Format: On-line and Residential
Total Hours: 1273
Completion Time: 24 months
This training will provide a student with clinical nutrition, nutraceutical
and dietary education and training.
Graduates of our CN training may apply for certification
Professional Liability is also available for part and full time
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
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
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
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.
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
Biochemistry and Endocrinology
Detoxification Pathways & Pathogens
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.
C Reactive Protein.
Cox 1 and 2. (Cyclooxygenase)
Mitochondrial Energy Depletion
Fatty Acid Imbalance.
Non-Digestive Enzyme Imbalance.
Digestive Enzyme Deficit: Enzymes… What they are and
what they do.
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.
Fat soluble vs. Water soluble,
CO-Q 10 and more
Free form vs. peptides, large neutral vs. small neutral
GH releasing, which ones should vegetarians take?
Essential Fatty Acids
Probiotics & Prebiotics
Flavonols & Flavonoids
Detoxification including Heavy Metals
Cooked vs Raw Foods: Dietary Evaluations
Specific dietary need categories
Sports Nutrition and Energy
Brain Health (Neuroceuticals) & Depression
Cold and Flu/Immune Support
Nutritional Healing Chart
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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