We help integrative nutritionists and herbalists get credentialed in the field and launch successful and thriving practices.
The Nutrition and Herb Collective is now accepting applications. We enroll candidates on a rolling basis, you can start when the timing is right for you. Please complete the application and we will follow-up with you in 2-3 days to set up a zoom or phone meeting. Once accepted, a candidate can join our program within 4-8 weeks.
Nutritionist: Graduate of a Master’s degree program in Nutrition or in the last 2 trimesters of education.
Herbalist: Completion of 300+ hours of education. Currently in clinical practice or ready to practice as a clinician
Other: Must obtain liability insurance & G Suite basic.
I am so happy that I chose Rebecca Snow to be my mentor while I completed my hours for my CNS. Rebecca was knowledgeable not only in nutrition, but was able to weave in relevant herbal information that I use to support my patients to this day. I never felt like I was alone in those first days with patients because I knew Rebecca was there to support my growth as a practitioner. And her group webinars that were also a part of the program were a great way to deepen my education on a variety of topics. I’m sure I will refer to the slides she shared for the rest of my time as a practitioner.
— Lara Lattman, MS, CNS, LDN
Frequently asked questions
How many supervised hours can I acquire a month?
You can gain hours as quickly or slowly as you desire. We provide opportunities for 4+ hours of contact with your supervisors every month through the Facebook forum, group meetings and individual meetings. The CNS requires you to meet with your supervisors 1 hour for every 40 hours worked, so that translates to 160+ hours you can accumulate each month. You build your client base and practice. We provide you the business coaching to help you find new clients and build a successful internship and practice. We do provide opportunities for hours through recorded client interviews and other activities, but 90% of the hours are gained through your business and private practice.
What can I do for the CNS supervised practice experience?
2. Group clinical work – small group programs, weight loss groups, detox groups etc.
3. Partnering with fellow colleagues, graduates on clinical work or educational projects in the community
4. Hands-on nutrition education – cooking classes, grocery store tours, pantry rehabs
5. Educational programs @ schools, gyms, farms, corporations, to professionals i.e. lunch and learn at doctor’s office, webinars; this includes development and delivery of programs.
6. Consulting as a nutrition professional, this could include doctors, gyms, pharmacies, farms/CSA’s, grocery stores, corporations, restaurants (revamp menu to be gluten free, or sourcing healthier food), other nonprofit or government agencies
How long does it take to complete one’s CNS supervised hours?
It varies based on how busy you are in your clinical practice. We have seen people finish their hours in 5 months and some have taken 2 years. But on average 10-12 months. It also depends on your school of matriculation. Students graduating from MUIH and Bridgeport have 250+ hours upon graduation whereas students graduating from Western States and NYCC often need all 1,000 hours in their internship.
Why is supervision important?
Supervision is required to become a CNS, RH(AHG) or member of NANP. Your supervisors will guide you in best clinical practices. Supervision offers you a wealth of support and knowledge during your early practice. Building confidence is so important during these early months and years of practice. Through the Nutrition and Herbal Collective you will have a community of individuals to call upon through the online FB forum, regular 1:1 meetings and group meetings.
Are there limitations to practice?
What is the cost?
The Mentorship Program costs $325 per month. Your deposit is $325 and is applied to the first month. 4-months paid membership is required to become a lifetime member of Facebook, Googledrive, Seasoned Practitioner Course and CNS Prep Course.