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CSNA Education Program Details
CSNA Student Enrollment
Student enrollment begins with CHI Membership registration and online tuition payment of the complete CSNA Education Program or any single CSNA Module. Upon enrollment after tuition is paid each student is assigned a personal file and student number. The Institute monitors the progress of each student until completion of the entire program.
The CSNA Education Program consists of 10 Modules (PDF Format)
Module 1 Human Anatomy Module 2 Energy and Cellular Metabolism Module 3 The Primary Building Blocks Module 4 Dietary Supplement Review Module 5 Body Typing and Individual Assessment Module 6 Training and Exercise Philosophy Module 7 Achieving Your Ideal Bodyweight Module 8 Performance Enhancing Drugs Module 9 Training Injuries: Natural Treatment Module 10 Screening and Diagnostic Tools
Each Module is completed in the sequence listed above beginning with Module One. The length of time required to complete each Module has been estimated at approximately 20-40 hours, depending on the students' ability to comprehend the material, reading speed and the number of pages per individual Module (average number of pages per Module is 150). At the discretion of the student each study Module can be printed in color or B/W and inserted into a binder of their choice. Many students also read the course text on their SmartPhone or eReader.
At the end of each Module there is an online student self-test assignment consisting of 20 multiple choice open-book test questions. To answer them correctly the student is required to read through the entire course material and listen to specific SNU audio tutorials. The student must complete the test questions at the end of the study Module as instructed before moving on to the next Module. Module test questions are answered online. The passing grade for each student self-test assignment is 100%.
Students are sent one study module at a time by email beginning with Module One. Students must complete the modules in chronological sequence as each module builds upon previous principles and text revealed in the previous module. This online system of student education and individual module completion has been shown to ensure the highest rate of CSNA course graduation. After CHI receives an email confirming the successful completion of the student self-test assignment for the current Module, the email will be added to the student file as evidence of completion. The student will then be sent the next module in sequence by email.
To receive a CHI Certificate of Graduation from the Institute and the designation of Certified Sports Nutrition Advisor (CSNA) each student must complete all 10 Modules, submit a final dissertation (written essays and multiple choice questions) and complete a personal fitness assessment. This is a home study distance learning course designed for practicality and real life application. Students may take as long as required to complete each Module. There is no time limit provided the student remains an active CHI Member. If student fees are not maintained on a monthly or annual basis, the student forfeits their CSNA tuition and ability to complete the program.
Upon successful completion of the entire CSNA program the Institute will provide each student with a CSNA Certificate of Graduation
CSNA Student Telephone Consultations
Before you receive your Student Number, Username, Password and first module by email, you will need to be available for a "meet & greet" telephone consultation with Dr. Holly. He will go through the course material with you personally, take you for a tour through the website and answer any questions you have. After you complete Modules One through Five, another appointment will be made for you to have a Progress Check, after which you will receive Module Six by email.
After you complete Modules Six through Ten, your next appointment with Dr.C will involve an detailed explanation of the student dissertation and certification process, after which you will receive by email a copy of your digital dissertation PDF and a document that explains how to complete it.
Students can take as long as they like to complete their final dissertation, as there is no time limit. Average time for completion is 1-3 months. When complete, the completed dissertation and fitness assessment must be sent by email to Dr. Holly for marking and review. After this process, which usually takes 1-2 weeks, the student will need to be available for a final Skype consultation with Dr. Holly, to discuss and review their dissertation and fitness assessment, and answer a few final test questions.
Final Dissertation Skype Interview (face-to-face)
If you currently use Skype please invite CHI to join your Skype contact list in advance of the scheduled interview. If you are not a member of Skype, please visit www.Skype.com and follow the procedure for downloading the free software. Skype to Skype calls are free to any member worldwide. CHI Skype name: chinstitute
After this interview, the student will be receive their final marked dissertation, fitness assessment and CHI Certificate of Graduation by email. The CSNA education program is now complete, certification is secured, and the student now qualifies for enrollment in the CSNA Masters Program if they so desire.