Washington Institute of Natural Medicine


                    Become a Nutritional Consultant      


On-line Availability! 
Holistic Nutrition Program
Silver Spring, Maryland Location 
Continuing education and prep class for Certification through the 
  American Naturopathic and Holistic Association (ANHA)

Holistic Nutrition Professional Certification
Level 1 Upon Request, On Demand, Online
Level 2 - Jan 8, 2017
Become a Certified Nutritional Consultant
Classes are from 10am to 4pm on location or "Live-online" using Adobeconnect
Makeup classes are only "Live-online" using Adobeconnect or on location in Virginia Beach
Holistic Nutrition (HNC)
Total cost $1,350
Each level $225
HHC1- Anatomy & Physiology
Upon request
HNC2- Principles of Nutrition
Jan 8       Sun
HNC3- Nutrition and Body Chemistry
Jan 22     Sun
HNC4 -Fats and Sugars
Feb 5       Sun
HNC5 -Meal Planning Guidelines
Feb 19     Sun
HNC6- Counseling & Clinical
Mar 5       Sun

To register and pay call 202-237-7681  

On Location or Live On-line!

Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
Within Potomac Massage Training Institute
8380 Colesville Rd. Suite 600
Silver Spring, MD 20910

This classes are taught as independent modules and can taken out of sequence.

Holistic Nutrition Certification (HNC)
HHC Level 1: Anatomy and Physiology, and Medical Terminology.

 This level familiarizes the student with each system of the human physiology and introduces the world of medical terminology. This level will help the student understand the client's description of symptoms and understand physician's diagnosis.

HNC Level 2: Principles of Nutrition
Learn the nutritional needs of the human body which includes macro and micro nutrients, enzymes and antioxidants.

HNC Level 3: Nutrition & Body Chemistry
The student will learn the effect of the twenty-one chemical elements on colon health, how soft tissue is built, the importance of electrolytes and the importance of bone builders and blood builders.

HNC Level 4: Carbohydrates & Fats
The student will learn the truth about the different types of fats and sugars and how they affect our body.
HNC Level 5: Meal Planning Guidelines
The student will learn dietary planning for optimal health for both adults and children and healing for chronic ailments.

 HNC Level 6: Counseling & Clinical
The student will be supervised by a Naturopath while working with clients. Hand out recipes for clients to try.

Each level includes Contact Hours: 6 (6 CEs per Level)   Homework Hours: 4

The student must complete six levels. Each level is an independent module; therefore, the student may take them out of sequence except for Level VI (clinical). After the completion of the program a student can sit for an exam with the American Naturopathic and Holistic Association. This course is a pre-requisite for our Naturopathy program, which is permitted by the State of Maryland.


The Washington Institute teaches continuing education classes and a certificate program in Holistic Health/Naturopathy in Maryland.

The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) has reviewed the Washington Institute's classes and has determined that the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine  can teach in Maryland. 
Approved for continuing education through the
American Alternative Medical Association
Accredited by the
American Association of Drugless Practitioners


Instructor's Credentials
Jen Martinez-Bentley has 18 years of teaching experience.
Doctor of Naturopathy                       September 1999          Nova International
Doctor of Integrative Homeopathy    December 2007           National University of Therapeutics
Currently teaching at:
Centura College in Chesapeake,VA              weekdays
Washington Institute of Natural Medicine     weekends only
Qualified to teach the following courses:
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Aromatherapy
  • Business and Ethics for Body workers
  • Chair Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Feng Shui
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Holistic Medicine
  • Holistic Nutrition
  • Kinesiology
  • Lymphatic Massage
  • Meditation / Visualization
  • Myofascial Therapy (Trigger Point)
  • Myology
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki and Chakra Balancing
  • Shiatsu/Acupressure
  • Spa Modalities including hydrotherapy
  • Sports Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  $225.00 per level



The Washington Institute's Holistic Nutrition Program

is approved by the

American Association of Nutritional Consultants



Gain continung education credit

CEU Credit for each Level: 6




 Upon completion certification is provided by the

Washington Institute of Natural Medicine

and the

American Naturopathic and Holistic Association


Continuing Education approval by the

American Alternative Medical Association


Call to Reserve Your Space!

To participate in the class you must call to register and make the necessary payments.


Upon payment you will either report to our host site in Silver Spring, Maryland or you can participate through

Live On-line attendance with Adobe Connect.


If you participate through live on-line attendance our office will send you a link to Adobe Connect approximately 24 hours before the class.



Upon registering for the class let our representative know that you wish to attend On-line. At that time we will give your information to the instructor. The instructor will prepare for your attendance and will send you hand-outs by email. On site students will receive hand-outs at the time of their arrival to the class.

Class Location:

Washington Institute of Natural Medicine

Within Potomac Massage Training Institute

8380 Colesville Rd. Suite 600
Silver Spring, MD 20910



Call to Register:

(301) 538-9650, (202) 686-8202


Jen Martinez, HD

Integrative Homeopath

Certified Nutritional Consultant

NCBTMB Certified







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