Canadian School of Natural Nutrition – Edmonton Branch

CSNN’s main goals are maintaining students’ health, quality of education, and academic integrity during these unprecedented times of Coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result, those students who are registered in or will be registering for classroom studies, CSNN has put in place a live virtual interactive classroom format that follows scheduled classes for these students. Your Branch Manager will confirm schedule details and how to access these live virtual classroom meetings. For the  August 2020 start date, we await instructions from the AB Advanced Education if we can offer the courses online, however, we are anticipating a blended method of delivery. We are prepared to offer courses both online and in person

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CSNN Edmonton is offering the following programs:
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CSNN Edmonton 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 Edmonton. CSNN Edmonton only offers one start date per year, which is late August. However, the Edmonton location offers a day and evening program that holds 30 students per class. Please go to ‘Courses’ 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 Edmonton 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 Edmonton’s Graduation Report for 2019: the Graduation Rate (of the students enrolled, successfully completed)  is 77% , and the Employment Rate is 82%.

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 fueling 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.