Continuing Education at CSNN Vancouver Island

Natural Nutrition Upgrade Courses

If you are a member of canfitpro and looking to earn CECs, check out the approved courses below. Each of the below are worth 4 CECs.

Introduction to Natural Nutrition Certificate | 36 Hours

Fundamentals of Nutrition Part 1 – This course offers a comprehensive overview of the field of nutrition, which expands the link between nutrition and prevention of health illnesses. The course explains the role of macronutrients, vitamins and minerals, and the importance of water to overall health. It introduces the importance of proper digestion to one’s health and how certain dietary habits undermine health and provides suggestions for overcoming these habits. It looks at the effect of pollution on our health and the health of our planet. 

Fundamentals of Nutrition Part 2 – With a diet of high nutritional quality, we can support life at every stage. This course explains the ten key components of a healthy diet and discusses the changing nutritional needs of various age groups during growth and development. Students also learn about specific body imbalances such as fatigue, immunity, weight management and which nutrition helps these imbalances plus the health benefits of and basic guidelines detoxification.

Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Certificate | 10 workshops, 20 hours total

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. Learn about a new way to look at nutrition and the role nutrition plays in your overall well-being. You will receive basic foundational knowledge about healthy fats, good digestion, gut health, and much more.

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CSNN Vancouver Island 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:

NN103B Motivational Interview Skills | 10.5 hours

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

NN104A Hormone Health | 18 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

NN107A Biochemistry & Epigenetics | 21 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

NN115 Introduction to the Practical Use of Herbs | 14 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

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CSNN Vancouver Island

208 – 3045 Douglas Street
Victoria, B.C. V8T 4N2

Tel: 250-668-8663
Hours: Mon-Thurs, 9:15am-2pm
Email: victoria@csnn.ca

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