Holistic Nutrition

Program Description

The Holistic Nutrition Certificate Program (HNCP) at Kootenay Columbia College of Integrative Health Sciences is a 15-week program that uses modern nutritional models and cross-cultural comparisons to introduce students to whole foods nutrition and food as medicine. Completion of this certificate program enables graduates to use their knowledge to improve their own nutritional choices or those of family and friends and/or work in the health and wellness retail industry.


In the course’s foundational phase, you’ll delve into the fundamentals of nutrition, examining the role of nutrients in promoting overall wellness. You’ll explore the connections between food and various aspects of health, from digestion and energy levels to immune function and mental clarity.


By completing our 15-week course in Holistic Nutrition, you’ll emerge with a profound appreciation for the transformative potential of nourishment. Armed with a comprehensive understanding of holistic dietary principles, you’ll be prepared to advocate for health and wellness through nutrition, enriching your life and the lives of those around you.

PTIB Approved

This program has been reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills.

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Incredible school. The teachers are very experienced, the classes are interesting and the class size is small.

Carmen Dollnsky

Former Student

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Start Dates:
Sept. 5th, 2023
Jan. 2nd, 2024

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Domestic Fees

15-Weeks (Inc. Textbooks)

Anatomy & Physiology Elective

Program Total: (Inc. Textbooks + Elective)

International Fees

15-Weeks (Inc. Textbooks)

Anatomy & Physiology Elective

Program Total: (Inc. Textbooks + Elective)

* For full tuition breakdown please contact us

15-Week HN Certificate

HN100 Fundamentals of Holistic Nutrition.

HN101 The Science of Food & Digestion

HN102 Food As Medicine

HN103 Psychology of Nutrition I (Eating Addiction: A Holistic Approach to Recovery)

HN104 Lifecycles I: (Weight Management: From Diet to Lifestyle)

HN105 Food Allergies & Sensitivities I

HN106 Diet Evaluation and Food Coaching

HN107 Nutritional Supplements

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1.  Why choose KCCIHS?

Our students earn the world’s most comprehensive holistic health and health coaching education, and a certificate that is globally respected and recognized by employers. They use coaching and nutrition expertise to transform their life and career to live a life they love. All our programs have been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

2. What are the benefits of being a Holistic Nutritionist?

  • You can be your own boss
  • You can create your own schedule and ultimate work-life balance
  • Your work aligns with your heart
  • You get to pursue your passion and build a wellness business that aligns with your life goals
  • You get to experience financial freedom
  • You have the choice to use your entrepreneurial skills to create a lucrative career and an additional source of income

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