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Student Testimonials

'If you've ever been thinking about changing careers and going into the health space, then I highly recommend this program for you.

Not only will you be recognised and able to practise and open your own business—which is incredibly powerful—but you'll be able to help yourself and so many people around you. 

What I particularly love about studying with the NTA is that you learn the science, the biochemistry and the nutritional information that is essential to living a healthy and happy life and how to build, start and grow a successful and sustainable business.

You'll literally walk away going – I can do this.'

Luke Hines, FNTP, Luke Hines 10 Program, Nine best-selling cookbooks, cookware range, public speaker, television presenter,

The amount of knowledge our instructors have is unbelievable. I could listen to them all day long!  Thank you and thank you!!! I am not saying good bye, I am coming back for being a Course Mentor. After every Workshop I have felt exhausted, but also so powerful. I can not thank you enough. This course has forever changed my life and life of my family.

2022 FNTP Graduate 

'Studying functional nutrition with the NTA has changed my path and was a really important part of my evolving journey as healer. I'm now living my purpose – to guide millions of people to optimal health and the results I'm seeing are phenomenal. Learning the foundations of functional nutrition was essential to this and I'm forever grateful and feel privileged to have the NTA tools in my arsenal.'

Jackie Bowker, FNTP | 2015 Graduate | Feel Better Institute

This course was everything I dreamed of and spent many months searching for and comparing to other courses! I'm so glad I made the right choice as there are a lot of nutrition courses to choose from! But this one seemed best suited to my values and my own healing journey experience. I am so honoured to share my learnings with my community and continue healing myself and the women around me.

Tasha Jones, FNTP | 2023 Graduate | Primal Wellness

It has been a supportive learning environment where I have felt safe to learn and share and grow.  The instructors were especially supportive the closer to graduation we crept which timed perfectly with some of the emotions and thoughts I was experiencing. I have found the instructors and mentors to be very intuitive, caring and supportive.

2022 FNTP Graduate 

'The Nutritional Therapy Association is so much more than a nutritional school. We are fostering a community of educated and empowered practitioners who are changing the paradigm of health and nutrition around the world. 

Since I graduated in 2016, I have had endless opportunities to be part of the nutritional community, spreading the important message of real food and bio-individual nutrition. Being part of the Instructor team fills me with joy to help educate future practitioners, so they can go forth and make positive changes for those around them.

We are on a mission to heal the world and we need more of us to make this message loud and clear.  We have a chance to make a positive change and stop the population from becoming sicker and sicker.  Studying with the Nutritional Therapy Association was a life-changing decision for me.  Will it be yours too?'

Leah Williamson, FNTP, AIP, CGP, RWP, Instructor NTA | 2016 Graduate | Nourishing Conversations

'Getting lost with nutrition is pretty easy these days but not any more. The NTA course is a comprehensive, no-nonsense, foundational approach to nutrition and healing that will empower you to take back your health and furnish you with all the necessary tools to help others do the same. The study and workload is constant, the teachers excellent, and the support is nothing short of amazing. I hadn't formally studied in over 35 years and during the course, I felt nourished, nurtured and part of the tribe. I think I've joined a cult! and apart from marrying my wife, it's the best thing that I've ever done. There is nothing else out there like this so please check it out. 6 out of 5 stars.'

Chris Garret, FNTP | 2017 Graduate

'When we learn things that can profoundly change the world we have a responsibility to share them and make a difference and that is exactly what the NTA empowers its students to do. This is absolutely the way of the future of health and I'm deeply grateful to have found this course and to be able to go out there, take responsibility and make an impact.'

Jess Wilson, FNTP | 2017 Graduate | Jess Wilson Nutrition

'I had searched for a comprehensive course on nutrition and the NTA course is fantastic, it has ticked all the boxes of nutrient-dense whole foods education and the hands-on experience is the most amazing practitioner tool available. Can highly recommend this course for anyone looking to help themselves or to become a practitioner.'

