Frequently-Asked Questions

  1. Are holistic nutrition professionals regulated, or in the process of being regulated?
    • Holistic nutrition professionals have been self-regulated for decades. According to the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care there are no plans or proposals for Holistic Nutritional Consultant professionals to become regulated. The Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council, the body which would be responsible for investigating the feasibility of such regulation upon referral from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, have not been requested by the Ministry to conduct such an investigation.
  2. What would a regulation process look like?
    • According to the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, this type of regulation is a lengthy process that not only requires the government to be interested in regulating Holistic Nutritional Consultant professionals, but also requires Holistic Nutritional Consultant professionals, regardless of their designation or association affiliation, to have input into the form such regulation would take, including scope of practice, educational standards, degree of potential harm to the public and the like. The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care would seek input from the practitioners in the industry, from other affected health care professionals, from clients, from institutions and from regulators.
  3. Does CSNN support regulation?
    • Indeed CSNN would support Holistic Nutritional Consultant professionals becoming regulated in an appropriate manner, such as that described above for Ontario. However, as such regulation is unlikely, CSNN believes it is better to deal with the reality of our profession and encourage initiatives that facilitate recognition of Holistic Nutritional Consultant professionals in the health care industry.
  4. Why does CSNN focus on holistic nutrition in its Natural Nutrition program nnsymbol?
    • CSNN focuses on its expertise in holistic nutrition, so that students are encouraged to learn how to conduct themselves as practitioners within their scope of practice, which in turn protects them as practitioners, plus protects the public from harm
    • CSNN respects all health modalities, and acknowledges that to be a true herbalist, homeopath, naturopath, etc, and to practice these modalities safely and effectively, that one has to successfully complete years of comprehensive study in these fields at accredited natural health schools. CSNN offers information about these other health modalities in its practicals and in its Advanced Holistic Nutrition workshops, so that students develop an understanding of and learn how to work alongside complementary health care practitioners
  5. What professional designation and title do I receive once I complete the Natural Nutrition Program?
    • 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.

  6. What is unique about the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition compared to other holistic nutrition schools?
    • CSNN is the largest and leading holistic nutrition school in Canada which provides both classroom and online education formats.
    • CSNN was the first holistic nutrition school to offer a practical science-based curriculum in the classroom.
    • CSNN is dedicated to quality education and offers both a foundation Natural Nutrition diploma program nnsymbol plus Advanced Holistic Nutrition™ workshops.
    • CSNN offers unique class scheduling in order to accommodate busy lifestyles.
    • For your convenience, CSNN has 6 classroom locations in Ontario (London, Metro Toronto, Mississauga, Ottawa, Richmond Hill, Toronto East), 3 classroom locations in British Columbia (Nanaimo, Vancouver, Victoria), plus classroom locations in Calgary, Edmonton, and Moncton.
    • CSNN publishes books exclusively available at CSNN.
    • As graduates of the largest holistic nutrition school in Canada, CSNN alumni are the most recognized and sought after in the industry.
    • In its Natural Nutrition program nnsymbol, CSNN focuses on its expertise in holistic nutrition, so that students are encouraged to learn how to conduct themselves as practitioners within their scope of practice, which in turn protects them as practitioners plus protects the public from harm.
    • CSNN has been working with employers for over two decades and, as a result, employers look for CSNN graduates and students.  CSNN students are able to gain practical experience along with employment.
  7. What is unique about CSNN’s Natural Nutrition diploma program nnsymbol?
    • Well-rounded holistic nutrition education, offering 18 foundation courses and a clinical component. Classrooms locations also offer on-site practicals (note: Some branches may use different terminology to refer to practicals, for example, practicums, workshops or co-requisites).
    • Designations that are exclusive to CSNN Graduates
    • Leads to board certification* by Canadian Association of Holistic  Nutrition Professionals (CAHNPro) and National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP)* (*for those that have also completed AHN workshops, AN106 and AN109).
    • Program has been reviewed and approved by several provincial government education ministries, plus by the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) in the United States.
  8. What is unique about the delivery of CSNN’s Natural Nutrition program nnsymbol?
    • CSNN’s winning education formula transcends basic classroom hours and facilitates a deeper level of understanding through practice and application of holistic nutrition information. Other holistic nutrition programs may offer more classroom hours, but CSNN prefers to offer its students a focused, engaging, and practical science-based program which is geared to training students to be effective holistic nutrition professionals in the industry. CSNN’s Natural Nutrition program nnsymbol is a comprehensive foundation program created for those who want more than nutritional information found in books, magazines, and media, and instead want to learn the practical tools needed to become a knowledgeable and credible Holistic Nutritional Consultant professional.
  9. How do I find out more about CSNN’s Natural Nutrition program nnsymbol?
    • Contact the location you are interested in and make an appointment to receive a complimentary one-on-one information session and/or attend an open house.
    • Make arrangements with your desired location to audit a class (for classroom locations).
    • Visit our online Natural Nutrition Program nnsymbol section.
    • Request a free brochure.
  10. When can I start the Natural Nutrition program nnsymbol?
    • Classroom start dates vary depending on location, but are generally are in Winter, Spring, and Fall; however, if you miss the start date you can join late if there is space available.
    • With Online Education, you pick the start date!
  11. What happens to my studies if I move?
    • One of the advantages of studying at CSNN is the flexibility to complete your holistic nutrition education anywhere in the world. CSNN has multiple classroom locations in Canada, as well as an online division. In the event of a move, students have the option to transfer to another classroom location or to complete the program via Online Distance Education.
  12. Do I have to be a graduate of the Natural Nutrition program nnsymbol to take workshops leading to the Advanced Holistic Nutrition certificates?
    • CSNN graduates automatically qualify to take any Advanced Holistic Nutrition workshops
    • Holistic nutrition professionals and other health care practitioners are welcome to take CSNN’s Advanced Holistic Nutrition certificates and workshops upon receipt of transcript.
    • For frequently-asked questions about our AHN Certificate Packages and  Workshops, click here.
  13. What support system is available to CSNN graduates after they finish the Natural Nutrition program nnsymbol?
    • CSNN has a online job board for graduates, plus job opportunities are posted at individual classroom locations.
    • Online Distance Education has online networking and sharing of information, including job information.
    • CSNN graduates have the opportunity to become professional members of the Canadian Association of Holistic Nutrition Professionals (CAHNPro) and the Canadian Association of Natural Nutritional Practitioners (CANNP). Both professional organizations provide support and networking opportunities for holistic nutrition professionals.
    • CSNN has an active Alumni Association  which hosts an annual Canadian Holistic Nutrition Conference, provides industry information to its members, creates networking groups and offers advertising venues for graduate holistic nutrition practices and other graduate businesses and endeavours.
    • Current CSNN Alumni Association Members receive a 10% tuition discount on CSNN’s Advanced Holistic Nutrition workshops.
  14. Why has CSNN chosen to align with only certain associations in the industry?
    • CSNN has researched the holistic nutrition industry and has decided to align with associations that approach holistic nutrition industry standards in ways that we feel would benefit Holistic Nutritional Consultant professionals the most.