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Additional Information About The "Certificate Programs" Offered By The Canadian Academy Of Sports Nutrition:
A) Course Description:
All ten certificate programs offered by the Canadian Academy of Sports Nutrition consist of highly academic video lectures and their related homework. The curriculum designed for each program is the extract of over 25 years of experience working with elite athletes worldwide and leading fitness-seeking clients and over 50,000 sessions of counseling regarding general/fitness/sports/medicinal nutrition.
We have used over 1200 high-quality images, illustrations, graphs, charts, and tables to make the lectures easy to understand, enjoyable to listen to, and satisfying to follow.
Encompassing academic and comprehensive lectures and never-before-heard subjects, each program provides scientific yet practical knowledge and information to students, assisting them to excel in their careers.
Students are not allowed to download any video lectures and they can watch and listen to them online only. Nevertheless, students would be able to download and print out the slides/lecture notes in PDF forms. Some extra materials may be sent to students.
We strongly recommend that students listen to one lecture a day, do some extra curriculum studies from references to their choices, and complete the assigned tasks. However, some students might be able to listen to more than one lecture a day.
B) Application Form and Approval for Program:
Applicants should submit their application forms along with supporting documents via email. The academy will review the application form and notify the applicant within 48 hours whether he/she is approved for the program. If you do not see any emails from the academy in your inbox after 48 hours, please check your Spam or Bulk mail Folder.
There is two assigned homework for students to complete at the end of each lecture. The homework should not be copied from the lectures. They should be in the form of a short essay combining their understanding of the lectures and their extra curriculum studies.
Depending on the programs the students would select, it is expected that students to be able to complete the program in 3 to 8 months ( See the CAASN new policies below). Students will be given up to 30 days extra time to review and study their materials for the exam. The academy will notify students of the date of the exam.
1) The exam is online and consists of multiple-choice questions. It is the student`s responsibility to ensure to have access to a computer or laptop and an Internet connection on the exam day.
2) The passing score has been set at 65% and students will not be charged for the first exam.
3) If a student failed the first exam, he/she would be given up to two months to prepare himself/herself and the student will be charged CAD$ 50.00 for the second and third exams.
4) If a student failed to pass the exams three times, he/she would have to attend an oral exam of two hours in duration on the phone. The fee for the oral exam is CAD$150.00.
E) CAASN Digital Certificates:
1) As of January 01, 2020, there will be no hard copies of CAASN certificates anymore. As per approval by the CAASN board of directors, the academy will issue high-quality "CAASN Digital Certificates". When a student passed the exam, his/her CAASN Digital Certificate(s) of the selected program(s) will be emailed to him/her. To send CAASN Digital certificates by email has the following advantages:
1a) It is fast and convenient for both students and the academy.
1b) Students can print their certificates on any type and size of paper they wish to.
1c) In case of losing the certificate, students can print them without limitations.
2) If a student wished to have his/her CAASN Digital Certificate to be printed and shipped by the academy, there will be a charge of CAD $150.00 - 250.00 fee depending on the destination. Under no circumstances will the academy be held responsible or liable in any way for any damages or loss of the shipment.
3) To view a sample of a CAASN certificate, you may visit the CAASN gallery.
F) Account Accessibility:
A student`s account will not be activated until the academy receives the payment of tuition fees for the selected program. Upon payment confirmation from PayPal which may take few hours, his/her account will be activated and he/she will be notified of account activation, allowing him/her to have access to video lectures. When a student passed the exam, his/her access to video lectures would be terminated.
G) Tuition Fees:
Each program has its own tuition fee, and the payment includes tuition fees, the cost of the materials, and the fee for the first exam. However, tuition fees might be modified as per the sole discretion of the Canadian Academy of Sports Nutrition.
Upon activating the account and assigning the program, the payment is non-refundable. Also, the payment cannot be transferred to another person. If a student decided to withdraw from the program, his/her tuition fee will be kept as credit for 18 months since his/her registration date and he/she can resume his/her program after paying the renewal fee (see section III-A below). Tuition fees will be forfeited after 18 months.
The Canadian Academy of Sports Nutrition reserves the right to take pictures from the certificates and to post them on its website for educational and testimonial purposes. Students may be asked to write comments about their selected programs and submit an image of themselves along with their certificates. The comments and images may be published on the website of the academy for educational and testimonial purposes without their permission. Also, the academy may post a student's name and his/her brief bio on its website and its pages on social media for testimonial purposes without his/her consent.
I) Copyright Protection:
The video lectures and lecture notes published here on this website are the properties of the Canadian Academy of Sports Nutrition. Students can watch them for their own personal uses towards their "selected programs". No part of the contents of the video lectures may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without written permission from the Canadian Academy of Sports Nutrition.
The CAASN New Policies:
A) Students Who Register in 2018 and Afterwards:
As of January 01, 2018, there is a "Time Limit" for each course to complete it (from the date of assigning the program to the student`s account). These are the approved time limits for the programs/courses:
A2) If a student fails to complete his/her selected certificate program in the allotted time limit, and also he/she fails to pay the renewal fee, his/her account will be de-activated, blocking his/her access to video lectures until he/she pays the fee. There will be no exception!
A3) A student can renew his/her account for a maximum of 6 times or 18 months, whichever counts shorter. The fee for renewing for another "Time Limit" is $150.00.
A4) If a student fails to complete his/her selected program in 18 months, his/her enrollment will be canceled without issuing any certificate(s) and the tuition fee will be forfeited.
B) Students Who Have Registered in 2015, 2016, and 2017:
B1) All those students who have registered in 2015, 2016, and 2017 are given a "grace period " to complete their programs/courses by March 01, 2018.
B2) If a student fails to complete his/her selected certificate program(s) by March 01, 2018, he/she will be charged $150.00 for renewing his/her account and validating his/her exam voucher for another "Time Limit".
B3) If a student fails to complete his/her selected certificate program by March 01, 2018, and also he/she fails to pay the renewal fee, his/her account will be de-activated, blocking his/her access to video lectures until he/she pays the fee. There will be no exception!
B4) All students registered in 2015 and 2016 are entitled to renew their accounts ONLY once. And if a student fails to complete his/her selected program after one renewal, his/her enrollment will be canceled without issuing any certificate(s) and the tuition fee will be forfeited. The fee for renewing for another "Time Limit" is $150.00.
B5) All students registered in 2017 can renew their accounts for a maximum of 6 times or 18 months, whichever counts shorter. And if a student fails to complete his/her selected program in 18 months, his/her enrollment will be canceled without issuing any certificate(s) and the tuition fee will be forfeited. The fee for renewing for another "Time Limit" is $150.00.
Changes to Terms and Conditions:
Updated on May 20, 2021