Diploma in Holistic Nutrition

The Edison Institute Of Nutrition offers the internationally recognized and comprehensive online Diploma In Holistic Nutrition program.

The online Diploma In Holistic Nutrition Program is an in-depth education curriculum with content that is not available through any other holistic nutrition program.

This program is recommended for someone who desires to become a nutritional consultant who counsels the public and to qualify for designation with a professional organization or association such as the CANNP, IONC or NANP.

The online program is organized into six modules according to logical groupings and prerequisites totaling two thousand hours.

Dividing the curriculum into modules allows you to progress one step at a time, with meaningful guideposts along the way. Each module consists of five subjects, with the exception of the final two modules, which have four subjects each for a total of 29 subjects.

Competency achieved: Diploma In Holistic Nutrition (DHN) 2000 hours.

What Does The Edison Institute Of Nutrition’s Diploma In Holistic Nutrition Get You?

The Edison Institute of Nutrition’s Diploma In Holistic Nutrition program gives you the diploma itself, but there’s so much more than that.

As an internationally recognized educational institute, your Diploma In Holistic Nutrition will give you a world class education from a faculty made up of highly respected industry professionals. Beyond that, you’ll get the ability to practice as a registered holistic nutritionist (RNCP/ROHP) in many different jurisdictions.

Though we’re based in Canada, our graduates have practiced all over the world, including the United States, Singapore, United Kingdom, South Africa, Jamaica, United Arab Emirates, Taiwan, Hungary, Russia, France, New Zealand, Pakistan, Mexico, and many, many others.

They’re able to do this because of our official recognition from several internationally recognized organizations. These include:

CANNP Certified

The Canadian Association Of Natural Nutritional Practitioners, or CANNP, is a professional organization devoted to advocating for the practice of holistic nutrition in Canada. In order to become a member, you must meet several criteria, including being a graduate in good standing from a CANNP recognized program.

The Edison Institute Of Nutrition’s Diploma In Holistic Nutrition program is one of only seven holistic nutrition education programs recognized.

IONC Certification

The International Organization Of Nutritional Consultants, or IONC, is an organization in charge of providing the designations Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner (RNCP) and Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioner (ROHP).

Though the IONC certifies programs worldwide, the Edison Institute’s Diploma In Holistic Nutrition program is one of only eight programs recognized.

NANP Certification

The NANP, or National Association Of Nutrition Professionals, is an organization that not only advocates for the practice of holistic nutrition, but plays an active role in developing educational standards for it.

The Edison Institute’s Diploma In Holistic Nutrition program is one of ten programs that meet their high standards.

Benefits Of A Diploma In Holistic Nutrition From Edison

Why choose the Diploma In Holistic Nutrition program from the Edison Institute? Below you’ll find some of the benefits of studying at Edison.

It’s Fully Online

Unlike many other holistic nutrition diploma programs, the Edison Institute’s program is purely online. That means you get full access to the Edison Institute’s classes, on your own terms.

Do you want to study holistic nutrition but found there’s no program nearby? If so, it can be difficult to uproot your entire life just to go to school, especially if holistic nutrition is your second career. Our online Diploma In Holistic Nutrition program solves that for you. You can study at the Edison Institute Of Nutrition from wherever there is internet access.

Part Time Studies

Are you considering moving into a career in holistic nutrition, but aren’t able to give up your current career right away? If so, Edison’s lectures are available at whatever time is most convenient for you.

And while your Edison diploma can be completed in one year, you can study on a part time basis as well to complete it in three years. This can help you attain a greater work life balance during your studies.

ModulePart timeFull timeHours
121 weeks7 weeks300
221 weeks7 weeks300
326 weeks9 weeks340
428 weeks10 weeks400
518 weeks6 weeks260
628 weeks10 weeks400
Total Weeks142 weeks49 weeks2000
Total Years3 years1 year

Tax Receipts

The Edison Institute Of Nutrition is certified by the Government Of Canada’s Employment and Social Development agency as an educational institution. This means you can use get a tax deduction for your tuition paid. Please see the Government Of Canada’s website for more details.


We offer a number of different tuition payment options at Edison.

One Time Payment: $4,300.00 (tuition only) A $500.00 saving over the Pay by the Module plan


Pay by the Module: EIN has a unique pay-as-you-learn plan. For more Information on payment options visit our Program Fees page.

The Holistic Nutrition Diploma Courses

Below you’ll find more information about each of the courses we offer. For more information, please contact the Edison Institute. 

Module 1

BIOLT1Biology T13
NUTRF A & BFundamentals of Nutrition6
Total: 15

Module 2

BIOLT2Biology T21
ECOL1CEcology of the Soil1
NUTR3CScience of Food6
NUTR5DPediatric Nutrition3
Total: 15

Module 3

BIOLT3Biology T32
NUTR7BEnvironmental Toxicity3
PHYS1Anatomy & Physiology7
Total: 17

Module 4

BIOLT4Biology T42
NUTR6ASports Nutrition3
PHYS3BNutritional Cardiology3
PHYS4Nutritional Endocrinology2
SYMP1Nutritional Symptomatology10
Total: 20
Mid-Term Exam – 3 Hours 15 minutes

Module 5

BIOL3A"The Epigenome"2
CHEM3BLipid Metabolism4
NUTR8BNutrition and Aging4
NUTR9BBody-Mind Nutrition3
Total : 13

Module 6

CLIN2Diet Psychology1
CLIN4Comparative Diets3
CLIN5Therapeutic Nutrition II6
SYMP2Advanced Nutrition Practice10
Total: 20
Final Exam - 3 Hours 15 minutes
Total Program Hours2006

Module 7 – Optional

BUS3Business of Wellness Consulting80


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