The Fundamentals of Menstrual Cycle Health and Awareness 

A comprehensive and practical overview of how nutrition and lifestyle impact the menstrual cycle and associated hormones

  • Practitioner Level (written to UK Level 4 / Irish level 6
  • 80+ Hours Study
  • Externally Quality Assured
  • Supported Study
  • Self-Paced
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CPD Recognition

This course is recognised for 30 CPD hours with the the UK & International Health Coaching Association (UKIHCA)

Course Overview

Designed for wellness professionals and coaches wishing to help women understand their own unique menstrual cycle and offer practical nutrition, lifestyle and mindset education to support female hormone health from puberty through to menopause.

Certification and Quality Assurance

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a downloadable e-certificate of achievement from Crossfields Institute and the Institute of Health Sciences plus a unit transcript, detailing the content that you have completed. Crossfields Institute is a UK Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual. It has an international reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational and academic qualifications across a number of sectors.
We've made sure this course offers a truly holistic and practical overview of the female hormones from both an Western and Eastern perspective giving students a uniquely holistic insight into the phases of the menstrual cycle, how to support the body through them, and most importantly how to help their female clients understand their nutrition and lifestyle needs during different phases of their cycle
Suzanne Laurie IHS Director

Offer your female clients a more comprehensive and tailored service

Female hormone levels fluctuate every day of our cycles impacting us physically and mentally. Working with your clients to understand their unique cycle and needs can make a profound difference to how they feel both physically and mentally and help them to understand the nutrition and lifestyle support they need during every phase.

Benefit from our comprehensive and ready to use client paperwork

Graduate the course with a comprehensive client toolkit and a wealth practical knowledge and skills to begin using straight away

Study in your own time and at your own pace

Designed with your busy life in mind. At IHS we know that you need to study around your other commitments - thats why we specialise in flexible yet supported learning. 

Course reviews

I really enjoyed the contents of the course. It took me longer to complete than I expected for many reasons, but I got there eventually and it was definitely worth it. To have a deeper awareness of the menstrual cycle and menopausal transition enables me to better support my female clients with health coaching. In fact, I now realise it is essential to have this understanding, and the knowledge I gained from each unit began informing my practice immediately. There are many health goals where hormonal health should be considered, and even if it is not the primary reason a client comes to see me, the knowledge I have gained from the course allows me to confidently educate clients about how the menstrual cycle, menopause and health beyond might be impacted. It also helps me to troubleshoot more accurately and make appropriate referrals when the issues fall outside my scope of practice. My female clients have been really receptive to education about hormonal health and often report how helpful it would have been to know this stuff sooner! The resources provided throughout the course have also been useful.The course has also helped me personally , I understand my cycle like never before and I feel empowered as I move through the next stages.Thank you to everyone at IHS for putting together another excellent course.
Carla Dennien
NLC Graduate 

Course Content

Meet our Team

Suzanne Laurie
Institute Director
Suzanne has a BSc in Health Sciences: Nutritional Therapy. She has worked as a therapist and lecturer in Nutritional Therapy at a number of institutes and universities in the UK and Ireland. Suzanne is also a qualified health and wellness coach and personally instigated the introduction of the first recognised health and wellness coaching qualification to Ireland. She has completed advanced training in this area and incorporated the key skills from this exciting discipline into all courses at IHS. Suzanne is currently completing a MSc in Applied Positive Psychology with Bucks New University.
Olga Gonzalez
Olga is the owner and founder of Perfect Balance Acupuntura in Denia, Spain. She is a Licensed Medical Acupuncturist having graduated with distinction from the CMATCM (College of Medical Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine) in Ireland.
Olga is also a qualified Clinical and Health Psychologist and holds a Postgraduate degree in Applied Psychology from Jordanstown University, Belfast. She is an IHS Certified Health and Wellness Coach.
Gwen Enright
Gwen has a BSc from UL in Equine Science and then worked as a laboratory technician in a Food Safety setting. She also has a Masters from DIT in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition. For a number of years Gwen taught English as a foreign language while studying at IHS to gain her Diploma in Nutritional Therapy. She graduated in March 2015 and set up her own business, Gwenright Nutrition.
Gwen returned to IHS in 2016 to work as a Personal Tutor and Unit Leader. Gwen completed the IHS Certificate in Health & Wellness Coaching, which she ties into her Nutritional Therapy business. Her main clientele are mums of all ages, as she specialises in hormones, stress and pregnancy.
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