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.

BUS3 – Business of Wellness Consulting Course (Optional) 

The Business of Wellness Consulting Course is a business-mentoring course, which bridges the gap between your wellness specialty and the operation of a successful wellness practice.

It is crucial for new graduates and those already in practice, to ensure that they know how to effectively run their business and create a solid foundation for an ongoing client base.

Based on years of research, the Business of Wellness Course will show you how to: identify your niche market • establish pricing • write wellness programs • run corporate programs • increase client compliance • improve your bottom line!

This course will show you how to write your business and marketing plan, giving you a clear road map for success!

Business of Wellness Consulting: Online Power Point and Audio of Starting Your Own Business by Alisa Herriman RNCP, ROHP, CHCP. 

Lifetime access to online course • 3 Online classes • Private Group Support • Bonus module on social media• to Read More Click Here

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.


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 Audio: 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.

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.”

ECOL2B – 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.

HERB3 – 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: The Complete Herbs Sourcebook 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 A & B – 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 by Lynne Hinton BSc, BEd, ROHP, 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.

NUTR5D – Pediatric Nutrition

Learn about the intricate development of the Immune System and how this process involves the organs, the glandular system, the psychological and the immunological stages of growth. The difference between non-specific and specific immunity, childhood diseases and their importance.

Teaches how to detect, prevent and eliminate reactions to food, diet and environmental toxins that are responsible for numerous emotional and physical issues.

Explains which foods and supplements every child needs, when and why.

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 and reactions.

Text: Sprout Right Family Food – Good Nutrition and Over 130 Simple Recipes for Baby, Toddler, and the Whole Family, Lianne Phillipson (2019)                  Building a Healthy Child Webinar with Lynne Hinton, BSc, BEd, ROHP, CHCP,  Marlene Marshall CNP, ROHP, CHCP & Gilda Rovan BA, DIHom (Pract), ROHP

NUTR6B – 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 (8th 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 and Power Point 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, Alzheimer’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.

PHYS2B – 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.

PHYS3B – 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

This is the exciting part of the program were you will learn all about structuring client appointments and assessments, the nutritional analysis of bodily symptoms expressing nutritional imbalance. How to design  custom nutrition and lifestyle recommendations based on  unique biochemical requirements. Create meal plans with recipes. If, when and how supplementation and or herbs can be supportive and incorporated.   You will complete 5 case studies on volunteers of your choice and finding.   You will receive one-on-one live instructor guidance, recommendations, support and feedback to help ensure a complete understanding of this process, as well as live case study webinars to further your learning and confidence in this key area of practice.

Text/USB: Nutritional Symptomatology, Audio Files: Instructional Audio Course by Lynne Hinton, BSc, BEd, ROHP, CHCP & Tracy McBurney, BA, RNCP, EMP.

SYMP2 – Advanced Nutrition Practice

Here we will expand into advanced principles of interviewing and counselling with 5 more cases studies, including two assigned follow-up appointment scenarios and in-depth clinical assessment methods.  Exploring the emotional connections to illness, the effects and elimination of heavy metal toxicity and dealing with more degenerative health concerns, including cancer.  You will learn to read blood test reports, you will learn to interpret hair analysis, IgG testing and other valuable tools for assessment. We also introduce you to homeopathic drainage which is indispensable in clinical practice and not included in any other nutrition program.  All 10 case studies are marked with detailed feedback on each one.    Edison will provide you with a knowledge base above and beyond any other school by teaching you to assess and address the underlying cause of health issues!

Texts: Advanced Symptomatology / Audio Files by Lynne Hinton, BSc, BEd, ROHP, CHCP.


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