The CSNN Advantage

The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (CSNN) is the most established Canadian holistic nutrition school, offering classroom instruction at provincially-licensed locations coast-to-coast, in addition to Distance Education online studies, for holistic nutrition professionals.

Accreditations and Memberships:

  • Certified by Employment & Social Development Canada to provide tuition tax receipts.
  • Designated by the Private Training Institutions Branch of B.C. (PTIB) in British Columbia.
  • Legislated under the New Brunswick Private Occupational Training Act as a Private Career College.
  • CSNN’s Natural Nutrition Program nnsymbol is licensed under the Private Vocational Training Act (Alberta).
  • In Ontario, registered as a private career college under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.
  • A federal corporation (3393291 Canada Inc).
  • A member of the Canadian Health Food Association.
  • A member of the Organic Council of Ontario.

Education Founded on Practicality and Rooted in Science and Ancient Wisdom:

Our practical foundation program in Natural Nutrition is comprised of 18 holistic nutrition courses, including science courses that make up 1/3 of program hours. Cutting edge science and new practical tools have been added to the new and enhanced curriculum for Fall 2019.

CSNN Students trade classroom hours for real-life case studies, using comprehensive intake forms to examine all internal and external factors affecting a person’s nutritional health and well-being. Graduates are able to support the whole person- physically, mentally, and spiritually- through all stages of their life and health, and are qualified to provide individualized holistic recommendations and monitor the progress of clients until their health and wellness goals are reached.

Current Curriculum with Some Exclusive Books:

Recognizing a need to fill a gap in the nutritional educational field, CSNN publishes works by experienced and reputable Holistic Nutrition professionals and other expert health care professionals. These books (some being exclusive to CSNN) are available to CSNN students and graduates, including:

  • Nutritional Symptomatology Handbook
  • Cultivating Wholeness
  • Business Legal Handbook
  • Nutritional Pathology
  • Nutritional Literature Research Handbook

Focus on Careers, with Job Search Assistance:

Holistic Nutritional Consultant professionals graduating from CSNN work in private practice or with other health care professionals to institute preventive health care programs. Graduates have found career opportunities in a variety of sectors.

Graduates gain access to CSNN’s online job board, with job postings and other industry employment opportunities. Items are also posted at the individual classroom locations for students.

Professional Designations and Titles

CSNN offers a comprehensive science-based and people-focused program in Natural Nutrition, qualifying graduates to earn a professional designation and title upon graduation (see options below; only one to be used). Designations and titles are determined by the province* where Graduates offer their professional services; however, all credentials hold an equivalent standard. Please note all designations are registered in a private registry.

Professional Services in Choice of Designation
Choice of Professional Title
Alberta C.H.N.C.
Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant™
Certified in Holistic Nutrition™
B.C., Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Nunavut, NWT, Yukon R.H.N.
Registered Holistic Nutritionist™
Registered Holistic Nutritional Consultant™
Certified Holistic Nutritionist™
Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant™
Certified in Holistic Nutrition™
New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador R.H.N.
Registered Holistic Nutritional Consultant™
Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant™
Certified in Holistic Nutrition™
 Quebec, PEI R.H.N.
Holistic Wellness Practitioner

*provincial health acts dictate which of the above designations and titles to use. For more information, please contact your home branch.

Support from Alumni Association:

The CSNN Alumni Association (CSNNAA) is an incorporated, non-profit organization that is the starting point for CSNN graduates. Through community, information and partnership, the Alumni Association endeavors to support, encourage and guide all CSNN graduates to achieve success in their chosen path within the industry.

The CSNNAA hosts an annual Canadian Holistic Nutrition Conference each Spring, and also maintains the Registry for CSNN’s professional designations. They provide the tools holistic nutrition professionals need to start their business successfully, by offering members promotional opportunities, business mentorship, newsletters, and tools that help graduates with their holistic nutrition practice, including website building, networking, interviewing tips, and more. Active CSNNAA members also receive a 10% tuition discount on continuing education workshops offered at CSNN.

Post-Grad Membership Opportunities:

Become Board Certified in Practical Holistic Nutrition with CAHN-Pro
Graduates of CSNN’s Natural Nutrition Program  have the opportunity to become professional members of the Canadian Association of Holistic Nutrition Professionals (CAHN-Pro) and write the board certification exam for industry recognition. Members also have the opportunity to participate in CAHN-Pro’s job and business creation initiatives. CSNN’s Advanced Holistic Nutrition workshops are recognized by CAHN-Pro as upgrade hours.

Membership with CANNP
CANNP, Canadian Association of Natural Nutritional Practitioners, is a well-established professional organization with a clear focus on business success, delivering outstanding benefits and empowering nutritional counsellors with a collective voice.

Recognition by the NANP – Beneficial for Graduates Interested in Practicing in the U.S.
Graduates of CSNN’s Natural Nutrition Program  who wish to practice in the United States, and who have completed CSNN’s Advanced Holistic Nutrition workshops AN106 and AN109, meet the educational standards to become professional members of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP). They also qualify to write NANP’s board certification exam.

CSNN is Honoured to be the Recipient of National Nutrition‘s 2018 ‘Best School’ GOLD Award

Franchisee/Licensee Opportunities:

In addition to Online Distance Education, we currently have 12 Classroom Locations across Canada, including 3 locations in British Columbia, 2 in Alberta, 6 in Ontario, and 1 in New Brunswick.

Franchise opportunities are available in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. For more information, please contact Rose at hq[at]csnn[dot]ca.