Holistic Nutrition Diploma Program

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The Holistic Nutrition Diploma Program (HNDP) at Kootenay Columbia College of Integrative Health Sciences is a 12 months 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.

Delivery: On Campus / Online
Length: 12 months
Credits: 68.5
Hours: 1027.5

HOLISTIC NUTRITION PROGRAM FEES - DOMESTIC STUDENTS

Application Fee $150.00
Student Fees $322.50
Student Record Archiving Fee $5.00
Tuition Fee (68.5 credits) $15,275.50
Total (not including textbooks) $15,753.00
Textbooks (approximate cost) $1,358.07
Total (including textbooks) $17,111.07

*Program costs are subject to change as development necessitates.

HOLISTIC NUTRITION PROGRAM FEES - INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Application Fee $200.00
Student Fees $322.50
Student Record Archiving Fee $5.00
Tuition Fee (68.5 credits) $17,821.42
Total (not including textbooks) $18,348.92
Textbooks (approximate cost) $1,358.07
Total (including textbooks) $19,706.99

*Program costs are subject to change as development necessitates.

  • Earn your diploma and professional title
  • Our comprehensive science-based curriculum provides a strong foundation for a career in the holistic health industry
  • Learn how to create individualized health support programs for clients with live case studies
  • Opportunity to improve your overall health and wellbeing naturally through nutrition
Term 1 Course Title Credits Hours
HN100 Fundamentals of Holistic Nutrition I 3 45
HN101 The Science of Food & Digestion 2.5 37.5
HN102 Food As Medicine 4.5 67.5
HN103 Psychology of Nutrition I (Eating Addiction: A Holistic Approach to Recovery) 1.5 22.5
HN104 Lifecycles I: Mothers and Infants 1.5 22.5
HN105 Food Allergies & Sensitivities I 1.5 22.5
HN106 Diet Evaluation and Food Coaching 1.5 22.5
BMS197 Anatomy & Physiology I 4.5 67.5
HN107 Nutritional Supplements 2 30
Total Term 1 Credits/Hrs 22.5 337.5 hrs
Term 2 Course Title Credits Hours
BMS198 Anatomy & Physiology II 4.5 67.5
HN200 Fundamentals of Holistic Nutrition II 3 45
CHEM197 Chemistry I 3 45
CHEM198 Biochemistry I 3 45
BMS295 Human Biology: Biosphere & Environment 2.5 37.5
HN204 Lifecycles II 2.5 37.5
HN205 A Survey of Medicinal Herbs from Europe, the Middle East and Asia 5 75
Total Term 2 Credits/Hrs 23.5 352.5 hrs
Term 3 Course Title Credits Hours
HN304 Lifecycles III 1.5 22.5
BMS399 Nutritional Pathology & Cardiovascular Health 2.5 37.5
PD404 Jurisprudence & Understanding Research 3 45
HN300 Fundamentals of Holistic Nutrition III: Pharmacology of Western Herbs 3 45
HN307 Symptomatology: Nutritional Therapeutics 3 45
PD403 Business Management 3 45
IM552 Naturopathic Perspectives: Functional Medicine 4 60
HN302 Advanced Nutrition Practice: Case Studies 2.5 37.5
Total Term 3 Credits/Hrs 22.5 337.5 hrs
Total Program Credits 68.5
Total Program Hours 1,028

DOMESTIC STUDENTS

Admission Requirements:

  • A completed application form
  • Official transcripts of secondary (high school) and/or post-secondary education – Minimum of Grade 11  completion with Grade 12 English.
  • Physician’s certificate of health (Western, Chinese or Naturopathic physician); a general statement of
    your current state of physical and mental health; including severe allergies
  • Two leers of professional recommendation sent directly to the college
  • Criminal Record Check done through https://justice.gov.bc.ca/criminalrecordcheck Access Code: B97KBCTESG
  • Application fee of $150.00 CDN (non-refundable)

INTERNATIONAL  STUDENTS

  • A completed application form
  • Official transcripts of secondary (high school) and/or post-secondary education – Minimum of Grade 11  completion with Grade 12 English.
  • Physician’s certificate of health (Western, Chinese or Naturopathic physician); a general statement of your current state of physical and mental health; including severe allergies
  • Two letters of professional recommendation sent directly to the college
  • Criminal Record Check done through hps://justice.gov.bc.ca/criminalrecordcheck    Access Code: B97KBCTESG
  • Application fee of $200.00 CDN (non-refundable)

A Holistic Nutrition professional graduating from KCCIHS is trained in Natural Nutrition and complementary therapies, whose principal function is to educate individuals or groups about the benefits and health impacts of optimal nutrition. Our graduates can pursue a wide range of rewarding and lucrative careers. Types of employment include holistic healthcare counseling, wellness advising, or working in a nutrition clinic.

  1. Why should you choose KCCIHS for pursuing your HN Diploma Program?

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.

  1. 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 align 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