CSNN Distance Education


When I finally made the decision to pursue this new career, I was worried I wouldn’t have the discipline to make it through the distance education program.


Once I began learning, it was a breeze! The topics were relevant to holistic health and very engaging. I came into this course with considerable knowledge about nutrition to begin with, and still learned SO many new things! I am so excited to share my newfound knowledge and begin helping people feel like their best selves.


I would recommend anyone wanting to pursue nutrition as a career to consider CSNN as their top choice. The support post graduation has been incredible as well.

Maggie, R
Graduate, January 2024
Nadur Wellness (Instagram)

I started my journey with CSNN Distance Education in 2013 and departed on a sailing adventure with my now husband that same year.  I brought my CSNN materials with me and managed to stay on top of my studies while we sailed down the east coast of Canada, the United States and through the Bahamas.


In 2014 after our sailing adventure, we moved to British Columbia, with my CSNN materials in tow.  I completed my yoga teacher training while in BC.  I continued working on my studies while starting my journey as a yoga teacher.  In 2015 we moved back to our small farming community in Quebec.  We purchased our very own farm where we practice rotational grazing and regenerative agriculture; working diligently to improve our land and the environment around us.


I graduated from CSNN that same year (2015).  I opened a yoga studio in town where I taught yoga classes and offered nutritional consultations.  In 2016 I was granted the opportunity to work with the amazing team at CSNN Distance Education.


To say that CSNN has played an integral part in my life would be an understatement.  CSNN has been with me every step of the way and has shaped my life in the most positive and fulfilling way.  The flexibility of the Distance Education program allowed me to work on my studies wherever I happened to be.


No matter where your passion lies within the nutritional realm, the CSNN Natural Nutrition Program will give you a solid foundation to turn your dreams and goals into reality.  The program is extensive, however; consistency is the key.  Stay driven and focused and the sky is the limit!

Chelsea Kearns
Student Support Specialist, CSNN Distance Education
Graduated 2015, Employed by CSNN Since 2016

I have truly enjoyed my experience with CSNN overall.

The distance education program provided me with a learning environment that was perfectly suited to my needs. In the three years it took me to complete this program I got engaged, married, pregnant and had a baby. All this to say that even though I was experiencing huge life events, I was able to continue this program at a pace that allowed me to be successful.

Funnily enough, I was actually working on a case study while I was in labour to distract myself from the pain! I am forever grateful to the extremely helpful CSNN staff and fellow students who shared their knowledge, deepened my understanding of holistic health and really supported me through this experience. I look forward to continuing this journey as an alumni so that I can also give back to this great community!

Sarah, S.
Graduate, September 2023


Distance education students were asked yes or no to the following and here are their responses
  • 98% of students were satisfied with the overall difficulty of the courses
  • 93% of students were satisfied with the clarity of course study notes
  • 96% of  students were satisfied with the support received from the admin staff
  • 96% of students were satisfied with the amount of support received from the instructors
  • 92% of students felt course tests were fair and adequately tested knowledge of material
  • 92% of graduates would recommend this program and school to others

*Results based on responses from online students/graduates.

Survey date range: March 06, 2019 – January 24, 2023

In 2020 I began the Natural Nutrition Diploma program distance education course through CSNN. I chose distance education as it worked better for me as a busy mom of 3. The course and course information was easy to understand and the modules were laid out in an organized way. It was recommended to do 3 hours (minimum) a day in order to complete the course on time. I did this and was able to complete all modules, case studies and follow up case studies with a month to spare. The modules with the video lessons as well as chapter lessons were the most beneficial for me. Symptomatology and Epigenetics were two of my favorite modules. I learned a lot of “real world” practice doing the case studies. Anatomy and Physiology was another great module as this provided the basics on the body that is important to know as a nutrition consultant. The Nutrition research module is one of the modules that was so interesting and could use more in-depth lessons and instructor guidance. Julie and Keyrsten (Symptomatology instructors) were amazing instructors and were so helpful via email and through their many webinars and Q&As. All in all, this distance education course was thorough and enjoyable. I learned the basics of nutrition and feel confident that I can assist and guide many people in making healthier nutrition and lifestyle changes. Thanks CSNN!



Anna, M

I had a great experience at CSNN. Their administrative staff and instructors answered questions quickly and were there every step of the way. I would recommend this program to anyone interested in alternative health and living a healthy lifestyle. Jade Jamieson

Jade, J
Graduate, November 2023

My experience with CSNN has been incredible. Throughout the past three years, I have felt supported by my instructors, and gained an wealth of knowledge in the field of holistic nutrition. After graduating, I feel confident in my skills to go out and help people with my knowledge of holistic nutrition. Distance education made it easier for me to juggle my crazy life schedule and fit in schooling when I was able to. I highly recommend taking the holistic nutrition diploma, you won’t regret it!

