CSNN Vancouver Island (Nanaimo and Victoria) 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 also earn upgrade hours and Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Please see upgrade course descriptions below:
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. Students will receive 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
The stress of modern-day life has led to an epidemic of hormonal imbalances resulting in low energy, mood issues and carrying extra weight. This course explains the connection between the body’s different hormones, certain health issues and the steps needed to reset the body’s hormones to get back to feeling vibrant and joyful.
CEUs: 5.5 | Upgrade Association Hours (CAHN-Pro & CANNP): 19.0 hours
This course teaches the basic understanding of chemical processes that underlie biological functions, starting with atomic structure, chemical symbols, and the periodic table, and culminating in genetics and epigenetics. It explores the chemistry of living things; the metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins, the biochemical processes of various functions of the human body, including radicals, antioxidants, mitochondrial dysfunction, cellular replication, 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
This general interest course is designed to (1) introduce the properties of commonly used plants and herbs in the kitchen; (2) discuss common culinary herbs for general use and health issues, and how herbs can be incorporated for prevention of health disorders; (3) learn about harvesting, herbal making techniques, and the importance of sustainable practices for the health of our planet; (4) explain how to prepare teas and infusions for common use.
CEUs: 14.0 | Upgrade Association Hours (CAHN-Pro & CANNP): 15.0 hours