Watch: Victoria LaFont: Exciting New Changes to the NTP/NTC Curriculum
*UPDATE October 8, 2019: We have updated our program offerings since this post was originally published. Learn more about our programs.
Victoria is an NTA Lead Instructor and currently getting her Masters of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States in Portland, OR. She is a researcher on our curriculum team!
In this interview, Victoria discusses:
- – All program graduates will be provided access to all new updates (something a lot of schools don’t offer!)
- – Module Objectives are now called Learning Outcomes
- – Instead of PowerPoint slides, we are now using students guides, which are like e-books and will provide an easier layout to study from.
- – More concise videos
- – We removed Your Body’s Many Cries for Water from the curriculum and are now using a hydration course pack. This includes scientifically backed studies and reviews on hydration topics like: how much water should we be drinking a day? Is coffee really dehydrating? Etc.
- – Through the course pack, we are hoping to teach our students how to read primary research so upon graduating, they feel confident in reading primary research on topics they are interested in!
Blood Sugar Regulation
New learning outcomes:
- – Discuss the interaction of the pancreas, adrenals, adipose tissue, liver and skeletal muscle (PAALS), including influential hormones and physiological processes for blood sugar regulation and energy production.
- – The role of the HPA axis in blood sugar regulation.
- – The metabolic processes the body uses to convert each of the macronutrients into energy and recommendations for different fuel sources for different activities and situations.
- – Dietary and lifestyle choices, environmental toxicity, physiology and other factors can negatively impact blood sugar regulation.
- – Analysis of an individual’s energy cycles and symptoms as indicators of blood sugar dysregulation.
- – Recommendations on dietary and lifestyle changes based on bio-individuality that positively impact metabolic flexibility.
These are just a few of the recent updates, stay tuned for more!