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    Certificate Program
    Format: On-line and Residential
    Total Hours: 1273
    Completion Time: 24 months
    Entry Level

    This training will provide a student with clinical nutrition, nutraceutical and dietary education and training.

    Graduates of our CN training may apply for certification through
    Professional Liability is also available for part and full time Clinical Nutritionists.

    Overview… Health Challenges Of The 21st Century.

    More research is coming to light about the earliest stages of disease (such as homocysteine metabolism, prostaglandin imbalance, and systems that have become toxic) that precede any symptoms. Conventional medicine has no approach or answers to these prevalent issues..

    A) Increased prevalence of new diseases… Alzheimer's, Diabetes, Autism, ADHD, candida, antibiotic resistant bacteria, obesity, and depression.

    B) The primary role of Vitamins and Minerals; how they act as the co-enzyme fraction of the apo-enzyme protein complex and their role in DNA and gene expression. Getting nutrients from food vs. supplements.

    C) The median age of our population is increasing. Aging baby boomers are more appreciative of maintaining their health because it is both empowering and protective. They also don't want to give their life savings to a hospital.

    D) Environmental factors that are relatively new to this century are making it difficult for our bodies to naturally adapt to these changes. As a result, we need to augment our diet with supplements as a strategy to compensate and protect ourselves. These environmental factors below are an existing concern to our health.

    • Xenobiotic compounds, such as petro-chemicals that appeared during the industrial revolution. They will pass through the Brain Blood Barrier because the BBB is designed to only protect the brain from water-soluble toxins. Fat-soluble toxins are a recent occurrence in our environment. Our bodies haven't had enough generations to adapt to this new threat naturally.
    • Antibiotics in our food chain is another example of substances that severely affects our immune system and gut flora.
    • Lack of being breast-fed at infancy cause us to miss out on important immuglobins resulting in allergies and immune deficits.
    • Stress, a major cause of all disease, burdens the immune system and causes health concerns related to cortisol levels.
    • Processed foods, do not contain enough fiber and therefore are low in nutritional value
    • Genetically engineered foods cause numerous health concerns.
    • Genetic predispositions that are idiosyncratic to one's family history. Supplement programs can be customized to suit unique needs.
    • Heavy Metals cause numerous health and neurological issues.
    • Pesticides and fluoridated water affect our nervous systems.
    • Sugar and soft drinks… flush out minerals causing many other problems.
    • Air pollution is a known toxin and needs to be address through the proper detoxification and nutritional care.
    E) Conventional medicine's approach is sick care; supplements are about prevention, wellness and “health care”.
    • Conventional Medicine is bankrupting the country.
    After completion, the graduate will receive a Diploma/Certificate of Completion. They may then start or continue their vocation as a "Clinical Nutritionist”. It authorizes the graduate to assist in the nutritional, nutraceutical and dietary education, detoxification, healing, and empowerment of others according to California SB 577.

    Graduation from this training does not include the right to diagnose or treat any condition. In California, you must abide by the rules of SB 577, which can be located at

    A required reading list for this training may be found on-line at CCNM does not sell books, however, we do provide sources for purchasing all reading materials.

    There will be no refunds after a password is issued for each module.

    Evaluations and testing will occur after the completion of each module. Upon request by email, tests will be emailed or faxed to the student. A passing grade is 70% or above.

    Introduction to Nutrition I

    Module 1: 400 Hours
    Distance Education: On-line

    Anatomy & Physiology Toxicology
    Biochemistry and Endocrinology Detoxification Pathways & Pathogens
    Human Biology  

    Module 2: 375 Hours
    Distance Education: On-Line
    This module will cover the aging process and include the following

    • Nutrition and Disease
      • Periodontal and Dental relationship to nutrition
    • Nutrition Counseling Strategy
    • Nutrition and Aging: Through a number of modern studies and statistics you will explore the biological aging process of the body in detail.
      • Chronic inflammation.
      • C Reactive Protein.
      • Cox 1 and 2. (Cyclooxygenase)
      • Glycation.
      • Methylation Deficit.
      • Mitochondrial Energy Depletion
      • Cardiovascular pathology
      • Neurological disease.
      • Hormone Imbalance.
      • Excess Calcification.
      • Fatty Acid Imbalance.
      • DNA Mutation.
      • Immune Dysfunction.
      • Non-Digestive Enzyme Imbalance.
      • Digestive Enzyme Deficit: Enzymes… What they are and what they do.
      • Excitotoxicity.
      • Circulatory Deficit.
      • Oxidative Stress.
      • Homocysteine Metabolism.
      • Prostaglandins and Pathology.
      • Brain/Cognitive Heath & Depression

    Therapeutic Nutrition II

    Module 3: 300 hours
    Distance Education: OnLine

    • Nutrition & Supplementation: Learn the function of each vitamin, amino acid and mineral within the body, as well as, doses and symptoms of deficiency. This includes understanding effects of free radical exposure and antioxidant usage.
      • Vitamins…
      • Fat soluble vs. Water soluble,
      • Anti-oxidants
      • CO-Q 10 and more
      • Minerals
      • Trace Minerals
      • Amino Acids…
      • Free form vs. peptides, large neutral vs. small neutral
      • GH releasing, which ones should vegetarians take?
      • Essential Fatty Acids
      • Probiotics & Prebiotics
      • Flavonols & Flavonoids
      • Digestive Enzymes
      • Detoxification including Heavy Metals
      • Miscellaneous Nutrients
    • Cooked vs Raw Foods: Dietary Evaluations
    • Specific dietary need categories
      • Sports Nutrition and Energy
      • Digestive Support
      • Weight Loss
      • Joint Repair/Inflammation
      • Allergies
      • Men’s Health
      • Women’s Health
      • Stress
      • Antioxidant Support
      • Skin Support
      • Brain Health (Neuroceuticals) & Depression
      • Heart Health
      • Cold and Flu/Immune Support
    • Nutritional Healing Chart
    • Glycemic Index

    Module 4: 48 hours

    • Nutrition Assessment: Using blood chemistry reports to assess nutritional needs and a written Nutritional Assessment Questionnaire.

    Module 5: 150 hours
    Distance Education: OnLine


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