Sarah, L
Graduate, October 2023

After going through a life altering illness of breast cancer I’ve started educating myself on how the body works and how nutrition and lifestyle can assist me in staying healthy and energetic. There is a lot of information available. The problem is that a lot of it doesn’t have a good scientific foundation. Plus I felt my knowledge was scattered and different pieces were not linked. I’ve found CSNN through an online search and loved the list of the courses they were offering. The office of CSNN replied very efficiently with all the options they had. I loved the ability to start with an introductory course to see how it works. In addition, the remote education possibility appealed to me greatly. As a mother of a young child with a full time job, it was very important for me to have the online education flexibility. The program is fantastic. It gave me the understanding of how body works and how body systems are connected. It includes the courses on sports nutrition, pediatric nutrition and many supporting courses that are very important nowadays like Eco-nutrition. The instructors are very knowledgeable and available for any questions. Now, having graduated, I feel I’ve gained a very solid foundation and feel more confident in the choices I make for me and my family. As a lot of women are affected by the breast cancer now, they reach out to me for advice. CSNN gave me the confidence to assist others in their journey.

Thank you!

Nataliya, K
Graduate, March 2023

I had the most profound experience with the Natural Nutrition program at CSNN Distance Education. Not only did I learn the tools necessary to guide clients to optimal health and wellness, but I also discovered so much about myself along the way. The program is well thought out and gives different perspectives on diets, history of agriculture, farming and also addressing the spiritual side of nutrition and health. I would recommend this program for personal growth as well as working in the professional world. Thank you to CSNN for being such a big part of my transformational journey into the world of health and wellness.

Christine, G
Graduate, February 2023
@ayama_yoga_wellness (Instagram)
Ayama Yoga & Wellness

I am so grateful for the opportunity to complete my diploma through the Distance Education option. I was able to study at a pace that worked for me, while also receiving excellent support from instructors as they provide ample opportunity to ask questions, and join webinars. This program was very well-balanced as it provides courses from anatomy, to symptomatology, to more specific nutrition topics such as aging, mental health, and sports nutrition. I’ve learned so much over the past few years, and the in-depth knowledge this diploma provides has given me a lot of confidence as a graduate.

Sara, A
Graduate, September 2023
@saramariewellness_ (Instagram)

CSNN was a very motivational and a great program for anyone looking to pursue a career in the Holistic world. It taught me so much about food/supplements and the physiological efficacy in correlation with our body, mind and soul. COVID times were very difficult on everyone, but CSNN gave me the perfect opportunity to make a new shift in my life to pursue a new career path, which is to cherish and to preserve our body through nutrition and healthy habits. Sharing this knowledge to our community, to people in need for guidance or even to kids to encourage wellness and a healthier future feels wonderful. Not to forget the excellent teachers and advisors that are always attentive and helpful with any questions all along the program! Thank you / Merci CSNN!

Lea D.
Graduate, August 2022

 CSNN has given me the ability to be self employed in an industry I feel very passionate about. I am able to take my practice on the road which means I can help my clients while traveling throughout Western Canada and the Yukon. The distance education program made it possible for me to earn my designation while being employed as this would not have been possible if it was available via classroom only. The instructors are always available to help and I would not have graduated had it not been for the priceless guidance and support given me; thank you Chelsea! Diana Daoust C.H.N.C.

Diana D.
Graduate, January 2023

I have been interested in health and nutrition for many years and had already read a lot about the subject but thanks to this course, it took my knowledge and understanding to a whole new level. I truly enjoyed the course and was impressed with the professionalism as well as depth and quality of teaching.

Didier B.
Graduate, July 2022

Studying at CSNN was a turning point in my life, both in terms of the knowledge I acquired and the ability to study when it was convenient for me. Having the option to study at a distance as a mother and housewife made all the difference. The information I learned throughout the course was greatly beyond my expectations, and it has impacted not just my life but also the lives of my family.

Debora P.
Graduate, April 2022

The CSNN nutritional diploma program is exactly what I needed to help me get to the next level. As a cancer survivor for more than ten years, I have spent countless hours researching and learning on my own as I recovered from the many side effects that plagued my weakened body after the intense chemotherapy treatment. My positive attitude and unwavering faith helped me get through the treatment plan and thanks to a host of alternative therapy and natural healers, I was able to piece myself back together again. As a Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant in Calgary Alberta, I am finally well equipped to serve others, and to bring individualized guidance and hope into people’s lives. I am excited to expand my business as I continue to learn and acquire more knowledge through courses and designations. Thank you CSNN for making this possible through online learning, for providing payment options to make it affordable, for the ease of learning with your systems, with the assistance from knowledgeable teachers and staff, and for the great information. I have gained much by participating in this program and strongly recommend it to others. In health, Mélanie.

