By 2022, the AIP Certified Coach community had grown to include over 750 coaches from across the healthcare spectrum. An online program since inception, the program has always been available to providers worldwide. Nearly half of certified providers reside outside of the US or Canada, with notable representation in Australia, the UK, Europe, and South America.
Types of providers include health coaching and nutritional specialties, like certified health coaches, nutritional therapy practitioners, nutritional consultants, and registered dieticians, as well as bodyworkers and fitness professionals, like massage therapists, physical therapists, and personal trainers. Natural and complementary providers like herbalists, acupuncturists, Chinese medical specialists, chiropractors, and naturopathic doctors also joined the community. Lastly, many conventional medicine providers, such as nurses, physician’s assistants, medical doctors, and researchers have taken the program and the alumni community truly reflects collaboration between natural and conventional systems.
Partnerships with medical research teams had yielded six published studies on the efficacy of the Autoimmune Protocol for various autoimmune conditions, including Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.