Study through the NTA is structured as a one-year distance education program.
The course requires 15-20 hours of intensive study per week through viewing and listening to pre-recorded lectures, required reading, written assignments and online classes. You'll be required to attend three in-person weekend workshops to learn functional evaluation techniques.
The Nutritional Therapy Practitioner™ (NTP) course is suitable for both non-professionals with an active interest in nutrition as well as practicing professionals.
The only prerequisite is a high school education.
Students must have access to high-speed internet and be comfortable working in an online environment, as a majority of the coursework will be done online.
You must also be able to attend the three workshop weekends held throughout the course year. Dates are listed below.
Anatomy and physiology are an essential part of the NTA curriculum. The Nutritional Therapy Practitioner course modules cover:
Our 4000+ graduates have changed the lives of millions of people.
Some use their certification to start a business as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner or use it to enhance their current licensure. NTPs will often work alongside a medical doctor or licensed practitioner, providing the support that time-poor practitioners would like to be able to give to their patients.
Increasingly, there is a role for NTPs in all manner of practices, from medical to chiropractic, dental and optical. Some graduates just quietly use their knowledge to prevent themselves and their family members from developing disease. Many have been on their own health journey and just want to manage their condition better.
Any many have become famous authors and educators.
Once certified, our graduates can register with either IICT or ACONT (the professional bodies which recognise our program) to gain practitioner's indemnity insurance.
Sept 11th 2017 to June 2018 ~ Online + 3 workshops
Opens May. 03rd 2017 8am AEST
Closes Aug. 31st 2017 5pm PACIFIC TIME (UTC-8)
Workshop 1: Friday Dec 8th – Sunday Dec 10th 2017
Workshop 2: Thursday Feb 22nd – Sunday Feb 25th 2018
Workshop 3: Thursday May 31st – Sunday June 3rd 2018
The Nutritional Therapy Practioner Course fee is USD$5,900/-, not including books, testing tools and any travel and accommodation required for workshops.
NTA Australia partners with Auswide Bank to offer loans for tuition and books. Loans carry terms of up to 5 years, with competitive fixed or variable interest rates.
View a pre-approval request form here. Make sure you complete Promo Code: NTA
Auswide Bank Ltd Australian Credit Licence: 239686 is the credit issuer. Assessment criteria, terms and conditions & fees and charge apply. Applicants must be 18 or over, a permanent Australian resident & earning a regular income or wage.
Registration for the Australia/New Zealand Melbourne 2017/18 class opens on May 3rd, 2017 and closes at August 31st, 2017 5pm PACIFIC TIME (UTC-8).
It is on a first come, first-served basis; with classes filling up quickly. You'll need to pay your registration fee in order to register, so if you are obtaining finance, organise that first.
~ We look forward to seeing you in class!
To purchase your required reading books in one shipment, consider the bundle offer from the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation which includes:
You can order the book bundle here. You can also purchase your books on Amazon using links below or from your local bookseller. See below for reading list.
Introduction to the Human Body: The Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology | Gerald Tortora
Nourishing Traditions | Sally Fallon
Complete Book of Food Counts | Corinne Netzer
Staying Healthy with Nutrition | Elson Hass, MD
Motivational Interviewing in Health Care | Rollnick, Miller and Butler
Signs and Symptoms Analysis from a Functional Perspective | Dicken Weatherby, ND
Nutrition and Physical Degeneration | Weston Price, DDS
Why Stomach Acid is Good For You | Jonathan Wright
Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome | James Wilson, MD
Know Your Fats | Mary Enig, Ph.D
Your Body's Many Cries for Water | F. Batmanghelidji, MD
Put Your Heart In Your Mouth | Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD
Seven Day Detox Miracle | Peter Bennett, ND and Stephan Barrie, ND
Omnivores Dilemma | Michael Pollan
How to Read a Paper: The Basics of Evidence-Based Medicine | T. Greenhaigh