Mélanie P.
Graduate, March 2022

Thank you so much for such an educational and fun experience! I’ve learned so much over the past couple years from the CSNN Natural Nutrition course that I can apply both to my life and my business. CSNN has given me the confidence to work with clients, knowing I’m able to genuinely help them with their health and lifestyles as a whole. I felt very supported throughout the course and while excited to earn the RHN title, sad to close this fabulous chapter at CSNN. Thank you for an awesome experience!

Stephanie C.
Graduate, March 2022

I can not thank CSNN enough for the opportunity it has provided me! I have learned so much about nutrition over the last 3 years, and loved doing it at my own pace!

Victoria A.
Graduate, April 2022

My journey as a CSNN student has been a delightful one. The learning experience has not only deepened my appreciation for the importance of diet and nutrition in cultivating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but it has also broadened my understanding of the role of nutrition in the prevention of diseases. One revolutionary impact of the learning experience is the discovery that having an optimally functioning digestive system is crucial to a holistic approach of living and well being. I gratefully applaud the depth of knowledge of all my course advisors and the invaluable support of the administrative personnel. Their kindness, patience, and encouragement have made long-distance education most certainly pleasurable. Thank you CSNN family for all you do!

Adeola A.
Graduate, February 2022

I initially started my education with CSNN because I had a deep desire as a personal trainer to support other women in their fitness journeys and knew that developing my nutrition knowledge would be a tremendous asset to my skillset. As a busy solopreneur, the Distance Education program provided me with the freedom and flexibility to continue my education from the comfort of my home while working long days and weekends trying to build and scale my new business. What I didn’t realize then, after almost 3 whole years of devoted education to holistic nutrition, is how much the program would change my views of nutrition, health and wellness as a whole. As I neared the end of my educational journey, I found myself identifying more as a “holistic nutritionist” than a personal trainer and my passion for food as a pillar of health seemed to deepen in a way I did not expect. I’m truly grateful for all the knowledge I have gained over the course of my time with CSNN and am excited to bring my new expertise into the work I do for my clients.

Larissa Nicole C.
Graduate, February 2022

Overall I’ve had a very nourishing and eye-opening experience studying at CSNN. I live in France and just passed the distance program. It was a lot of work, but the motivation and drive had not once failed me, thanks to the course content and support from teachers. If you are passionate about health and nutrition, want to backup your current occupation (I’m a Yoga/Breathwork instructor), or just want to learn more and holistically/globally about improving your dietary habits, then this is an excellent journey to embark on. There is a great support from teachers and the forum, and the lessons and books are all rich with information from all angles. I look forward to completing my website and starting consultations. Merci beaucoup CSNN!

Christopher D.
Graduate, January 2022

Studying at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition changed my life and completely changed the way I viewed food and overall wellness. I learned how to properly nourish my body so I can live my life to the fullest and it taught me how to share this knowledge with my clients and empower them to do the same. I think this program would be a benefit to anyone! There is so much to learn and the professors at CSNN are an amazing source of knowledge and are always there to help. Every course taught in this program was interesting and easy to understand- I will take this knowledge with me throughout the rest of my life.

Bailey F.
Graduate, January 2022

I just want to say that it was a great program and experience, that is really worth it, The CSNN Teacher are great and they will make sure that you have everything to succeed and they are super friendly. I recommend it to everyone who is interested learning more about nutrition and a healthy lifestyle, Thank You CSNN!

Pascal G.
Graduate, January 2022

My experience was great! I was very happy with the guidance and support I received through the distance education program. It has allowed to me to expand my knowledge in nutrition and the body as a whole.

Colby P.
Graduate, December 2021

CSNN provided me with the nutritional knowledge I was seeking and more to help me on my health journey. The distance education program allowed me to make my own schedule that worked around my busy life. I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to pursue this path.

Lisa R.
Graduate, November 2021

I have learned a lot form CSNN and I also learned how much more there is to learn. What I liked best about Distance Education is the possibilities that opened up before me, as I am from Bulgaria and there is no other way for me to access the knowledge that CSNN provides.

Vanya S.
Graduate, November 2021

 Learned a lot and was super beneficial for core knowledge of the body and how the connection between mind, body and soul is so important.

Danielle B.
Graduate, October 2021

I did a lot of research before I chose where to study nutrition, and I’m glad I did. Studying with CSNN made me feel like I was part of a community, which is a very good thing when you’re studying from home!

Amy L.
Graduate, October 2021

I think the curriculum of the program is very extensive and I liked the variety of modules and the topics. The case studies were tough but a very good training and very important to know how to work with the client’s info and what to recommend. The staff was very supportive. I had almost given up on finishing the program but managed to finish it. The program has changed the way I look at food and knowing how powerful nutrients are is invaluable to me.

Karen D.
Graduate, October 2021

The Natural Nutrition program at CSNN has taught me so many valuable lessons regarding holistic health. It will be a perfect compliment to my yoga studio. Having the knowledge to truly help better live their best life is priceless.

Marie J.
Graduate, September 2021