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Natural Nutrition Upgrade Courses

CSNN Ottawa is happy to offer a selection of Natural Nutrition upgrade courses. These are open to CSNN graduates (from any branch) and other healthcare practitioners. Those who achieve 80% or higher in one of these courses will receive a certificate for that course. Practitioners may earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

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NN103A Nutritional Symptomatology | 30 hours

Nutritional Symptomatology is a simple, yet valuable science used for the assessment of nutritional deficiencies and imbalances. This course will address nutritional imbalances as they affect different body systems. The student will be introduced to the effective use of assessment tools to identify nutritional imbalances, explore the nutritional measures recommended to rebalance the body and help reduce the risk of illness, and write the client case study report in a professional manner.

*New updated textbook. This course is NOT eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs). 

Part-time schedule: Sept 9, 16, 23, 28, Oct 7, 12, 14, 21, 28 & Nov 4, 2021 – 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Full-time schedule:
Nov 4, 5, 9, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19, 23 & 25, 2021 – 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Instructor: Amanda Brown, R.H.N.

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NN103B Motivational Interview Skills | 10.5 hours

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. The student will be provided with 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

Part-time schedule: Nov 8, 10, 17 & 24, 2021 – 6:00-9:00 p.m
Full-time schedule: Nov 26, 30, Dec 2 & 3, 2021 – 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Instructor: Shawna McCusker, R.H.N.

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NN104A Hormone Health | 18 hours

The stress of modern-day life has led to an epidemic of hormonal imbalance resulting in crash diets, sleeping pills, and anxiety medication. This course explains why it is not normal to feel fatigued, anxious, fat, and irritable, and the steps needed to reset your hormones to get back to feeling vibrant and joyful.

CEUs: 5.5 | Upgrade Association Hours (CAHN-Pro & CANNP): 19.0 hours

NN107A Biochemistry & Epigenetics | 21 hours

This course helps the student to understand the chemical processes that underlie critical biological functions, starting with atomic structure, working through chemical symbols and the periodic table of the elements, and culminating in genetics and epigenetics. It explores the chemistry of living things; the metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins; and, the biochemical processes of various functions of the human body, including cellular replication, genetic pre-disposition, 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

Full-time schedule #1: Sept 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20 & 22, 2021 – 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Part-time schedule: Nov 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec 1, 8 & 14, 2021 – 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Full-time schedule #2: Dec 7, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17 & Jan 4, 2021-2022 – 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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NN115 Introduction to the Practical Use of Herbs | 14 hours

This general interest course is designed to (1) introduce the therapeutic use of plant medicine; (2) discuss common local medicinal and kitchen, culinary herbs for common health issues, and how herbal medicine can be considered preventative medicine; (3) learn about harvesting, and herbal medicine-making techniques, and the importance of sustainable practices for the health of our planet; (4) explain how to prepare teas and some topical applications for common use.

CEUs: 14.0 | Upgrade Association Hours (CAHN-Pro & CANNP): 15.0 hours

Contact Information

CSNN Ottawa
250 City Centre Ave, Suite 603
Ottawa, ON
K1R 6K7


Branch Manager
Natalie Rivier, R.H.N

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First Tues. of each month – 7-8:30pm
Last Thurs. of each month – 10:30am-12pm
1 – on – 1 appointments available by request.

Note: The September 30 session has been moved to September 29. December 30 has been moved to December 16.

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