What are the admission requirements for the ONC?

 This is a master's level program. Students are required to be a graduate of a nutrition program or hold a degree in another medical field:


  • Nutrition Therapist, Dietician, or graduate of a nutrition program that at least has foundational courses in Biochemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, Nutrients and Digestion

  • Medical Doctors

  • Naturopathic Doctors

  • Chiropractors

  • Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses

  • Acupuncturists

  • Other certified or licensed healthcare practitioners

  • If you are unsure if you qualify, or to submit the application requirements  please email  info@oncologynutritioninstitute.com.


What are the application requirements?


Please email all application documents to info@oncologynutritioninstitute.com 


Letter of intent, minimum of 500 words, to include personal and professional goals you expect to achieve at ONI.


Two letters of recommendation highlighting your characteristics and achievements that support your ability to complete the program successfully.


Official college transcripts, as well as transcripts from health profession, i.e. nutrition therapy school, medical school, or other relevant health profession.


Personal resume to include professional and education experience.


The 100 hour internship is designed to provide students that have not had time in the field working with the cancer population that experience. An advisor can help you find a site in your area or help you customize one that serves your career goals. If you have been in practice and can provide documentation of 100 hours of experience, then the internship course requirement may be waived. 


The program is offered in the English language only at this time. We accept students from around the world. Graduates of the program receive a certificate of completion from the Oncology Nutrition Institute. Individual students will need to check the laws in their own country, with individual employers or educational institutions to confirm recognition of the Oncology Nutrition Institute certificate. 


The total cost of the program is $4,000. Click here to see the breakdown of costs. Payments are made per course, students are not expected to pay for the full program all at once.  Once students begin the program they have two years to complete the coursework. Currently there are no scholarships available but there may be in the future.


This is a 100% online program. Students can chose to take one or two classes at a time per term. There are three terms: fall, winter and spring, and you can start the program during any one of these terms. Expect to spend 5-10 hours per week on coursework. Once you've been accepted and registered for your course(s) you will receive a link to the syllabus, power points, and weekly assignments. There are two due dates per term, when assignments are emailed to and graded by an instructor. Plan to spend three to five hours per week on homework per course.