Diploma Program Content
BIOLT1 – Biology T1
Atoms and molecular bonds; acids, bases and buffers; structure of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins; cell structure and function; energy and metabolism; cell membrane transport; enzyme design and function. Text: Biology: Concepts and Applications (10th ed.) by Cecie Starr.
BIOLT2 – Biology T2
Cell division; mitosis and meiosis. Patterns of inheritance, human genetics, and DNA. Viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi. Plants and animals. Text: Biology: Concepts and Applications (10th ed.) by Cecie Starr.
BIOLT3 – BiologyT3
Exploring plants; plant structure, nutrition, reproduction, growth and development, and plant hormones. Examining animals; animal structure and function, homeostasis, nervous, endocrine and circulatory systems, immunity and senses. Text: Biology: Concepts and Applications (10th ed.) by Cecie Starr.
BIOLT4 – Biology T4
Respiration; oxygen and carbon dioxide transport. Digestion; digestive systems and support organs, absorption, and nutrition requirements. The internal environment; body fluids, temperature, and pH. Reproduction, ecology, behavior, ecosystems, and the biosphere. Text: Biology: Concepts and Applications (10th ed.) by Cecie Starr.
BIOL3A – The Epigenome
The epigenome. The complex chemical network that controls gene expression; how genes can be switched on or off; how environmental toxins can affect not just the individual exposed but offspring two to three generations later. DVD: NOVA: Ghost in Your Genes, by Sveriges Television and NHK, Japan in association with WGBH/Boston.
BUS2 – Business of Wellness Consulting Course
This intensive 1-on-1 mentoring course will show you how to establish pricing, write programs, run corporate programs, increase client compliance and improve your bottom line! You will also learn how to write your business and marketing plans giving you a definite foundation for success. Text: Business of Wellness Consulting and DVD and Starting Your Own Business by Alisa Herriman RNCP, ROHP, CPCC, CHCP.
CHEM1B – Chemistry
Matter, compounds, gases, liquids and solids, solutions, electrolytes, oxidation-reduction, electro-chemistry, organic chemistry, energy. Text: Chemistry Made Simple (rev. ed.), by John T. Moore, Ed.D, Revised 2004.
CHEM2 – Biochemistry
The chemistry of living organisms. The chemical composition of cells, how such chemicals are converted into others, how cells maintain their structures, and how they perform their functions. Energy provision, the functions of enzymes, metabolic pathways, the role of DNA. Text: The Chemistry of Life (4th ed.), by Steven Rose, PhD.
CHEM3B – Lipid Metabolism
The most up-to-date research on the role of fats in health and disease. Essential fatty acids and their derivates, digestion and absorption of fats and lipids, cholesterol and CVD fats in foods and the therapeutic use of fats and lipids. Instruction Manual and DVD: Lipid Metabolism by Paul Demeda, Text: Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill by Udo Erasmus.
CLIN2 – Diet Psychology
Recognizing the emotional consciousness behind destructive eating patterns; exploring the real needs and feelings behind food cravings; learning practical strategies to help clients develop a healthy relationship with food and deal with family members who don’t share their desire to change. Text: Eat by Choice, Not by Habit by Sylvia E. Haskvitz, M.A., R.D.
CLIN4 – Comparative Diets
A survey of the components that contribute to a healthy diet. Therapeutic versus maintenance diets. Vegetarianism versus. omnivorism. Analysis of diets based on their content of protein, fat, and complex carbohydrates. Text: Notes supplied by EIN.
CLIN5 – Therapeutic Nutrition
The use of diet, vitamins, minerals, herbs and other supplements to help the body correct disease conditions. Causes and possible treatments for over 70 health problems. Text: Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine (Revised 3rd ed.), by M. Murray, ND and J. Pizzorno, ND.
CLIN7 – Prescription Drug-Nutrient Interactions
Drug descriptions and side effects. How prescription drugs cause imbalances in the body, from depletion of vitamins and minerals, to adverse effects on all systems and functions of the body. How drugs interact with food, drink, and supplements. How your body processes drugs. How to assess the ways in which medications affect health. How to counteract these imbalances with alternative treatments. Text: Prescription Alternatives (4th ed.), by Earl L. Mindell, R.Ph., Ph.D.
ECOL1C – Ecology of the Soil
Teaches the miraculous nature of soil, illustrates humanity’s mismanagement of soil and shows some hopeful approaches to better management, including natural building, tree planting, edible schoolyards, mountaintop removal, mycology, energy, food, water, farming, composting and gardening. DVD: Dirt: The Movie (2009), narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis, adapted from Bill Logan’s essays collected under the title “Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth.”
ECOL2 – Allergies
Food allergies and intolerances. How hidden food sensitivities can masquerade as almost any disease. Identifying, managing and overcoming allergic responses. Text: Nutritional Solutions for 88 Conditions, by David W. Rowland, PhD.
HERB2 – Herbology
An in-depth handbook of traditional herbalism consisting of 3 parts; plants and their relationship to healing and humanity; the herbal treatment of systems in the body and details about herbal chemistry and actions, as well as the gathering and preparation of herbs. Text: Holistic Herbal – A Safe and Practical Guide to Using Herbal Remedies by David Hoffmann
JURS2 – Jurisprudence
How to run a legally sound nutritional practice. Legal pitfalls and how to avoid them. Regulations that affect the (a) giving of nutritional advice, (b) recommending or selling supplements, and (c) collecting specimens from the human body. Text: The Holistic Nutritionist’s Guide to Lawful Practice by Glenn Rumbell, BA, LL.B. and How to Give Nutritional Advice Legally by David W. Rowland, PhD.
