Educational Standards

What standards must I meet to qualify for ROHP or RNCP?

IONC  educational requirements can be met by a diploma in holistic nutrition from an IONC approved school.

All applications for professional membership are reviewed by our registrar and then forwarded to our Board for approval.

Proficiency must be demonstrated in the following post-secondary subjects:

 Guideline for RNCP Education Standards & Core Curriculum – 1000 hours (Including teaching hours , case studies, exams, reports and assignments.)

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Allergies
  • Biology
  • Fundamentals of holistic nutrition
  • Preventative nutrition
  • Environmental pollution
  • Nutritional pathology
  • Alternative comparative diets
  • Digestion & elimination
  • Nutritional symptomology
  • Psycho-nutrition
  • Jurisprudence
  • Life cycle (geriatrics paediatrics & sports nutrition)
  • Clinical nutrition & research applications
  • Five nutritional case studies

Guideline for ROHP Education Standards & Core Curriculum –2000 hours (Including teaching hours , case studies, exams, reports and assignments.)

A.Health Sciences

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Micronutrients
  • Nutritional Physiology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Food composition
  • Dietary Therapy
  • Toxicology

(Total section A 1000 hrs)

B. Nutritional Therapy

C. Practice Management.

D. Practitioner Development

E. Clinical Practice

(Total Sections B- E 1000 hrs)

ROHP Total Curriculum = A + (B-E) = 1000 + 1000 = 2000 hrs