Study nutrition online

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.

Functional Evaluations are one of the Nutritional Therapist's tools for assessing their client's health. Using the innate connection between the nerve endings at skin level and the body's internal organs, NTP's can determine where dysfunction is occurring.

The Curriculum

Anatomy and physiology are an essential part of the NTA curriculum. The Nutritional Therapy Practitioner course modules cover:

  • the foundations of good health and basics of nutrition
  • digestion, blood sugar regulation and fatty acids
  • minerals, hydration, endocrine system
  • immune system and allergies, cardiovascular system
  • sports nutrition, fertility, supplementation and detoxification
  • working with clients, functional evaluations and business basics



What can I do with my NTP Certification?

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.

Upcoming Classes.

Brisbane 2019

Feb. 11th, 2019 to Nov. 2019 ~ Online + 3 workshops


Opens Sept. 25th, 2018 ~ 8 am AEST
Closes Feb. 01st, 2019 ~ 5 pm PACIFIC TIME (UTC-8)

Compulsory Workshop Dates (held in Brisbane)

Workshop 1: 17th ~ 19th May 2019
Workshop 2: 15th ~ 18th Aug. 2019
Workshop 3: 15th ~ 17th Nov. 2019

Venue: Capris by Fraser
80 Albert St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Phone: +61 3013 0088

Perth 2019

Feb. 11th, 2019 to Nov. 2019 ~ Online + 3 workshops


Opens Sept. 25th, 2018 ~ 8 am AEST
Closes Feb. 01st, 2019 ~ 5 pm PACIFIC TIME (UTC-8)

Compulsory Workshop Dates (held in Perth)

Workshop 1: 03rd ~ 05th May 2019
Workshop 2: 25th ~ 28th July 2019
Workshop 3: 25th ~ 27th Oct. 2019

Venue: Mecure Perth
10 Irwin St, Perth WA 6000
Phone: +61 8 9326 7000

Finance Options

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

We also partner with Kiwibank for our NZ students. Apply here.

Payment plans are available. However, all fees must be paid up by the time class starts.

*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.

†Assessment criteria, terms and conditions & fees and charge apply. Applicants must be 18 or over, a permanent New Zealand resident & earning a regular income or wage. We accept joint or single applications and credit checks will be conducted.


The most important investment you'll ever make.



Registration for the Brisbane and Perth 2019 classes is open until Feb. 01st, 2019 – 5pm PT.

It is on a first come, first-served basis; with classes filling up quickly. Registration fees are required in order to register, so if you require finance, it will need to be organised first. Read the student handbookdownload the registration pack and fill it out in Adobe Acrobat Reader, then submit your registration.

~ We look forward to seeing you in class!

Required Reading

To purchase your required reading books in one shipment, consider the bundle offer from the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation which includes:

  • All required books in one shipment
  • Fast, efficient service
  • One-year complementary membership to PPNF

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.

Everything you need to know about the Nutritional Therapy Practioner Course and how to get started.