What is the best way to research a school?
To know if a school/program is for you, it is in your best interest to be a “student for a day”. Visit the school, sit in on a class, meet the students, talk to the faculty members and get an insight into the quality of the education being offered. Also, IHN, upon request, will supply you with contact numbers of graduates so you may find out first-hand how they have succeeded. We have a graduate portfolio which you may peruse at the school. You may call IHN at any time to set up an appointment to be a “student for a day”.
How Do I Register?
You can download an application form from the Registration tab on our website, or contact the school via email or telephone. Please provide us with your contact information so we are able to book an appointment for you to come into the school via telephone/email.
Please bring the following with you to the interview:
- a. Student Enrolment Contract
- b. Autobiography (2 pages double spaced)
- c. Ontario Secondary School Diploma (O.S.S.D)/British Columbia Certificate of Graduation or equivalent post secondary documentation
- d. English language proficiency
Mature Student (25 years or older) Admissions Requirements
- a. Student Enrolment Contract
- b. Autobiography (3-5 pages double spaced)
- c. Resume
- d. English language proficiency
What is the difference between your program and other schools offering holistic nutrition?
IHN is the only school of its kind in Canada founded on an in-class curriculum with a hands-on approach. We offer the most in-depth courses with 713.5 in-class hours of holistic nutrition principles and practices.
What are the times and days that your day and evening programs are offered?
Our Full Time Day Classes are offered Monday to Thursday from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Our Part Time Day Classes are offered Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Our Part Time Evening Classes are offered Monday & Thursday from 6:00 – 9:30 pm.
Is IHN registered and accredited with the Government?
In Ontario, The Institute of Holistic Nutrition is registered and recognized as a Private Career College under the Private Careers Colleges Act, 2005.
In British Columbia, The Institute of Holistic Nutrition – Vancouver Campus is registered and designated with the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) and holds the Education Quality Assurance (EQA) designation from the Ministry of Advanced Education in British Columbia. The Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education administers the Private Training Act and associated regulations. PTIB is dedicated to student protection and sets basic education standards for registered private career training institutions in British Columbia and establishes standards of quality which must be met by accredited institutions.
Education Quality Assurance (EQA) is a quality assurance designation that identifies BC public and private post‐secondary institutions that have met or exceeded provincial government recognized quality assurance standards. EQA provides one standard provincial seal that can be recognized globally as symbol of quality education and consumer protection.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) works with the provinces and territories and the various stakeholders within Canada’s international education community to deliver the International Student Program. To apply for a study permit on or after June 1, 2014, you will need to include the Designated Learning Institution number (DLI #). In British Columbia, upon acceptance into IHN’s full Diploma Program international students receive IHN’s DLI # included within a formal acceptance package to record on their visa application and study permit.
*Please see our Certification link for direct links to the above mentioned Government organizations
Is funding available?
Check with your local office of Human Resources Development Canada on the availability of funding for individuals making a career change. Banks offer student bank loans and funding programs are in place through the Unemployment Insurance Office. Keep in mind that tuition does not have to be paid in full up front. Installment plans are available. Tuition is tax deductible.
Do you offer correspondence courses?
IHN was founded on an in-class university level curriculum with a hands on approach to teaching. All classes are held at our Toronto, Mississauga, Ottawa and Vancouver campuses. Graduates from in-class programs have a much higher placement rate.
How large are the classes at IHN?
One of the main benefits of enrolling in a private school is the small class size. IHN has 25-40 students per class. This low student/teacher ratio allows for all questions to be addressed and an integration of information.
Where are you located?
18 Wynford Drive, Suite 514
North York, ON M3C 3S2
55 City Centre Drive, Suite 701
Mississauga, ON L5B 1M3
604 West Broadway, Suite 300
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1G1
1547 Merivale Road, Suite 430
Nepean, ON K2G 4V3
What are your hours of operation?
All IHN Campuses:
Monday and Thursday: 9am – 6pm;
Tuesday, Wednesday: 9am – 4pm;
Friday: 9am – 2pm
When is the next semester starting?
North York / Mississauga (Daytime): First Day of classes and Orientation for the next semester is Wednesday September 5th, 2018
North York / Mississauga (Evening): First Day of classes and Orientation for the next semester is Saturday September 8th, 2018
Ottawa (Daytime + Evening): First Day of classes and Orientation for the next semester is Saturday September 8th, 2018
Vancouver (Daytime): First Day of classes and Orientation for the next semester is Wednesday September 5th, 2018
Vancouver (Evening): First Day of classes and Orientation for the next semester is Thursday September 6th, 2018
Can I begin in the middle of a term?
Yes you can, although some conditions do apply. Firstly, the courses offered at that time should not have any mandatory prerequisites. Secondly, space must be available in the course. If these conditions are met, then a program advisor will asses which courses would be best suited for you, based on your educational background.
Can I take a course for interest or must all 19 courses be taken?
All 19 courses are required for a diploma in Applied Holistic Nutrition. However, if you want to take individual courses, you may do so. Please view the schedules link for the times and dates of courses at all of our campuses. You will also need to meet with a Program Advisor prior to registration in order to learn the process to enroll into IHN’s program.
Is it possible to study part-time during the day?
We do offer part-time during the day. This is offered either Monday and Wednesday, or Tuesday and Thursday, for approximately two years with August off. The hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
How much home study is required?
Each class is three and a half hours and a reasonable estimate for home study per class is two and a half hours.
When Was IHN Founded?
In 1996. In 2018, IHN is celebrating its 22nd anniversary.