers to help us engage with new graduates and encourage them to update their details with the ION Alumni Association.
Trade, Conferences and Public Events
We are always on the lookout for alumni volunteers to help our Events e.g. CAM Show, Allergy and Free From Show, BBC shows. Click here for the upcoming schedule of events. 
Open Days/Evenings
Could you talk to prospective students about what it is like studying at ION at one of our open days/evenings?
Would you be prepared to share your student journey in a short video?
Give a Careers Talk
Come and share your experience with current students either in class or in a short video.
Offer work experience or placements
Can you or your company offer current students the opportunity to get hands on experience in an the profession they are passionate about?
Offer employment opportunities
Do you or your company have vacancies to fill? Who better to employ than current ION students or fellow graduates. You can also advertise your vacancy online by contacting
Take part in the Talking Heads Project
In celebration of the 30th anniversary we are inviting alumni to tell us about their journey to becoming a Nutritional Therapist. Help us compile an video repository of ‘journeys’ to inspire new students and current student. Contribute to refreshing the curriculum by telling us what works in ‘practice’. Contact us at
ION builds relationships with other charities and organisations to develop outreach activities.
Organise your own reunion
Whether you graduated 5 or 30 years ago why not think about organising a reunion for your former classmates? We rely on individuals to volunteer as reunion organisers.
Postgraduate studies
Advice on applying for a post-graduate, diplomas and masters.
Support ION
Help us locate our lost alumni.
Support the future of ION and the next generation of alumni by giving a gift to the Annual Fund or support students through scholarships, bursaries, prizes, equipment, resources.

For further information on getting involved please contact


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