(a detailed study of nutrition from a wholistic perspective)



(the basics of Anatomy, Physiology, and Chemistry)




ANYONE who has an interest in health, wellness, and nutrition can take these courses – whether you’re just interested in learning more about how your body functions (Back to Basics course), just starting out and wanting to improve your overall nutrition and wellness (i.e. self-interest), or wanting to further your career.

Even though these courses originate in Canada they’re not just for Canadian students! They are available to anyone living anywhere. Currently, Living Energy has students in Australia, Ireland, and South Africa.

Our courses are affiliated with local and global Associations and Organizations. See below for some of our affiliations and certainly contact Living Energy if you have more questions.


What we recommend:

If you’re only interested in exploring nutrition for personal use, Level 1 and Level 2 are all you essentially need to take. You’re always welcome to take the rest of the course, but for personal interest it’s not essential.

If you’re looking towards expanding or building your career or business, then you’ll need to take all 4 Levels of the Nutrition course. You’ll also need to take the Back to Basics course -unless of course you’ve already taken Anatomy/Physiology/Chem basics elsewhere. Then you’d be exempt.

In order to be exempt from taking Back to Basics you’ll have to provide Living Energy with a transcript of previous Anatomy/Physiology/Chem basics course having been taken.



The following links (to pdf pages) will give you a summary of what the courses are about. If you can’t open the links, please let us know and we’ll email the summary to you.

Back to Basics

Wholistic Nutrition Level 1

Wholistic Nutrition Level 2

Wholistic Nutrition Level 3

Wholistic Nutrition Level 4



The recommended time given for completion of the home-study portion (Levels 1-3) of the Wholistic Nutrition Course is 24 months (2 years).

The recommended time given for completion of the Back to Basics course is 12 months (1 year).

Living Energy understands that regardless of intentions and goals, sometimes life gets in the way therefore the above time-frame suggestions are not written in stone and we strive to be flexible with extensions – as long as the student remains in contact with us.



The Back to Basics and Wholistic Nutrition courses are comprised of modules. Each module is contains lessons, and each lesson concludes with questions pertaining to that particular lesson. These are your homework questions and each set of  lesson questions must be answered and submitted for marking before moving on to the next lesson.

For Wholistic Nutrition Levels 1-3, there is also an assignment for each Level. Each assignment must be completed in full and handed in to Living Energy for marking before you can take the exam and proceed to the next Level of the Nutrition Course. The marks for the assignment contribute to overall mark needed to pass each Level of the course.

There is NO assignment for the Back to Basics (A&P) course.

All exams are open-book concept. There is one exam for each Module of the Back to Basics course, and one exam for each Level of the Wholistic Nutrition Course.


Required Text Books:

A list of required text books and reading material is given to the student upon registration. Students are responsible for obtaining their own copies of books, or they can be purchased from Living Energy.

If you’d like a sneak-peak at some of the books that we recommend, visit our Pinterest account at: Pintrerest/Required Reading



(All costs are payable in Canadian funds only and are all subject to 5% GST).

Module 1: $ 190.00 each (plus GST).
Module 2: $ 190.00 each (plus GST).
Modules 3 & 4: $ 380 (for both) (plus GST).

(note: modules 3 & 4 are sold together as a package and cannot be sold separately)

(Discount available if all Modules (1-4) are purchased at once – contact Living Energy for more details).

* WHOLISTIC NUTRITION COURSE Levels One, Two, and Three:

Level One:  $ 750.00 each (plus GST)
Level Two:  $ 750.00 each (plus GST)
Level Three:  $ 750.00 each (plus GST)

(Discount available if all Levels (1-3) are purchased at once – contact Living Energy for more details).


$ 650.00 each (plus GST).

(NOTE: Currently Level 4 is being held at the office/home of Dr. Ruzicka and this allows us to keep costs down; if taught elsewhere the cost of Level 4 will be higher).

Cost includes all course material on CD, (except the required text and reading material), all administration fees, tutorial support, and one exam fee for each course level. For “Back to Basics” program, cost includes all course material (except the required textbook and reading materials*), all administration fees, tutorial support, and one exam fee for each module.

Course material CD will be sent by Canada post, or can be picked up in person by the student (except Nutrition Four where notes and other information will be handed out in class). There is no additional charge for Canadian students; international students need to contact Living Energy for current shipping/handling charges.


Method of Payment:

Until further notice, accepted methods of payment are cash (paid in person), or by credit-card cheque (no actual credit cards), or money order – payable in Canadian funds only. A $20 fee will be incurred for NSF cheques.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions:   Terms and Conditions (2012-2013)




The Living Energy Courses are currently approved and recognized by:

* Canadian Association of Natural Nutritional Practitioners (CANNP)
* International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT), Sydney, Australia
* Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT), Sydney, Australia
* Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC)
* Association of Holistic Practitioners (Canada)

For more information about these affiliations, please contact Living Energy.


CANNP (Canadian Association of Natural Nutritional Practitioners).

In Canada, the Living Energy Nutrition and Back to Basics courses are recognized by CANNP and upon graduation, students are strongly encouraged to become members with CANNP in order to obtain the designation of “Natural Nutritional Coach and Practitioner” (other designations are also available, depending on which Province you reside in).

CANNP is also working diligently to have Natural Nutritionists recognized by the Insurance industry so that our clients can submit claims for our nutrition consultation services, and offers malpractice insurance to all of its members. For more information about CANNP and the awesome work they do, visit their website at: Canadian Association of Natural Nutritional Practitioners.



IICT (International Institute for Complementary Therapists).

In Australia and New Zealand (and any other country affiliated with IICT) the Living Energy Nutrition and Back to Basics courses are recognized by IICT and upon graduation, students are strongly encouraged to become members with IICP in order to obtain further support in their chosen field, including malpractice insurance.

IICT currently recognises and covers over 650 modalities and is a strong voice for Complementary Therapies and, depending on amount of training completed, student membership is also available.  For more information about IICP and the awesome work they do, visit their website at: International Institute for Complementary Therapists.



Registration Forms:

Please contact Living Energy for Registration forms – we will email them to you along with the required/recommended book list.






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