CSNN’s Natural Nutrition Diploma Program attracts professionals from around the world and all walks of life: doctors and health care practitioners, complementary health care practitioners, fitness trainers, chefs, writers, and educators. Though many CSNN students have degrees and diplomas from other post-secondary institutions, the minimum entrance requirement is a Secondary School Diploma or equivalent.
Transcripts from high school or post secondary are required. Applicants 19 years of age or older who do not have a Secondary School diploma or equivalent may be admitted as mature students. Students who are 18 years old and under the provincial age of majority are welcome, but will require parental consent.
Advanced standing will be considered upon receipt of official transcripts, plus a non-refundable assessment fee of $50 + taxes per course. Students will need to complete and submit a request form (obtained from their Home Branch) prior to the start of the program in order for courses to be considered for Advanced Standing. Courses completed more than 5 years ago are ineligible for Advanced Standing (some exceptions may apply if you work with the subject matter).
Granting of exemptions is strictly at the discretion of the branch manager, and decisions are final. No more than 25% of the program may qualify for exemption; therefore, a minimum of 75% of total studies must be taken with the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in order to be eligible for the Diploma in Natural Nutrition.
A registration form will be sent with a brochure upon request. It is advised that potential students register well before the March and September start dates as enrollment is limited to 15 to 30 students per class. Tuition tax receipts (T2202) are issued for income tax purposes.
The Natural Nutrition Program requires approximately 1,200 hours to complete, including 332 hours of formal classroom training (some branches may vary), 250 hours of off-site independent working on case studies, and 600 hours of self-study and prep time.
The Enhanced Natural Nutrition Program with Clinical Studies differs in that it is 30 weeks with classes scheduled Monday through Friday (average of 20 instructional hours per week) for 612 hours of instruction time plus expected reading, assignments, case study and homework.
To learn more about our flexible schedules, tuition, and download registration forms for all our offerings, please visit our Schedules page.