Natural Nutrition Program: Practicals

Note: Some branches may use different terminology to refer to practicals, for example, practicums, workshops or co-requisites.

In addition to regular classroom instruction in natural nutrition, each student completes a minimum of 50 hours of mandatory practicals, out of approximately 100 hours offered to students. The main focus of the practicals is case study work, including follow-up case studies.

Practical work is completed under the supervision of a qualified holistic nutrition professional, through the presentation of case studies, role-playing, group studies and lectures by guest speakers. In these sessions, students have the opportunity to develop assessment and interviewing skills essential to success in the field of holistic nutrition.

Below are topics** covered in Practicals in relation to client case studies.

Holistic Nutrition Practice
  • More on setting up your practice
  • More on marketing
  • Building rapport/ motivating clients
  • Counselling skills
Menu Planning, Food Quality, and Food Preparation
  • Menu planning
  • Cooking/vegetarian cooking/ gluten- and dairy-free cooking
  • Sprouting
  • Fermentation
  • Raw foods
  • Spices and culinary herbs
  • Understanding food product labels
  • Natural and artificial sweeteners
  • Food additives
Environmental / Agricultural Factors
  • Local agriculture/ farmers’ markets
  • The food industry
  • Organics
  • GMOs
  • Impact on food sources
  • Environmental toxins
Women’s Health
  • Hormone health
  • Menopause
  • Fertility
  • Pregnancy
Weight Management
  • Weight loss
  • Eating habits
  • Fitness/ balanced lifestyle
Mental Health Issues
  • Addictions
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Autism
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Memory impairment/problems
  • Migraine headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Stress
Physical Health Issues
  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Allergies/ food sensitivities
  • Arthritis
  • Bone health
  • Cancer
  • Cholesterol
  • Colds and flus
  • Digestive disorders
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia / diabetes
  • Hypo/hyper thyroidism
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)/ Crohn’s /colitis/irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Many additional topics
  • Candida
  • Parasites
  • Cleansing
  • Vitamins/minerals
  • Probiotics/prebiotics
  • EFAs
  • Assessing quality
Understanding Complementary Modalities
  • Acupuncture
  • Aromatherapy
  • Ayurveda
  • Chiropractics
  • Energy medicine
  • Herbology
  • Homeopathy
  • Hydrotherapy

*Exact number of hours may vary according to location.
**Topics may vary according to location.