100% Online Training
Holistic Nutrition Coach Certification
This course teaches you one of the most important segments of client health: holistic nutrition
You will learn to view the whole client to see what is working well in their life and what improvements can be made to elevate their health, holistically. In this course, you will learn to connect your clients to the key, proven nutritional factors that impact health processes of the body. To maximize your education and your client’s success, this course includes different coaching actions specific to understanding your client’s mindset and emotional ecology.
Module 1: The Science Behind Holistic Nutrition
Learning basic anatomy and physiology, major systems of the body and how they relate to one another. You’ll learn new ways to view health and disease, both traditional and holistic, and discover which whole foods, herbs, and spices that are scientifically proven to promote holistic nutrition intake goals for your client.
The Skeletal System
The Muscular System and Fascia
The Cardiovascular System
The Lymphatic Drainage System
The Digestive System
The Kidneys and Bladder
The Nervous System
Hormones (The Endocrine System)
The Muscular System Senses
Holistic Nutrition for Heart Disease, Conditions of the Brain, Digestive Cancers, Diabetes, Kidney Disease
The Genetic Origins of Chronic Illness
The Functional Assessment of the client
Assimilation and Elimination
CHNC Skills to Promote Holistic Health
Comparison of popular diets
Health Self-Assessment Questionnaire
Module 2: Nutrition Coaching Skill Development
The Certified Holistic Nutrition Coach (CHNC) Skills Section informs coaches on the fundamental skills of coaching strategies and protocols for effectiveness, complemented by session worksheets and practical case studies.
Nutrition Coaching and Education
Fundamentals of Food Behavior
Effective Coaching Relationships
Stages of Change Model
Nutrition Coaching Goals
Stages of Skill Development
Cultural Influences on Communication
Basic Coaching Responses
Food Management and Tracking Tools
Behavior Change Strategies
Coaching Self Evaluation
Barriers to Become Active
Naturopaths vs ND’s
Developing a Coaching Style
Goals and Guided Coaching
Module 3: Holistic Health Research
In the Holistic Health Research Presentations module, we present the most current research to date, including practical advice on the application of coaching clients to nourish themselves and their families to prevent and, in some cases, manage chronic diseases.
Naturopath vs Naturopathic Doctor
Breast Cancer Risk and Soy
Strengthen the Mind-Body Connection
Sodium and Autoimmune Disease
Chia Seeds or Flax Seeds
Wakame Seaweed and Immune Functions
Fermented or Unfermented Soy Foods
The following topics are presented within the Modules of your training:
Nutrition and Holistic Health: Fundamentals
Ayurveda: Mind/Body Healing
Nutrition and the Environment
Biology and Organic Chemistry
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Diets – a Comparison
Preventive Holistic Nutrition
Advanced Nutrition Research
Holistic Food Creativity
The Psychological Implications of Food Intake
Professional Skills Development and Practice
Holistic Nutrition Coach Certification
Holistic Nutrition Coach Certification
6-Month Payment Plan
Only credit or debit card required.
Includes all listed under Single Payment
Only after all payments have been received can you access the exam.
Payment Plan Terms:
$104/MO automatically debited/credited every 30 days, for the next 6-months
(includes onetime $30 processing fee)
At the end of terms, total payments made $624
Comparisons with our Other Certification Courses:
Comparing the NESTA Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist Certification (LWMS) and the Holistic Nutrition Coach Certification: The LWMS is a 20-step program and is focused more on weight management/weight loss. CHNC will give you much more detailed training and education on two topics: holistic coaching and nutrition. The CHNC goes much further in depth with coaching actions, strategies, methods and models.
Comparing the NESTA Sports Nutrition Specialist Certification (SNS) and the NESTA Fitness Nutrition Coach Certification (FNC) vs CHNC: The SNS goes into great depth of study on sports performance via nutrition, ergogenic aids, pre-and post-workout meals, sports performance supplements, hydration during sports activities and similar topics. The FNC is primarily used by fitness, nutrition and wellness professionals for educating and consulting clients on macro and micro-nutrients, meal planning, healthy eating habits and similar topics. The only similarities between these two programs and the Holistic Nutrition Coach Certification are in the discussions, lessons and materials related to bodily systems and physiology – specifically those related to digestion and macronutrients.
