When is the next semester starting?
The next courses starting will begin on Monday, March 6th; Tuesday, March 21st, and Monday, March 27th, 2023.
The next courses starting will begin on Thursday, March 2nd and Monday, March 20th, 2023.
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 contact information 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?
To be eligible for entry, applicants must provide documentation of completion of the following:
- – Ontario Secondary School Diploma (O.S.S.D) or Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT) or British Columbia Certificate of Graduation or its equivalent or Post-secondary documentation
- – Completed IHN enrolment contract
- – An autobiography (2-3 pages typed and double-spaced about yourself and your interest in this field)
- – A current resume
- – In-person interview (online video call or phone interviews are accepted for International applicants only)
- – Canadian Citizen or Permanent Residency or Valid Study Visa
- – English Language proficiency, when necessary
See IHN enrolment contract for further details.
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 704.5 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 Designate 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 page for direct links to the above mentioned Government organizations
What funding/scholarships are available to me?
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.
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Do you offer on-line courses?
Yes we offer both in class and online options. Click here for our online program.
What are your hours of operation?
All IHN Campuses
Monday to Thursday: 9am – 4pm;
Friday: 9am – 2pm
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. You will need to meet with a Program Advisor to view our current schedules at all campuses prior to registration in order to learn the process to enroll into IHN’s courses and/or full 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 2023, IHN is celebrating its 27th anniversary.