Welcome to the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition – Calgary Branch
CSNN Calgary started in 2001 with four students. Now after 17 years in operation, CSNN Calgary offers classes to over one hundred students per year. The Natural Nutrition Program is licenced by the Government of Alberta Advanced Education. The Government School Code – 9025 and our Program Code – 565.
CSNN Calgary offers the one-year diploma program in Natural Nutrition that leads to the professional title Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant™. Due to government regulations, there is no spring or March start date offered in Calgary. CSNN Calgary only offers one start date per year, which is late August. However, the Calgary branch offers two separate day classes and one evening class that hold 36 students per class. Please go to ‘Schedules’ page for a list of class days and times.
The natural nutrition industry has grown over the past few years. There are many opportunities in the Calgary area within the alternative healthcare field. The employment opportunities for those with the C.H.N. professional/C.H.N.C. designation are:
Food Industry / Natural Health Centers & Spas / Fitness Centers / Sports Training Centers / Chiropractic Clinics / Health Food Stores / Teaching & Education / Private Practice / Lecturing & Seminars for Corporate Wellness / Wellness Centers / Medical Clinics / Retreat Centers / Senior’s & Retirement Homes / Home Care Nursing Centers / Weight Loss Centers / Naturopathic Clinics.
CSNN Calgary’s Graduation Report for 2018: the Graduation Rate (of the students enrolled, successfully completed) is 86% , and the Employment Rate is 79%.
In an editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association (280(18):616-1617) MDs are advised that “alternative medicine is here to stay” as its use “reflects changing needs and values in modern society”. He summarizes these changes as “a rise in prevalence of chronic disease, an increase in public access to worldwide health information, reduced tolerance for paternalism, an increased sense of entitlement to a quality of life, declining faith that scientific breakthroughs will have relevance for the personal treatment of disease, and increased interest in spiritualism. In addition, concern about the adverse effects and escalating costs of conventional health care are fuelling the search for alternative approaches to the prevention and management of illness.” This article pointed out the need for more research, better education, dependable credentials and referral guidelines.