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Now Online! The Holistic Nutrition Diploma Program

NOW available ONLINE – Holistic Nutrition Diploma can be yours in the comfort of your own home!

Now offered in-person and online – a Holistic Nutrition Diploma from Kootenay Columbia College can be yours in a way that works for your schedule and lifestyle.

Do you believe that food is medicine? Do you want to guide people towards health and wellness through the foods they eat? Our Holistic Nutrition Diploma Program offers you a comprehensive two-year diploma program to prepare you for a range of careers focused on nutrition to support overall health.

I did lots of looking around at other programs before joining the school here. It is my second year and I have enjoyed it. Nelson is an amazing place to study, and I adore being surrounded by like minded individuals in the classroom. Although the workload is heavy (as will be with a lot of health orientated programs) the school has lots of options in helping students… Educational for all.

The passion the professors and the school holds for health is what truly inspired me- and continues to inspire me to study here. Watching the successful practitioners… that walk out of the doors as new professionals reminds me when studying gets hard that it is all worth it.


What is Holistic Nutrition?

When you think of holistic nutrition, chances are you think of food, among other natural methods of managing health and wellness. Specifically, though, holistic nutrition is based on the philosophy that health is the outward expression of the complex relationship between the physical and the chemical; mental and emotional; and the environmental and spiritual aspects of our being and living.

As a practice, it dates back centuries. The term holistic was coined in the early 20th Century to represent the whole. It conveys the reality of interconnection between our minds and bodies and encompasses the entire being.

Our diploma program educates students about the total being with a focus on how the food we eat can contribute to or undermine our whole health. We explore nutrition in the context of individual body ecology, eating patterns, and lifestyle factors.

To suit you – achieve your ONLINE Holistic Nutrition Diploma

Whether you choose to do the program in person or if you choose to pursue it online, a Holistic Nutrition Diploma will help launch an inspiring and fulfilling career in Holistic Nutrition.

Kootenay Columbia College offers a comprehensive course that draws on both Eastern and Western paradigms of food therapy. We introduce students to the use of food as medicine with an emphasis on using natural, whole foods to maintain balance and prevent and treat disease.

We believe in food as medicine. It’s a foundational concept in our Holistic Nutrition Diploma program. As a student, you will explore how food and specific diets can be vital both in preventative health and as an aid in the management of certain chronic diseases. You will also learn about Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese medicine food concepts, along with modern dietary trends.

The one-on-one time with instructors… and intimate nature of this school is irreplaceable. The instructors are truly passionate about their subject matter and with a vast array of specialties, you gain so much knowledge… The instructors have helped me gain confidence and through passionate teaching, …

Highly recommend this school!



Jobs in Holistic Nutrition

If you want to pursue a career in holistic nutrition, you’ll have many opportunities to consider. As part of the program, we examine and explore the fundamentals of diet evaluation and food coaching. To help prepare our students for success, the program covers strategies for finding clients, strategies for coaching clients about their main health issues and goals, and principles of diet evaluation.

We help educate our students to help their clients implement healthy eating for better health. Here is but a short list of potential career options:

  • Holistic healthcare consulting
  • Holistic nutrition education
  • Health food store positions
  • Fitness and wellness advisor
  • Food and food prep industry
  • Presenting health workshops

Offered ONLINE  or in person!

Kootenay Columbia College’s Holistic Nutrition Diploma Program is a 68.5 credit, 1,027.5 hours, a 12-month program located on campus in beautiful and historic Nelson, BC.

Can’t make it in person? All classes are offered via an online learning/course delivery interface. The program is offered in the fall term of each academic year.


Find all information about the program in the Info Pack, download here

This program has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

The Holistic Nutrition Certificate Program (HNCP)

Looking for a shorter program? The Holistic Nutrition Certificate Program (HNCP) is a 13-week course that uses modern nutritional models and cross-cultural comparisons to introduce students to whole foods nutrition and food as medicine. Enrol for the full program, or take modules of personal interest.