Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Online (NTP)
FULLY ONLINE, INSTRUCTOR-LED NTP PROGRAM
Ready to use your time at home to make your passion for a career in nutrition a reality? The time has come, and we can tell you how to get there in just 10 months with our fully online Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Program.
Be your own boss, set your own hours, replace your fulltime income, help others, and love what you do!
Take the current healthcare crisis head-on and lead the charge on providing REAL, ACTIONABLE, and INFORMED content that will positively impact the future of healthcare, your family, AND your community!
The Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) Online program is a ten-month, instructor led, and fully online program encompassing the NTA’s foundational and bio-individual approach to functional, holistic nutrition. NTPs are equipped to support the body’s innate ability to heal by addressing the importance of nutrient-dense food, lifestyle choices, culinary wellness, client coaching, and how social and personal components influence health.
The program takes an in-depth look at the function and dysfunction of each body system, food quality and sourcing, culinary skills, meal planning, health and wellness barriers and influences, emotional well-being, environmental factors, the importance of sleep and movement, as well as stress and its effect on the body. Students are empowered with the necessary motivational interviewing techniques, clinical and practical skills, and cutting-edge knowledge to become a highly recognized nutrition and wellness professional in their community.
Is the NTP Online program right for you?
If you’re looking to launch a new career in the holistic nutrition industry, gain the confidence and competence to support the health of your friends and family, or to enhance your current profession with this life-changing knowledge, the NTP Online program is for you.
The NTA Difference. You’ll receive:
Foundational knowledge on the importance of a properly prepared, nutrient-dense, whole food diet, digestion, blood sugar regulation, fatty acids, minerals, and hydration.
An instructor-led online classroom and enhanced instructional delivery with a deep level of understanding. You’ll receive the confidence and competence to help others (and yourself) make progress with pressing or anticipated health needs.
A bio-individual approach that focuses on each person’s unique nutritional needs and deficiencies
In-depth education on the quality and sourcing of our food, culinary skills, meal planning, barriers, influences, emotional well-being, environmental factors, the importance of sleep and movement, as well as stress and its effects on the body.
Necessary motivational interviewing techniques and cutting-edge knowledge to become a highly recognized nutrition and wellness professional in your community.
A passionate community of instructors and more than 5,000 life-changing graduates that create ripple effects that transforms lives and shifts the outlook of health to one of hope, today and for generations to come.
Create a ripple effect that transforms lives.
What to expect
The NTP online program covers a full range of topics from the evolution of the modern diet to anatomy and physiology, therapeutic nutrition strategies, and lifestyle support factors like movement, sleep, stress management, and community. Each module includes engaging video lectures from our team of knowledgeable instructors, lecture guides, required reading, as well as a variety of additional reference materials. All video lectures, lecture guides, and additional reference materials are accessible on our online learning platform.
Students learn our complete client consultation process and reinforce acquired competencies through practical experience working with clients, motivational interviewing techniques, ways to manage client concerns and track progress, tools for assessing clients’ bio-individual needs, ways of determining optimal health goals, and designing customized nutrition and lifestyle protocols. Students also have free access to Modernmeal, a meal plan creation and nutritional analysis tool for use with clients.
Online Classroom Environment
Guided by expert instructors, students are expected to complete the coursework independently, following a weekly schedule to stay on pace with assignments, projects, and exams. The instructional team hosts regular conference calls to discuss the current module curriculum, present additional resources and topics for students to explore, and hold an open Q&A for student inquiries. In addition, each student is assigned to a Course Mentor in small groups for personalized instructional support. Mentors hold calls monthly for in-depth subject matter discussions, case study presentations, and guidance from their experience working in the holistic nutrition field.
Assessments are focused on critical thinking and engagement through practical and written assignments that allow students to assess, build upon, and apply their firsthand knowledge to future clients. They include traditional written assignments, midterm and final exams, and required online discussion forum participation. Additionally, students are given action-oriented assignments and a community outreach project that provides opportunities to practice what they’ve learned and establish themselves as a recognized nutrition and wellness resource in their community.
Required Reading Bundle + Bonuses
The Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation offers the required reading for the NTA’s programs in a bundled package along with additional bonuses including free U.S. shipping (discounted international shipping), free membership to the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation, and a free book from the term 1 reading selections list! This bundle is approved for all programs that start in May 2020. The September bundle will be available for purchase beginning August 2020 when the reading list is published. To take advantage of these exciting bonuses, please visit PPNF and find the bundle below.
*Please note that students may need to purchase up to two additional titles during the program beyond what is included in the bundle or listed on the Required Reading list.
*The Recommended Reading & Resources is not the official reading list for students–that will be supplied by the Student Experience team 6 weeks prior to the start of your program.
This module provides an introduction to the learning space as well as an overview of the NTA paradigm and the occupational focus of the Nutritional Therapy Professional.
EVOLUTION OF THE MODERN DIET
This module provides a review of the history and evolution of the modern diet, including key nutritional pioneers, major milestones leading to our current diet, sourcing and farming practices, and cultural diet differences.
