All About Alumni: The Road To Wellness: My Path to Becoming a Nutritionist with Victor Cozzetto

What can becoming a Nutritionist entail? What are some real-world experiences? Hawthorn 2018 WTNC program graduate Victor Cozzetto joins us to share his personal story!

Please join us for Hawthorn’s All About Alumni presentation The Road to Wellness: My Path to Becoming a Nutritionist with Victor Cozzetto, Wednesday January 2, 2019 at 12 PM Pacific.

As we learn about Victor’s road to wellness, we will hear how and why he blends the old and the new in healing. He explains why traditional nutrition is the foundation for his holistic approach, and how 21st century science continues to reveal the wisdom of our ancestors. From Quantum Physics to Eastern Traditions, see how his decades long journey finally led him to become a nutritionist with a holistic approach.


Victor Cozzetto is a Computer Scientist and nutritionist; having graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Wise Traditions Nutrition certificate program at Hawthorn University. He started pursuing a wellness career when he found that mainstream education and the medical establishment disagreed with his own research and beliefs. He is passionate about the teachings and efforts of the Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) and is grateful to Hawthorn for providing formal education on the work of Dr. Price and holistic and ancestral knowledge. Victor has lived and worked overseas with his own IT business for over twenty years, and now focuses on coaching and mentoring for wellness with global partners through his Vitagenics website. He has won various technical awards, including the U.S. Air Force award for the "Best Technician in the World" for the combined fields of Computers, Communications, and Electronics, and he now uses his IT skills to support his wellness efforts. He currently spends his time living between Japan, Costa Rica, and the U.S.

Disclaimer: The webinars may present information that does not fully reflect Hawthorn University’s philosophy. Nonetheless, these presentations have been chosen because of their overall quality of information.

Victor Cozzetto
WTNC Program Graduate 2018

HAPPINESS: Applying the Science and Holism of Happiness to Transform Your Clinical Practice

One cannot underestimate the power of happiness when it comes to transforming your clinical practice; happiness within the client as well as practitioner is key for clinical and personal growth.

Dr. Lise Alschuler joins us for Happiness: Applying the Science and Holism of Happiness to Transform Your Clinical Practice, WEDNESDAY February 6, 2019 at 4 PM Pacific.


Dr. Alschuler’s presentation will explore the criticality of happiness to both patient and practitioner and to the transformative evolution of clinical practice. Using understandings derived from positive psychology and neurobiology, the determinates and components of happiness will be explored. Through a unique application of positive psychology techniques, the presentation will provide strategies for creating happiness in ourselves and in our clients, and, as a result, transforming our clinical practices. These strategies will be reinforced with case examples and stories of happiness.

Please note: While Hawthorn’s Holistic Health and Nutrition webinars are usually on a Tuesday, this presentation is on a Wednesday. This webinar will be 90 minutes plus Q&A.

Lise Alschuler is a naturopathic doctor with board certification in naturopathic oncology and has been practicing since 1994. She graduated from Brown University with an undergraduate degree in Medical Anthropology and received a doctoral degree in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University. Dr. Alschuler is past-President and Board member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and a founding board member and immediate Past-President of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Dr. Alschuler works as an independent consultant in the area of practitioner and consumer health education. She has been an invited speaker to more than 100 scientific/medical conferences, published 16 peer-reviewed articles, been a co-investigator on 5 research studies, written 6 chapters for medical textbooks, and has co-authored two books, Definitive Guide to Cancer, now in its 3rd edition, and Definitive Guide to Thriving After Cancer. The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) recognized Dr. Alschuler in 2014 as Physician of the Year. She also received an honorary degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and the Joseph Pizzorno Founders award from Bastyr University in the same year. She was honored with the AANP President’s award in 2016 and received the Impact award from the National Association of Nutrition Professionals in 2017.

Dr. Alschuler is the Executive Director of TAP Integrative, a nonprofit educational resource for integrative practitioners. Dr. Alschuler is a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Arizona School of Medicine where she is on the faculty of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.  Dr. Alschuler is the co-founder of Five To Thrive, LLC., which has developed the iTHRIVE Plan SaaS mobile web application that creates customized wellness plans for cancer survivors. She maintains a naturopathic oncology practice out of Naturopathic Specialists in Scottsdale AZ. Dr. Alschuler also co-hosts a radio show, Five To Thrive Live! on the Cancer Support Network about living more healthfully in the face of cancer. Previously, she was the department head of naturopathic medicine at Midwestern Regional Medical Center – Cancer Treatment Centers of America. She was also the clinic medical director and botanical medicine chair at Bastyr, as well she was on the faculty of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. 

Dr. Alschuler envisions a world where all individuals with disease are offered personalized integrative care and are empowered to live exuberant and meaningful lives. She calls Tucson, AZ home. Learn more at

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Disclaimer: The webinars may present information that does not fully reflect Hawthorn University’s philosophy. Nonetheless, these presentations have been chosen because of their overall quality of information.

Dr. Lise Alschuler