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This course offers a comprehensive overview of the field of nutrition, which expands the link between nutrition and prevention of health illnesses. The course explains the role of macronutrients, vitamins and minerals, and the importance of water to overall health. It introduces the importance of proper digestion to one’s health and how certain dietary habits undermine health and provides suggestions for overcoming these habits. It looks at the effect of pollution on our health and the health of our planet.
With a diet of high nutritional quality, we can support life at every stage. This course explains the ten key components of a healthy diet and discusses the changing nutritional needs of various age groups during growth and development. Students also learn about specific body imbalances such as fatigue, immunity, weight management and which nutrition helps these imbalances plus the health benefits of and basic guidelines detoxification.
A series of fun workshops that gives you a sneak peek into the world of holistic nutrition and provides you with some holistic nutrition tips for you and your family. No prior knowledge of holistic nutrition is needed. Learn about a new way to look at nutrition and the role nutrition plays in your overall well-being. You will receive basic foundational knowledge about healthy fats, good digestion, gut health, and much more.
With 30 hours of experiential learning available, students sharpen their practical abilities while deepening their knowledge of whole foods and holistic health. Classes are taught by Registered Holistic Nutritionist™ professionals and professionally trained chefs. They are designed to integrate the benefits of food into the kitchen, provide recipes, and give students increased confidence and skill in the areas of meal planning, food shopping, and food preparation.
The Introduction to Natural Nutrition Certificate is for anyone looking to kick start their holistic nutritional journey by learning the fundamental ideas behind healthy holistic nutrition. Students will learn some basic holistic nutrition principles and gain insight into the study of holistic nutrition and how it is connected to health. Students will gain an appreciation of how gaining control of one’s own health is very empowering.
This course provides scientifically based information on the relationship between nutrition and sports performance. It covers topics such as how food is used for energy, the importance of each macronutrient (carbohydrates, protein, and fat) in fueling an athlete, proper hydration, sports supplements, and ergogenic aids, as well as how to calculate optimal caloric and macronutrient requirements specific to individual athletes and their goals. In addition, recommendations for plant-based, younger, and master athletes to the competitive athlete. Students also learn how gut health impacts performance and the importance of nutrition for recovery.
CSNN Edmonton is happy to offer a selection of Natural Nutrition upgrade courses. CSNN graduates who have not had the chance to take these courses can take advantage now to stay updated in the field of holistic nutrition and add to their expertise. Those who achieve 80% or higher in one of these courses will receive a certificate for that course. Practitioners may also earn upgrade hours and Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
These courses are also open to other healthcare practitioners interested in upgrading their skills and adding value to their offerings.
Please see upgrade course descriptions below:
This course introduces students to Motivational Interviewing (MI)—an approach to support clients in achieving positive behaviour change when addressing their health challenges. This course presents the background philosophy and components of Motivational Interviewing and outlines techniques to apply the principles when conducting holistic nutritional consultations. Students will receive resources and practice opportunities for integrating MI into the practice of holistic nutrition.
CEUs: 3.0 | Association Upgrade Hours (CAHN-Pro & CANNP): 11.5 hours
The stress of modern-day life has led to an epidemic of hormonal imbalances resulting in low energy, mood issues and carrying extra weight. This course explains the connection between the body’s different hormones, certain health issues and the steps needed to reset the body’s hormones to get back to feeling vibrant and joyful.
CEUs: 5.5 | Upgrade Association Hours (CAHN-Pro & CANNP): 19.0 hours
This course teaches the basic understanding of chemical processes that underlie biological functions, starting with atomic structure, chemical symbols, and the periodic table, and culminating in genetics and epigenetics. It explores the chemistry of living things; the metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins, the biochemical processes of various functions of the human body, including radicals, antioxidants, mitochondrial dysfunction, cellular replication, and the new science of epigenetics that shows how lifestyle and diet can change genetic expression.
CEUs: 6.5 | Upgrade Association Hours (CAHN-Pro & CANNP): 22.0 hours
This general interest course is designed to (1) introduce the properties of commonly used plants and herbs in the kitchen; (2) discuss common culinary herbs for general use and health issues, and how herbs can be incorporated for prevention of health disorders; (3) learn about harvesting, herbal making techniques, and the importance of sustainable practices for the health of our planet; (4) explain how to prepare teas and infusions for common use.
CEUs: 14.0 | Upgrade Association Hours (CAHN-Pro & CANNP): 15.0 hours