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What are the admission requirements for the 250 Hour ONC program?

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/health related field:

  • Nutrition Therapist, Dietician, or graduate of a nutrition program (NTA, NTI, Bastyr, etc.) that at least has foundational courses in Biochemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, Nutrients and Digestion

  • Medical Doctors/DO

  • Naturopathic Doctors

  • Pharmacists 

  • 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


Application Requirements


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


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 around 10 hours per week on coursework. 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. We do not offer scholarships.


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. 

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