Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioner Program (ROHP/RNCP)

Accelerated Program For Health Professionals

As a health practitioner you can earn the designation of ROHP and RNCP (Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioner/ Registered Nutritional Consultant Practitioner) by completing the distance learning, online lecture-based program, enabling you to quickly become a recognized and credentialed expert in the evidence-based use of nutrition, exercise and supplementation as it impacts disease prevention, complementary disease management and anti-aging/healthy aging.


ROHP/RNCP’s are nutrition and lifestyle practitioners, who are licensed by the International Organization of Nutritional Consultants (IONC governing body. A ROHP/RNCP is a more holisitically-based practitioner than Registered Dieticians, due to more in-depth training in the field of evidence-based use of nutritional supplements.

ROHP/RNCP’s are qualified to perform one-on-one consultations, as well present lectures, and be called upon by the media for interviews, providing expert views and opinions on the use of natural interventions in the prevention and complementary management of many health conditions.

Health Practitioners Are Exempted From First Year Level Courses

As a health professional you are automatically exempted from all first year level courses in the ROHP/RNCP Program, which include Anatomy and Physiology, Biology and Organic Chemistry, as well as Nutrition 101.

Required Courses: The required courses for health professionals include:

Orthomolecular Nutrition I (12 hours)

  • Theories of aging
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Degenerative Joint Disease and Inflammatory Conditions of the Musculoskeletal System
  • Female Hormonal Balance Issues in Menopause, PMS, Fibrocystic Breast Disease

Orthomolecular Nutrition II (12 hours)

  • Prostate Health In Aging and Male Andropause Management
  • Osteoporosis
  • Nutrition and The Aging Brain
  • Nutrition In Brain Development and ADD/ADHD

Orthomolecular Nutrition III (12 hours)

  • Nutritional Aspects of Athletic Performance
  • Essentials Of Pharmacology For Alternative Health Practitioners (comparing drugs to supplements)

Orthomolecular Nutrition IV (12 hours)

  • Nutritional and Functional Assessment of the Patient/Client

Orthomolecular Nutrition V - Nutrition and Pathologies and Patient Programs (12 hours)

  • Adjunctive Nutritional Management in Cancer and Cancer Prevention
  • Nutritional Considerations in Chronic Renal Failure
  • Nutritional Considerations in Liver Disease
  • Nutritional Concerns in Underdeveloped Countries
  • Nutritional Anemias
  • Understanding Common Blood Tests and Biomarkers of Disease
  • How to Run a Weight Loss and RHOP in-Office Program

If you have completed Dr. James Meschino’s online Fellowship Program in Nutritional Supplementation and Anti-Aging (, then you are exempt from Orthomolecular I and Orthomolecular II

Where Else Is The ROHP/RNCP Program Offered?

There are many schools of holistic nutrition in Canada and the United States that offer a RNCP/ROHP Program that is sanctioned by the IONC. However, only The College Of International Holistic Studies offers an Accelerated Program For Health Professionals that can be completed via internet-based, self-paced learning.

What Health Professional Qualify For Accelerated ROHP/RNCP Program?

  • Doctors of Chiropractic
  • Medical Doctors
  • Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
  • Dentists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Registered Dieticians
  • Doctors of Naturopathy
  • Physical Education or Kinesiology Degree
  • Masters degree in Science

Why Become An ROHP/RNCP?

Many studies in recent years have shown that dietary modification, exercise and targeted supplementation can significantly reduce risk of many degenerative diseases and help better manage many health conditions. Most consumers are looking for the right advice about diet, supplements and an appropriate exercise that is best suited to their individual circumstances. Becoming an ROHP/RNCP enables you to provide the most accurate advice possibly to your patients/clients, and elevate the level of service you render to individuals who entrust their health to you. The skill set you will develop in this course will help greatly enhance your knowledge of biochemistry, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, nutrition, exercise physiology and orthomolecular nutrition (nutritional supplements that favorably influence the body’s physiological and biochemistry), as it related to the prevention and management of disease and the ability to slow and reverse the biological processes of aging at the cellular level. If you have been looking for an efficient way to develop and expertise in this area of health care, becoming an ROHP/RNCP through the program offered at CIHS is the most practical, cost-effective, time-efficient, and most scientifically-based means to accomplish this objective.

Exams and Evaluation

You are required to watch the lectures on each module (approximately 60 hours of total lecture time), download and review the course notes and take the multiple choice exam at the end of each section of the course. You are required to achieve a score of 70% on all exam modules. If you fail to achieve a 70% score on an exam, you will be notified as to which questions you scored incorrectly and you can repeat the test.
Completion of the program requires that you attained a minimum score of 70% on all exams.


More Information and How To Enroll

Simply click on the link below to access the website of the College Of International Holistic Studies: (Please note, CIHS now has two campuses - Milton, ON and Brooklin, ON - Both campuses offer the ROHP/RNCP online distance learning program.)

More Information / How to Enroll

On this site you will find additional information about the accelerated ROHP /RNCP Program for Health Care Professionals, along with course fees, exam and evaluation procedures.
Please call either of the following numbers to obtain further information:
Milton Campus: 905-864-8694
Brooklin Campus: 416 901 6619