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The Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) 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 twelve-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 thoughtfully prepared, nutrient-dense, whole food diet, sleep, stress, digestion, and blood sugar regulation.

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 principles, meal planning, and lifestyle strategies that will help individuals navigate barriers and find success in achieving their health goals.

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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 8,000 life-changing graduates that are reversing the trend of preventable poor health and shifting the outlook of health to one of hope, today and for generations to come.

 Reverse the epidemic of preventable poor health.

Module Overview

 

FOOD RELATIONSHIPS AND PRACTICES

Food and our relationship with it is part of our identities, both individually through our unique experiences and collectively through our cultural heritages. This module reflects on this complex relationship and explores how differences between our modern food landscape and traditional food practices have impacted our health.

INTRODUCTION TO ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

Foundational anatomy and physiology concepts and terminology provide
a necessary backbone for practitioners to understand the human body
and its nutritional needs. Students will learn about the organs associated
with and the general functions of the primary systems in the body.

BASICS OF NUTRITION

To understand the impact our food has on our health, we must
understand the connection between nutrients and physiology. This
module offers an overview of the roles of macronutrients and
micronutrients in the body, how specific nutrients support function, and
nutritional needs through the lifecycle.

NUTRIENT-DENSE DIET PT. 1

Whole, thoughtfully prepared, foods are a source of joy and nourish the
body with the nutrients it needs to thrive. This module will guide students
through food sourcing considerations, traditional preparation methods,
food industry language, meal planning, and accessible and effective
changes to make in the kitchen to use food to achieve optimal health.

SLEEP

Adequate, quality sleep is essential for optimal physiological and
cognitive function. This module explores the impacts sleep has on our
health and provides strategies for maximizing the benefits this restorative
practice can provide.

STRESS

We cannot always control our stressors, but managing our response to
stress has profoundly positive physical and mental impacts on health.
Students will explore the effects of stress on our health and learn
supportive approaches for navigating the stress response holistically.

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DIGESTION

What we eat has little impact if we can’t digest and absorb the nutrients.
Proper digestive function is essential for the health of every cell and
system. This module takes a deep dive into the north to south process of
digestion, including the role of the nervous system, the microbiome,
common roots of disfunction, biotransformation and elimination, as well
as effective strategies to support healthy digestive function.

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BLOOD SUGAR REGULATION

From energy balance, metabolism, and inflammation to hormone
production and mental health, blood sugar regulation is crucial to
maintaining wellness. Students will learn the physiology and importance
of healthy blood sugar regulation, its ripple effects throughout many
processes and systems of the body, and how to support balanced blood
sugar levels through nutrition and lifestyle practices.

NUTRIENT-DENSE DIET PT. 2

At the heart of an NTP’s approach to wellness is the concept of bioindividuality, which is the belief that each person is unique and has
nutritional needs that differ from anyone else. This module uses case
study intensives to help students translate all the information they have
learned about nutrition and physiology into practical, customized
strategies for specific health goals and nutrition outcomes.

SUPPLEMENTS

Demystify the world of nutritional supplementation and discover when
and how to select the best nutrient formulations for your clients. This
module provides a framework for vetting supplement quality, application,
and efficacy, empowering the practitioner to determine which options
will have the biggest impact when the body needs concentrated support.

INTRO TO THE NUTRITION ANALYSIS AND CLINICAL APPLICATION (NACA) PROCESS

Learn a comprehensive framework for evaluating client information and creating holistic recommendation plans that are effective, accessible, and customized to the bio-individual needs of each client.

ANALYZING AND ANNOTATING DATA ON CLIENT FORMS

In this module, students will be guided by a seasoned practitioner through the process of making clinical observations, recognizing signs and symptoms of dysfunction, understanding patterns, and making connections to support recommendations.

PRACTITIONER FORMS AND INITIAL INTERVIEW VISIT

As an NTP, you’ll receive a full suite of practitioner forms and reports
through a clinical platform called Nutri-Q. You will learn how to
effectively leverage these tools and how to use Motivational Interviewing
techniques to conduct client intake sessions with practice clients.

FORMING RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONDUCTING VISIT

Once you’ve gathered and assessed all your client data, this module will teach students how to turn their insights into recommendations that will empower a client to make positive changes and progress toward their health goals. This is where you translate your knowledge into practical action!

CONDUCTING ONGOING SESSIONS AND EVALUATING CLIENT PROGRESS

Understanding how to support clients through the change process is a
large component of being a successful practitioner. Once the client
understands the changes they need to make, being able to offer
accountability and resources, identifying when something needs to pivot,
and helping to problem solve when new obstacles arise are essential to
supporting client success.

BEYOND NUTRITION

As important as food is to health, there are numerous other factors–
some within our control and some outside of our control–that influence
our health status. This module will explore some of the considerations
thoughtful practitioners must factor in when supporting someone’s health
journey.

PRACTICE RESOURCES

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.


SEPTEMBER 2024 TUITION INVESTMENT

$7200

PAY IN FULL

$7200 $5600

$1600 off for first 56 registrants

 Registration Dates: May 7th, 2024 – September 6, 2024

Course Dates: September 9th, 2024 – September 14th, 2025 (Course duration is 12 months)

Your tuition includes: 

  • 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 instruction team.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Non-refundable $99 application fee applied at checkout
  • Required texts not included in tuition (approx. $400)

 NTA PAYMENT PLAN

$7200 $466.67/month

$1600 off for first 56 registrants

*0% interest. No credit check.
Requires set up fee $50/month ($600 total).

Registration Dates: May 7th, 2024 – September 6, 2024

Course Dates: September 9th, 2024 – September 14th, 2025 (Course duration is 12 months)

Your tuition includes: 

  • 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 instruction team.

 

 

 

  • Non-refundable $99 application fee applied at checkout
  • Required texts not included in tuition (approx. $400)

$7200 $5999

$1201 off for first 56 registrants

*0% interest up to 6 months with financing up to 36 months.

Registration Dates: May 7th, 2024 – September 6, 2024

Course Dates: September 9th, 2024 – September 14th, 2025 (Course duration is 12 months)

Your tuition includes: 

  • 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 instruction team.

 

 

  • Non-refundable $99 application fee applied at checkout
  • Required texts not included in tuition (approx. $400)
  • See if you qualify at checkout 

Not sure what option is best for you? Speak with Admissions.

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NTA Payment Plan Details

The goal of our payment plan is to make education more accessible by spreading out the cost of tuition over multiple months. There is no interest, a low set-up fee, no credit check, and it is easy to enroll.

In addition to the $99 application fee, enrolling in the payment plan requires payment of a set-up fee. The set-up fee is a non-refundable charge that is applied to each monthly tuition payment. Tuition and the set up fee is divided into monthly installments.

Your first installment is due at enrollment and then each installment will be processed on the 1st of the month, beginning on the second month of class, until the balance due is paid.

If you pay off your tuition sooner than the agreement, the set-up fee will be prorated by your pay-off date. 

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