Tuition and Registration

Tuition, Registration, Admission Requirements

Studying at CSNN

Admission Requirements

CSNN’s Natural Nutrition 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.

Applicants 18 years of age or older who do not have a Secondary School diploma or equivalent may be admitted as mature students, but will need to contact the branch they are interested in, as some provincial ministries require a qualifying test be written for those without a Secondary School diploma or equivalent.

Advanced Standing (A/S)

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.

Prior learning assessment and advanced standing do not apply at all branches.

To find tuition and fees, download the registration form from your preferred branch.

The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition offers convenient installment plans*. Potential students may also want to check with their nearest Ministry of Employment and Social Development office to see if they qualify for education funding. Some banks provide student lines of credit and information regarding the Lifelong Learning Plan.

*Interest charges may apply.


Program withdrawals at any point in time must be made in writing and received by the student’s home branch. Students are academically and financially responsible for their seat until they officially withdraw from the program. Withdrawals and refund policies may be subject to provincial regulations. Please contact the branch you are applying to for refund information.

A registration form will be sent with a brochure upon request. It is advised that potential students register 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. Refunds are given for withdrawals where applicable.

Find your preferred branch below by picking your ideal learning format. You can study at any branch as long as the schedule works for you. Visit their website by clicking on the location and request a brochure to learn more.

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Self-Study Online (Self-Paced):


For a list of available scholarships, please click here.

Information Sessions and How to Audit a Class

The many locations of the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition offer information sessions for those who would like more detailed information about the Natural Nutrition Diploma Program. See all upcoming open houses here. You may also be able to audit a class to see what it’s like to be a holistic nutrition student. For a brochure and more information, please contact your preferred branch.