Longevity Centre is committed to the accessibility of
nutritional education. For this reason, we offer two levels
of study via distance education. Both programs are designed
either for those interested in personal health enhancement
or for those who seek career growth in the nutrition industry.
They differ in respect to your goals.
The Level I program is intended to provide a foundation
in the principles of nutrition and is suited both for
those who have a personal dedication to health and nutrition
and for those who desire, in the future, to advance further
and complete the Level II program. Full credit for the
Nutritional Awareness Certificate can, upon successful
completion, be applied towards the fulfillment of the
requirements of the Level II (Nutritional Counselling Diploma)
Level II advanced program is designed to meet the needs
of the student who is pursuing the R.N.C. or R.N.C.P.
designation. (The professional designation R.N.C.P. is
granted only by the International Organization of Nutritional
Program Description for Level I
Nutritional Awareness Certificate (A foundational program
in the principles of natural nutrition.)
Program Description for Level II
Nutritional Counselling Diploma (A thorough and advanced
treatment of the subject of natural nutrition.)
I: NUTRITIONAL AWARENESS CERTIFICATE
certificate program is designed for those who have a keen
interest in health and nutrition, or who are presently
employed in the nutritional field. This program is also
ideal for personal health enhancement or for supporting
career growth in the nutritional industry. This course
offers a comprehensive foundation in nutritional studies.
certificate program is the first two modules of the Diploma
Program, requiring a total of 36 credits. (One credit
hour is the approximate equivalent to one semester hour,
or 6 - 12 hours of home study assignments). This program
of instruction is designed for those who desire to apply
the principles of nutrition for a healthy lifestyle in
their own lives, and in the lives of their family members
and friends. This program, when completed, may be applied
with full credit towards the Nutritional Counselling Diploma.
II: NUTRITIONAL COUNSELLING DIPLOMA
(Dip. N.C.) This course provides training for individuals
who are seeking personal or career growth in the field
of natural nutrition. Its objectives are to provide students
with a solid foundation in the principles of natural nutrition,
to enable them to apply essential nutritional knowledge
in the therapeutic client/practitioner relationship, and
to prepare them to meet the challenge of the rapidly growing
complementary health care system.
Graduates from this program are strongly encouraged to
apply for membership in the International Organization
of Nutritional Consultants (I.O.N.C.) and to obtain the
designation, R.N.C. (Registered Nutritional Consultant),
or the professional designation, R.N.C.P. (Registered
Nutritional Consultant Practitioner).
A Student can progress at his/her own pace. The diploma
program consists of 88 credits. (One credit hour is the
approximate equivalent of one semester hour, or 6 - 12
hours of home study assignments and case studies). The
program may take anywhere from six months to two years
to complete. A proctored final examination is required
when all modules of studies have been completed.