Comparing the Holistic Life Coach Certification (CHLC) and the Holistic Nutrition Coach Certification: The CHLC covers a broad range of topics, and leaves food intake behaviors completely out of the training apart from a segment on supplements/herbs and Ayurveda. These topics are covered in detail in the CHNC. The CHNC looks at “how and why” clients have adopted certain eating strategies so that the coach understands what specific behaviors need redirecting. In short, the Holistic Life Coach Certification is all-encompassing toward helping your clients live a holistic lifestyle. Yet, it doesn’t go into depth about holistic nutrition. Earning both the CHLC and the CHNC together will give you a very broad and in-depth knowledge of all things holistic.
What are my career options? How will I make a living with this credential?
Some primary careers include: coaching clients one-on-one in their home, your home, or your office. Many certified coaches work with groups to help more people and earn more money per hour. In addition, you can seek out alternative career opportunities as a subject matter expert, podcast host, author, course creator, online content provider, online video host or publisher of digital education products. You can also offer your services online to individuals, small groups or large groups. It all begins with you earning your credential – then get ready to go out and make a difference!
You are given everything you need to understand each client uniquely while building a successful coaching business. Register now and get started immediately.
Credential You Will Earn: Certified Holistic Nutrition Coach (CHNC)
Certificate Validation: Renewable 2-year certification (Refer to Recertification Requirements for details).
Program Overview: Comprehensive 100% online course including coaching concepts, holistic nutrition concepts, holistic health strategies, coaching strategies, scope of practice, herbs, holistic supplements, body systems, cancer risk reduction, Ayurveda, business practices, marketing, sales, advertising as a holistic nutrition coach.
Course Objective: To provide you with all the needed tools to facilitate effective holistic nutrition coaching and increase your value with online coaching business models.
Approvals: NESTA 4.0 CEUs, Spencer Institute 4.0 CEUs, MMACA 4.0 CEUs, ITCA 4.0 CEUs
Recertification Requirements: Certification is valid for (2) two years. You are required to complete 2.0 units (20 hours) of CEUs (continuing education credits) to keep your certification valid. Please review the Recertification Guide for further details.
Learning Format: Online format of materials including in-depth training videos, a comprehensive digital manual, and non-proctored online exam. Internet access is required. Content is provided through a secure learning portal.
Once registration is completed, you will be directed to create a student account (if you do not already have one). You may begin your studies immediately after registering, or login to your student account later to start your studies.
The materials will be released to you at one time. You can test when you are ready. All Exams are open-book (Manual) and open-note. You can review the materials as often as you like. You will immediately know the results after you take your test. Most students finish with 3-4 weeks.
Certification Exam Requirements: Passing a 75 multiple choice, non-proctored online exam with 70% or higher. Three (3 hours each) attempts at the exam are given. Results are known immediately.
Retest Fee: $95 re-test fee applies if the passing requirement is not met at the end of the second exam attempt.
Is this program accredited?
The Spencer Institute is accredited by The Certification and Accreditation Board of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP). The AADP is a professional accrediting association that recognizes traditional and non-traditional programs in the United States and around the world.
Why is having a certification in this field of work important?
To show you have competency and a deep understanding of holistic nutrition, and to safety and effectively educate clients toward their holistic nutrition goals.
Results we have
Learning life coaching at the Spencer Institute has been a great way for me to increase my business base. I really liked that I could work full time while learning life coaching on my own time schedule. Not only do I now have coaching clients, but I also attract more psychotherapy clients who choose me because I can do coaching in addition to psychotherapy.
The Spencer Institute Coaching programs are informative while being exciting and cutting edge. Their variety of approaches to coaching holistically keeps my business fresh and me coming back for more.
I am a lifelong learner, and firmly believe no matter how much we know, we can always discover more!! My brother told me about Spencer Institute, and I thank him because it really amped up my skills in coaching clients. Being a busy mom, I absolutely loved the distance learning since it fits with my hectic schedule, and I was able to do the courses at my own pace!
I completed the personal fitness chef, fitness nutrition coach and kid’s nutrition specialist programs (some from NESTA) and I am so glad that I did. Most recently, I’ve been giving talks on healthy snacking to children and I am finding that it complements my cooking schedule. It’s a nice complement to the work I do in the kitchen. I just wanted to say thanks!