BASICS OF NUTRITION
This module offers an overview of foundational nutrition, explores specific guidelines for what constitutes a nutrient-dense, properly prepared, whole foods diet, and presents the roles of macronutrients and micronutrients.
CLIENT CONSULTATION PROCESS
In this module, students will learn how to conduct an initial interview using Motivational Interviewing techniques, evaluate a Food & Mood Journal, and manually evaluate a Nutritional Assessment Questionnaire (NAQ). Using these tools, students will be able to develop a customized protocol based on each client’s bio-individual needs.
CULINARY WELLNESS, PART ONE
Where food comes from, food quality, and proper preparation is core to achieving optimal health. This module will guide students through food sourcing, quality and preparation, understanding food industry language, and key changes to make in the kitchen and pantry to support the basics of using food to achieve optimal health.
INTRODUCTION TO ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
This module introduces basic anatomy and physiology concepts and terminology. Students will continue to learn about the form and structure of other body systems in subsequent modules.
DIGESTION AND ELIMINATION
This module focuses on the physiology of the gastrointestinal tract and digestion process, as well as how to identify nutritional needs and stressors, and how to restore health to the digestive system.
BLOOD SUGAR REGULATION
In this module, students will learn the physiology and importance of blood sugar regulation, including how to identify blood sugar dysregulation in clients, and how to regulate blood sugar through nutritional and lifestyle practices.
FATTY ACID BALANCE
This module highlights the many critical roles of fat in the body and debunks common myths about fat and cholesterol.
This module emphasizes the role of minerals in maintaining proper serum pH, nerve conduction, muscle function, and tissue growth. Students will learn to identify and address mineral deficiencies caused by stress, nutritional deficiencies, and other lifestyle choices.
This module addresses the systemic effects of dehydration and the importance of maintaining kidney health for optimal elimination, mineral balance, and blood cell production.
In this module, students will learn about the complex system of relationship within the endocrine system, how to identify hormonal imbalances, and help bring clients into balance by addressing The Foundations.
ALLERGIES AND IMMUNE
This module focuses on the physiology of the immune system, food allergies, and intolerances, as well as how to improve the health of the immune system to enhance overall health.
This module presents many underlying causes of cardiovascular dysfunction and methods to support the cardiovascular health through a focus on The Foundations.
SLEEP, STRESS, AND MOVEMENT
This module will explore the impact of a person’s stress levels, quantity, and quality of sleep and what type of movement or exercise a person chooses to do on overall health, as well as share steps that can be taken to address each impinging factor.
In this module, students will learn the impact that chemicals, toxins, mold, our home and work environments, and other environmental factors have on our overall health. Students will learn how to identify common toxins and chemicals and recommend healthy tips to reduce the negative impact of environmental toxins.
BARRIERS, INFLUENCES, AND EMOTIONAL WELLBEING
This module provides students with tools to better understand the whole person and address nutritional needs holistically. From socioeconomic, cultural, and familial status to emotional wellbeing and self-talk, this module will discuss the impact of these factors on overall health and ideas for addressing concerns with clients.
METABOLIC CLEARING AND DETOXIFICATION
In this module, students will learn the difference between metabolic clearing and detoxification and how to use nutritional therapy to help optimize the body’s natural process of cleaning, nourishing, and restoring the body from the inside out.
CULINARY WELLNESS, PART TWO
Building on the knowledge introduced in Culinary Wellness, Part One, this module dives into the practical application of culinary healing and how to become a guru in the kitchen. Culinary skills, batch cooking, super foods, and cooking methods will be presented.
In this module, students will be given tips and resources for setting up their own practices. Scope of practice and legal implications, professional organizations in which students may be interested, and introductory business building tips will be included. This module is a great precursor to the NTA’s more in-depth business-building Career Development Course.
Upcoming Class Schedule
& Registration Dates
SEPTEMBER 2020 START CLASSES
Registration Window: May 12th, 2020 through September 4th, 2020
Course Start Date: September 14th, 2020 (Course duration is 10 months)
Course Concludes: July 18th, 2021
*The tuition fee includes access to:
· Q & A calls with instructors, weekly instructor office hours, and student forums maintained by the instructional team.
*The tuition fee does not include:
· Required texts
PLEASE NOTE: Page nine of the registration packet includes a contract students will sign confirming their agreement to the entire NTA Student Handbook (a separate document), so before you register, please download it as well and read it carefully.
Australian or New Zealand student? Register here.
Financing & Scholarships
Make tuition more affordable by spreading out payments for tuition and fees over time. There’s no interest and low enrollment surcharges, plus it’s easy to enroll. Simply select the Payment Plan option during course registration.
The Nutritional Therapy Association (NTA) offers a partial scholarship awarded based on financial need for students enrolling in US or Canada. For more information, or to apply please visit the NTA Scholarship page.
For all students interested in a personal loan, we recommend you first pursue this through your own financial institution. Generally, this will provide you with the lowest interest rates and streamlined processing.