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CSNN Ottawa offers flexible study formats for the Natural Nutrition Diploma Program as well as a variety of other courses and workshops. Please select an offering below to view schedules, tuition and fees, and registration details: 

CSNN Ottawa offers both full-time and part-time formats. Earn a diploma, professional designation and title with CSNN’s Natural Nutrition Program. The Natural Nutrition Program consists of 18 courses. The curriculum covers natural nutrition relevant to each stage of life, as well as sciences, research and fundamentals of business. It provides a strong foundation for a career in the complementary health industry.

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*currently offered through Zoom

Starting March 26, 2022, CSNN Ottawa is happy to offer the Holistic Culinary Certificate (HCC) workshops. Workshops will be on Saturdays, 9:30am – 12:30pm EST. 

These are open to everyone and a fun way to learn new culinary techniques and recipes as it applies to holistic nutrition. These workshops are currently being offered online via the Zoom virtual platform. For more details about HCC workshops at CSNN, please click here.

To learn more about our instructors, please visit our Faculty page.

Culinary Workshop Descriptions

Click here for our culinary workshop descriptions.

Registration Form

Please click here to register for the Holistic Culinary Certificate workshops (via Zoom).

*currently offered through Zoom

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. 

Workshops on Thursday evenings, 6-8pm EST, starting April 14, 2022. 

Course Outline

  1. Proper Digestion & Gut Health
  2. Good Carbs/Bad Carbs
  3. Demystifying Fats
  4. All About Protein
  5. Vitamin & Mineral Essentials
  6. Phytonutrients: Eating the Rainbow
  7. Immunity with Whole Foods
  8. Detox & Cleansing
  9. Back to Basics with Whole Foods
  10. Stress, Perception & Mindset

Registration Form

Click here for the online registration form to see full schedule, tuition fees, and more.

Starting September 7, 2021. This Introduction Certificate is comprised of the first 2 courses of the Natural Nutrition Diploma Program. It provides a general understanding to the links and connections between health and nutrition. Successful completion of this certificate may be used to transfer to the full program, provided the student meets the program’s admission policy. 

Intro Course Descriptions

NN101A Fundamentals of Nutrition (Part 1) | 21 hours

The Fundamentals of Nutrition course offers a comprehensive overview of the field of nutrition, which leads to a study and understanding of the link between nutrition and preventive medicine. The course explains the role of macronutrients, vitamins and minerals, and the importance of water in the diet. It describes how certain dietary habits undermine our health and provides suggestions for overcoming these habits. It looks at the effect of pollution on our health and the health of our planet.

NN101B Fundamentals of Nutrition (Part 2) | 15 hours

Through a diet of high nutritional quality, we can support life at every stage. Fundamentals of Nutrition (Part 2) explains the ten key components of a healthy diet and discusses the changing nutritional needs of various age groups during growth and development. Students learn the health benefits of and basic guidelines for fasting and detoxification.

Full-Time Schedule

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. beginning September 7, 2021

Part-Time Schedule

Part-time schedule: Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00-9:00 p.m. beginning September 8, 2021

Registration Form

Click here for the registration form to see schedules, tuition fees, and more.

These Natural Nutrition courses are currently available to take individually:

Single Nutrition Courses

NN101A Fundamentals of Nutrition (Part 1)
NN101B Fundamentals of Nutrition (Part 2)
NN102 Anatomy & Physiology
NN110B Lifecycle Nutrition – Sports
NN110C Lifecycle Nutrition – Perspectives on Aging
NN111 Eco-Nutrition
NN115 Introduction to the Practical Use of Herbs

Learn more about single courses and see course descriptions here.

Registration Forms

Here are the registration forms for upcoming single courses:

Natural Nutrition Upgrade Courses

CSNN Ottawa is happy to offer the following Natural Nutrition Upgrade Courses. These are open to CSNN graduates and other healthcare practitioners. For more details on continuing education at CSNN, please click here.

Upgrade Courses

NN103A Nutritional Symptomatology*
NN103B Motivational Interview Skills
NN104A Hormone Health
NN107A Biochemistry & Epigenetics
NN115 Introduction to the Practical Use of Herbs

See course descriptions here.

*New updated textbook. Not eligible for CEUs.

Registration Form

There are part-time and full-time schedules available.

Here are the registration forms for upcoming upgrade courses:

*Instructors subject to change

These workshops are open to CSNN graduates and other healthcare practitioners. For more details about AHN at CSNN, please click here.

To learn more about our instructors, please visit our Faculty page.

AN101A Immunology

Dates: January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 2022
Time: Friday evenings, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Instructor: Alla Makarova

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AN102 Nutrition & Mental Health (Part 1) - Mood Disorders

Dates: February 3, 10, 17, 24, 2022
Time: Thursday evenings, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Instructor: Nayeer Salem

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AN110 Nutrition & Pharmacology

Dates: February 25, March 4, 11, 25, April 1, 2022
Time: Friday evenings, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Instructor: Alla Makarova

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AN119 Mindfulness and the Neuropsychoendocrinology of Regulating Eating

Dates: April 22, 29, May 6, 13, 2022
Time: Friday evenings, 5:30pm – 9:00pm (Virtual)
Instructor: Alla Makarova

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AN111 Understanding Breast Cancer

Dates: May 2, 9, 16, 30, 2022
Time: Monday evenings, 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Instructor: Andrea Bartels

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AN116 Professional Self Development

Dates: June 6 and 13, 2022
Time: Monday evenings, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Instructor: Shawna McCusker, R.H.N.

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What makes a person a successful alternative health practitioner? Is it solely the development of a sound resume and/or business plan or is there more to it than that? This workshop addresses the “more to it than that” aspect of professional development. It addresses personal limitations, therapeutic communications and ethics – the relational aspects of a practice. In order to be successful practitioners, to find the place where our joy meets the world’s need, we have to continually work on ourselves – to become more aware – to develop a self that can be in right relationship with others. That is what this workshop is dedicated to doing – fostering self development and right relationship.

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 Thurs. of each month – 7-8:30pm
Last Tues. of each month – 1:00-2:30pm
1 – on – 1 appointments available by request.

Note: Tuesday, January 25 moved to Wednesday, January 26 @ 1-2:30pm and Thursday, February 3 moved to Wednesday, February 2 @7-8:30pm.

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