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Frequently Asked Questions

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If you’re looking for an answer to a question about the Institute of Holistic Nutrition Online, look no further! Check out our Frequently Asked Questions below.

When is the next available start date?

The next semester for our LIVE Real-Time Online Eastern or Online Pacific Day and Evening programs begins on Tuesday January 9th, 2024. Orientation for IHN Online LIVE will be held on Monday January 8th 2024.

Access to the first set of learning modules in IHN’s Self Paced program is granted on Monday January 8th.

What is the difference between your online program and other online programs in holistic nutrition?

Studying at Institute of Holistic Nutrition Online LIVE or SELF PACED offers an experience that is enriching, career building and relationship fostering.

  • Real-Time with full LIVE engagement by leading edge professionals in the industry and fellow students including  live cooking classes and a co-operative placement
  • Traditional in-class style learning brought to a dynamic, virtual space + Evening Replay Bonus.
  • 1-2 years to complete
  • 2 or 4 days per week
  • 1 or 2 courses at a time
  • Mon through Thurs
  • 10:00am – 2:00pm local time ET or PT
  • 1/2 hour lunch 12:00 – 12:30 pm

Our SELF PACED program allows you to study anytime from anywhere in the world.

  • IHN’s complete program in go-at-your-own-pace learning modules
  • Lessons are recorded by IHN’s lead faculty members
  • The student decides the pace of their learning, and what days and times work best for them!
  • Platform is open in all time zones!
  • 1-3 years to complete the program
  • Peer Interaction Group (global student community)
  • Q&A inside the platform with instructor and administration answers, as needed
  • Intermittent Q&A with instructors and administration

Can I attend a lecture from 10:00am-2:00pm on one day and 6:00pm-9:30pm on another day?

Yes, students have the option to decide which of the two times they would like to watch their lecture on any given lecture day based on their chosen time zone. Check out our other Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.

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.

Scholarship Opportunities

Arctic Physical TherapyLearn more
Global Lift EquipmentLearn more
InspireLearn more
Odenza Marketing GroupLearn more
RBC Royal BankLearn more
Scholar TreeLearn more
StudentScholarships.orgLearn more
TD BankLearn more

Additional Funding Options

Canada Ontario Job Grant – If you are in a related field your employer you for government funding for your educationLearn more
First Nations | Métis | Inuit – Check with your tribe/band office for available programsLearn more
Veteran Affairs Canada – If you were previously in the armed forces funding may be available to youLearn more
British Columbia
Aboriginal ScholarshipLearn more
Better Jobs OntarioLearn more
Student AidLearn more
Bank Student Lines of CreditLearn more

What are your office hours?

Monday to Thursday: 9:00am-4:00pm Eastern Standard & Pacific Time
Friday: 9:00am-2:00pm Eastern Standard & Pacific Time

Can I begin after a semester starts?

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 assess 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 prior to registration in order to learn the process to enroll into Institute of Holistic Nutrition Online’s courses and/or full program.

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.

Can someone flip between fulltime (FT) and part-time (PT) options?

Institute of Holistic Nutrition Online’s Applied Holistic Nutrition program has been designed to be flexible. Although students receive a FT or PT schedule, each course lasts approximately 4-6 weeks, and your schedule can be adjusted accordingly. It is possible to switch from FT to PT as many times as needed, and can also take breaks between courses if needed. Students have 5 years to complete the program.

Can I switch between the Online Live, Self-Paced, and In-Class programs?

There is one opportunity to switch and a transfer fee applies. You would be required to officially withdraw from your current program and apply to the other program submitting the appropriate enrollment documents relevant to the program of transfer.

Is a Rewarding Career in Holistic Nutrition Right for You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about our frequently asked questions, careers in Holistic Nutrition and exploring whether online training with Institute of Holistic Nutrition Online is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

For immediate questions, call 1-800-939-9776