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The Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) Online Program

 FULLY ONLINE & INSTRUCTOR-LED 

Turn your passion for holistic nutrition into action. Be your own boss, set your own hours, replace or supplement your full-time income, help others, and love what you do! 

The Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) Online Program

 FULLY ONLINE & INSTRUCTOR-LED 

Turn your passion for holistic nutrition into action. Be your own boss, set your own hours, replace or supplement your full-time income, help others, and love what you do! 

Foundational,
bio-individual, and backed by science

The NTP 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.

Take the current healthcare crisis head-on and lead the charge in providing services that will positively impact the future of healthcare, yourself, your family, and your community! 

The NTA Difference. You’ll receive:

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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

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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.

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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


Curriculum 

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.

Practical Skills

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.  

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

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 that provide opportunities to practice what they’ve learned and establish themselves as a recognized nutrition and wellness resource in their community. 

Required Reading

The NTA’s Student Experience Team will release the official required reading list for each cycle no later than 6 weeks prior to the start of class. The list will be published here when it is released along with a special book bundle purchasing opportunity offered by the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation. You can view the Sample Reading List to see what titles were required for the previous class cycle while you wait for the new list to be released.

Module Overview

WELCOME

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 Practitioner.

CLIENT CONSULTATION PROCESS

In this fully integrated, course-long module, students will learn how to use various consultation skills including Motivational Interviewing techniques, food & mood journal evaluations, and creating recommendations. Using these tools, students will be able to develop customized protocols based on each client’s bio-individual needs.

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.

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.

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.

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.

DIGESTION

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 support 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 support regulating blood sugar through nutritional and lifestyle practices.

FATTY ACIDS

This module highlights the many critical roles of fat in the body and how to support the inflammatory process.

MINERAL BALANCE

This module emphasizes the role of minerals in nerve conduction, muscle function, and tissue growth. Students will learn to identify and support mineral deficiencies caused by stress, nutritional deficiencies, and other lifestyle choices.

HYDRATION

This module addresses the systemic effects of dehydration and the importance of maintaining kidney health for optimal elimination, mineral balance, and blood cell production.

SLEEP, STRESS, AND MOVEMENT

This module will explore the impact of a person’s stress levels, quan3ty, 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.

ENDOCRINE

In this module, students will learn the complex system of relationships within the endocrine system, and how to support hormonal function by addressing the Foundations.

IMMUNE

This module focuses on the physiology of the immune system, food allergies, and intolerances, as well as how to support the health of the immune system to enhance overall health.

CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH

This module presents the various forms of cardiovascular dysfunction and gives an updated perspective on the subject of saturated fat and cholesterol, while emphasizing how to support cardiovascular health through a focus on the Foundations.

DETOXIFICATION

In this module, students will learn how to use nutritional therapy to help optimize the body’s natural process of clearing toxins and restoring the body’s vitality from the inside out.

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.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS

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.

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.

PRACTICE RESOURCE

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

FEBRUARY 2022 CLASS

Registration Window:  September 14th, 2021 through January 28th, 2022

Course Start Date:  February 7th, 2022 (Course duration is 10 months) 

Course Concludes:  November 28th, 2022

TUITION:

$5,999

Your tuition includes: 

  • Non-refundable $99 registration administrative fee.
  • Curated resources with current research and excerpts from a wide array of scholarly texts.
  • Video lectures and course materials via the NTA’s online learning system.
  • Interactive webinars with live instructors, access to individualized support from instructors, and student forums maintained by your class instruction 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

      MAY 2022 CLASS

      Registration Window:  February 8th, 2022 through April 29th, 2022

      Course Start Date:  May 9th, 2022 (Course duration is 10 months)

      Course Concludes:  March 12th, 2023

      TUITION:

      $5,999 

      Your tuition includes: 

      • Non-refundable $99 registration administrative fee.
      • Curated resources with current research and excerpts from a wide array of scholarly texts.
      • Video lectures and course materials via the NTA’s online learning system.
      • Interactive webinars with live instructors, access to individualized support from instructors, and student forums maintained by your class instruction team. 

          The tuition fee does not include:

          • Required texts

           

          Australian or New Zealand student? Register here

          Financing & Scholarships

          Payment Plan 

          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. 

          Scholarships 

          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. 

          Personal Loan 

          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.  

           

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