Applied Clinical Nutrition (ACN) Program

The field of clinical nutrition is one of the fastest-growing fields in health care.  With this rising interest in health and whole food science, people are looking for educated partners to guide them toward a well-researched, nutritionally sound way of living.  Many licensed health care clinicians are in search of the essential education in this field to support their patients with their health challenges, and of qualified and knowledgeable nutritional assistants to create a wellness environment in their clinics!  


The Applied Clinical Nutrition (ACN) Certificate is a 100-hour, postgraduate nutritional educational program sponsored by Standard Process South with certificates awarded by Texas Chiropractic College. The ACN certificate is offered only to licensed healthcare professionals. Upon completion, the healthcare professional can add “ACN” along with their other licenses.

Participation will equip you with an essential education in the field of clinical nutrition in order to meet the growing health challenges faced by the modern licensed health care practitioner.  The variety of topics available will provide you with the education needed to:

  • Understand the physiology of many health disorders

  • Address these issues by supporting the body's own systems

  • Fundamental nutritional and herbal supportive recommendations

  • Healthy lifestyle choices

  • Purification for health and well-being

  • Understanding lab results

  • and much more!


This program is self-paced with no deadline for completion at this time. Simply complete the minimum of 100 hours based on qualifying seminars suitable for your schedule.  Upon completion, you will need to complete and submit a multiple-choice exam, after which you will receive an official certificate of completion from  Texas Chiropractic College or Parker University to proudly display on your clinic wall.


This is a Certificate of Completion of Study in Applied Clinical Nutrition and not a license to practice and is for educational purposes only.  Any staff should be under the guidance and training of the licensed professional.

If you are interested in enrolling in the ACN program, please send an inquiry to Jerry@spsouth.com or call 832-928-8888.


Enrollment for the ACN program is $200. Tuition for education hours is on a per-class basis. 


*Program requirements are subject to change.