The only 250 hour certification in Oncology Nutrition Consulting (ONC)™ for the prevention and management of cancer in the world.


Start dates throughout the year in the winter, spring and fall.

Now Enrolling for FALL 2020 TERM.

Registration ends September 11, 2020



Our 250-hour certification in Oncology Nutrition Consulting™ 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 the management of side effects. Oncology Nutrition is a therapeutic approach to managing and preventing cancer through the use of a specifically designed diet, lifestyle, and 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 genetically appropriate, anti-inflammatory, immune boosting, non-toxic, metabolically tuned, and low glycemic.  The program is 100% online and consists of four, ten-week courses, a 100-hour internship, and a final examination. 

The program has been reviewed and approved by our advisory board members who are Naturopathic Oncology physicians and MDs 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

  • Chiropractors

  • Nurses

  • Acupuncturists

  • More

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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.


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


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


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


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



Cancer &
the Biological Terrain

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.

Types of Cancer
& Nutrition Indications

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.

Therapeutic Diets in Cancer

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.

Oncology Nutrition
& Diet Design

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


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

Students will have internship opportunities in hospital and other clinical settings, private practices or may pursue other opportunities, such as writing, research, work in the supplement industry, or other nutrition-related fields.


 Students are required to be a graduate of a  nutrition education program or hold a degree in another medical field. Health coaching programs do not qualify. Students must have completed foundational coursework in Biochemistry, Anatomy & physiology, Digestion & Detox and also nutrients. If you'd like a list of approved or recommended prerequisite programs, please email us at: info@oncologynutritioninstitute.com


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

  • Medical Doctors

  • Naturopathic Doctors

  • Chiropractors

  • Nurses

  • Acupuncturists

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


Transcripts are 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 (please email info@oncologynutritioninstitute.com for required forms).



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