Introductory program

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If you are interested in expanding your knowledge of nutrition, but are not yet able to commit to the Natural Nutrition Diploma Program, then the Introductory Program is for you!

We are now offering the first two courses of the Natural Nutrition Diploma Program as a stand-alone program. Learn the foundations of nutrition that will help you and your loved ones lead healthier lives.

Fundamentals of Nutrition I

The Fundamentals of Nutrition I 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. In addition, it analyzes the effects of pollution on our health and the health of the planet. (24.5 hours)

Fundamentals of Nutrition II

Through a diet of high nutritional quality, we can support life at every stage. Fundamentals of Nutrition II 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. (17.5 hours).


Start dates in Spring 2020!

Monday/Wednesday Day (Twice a week)
Tuesday Evening (Once per week)
Spring schedules here.

Admission Requirements

  • 19 years of age or older
  • Completed B.C. high school graduation in any program or the equivalent in another school system or passed the General Education Development (GED) test or successfully completed a post secondary academic, business, health care, or nutritional science program leading to a diploma or degree and provide copy of transcript (if transcripts are not in English, they must be translated by an official translator and the translated copy submitted along with the original)
  • Provide a copy of government issued photo ID (must include birth date) e.g. driver’s license, passport
  • An English proficiency assessment may be required if the student did not complete high school or post-secondary education in an English speaking countryA high school level background in sciences or nutrition is highly recommended but is not mandatory. *Program admission requirements may not be waived by the student or the institution. International Students interested in the Natural Nutrition Diploma Program nnsymbol, please click HERE.

Where to submit your completed registration package?

Provide a complete registration package to the Vancouver Branch either by mail, email or in person. We cannot process a partial receipt of documents, so be sure that everything is included so that we can reserve your place. Once your application has been reviewed and accepted, you will receive a welcome package, which includes: an acceptance letter, copy of your student contract signed by the Vancouver branch, book list, text book order form, schedule, and information on the first course in the program.

Registration packages are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have any questions about the registration process, please visit the Vancouver branch in person or phone 604-730-5611 or email

We strongly recommend you make an appointment to meet with Jenn, our Academic Advisor, for a one-on-one orientation session. This is a great opportunity to find out more about the program, the profession, and have your questions answered.

Please view the FAQ page for more information.

Suite 100
2245 West Broadway  
Vancouver, BC
V6K 2E4

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CSNN Vancouver
2245 West Broadway, Suite 100
Vancouver, BC
V6K 2E4


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Request Brochure

To include in your application package!


Registration form

Student Contract (aka registration form) for 1-Year Programs. Or for the 2-Year Program (Year 1 of 2) (Year 2 of 2).



*Be sure to read our Schedule first to ensure the group schedule you choose is the one that best fits your timetable.


Student guideline summary

This document requires students signature to indicate their acknowledgement and agreement.


Contact Information Form


Weaver and release of liability

Just another form you need to sign? Or the form that gets you into our fun, engaging, inspiring cooking classes? (Hint: it’s not the first one).


Social Insurance Number Form.

This is required to provide you with a tuition receipt at the end of the year. You can read about our refund policy here.