NUTRF – Fundamentals of Nutrition
A holistic and comprehensive overview of nutrition that combines insights of the East with the science of the West. The ecology, biochemistry, physiology and pharmacology of nutrition. Food and consciousness. What each vitamin and mineral is, what it does in the body and symptoms of deficiency. How internal and external factors affect the body’s absorption of these nutrients. Suggestions for food sources and optimal supplementation. Text: Diet & Nutrition, A Holistic Approach (24th ed), by Rudolph Ballentine, M.D., 2007 and Audio DVD by Lynne Hinton BSc, BEd, RNT, CHCP
NUTR3C – Science of Food
The basic principles of a healthful diet. The main food components; protein, fats, carbohydrates and fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. Detailed description of the history, health benefits, nutritional highlights, storage, preparation, and safety of a large number of foods. Includes food prescriptions for over 70 specific ailments. Text: The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods (Revised 2nd ed.) by Michael Murray, N.D. and Joseph Pizzorno, N.D., with Lara Pizzorno, M.A., L.M.T.
NUTR4B – Vegetarianism
A comprehensive resource for planning or fine-tuning a nutritionally sound vegetarian diet; vegetarianism during pregnancy, childhood, and the senior years; special nutrient concerns and vegetarian diplomacy. Text: The New Becoming Vegetarian (Revised & Updated) – The Essential Guide to a Healthy Vegetarian Diet by Vesanto Melina, MS, RD and Brenda Davis, RD, 2003.
NUTR5B – Pediatric Nutrition
Teaches how to detect, prevent and eliminate reactions to food. Explains which foods and supplements every child needs and why. Identifies which foods are related to symptoms and disease. Includes healthy meal ideas, recipe planning, communicating about feeding your child differently and healthy choices outside the home. Teaches how alternative therapies can help with childhood health issues. Instructional Audio DVD & Text: The Resourceful Mother’s Secrets to Healthy Kids, by Meredith Deasley, BA, RNCP, RHN.
NUTR6A – Sports Nutrition
Nutritional needs for athletes. Improving performance and delaying fatigue. Protein needs, fat loss and lean weight gain. Competition nutrition. Supplementation. Maintaining hydration. The female athlete. Daily menu plans. Text: The Complete Guide to Sports Nutrition (7th ed.), by Anita Bean.
NUTR7B – Environmental Toxicity
The dangers of toxic contamination from long-term exposure to man-made chemicals and heavy metals in our environment. Specific health problems associated with commonly used chemicals. Everyday sources of toxins and how they disrupt bodily functions. How to protect your food supply and home from dangerous toxins. Text: What’s Toxic, What’s Not by Dr. Gary Ginsberg & Brain Toal, 2006
NUTR8B – Nutrition & Aging
Learn the biological processes involved in aging, how the major body systems decline and cell rejuvenation. Understand the latest theories of aging at the cellular and molecular level. Take an in-depth look at anti-aging nutrients (natural hormones, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, herbs and other phyto-nutrients). Gain a full range of information on lifestyle and its impact on longevity. Text: The 10 Secrets of Healthy Ageing by Patrick Holford and Jerome Burne 20007. Audio DVD by Sue Skillins
NUTR9B – Body-Mind Nutrition
How biochemical disturbances and nutritional imbalances contribute to psychological disturbances and affect mental functioning. Protect your brain; boost your memory, IQ and mood; and prevent age-related mental disease. Topics include autism, depression, schizophrenia, addictions, eating disorders, ADD, Alzheimers’s, Parkinson’s. Text: New Optimum Nutrition for the Mind, by Patrick Holford, 2009.
PHYS1 – Anatomy & Physiology
Organization of the body from the single cell to the co-ordinated whole. Detailed descriptions of all bodily systems, disorders associated with each, and systemic interactions required for homeostasis. Text: Human Body in Health & Disease (13th ed.), by B. Cohen, MSEd, and D. Wood, RN, MS.
PHYS2 – Digestion
How the digestive system works. Psychological factors, food combining, digestive enzymes, lactic bacteria, fibre. Natural treatments for indigestion, heartburn, ulcers, gallstones, malabsorption, diarrhea and constipation. Text: Nutritional Solutions for 88 Conditions , by David W. Rowland, PhD.
PHYS3 – Nutritional Cardiology
Causative factors contributing to atherosclerosis. The cholesterol myth. A nutritional program to both prevent and reverse ischemic heart disease and related conditions. Texts: Cardioprotective Nutrition, by David W. Rowland, PhD; The Nutritional Bypass, by D. W. Rowland, PhD.
PHYS4 – Nutritional Endocrinology
Endocrine glands and their functions. Hypothyroidism, an under-diagnosed condition. Nutritional support for each gland in the endocrine system. Text: Endocrine Harmony, by David W. Rowland, PhD.
SYMP1 – Nutritional Symptomatology
Analyze bodily symptoms of nutritional imbalance. Develop custom-tailored nutritional programs for individuals, based on their unique biochemical requirements. Text/CD: Nutritional Symptomatology, DVD: Symptoms, Synergy, Solutions Instructional Audio Course by Lynne Hinton, BSc, BEd, RNT, CHCP & Tracy McBurney, BA, RNCP, EMP.
SYMP2 – Advanced Nutrition Practice
An in-depth study of clinical assessment methods and detoxification protocols to address the underlying causes and degenerative health conditions. Advanced principles of interviewing and counselling nutritional clients. Texts: Advanced Symptomatology / Audio DVD by Lynne Hinton, BSc, BEd, RNT, CHCP.