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BECOME AN ONCOLOGY NUTRITION CONSULTANT (ONC)

Fall Term Begins September 27th

Registration is Open

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Our 250-hour Oncology Nutrition Consulting (ONC™) certification program provides rigorous training based on the most up to date and comprehensive research in the field of Oncology Nutrition. Students will gain extensive knowledge of nutrition related to the different types of cancer, terrain-based preventative approaches, therapeutic diet design, mechanisms of anticancer foods,  supplements and interactions, laboratory assessments, conventional treatment approaches, and nutrition approaches to regulate side effects.

 

Featuring a 100% online platform and start dates for new students throughout the year in the fall, winter and spring, the program takes approximately one year to complete. It consists of four 10-week courses, a 100-hour internship and a final exam. The program is designed for nutrition, and other health and medical practitioners around the world who are looking to add the value of nutrition therapy into their practice, and the certification is valid for five years.

 

Oncology Nutrition is a therapeutic approach to managing and preventing cancer through the use of a specifically designed diet, lifestyle, and orthomolecular supplement protocols that are created, monitored and adapted based on the changing requirements of the client. Our nutrition philosophy is centered on bio-individuality, with emphasis on whole foods that are whole, genetically appropriate, anti-inflammatory, immune boosting, non-toxic, metabolically tuned, and low glycemic.   

The program has been reviewed and approved by our advisory board members who are Naturopathic Oncology physicians, Medical Doctors, and PhDs specializing in oncology. The program is also approved by the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) for 30 Category 1 CEUs. Completion of this program will provide students extensive knowledge of nutrition related to:

  • Different types of cancer

  • Food based preventative approaches

  • Therapeutic diet design

  • Mechanisms of anticancer foods and phytonutrients

  • Supplements and interactions

  • Laboratory assessments

  • Supportive nutrition for conventional treatment approaches 

  • Management of side effects

 

This program is designed for current or aspiring nutrition professionals looking to specialize in oncology, and for other practitioners who want to add the value of oncology-focused nutrition therapy to their established practices, including:

 

  • Medical Doctors

  • Naturopathic Doctors

  • Registered Dietitians and Nutritionists

  • Chiropractors

  • Nurses

  • Acupuncturists

  • More

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CEU Provider

100% ONLINE

100% online, allowing students from across the globe to enroll. Assignments are graded by a live instructor that are also available for questions.

LIVE WEBINARS

 Live webinars featuring guest speakers happen throughout each term and enrolled students and graduates can attend for free.

INTERACTIVE

Students are encouraged to connect with their instructor, can be paired with a study buddy if requested, and also have access to the private Facebook group.

CERTIFIED ONC™

Successful completion of the program, internship and examination qualifies graduates for certification as an Oncology Nutrition Consultant (ONC)™.

COURSE FLEXIBILITY

Courses may be taken one or two at a time, depending on student schedules, and there are two due dates per term vs. weekly.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates will be equipped to work in hospitals, clinical settings, private practices, research, writing, or pursue other nutrition-related fields.

 

100% ONLINE CURRICULUM

Four 10-week Courses | 40 Class Topics
Two Due Dates Per Term | 100 Hour Internship | Final Exam

Course 1 explores the many different terrain-centric physiological, environmental, and dietary factors that have been linked to cancer development and progression.

 

Students examine food from three perspectives - as a contributor to cancer, an inhibitor for cancer, and as a cancer therapy. Students gain an understanding of how to apply metabolic nutrition therapy to ten internal and external factors that contribute to carcinogenesis to ultimately encourage prevention.

Course 2 explores over a dozen different types of cancer, their risk factors, current frontline treatment options, systems-based nutrition considerations, and nutrition-related research findings. 

 

Western medicine treatments and research focus heavily on types of cancer and their location in order to formulate treatment plans and new drugs. Nutrition research follows suit, using specific nutrients to target specific cancers.

Course 3 explores the principles, goals, and scope of practice in Oncology Nutrition Therapy, and how to actively support clients through conventional medical treatments including chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery.

 

Students learn nutrition therapy approaches to avoid and those to employ depending on type of treatment to avoid interactions. End of life discussions are also presented along with self-care strategies for the ONC.

Course 4 explores the role of researched macronutrients, phytonutrients, vitamins, and micronutrients and their role in cancer.

 

Students learn mechanisms behind plant families, amino acids and lipids, and their roles in causing cancer, preventing cancer, and managing it. Students also learn therapeutic diet design, including the ketogenic diet, Paleo, autoimmune, GAPS and other therapeutic diets.

100-Hour Internship & Supervision

Internships are customized to the student and designed to develop, promote and enhance professional goals. Required documentation of 100 hours spent directly in the field of oncology nutrition and/or oncology-specific settings is an important educational tool for our students to have time interacting with the cancer population. Internships can be done in whatever country you live in.

More questions about the intern program? Email us.

Timed, 100 Question Exam

The final step of demonstrating mastery over the program content is the final exam. It is the only multiple choice assessment in the entire program. Content is delivered via an extensive reading list, slide presentations, lectures and more. The exam questions are from slides that students have life-long access to.

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 Students are required to be a graduate of a  nutrition education program or hold a degree or license in another medical field. Health coaching programs do not qualify. Nutrition students must have completed foundational coursework in Biochemistry, Anatomy & physiology, Digestion & Detox and also nutrients. For a list of approved Nutrition Programs, please click here.

 

  • Nutrition Therapist, Dietician, or other graduates of a nutrition program

  • Medical Doctors

  • Naturopathic Doctors

  • Pharmacists

  • Chiropractors

  • Nurses

  • Acupuncturists

  • Other certified or licensed healthcare practitioners: if you are unsure if you qualify, please connect with info@oncologynutritioninstitute.com.

 

Transcripts or current medical license required in addition to a letter of intent, personal resume, two letters of recommendation, and signed copies of the registration form and the polices form Click here to download the Registration form.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

PROGRAM TUITION & FEES FOR ONLINE LEARNING

***Does not include cost for books***

PAYMENTS ARE MADE PER COURSE

 
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