Emmy Reeve, FNTP | 2017 Graduate

'It took me 3 years to find the right course in foundational health. This course teaches a skill set to empower people to listen to their body's messages and respond accordingly. The course itself is intense, thorough, and enjoyable and I highly recommend it to anyone seeking a career in Functional Nutritional Therapy.'

Belinda Du Vallon, FNTP | 2017 Graduate | Mind Your Body NTP

'I was a health coach and felt frustrated that I didn't have the tools to really help people improve their health. The NTA course changed that. I've found it incredibly empowering to know how to use targeted food and supplements to help people feel better. I love that it's unique because it speaks to each individual person and their body rather than taking a blanket approach. Along the way I've also found my tribe, and feel part of a growing movement that prioritises people, their food and our planet.'

Nore Hoogstad, FNTP, RWS, Psych-K | 2018 Graduate |

'LOVE LOVE LOVE the Functional Nutritional Therapy Program! Looked for a while for a course that aligned with my personal nutritional beliefs and then BAM I found it!!!

Properly prepared whole foods, can't make any more sense than that, and having the Functional Clinical Assessment to go with it, awesome!

Would highly recommend this course to everyone! I've made awesome friends and feel like I've finally found my tribe.'

Debby Macqueen Peters, FNTP | 2017 Graduate

'I've had an interest in nutrition for many years but the idea of doing a 3-year degree just didn't work with my life. I studied health coaching online, which was a great start but didn't give me the meatiness of nutrition I was really looking for. I happened across the Nutritional Therapy Association after seeing Nora Gedgaudas speak about it and signed up immediately. And I haven't looked back.

It's an intense year of study, but the opportunity to return multiple times as a Group Leader, enabling you to reinforce your knowledge and keep up to date, has been a game-changer for me.

I'm now running a private practice in my hometown of Ballina on the NSW North Coast. I see clients face to face, or online, teach group classes and give talks at various expos and events. I'm so excited about what my future holds and am so grateful to be able to help people improve their lives.'

Katie Dillon, FNTP | 2017 Graduate | Empowered Nutrition

'The FNTP course is awesome! You can learn at your own pace and go as in-depth into the course material and beyond as much as you want to - you are supported all the way both by the instructors and with comprehensive resources covering the basics to the more detailed concepts. You really don't need a huge background in nutrition to get started with this, as the supporting science within the course is foundational, relevant and clearly explained and built upon as you progress. You will gain a real vocational qualification within a year as you learn to apply the practitioner skill set very early on. It means you can pretty much start wearing the hat and networking and educating potential clients from the get-go.

This is a real eye-opening course into the insights of how food can make a difference in every aspect of your whole wellbeing, and how the body has an innate ability to educate us all, which when we tap into exploring it, proves to be very exciting. Concepts alongside nutritional therapy are also included in this course which complements the skill set you will acquire in consulting sound advice from a holistic perspective.'

Rob Jones, FNTP, Natural Therapy Pages

'I am Ilse, certified Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. I run a successful and busy practice in the beautiful Capricorn Coast in QLD Australia.

My interest in nutrition and health started to expand when I was struggling with eating disorders and depression early in my high school years. I was trapped in an evil web because my depression fed off my malnourished diet and my eating disorders fed off my depressive thoughts. Throughout the years I've done my own research on nutrition and lived how I thought was healthy according to my research from good old Dr. Google, fitness magazines, and supplemental stores as most of us do when we start going to the gym or exercising religiously to improve our health.

It wasn't until I studied Nutritional Therapy that my life REALLY took a turn for the better, health-wise! It was here that I learned that we cannot reach optimal health if we are not also focusing on restoring our mental health and we cannot be 100% mentally healthy if our diet and lifestyle are suffering.

The Nutritional Therapy Association focuses on a holistic approach to healing. They look at how the whole body interconnects and functions, how it is depended on certain foundations. They focus on this as their approach to restore function within our cells, our organs, our systems and ultimately the whole body.

They truly strive for optimal wellness with anyone seeking better health. They do not focus on the symptoms itself but rather on the underlying causes and ultimately restoring function within the whole body!

Studying Nutritional Therapy is one of the best decisions I have ever made, it changed my life!'

