Frequently asked questions

Immersion

Immersion Plus

Internship

What tools will I have access to?
We will share some of our common therapeutic food plans, intake forms, handouts and more. In addition, we will share our favorite labs and how to set up relationships with these labs.

Will I have the opportunity to observe appointments?
The program includes pre-recorded observations of four appointments conducted with two patients at our practice.

Will I get practice creating treatment plans?
There will be five opportunities within the program to create and discuss treatment plans for our patients.There will also be additional (optional) opportunities to create treatment plans.

When will the live meetings take place?
Live meetings will be held on Mondays from 4:00pm to 5:30pm (PST) via Zoom. If you can't attend, you can submit your questions in advance. Recordings of the meetings uploaded within 24 hours for you to review.

What will happen during the live Zoom meetings?
We will discuss the weekly topics, answer participants’ questions, and guide group discussions.

What happens if I miss a meeting?
All live meetings will be recorded and uploaded within 24 hours for you to review.

Can I earn CNS hours through this program?
Yes! You'll have the opportunity to earn 120 hours during this program, based on full participation. There will also be opportunities to earn additional hours at your discretion.

How can I earn additional CNS hours?
Participants can review additional patient cases and create evidence-based treatment plans, meal plans, as well as writing articles for additional CNS hours. Participants can also attend additional live appointments with patients to earn additional CNS hours.

Can I earn CE credits through this program?

Yes! The Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists, the certifying arm of the American Nutrition Association (ANA), designates this activity for a maximum of 42 continuing education credits for the Certified Nutrition Specialist.

Will there be an opportunity to earn additional hours in the future?
Yes! Megan Barnett, MS, CNS, will be offering additional opportunities for supervision hours after the completion of this program.

Can I do the Clinical Nutrition Immersion Program more than once (to get more hours)?
We recommend enrolling in our CNS Supervision Add-on to continue supervision with Megan Barnett after the completion of this program.

What if I start in the Clinical Nutrition Immersion Program and decide I want to start supervision later?
Current and past Clinical Nutrition Immersion Program students are welcome to join supervision at any point in your journey by signing up for our CNS Supervision Add-on.

How much does the program cost?
The 12-week program costs $2,500, but there's a 10% discount if you sign up early.

Can I pay in installments?
Yes, at checkout you can choose to pay in installments rather than pay in full. If you choose to pay in 5 installments, you'll pay one installment when you register for the course, then four additional monthly payments.

What if I refer a friend?

For every friend you refer who enrolls in the program, you'll receive $100. If three of your friends enroll, you'll receive $300.

How long do I have access to the materials in this program?
You have access for up to 12 months from the start date of the program.

I'm not sure if this program is a right fit for me. What do you recommend? 
Book a 30-minute exploratory call with Ashley Koch, MS, CNS, so that she can answer your questions and help you determine if this program is a good fit for you. 

What if I decide the program’s not for me after
I enroll? Can I get a refund?

You may cancel the course and get a full refund if you notify us by email at [email protected] within 10 days of the start of class. After that date, the enrollment fee is non-refundable.


What if I decide the program’s not for me after I enroll? Can I get a refund?
You may cancel the course and get a full refund if you notify us by email at [email protected] within 10 days of the start of class. After that date, the enrollment fee is non-refundable.
Is it a paid internship?
No, it is an unpaid internship, but you'll gain valuable experience and exposure.

Can I earn CNS hours?

Not right now, but we're in the process of developing opportunities for interns to earn CNS hours in the future. Send us an email if this is of interest to you so we can notify you when CNS hours are possible.

Do I have to be a student to apply?

No you can be a graduate of a Masters in Nutrition program, or a current student.

Do I need to live in the Portland area?

No. Our internships are offered virtually, but if you live in the Portland area, there will be some in-person opportunities for you to participate in.

What's the difference between the internship and the Clinical Nutrition Immersion program?

The internship program is an opportunity to gain exposure into a thriving nutrition and functional medicine practice. The Clinical Nutrition Immersion program is an opportunity to dive deep into how we practice from beginning to end and gives you access to all of our tools and resources to take with you into your practice.
What tools will I have access to? 
We will share our common therapeutic food plans, intake forms, handouts and much more. In addition, we will share our favorite labs, how we use them and how to set up relationships with these labs. 

Will I have the opportunity to observe appointments? 
The first 3 months of this program includes pre-recorded observations of appointments conducted with patients at our practice. In addition, the Immersion Program Plus allows you to shadow 12 of our patient visits in person or virtually. 

Will I get practice creating treatment plans? 
In the first 3 months of this program, there will be several opportunities within the program to create and discuss treatment plans for our patients. There will also be additional (optional) opportunities to create treatment plans. Finally, in the final 9 months of this program you will be seeing clients and creating treatment plans.

What if I don’t have my own clients yet? 
No problem. We’ll share our cases and treatment plans to help you build your practice approach and give you outside work to earn additional hours. In addition, we will help you strategize ways to start working with clients to gather additional direct CNS hours.

What is the difference between your Clinical Nutrition Immersion Program and this program? 
The Clinical Nutrition Immersion Program is a 3-month program that invites you inside our clinical practice where you can earn 120 CNS hours or 42 CE credits, although it does not allow you to earn CNS supervision hours. In this Clinical Immersion Plus program, you can earn all of your 1,000 CNS hours depending on the time and commitment you put into the program.
 
Are there any breaks? 
There will be 3 breaks throughout the year:  2-week winter break, 2-week spring break and 4-week summer break.

When will the live meetings take place? 
Live meetings will be held on Mondays from noon-1pm (PST) via Zoom. If Monday is a holiday, then another day and time will be determined based on the availability of the group. 

What will happen during the live Zoom meetings? 
We will discuss your client cases. In addition, you will hear your supervision cohort cases and provide feedback to peers regarding cases.  

What happens if I miss a meeting? 

Join us at the next meeting to review your case if you want to earn hours for that case. However, there's no guarantee you'll be able to earn hours since we have a limited time to review cases.

I'm not based in Portland. How will I shadow appointments virtually?
Depending on your time zone and schedule, you will either shadow the appointment virtually in real time via Zoom, or receive a recording after the appointment ends.

Can I earn all 1,000 CNS hours through this program? 
Depending your level of commitment, you have the ability to earn all of your 1,000 CNS hours in this program. 

How much does the program cost?
The one year program costs $4,600. You can make a one-time payment of $4,600 or pay $750 upfront followed by 11 payments of $350. 

What if I refer a friend?
For every friend you refer who enrolls in the program, you'll receive $100. If three of your friends enroll, you'll receive $300.

How long do I have access to the materials in this program?

You have access for up to 12 months from the start date of the program. 

I'm not sure if this program is a right fit for me. What do you recommend? 

Book a 30-minute exploratory call with Ashley Koch, MS, CNS, so that she can answer your questions and help you determine if this program is a good fit for you. 

What if I decide the program’s not for me after I enroll? Can I get a refund?

You may cancel the course and get a full refund if you notify us by email at [email protected] within 10 days of the start of class. After that date, the enrollment fee is non-refundable.
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