What is an R.H.N.?
An R.H.N. is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist trained as a professional in the field of Natural Nutrition and other complementary health therapies from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. If you'd like to read more about the school, click here.
Registered Holistic Nutritionists must complete an intensive two year program, along with mandatory supervised case studies, minimum 50 hours of practicums above and beyond regular classroom time, subject-specific board exams as well as an oral exam, and maintain a minimum overall average of 80% in order to graduate and obtain their designation. R.H.N.s are required to abide by a strict code of ethics or risk consequences including being stripped of their designation along with the right to practice.
To date, there are approximately 8,000 R.H.N.s across Canada.
The principal function of an R.H.N. is to educate individuals on the role of nutrition for optimal health, along with using nutrition as a preventative measure in private practice and in conjunction with other health care professionals for the benefit of clients.