Definition of Practical in Alberta:
A practical is an educational session held at the school location to gain more experience in specific topics and to learn practical experience as a Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant™ professional.
List of Practical Sessions at CSNN Calgary:
In Alberta, practical sessions are taught at the classroom location under the instruction of a Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant™ professional or Naturopathic Doctor. Some of the topics taught in the practical sessions are: Consulting and client skills / Menu Planning, Food Quality & Food Preparation / Mental Health Issues and Nutrition / Hormonal Health / Weight Management / Detoxification / Nutrition that Supports Cardiovascular Health / Blood Glucose Issues / Supporting Immunity / Skin Health / Bone Health / Thyroid Health and much more.
CSNN offers some off sight practicums at clinic settings. This includes job shadowing as a Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant™ professional. Our students also go to the Faculty of Medicine at the Foothills Hospital to learn anatomy at the Cadaver Lab.
Two graduates of the Calgary location – Barb Thomas, C.H.N. & Christina Acevedo, C.H.N. – offer holistic cooking class both at the CSNN Calgary location as demo classes and hands on at a professional culinary kitchen throughout the school year. These classes offer a different and unique experience in a culinary aspect with natural nutrition to be able to help clients with their needs in this area.