“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” — Hippocrates
The NTA’s philosophy centers on the idea that real health can be achieved through a holistic and individualized approach to nutrition and lifestyle. Our mission is to deliver a science-based education that equips and connects a community of confident holistic nutrition professionals to harness the power of real food, reconnecting each person to the unique needs and innate wisdom of their bodies to support lasting wellness.
We believe that many of modern society’s health problems result from weaknesses in the body’s physiological foundations brought on by poor nutrition. We are dedicated to helping healthcare professionals and individuals reverse the negative effects of the modern diet through nutritional therapy. Our foundational, holistic approach focuses on the importance of a properly prepared, nutrient-dense, whole food diet paired with a well-balanced lifestyle.
Throughout our programs, students learn a wide range of educational tools and techniques to identify and correct nutritional imbalances and deficiencies. Our courses cover scientific principles about how the human body functions, both anatomically and physiologically. We also honor the body’s innate intelligence and its incredible capacity to restore, regenerate, and correct itself — when given the tools and nutrients to do so.
Bio-individual nutrition based on solid foundations.
The NTA teaches the concept of bio-individuality, meaning that a “one size fits all” approach to nutrition does not exist. We train our NTPs to help each client find the right types of whole food that will restore balance and enhance their own body’s ability to heal. Our practitioners teach the importance of a properly prepared, nutrient-dense whole food diet that is deeply nourishing and restores good health.
“ALONE WE CAN DO SO LITTLE, TOGETHER WE CAN DO SO MUCH.” — HELEN KELLER
Although doctors and other wellness-focused practitioners appreciate the importance of proper diet and nutritional supplementation, it’s often difficult for them to spend time conducting the proper evaluation and counseling necessary to support optimal healing. NTPs can work alongside these practitioners either in-office or in private practice to support the doctors’ diagnosis and treatment plan.
At the NTA, we believe that all nutrition schools play for the same team in that we are all seeking to fill the need for health and wellness education. We encourage our graduates to attend additional certification programs to broaden their scope of practice or specialize in a specific area.
Abundant training options only help to legitimize the work of all organizations within the health and wellness space. Given today’s health landscape, we have an ever-increasing need for trained nutrition professionals. The NTA welcomes and actively seeks partnerships with other training, certification, and academic programs.
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