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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 available start dates for the online program in 2020 are:

Eastern Time Zone:

  • Wednesday November 25, 2020 EST
  • Tuesday December 8, 2020 EST

Pacific Time Zone:

  • Wednesday November 30, 2020 PST

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

Like our in-class program, studying at Institute of Holistic Nutrition Online offers an experience that is enriching, career building and relationship fostering. Our online program offers live lectures by leading edge professionals in the industry, including live cooking classes and a co-operative placement. Check out our other Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.

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.

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 for Canadian residents as outlined by Canada Revenue Agency.

How large are the online classes at Institute of Holistic Nutrition Online?

One of the main benefits of enrolling in a private school is the small class size. Institute of Holistic Nutrition Online has 25-40 students per class. This low student/teacher ratio allows for all questions to be addressed and an integration of information. (*enrolment numbers may vary due to scheduling and enrolment requirements)

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 program and in-class program?

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.

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