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.


Application Requirements


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


Personal resume to include professional and education experience.


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


Copy of qualifying degree/license. Transcripts may be requested to show proof of prerequisite qualifications which are coursework in Biochemistry, Anatomy & Physiology, Nutrients and Digestion.


This is a 100% online program. Students can chose to take one or two classes at a time per term. Each of the four courses are ten weeks each. There are three terms: fall, winter and spring, and you can start the program during any one of these terms. Expect to spend around10 hours per week on coursework. Once you've been accepted and registered for your course(s) you will receive a link to the syllabus, reading assignments, power points, and weekly assessments. There are two due dates per term, when assignments are emailed to and graded by an instructor. 


 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.


The 100 hour internship is largely self designed to provide students that have not had time in the field of Oncology Nutrition to gain experience and apply their education in whatever field they are working in. An advisor can help you design your proposal and create an outcomes driven experience that serves your career goals.  


The program is offered in the English language. We accept students from around the world, however a proficiency in English reading and writing is required. 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.