Ilse Ladd, FNTP | 2015 Graduate


'I can truly say the Nutritional Therapy Association changed my life in so many ways!

When I started the NTA program, I was on a mission to heal myself from chronic fatigue, adrenal dysfunction and digestive issues. I got all of that and so much more.

I appreciate the depth of knowledge I gained from the course - learning in-depth about the body’s systems and how we can heal and support the body with a foundational, functional approach.

Since doing the program, I have had the opportunity to help many people improve their health and happiness through my group nutrition programs, workshops and working with clients on an individual basis. It’s very rewarding to see the lasting impact and ripple effect this work has on people’s lives.

Plus, I’ve made so many likeminded, lifelong friends. I’m so grateful for this program and highly recommend it to anyone considering it!'

Fran Dargaville, FNTP | 2016 Graduate |

'Before I truly discovered food, I thought I was healthy – I exercised and ate pretty well (so I thought). However, almost 6 years ago after having our first son, I saw a decline in my health. I was tired all of the time, everything became an effort from the time I woke in the morning until the time I went to bed. After having a range of medical tests I was told this was normal; I was a busy mum and tiredness and fatigue are just part of it.

So then came my discovery of food. Simply changing the way I ate changed my life. I had energy, a clear head, and I was happy. Not long after, our son began suffering from severe asthma attacks which hospitalised him monthly, for a week at a time. Hospital doctors and nurses were amazing to help him through his acute attacks – without them, he may not be with us today. But, at this time, we were slaves to his asthma, just waiting for the next attack, constantly on edge and feeling helpless. I didn't want to accept that this was the life for our son and I knew that simply managing his symptoms was not the answer. I dove more into food for myself and my family and our little man's asthma became manageable and the hospital trips stopped.

My life was transformed by nutrition. I love it, live it, breathe it every day with my family.

I have since had my second son... I am 4 years older than I was when I had my first son, but I feel better than I have felt—ever. Being tired and struggling through the day is not just part of being a mum. After improving my health, and the health of my family with a diet overhaul—eating good quality foods full of healthy fats—I started reading more about nutrition and health. It became so obvious to me that we literally are what we eat and the best way to health is through good, wholesome food.

Studying with the NTA helped me understand why symptoms appear and how nutrition can help to resolve them. And now, I work with clients to empower them to take back their own health.'

Lyndal Harris, FNTP | 2015 Graduate | Unrefined Nutrition

'Joining the Nutritional Therapy Association has been a huge turning point in my life. I have always had an interest in health and eating well, but I didn't realise just how much work I had to do on my own well being. Studying nutritional therapy is such an eye-opening experience, never again will I look at food, medicine and accepted dietary wisdom in the same way. The pace of the course is very flexible and caters for students of all academic ability and level of nutritional understanding. The support of the instructors has been unparalleled - they know so much! I feel privileged to work with such experts in this field.

I vacillated for a year about whether this was the right course for me. It is perfect. Not having to commit to three years of study; being part of a body that doesn't just promote the status quo around food; and having the freedom to work at your own pace all separate the course from anything else offered in Australia.

I have made friends for life - finally finding a group who are as health-obsessed with me and don't ever judge. Every day I am so glad I made the decision because regardless of where it takes me I now am armed with the knowledge to keep my family and me healthy.'

Maddy Shepherd, FNTP | 2017 Graduate

'The NTA has provided me with a wealth of knowledge to help both myself and others understand the signals our bodies' are sending us. Through the course, I've connected with soo many like-minded people, and feel I have finally found my tribe.'

Holly Barker, FNTP | 2017 Graduate

'This program has changed my life. is a comprehensive, It's a no-fluff, foundational and holistic approach to nutrition that will empower you with tools to help others to heal and thrive at any age, with any type of genetics. The program is designed to support any learning style—it offers online, visual, audio and hands-on teaching and learning experience. You won't find any other program out there that is science-based, non-dogmatic and that promotes nourishment, body awareness, self-care and self-love.  I highly recommend it to anyone looking to help themselves or to become a practitioner.'

Irina Itskovich, FNTP | 2018 Graduate |

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