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.

Wellington New Zealand 2018/19

Sept. 17th, 2018 to Jun. 2019 ~ Online + 3 workshops


Open Now
Closes Sept. 7th, 2018 5pm PACIFIC TIME (UTC-8)

Compulsory Workshop Dates (held in Wellington)

Workshop 1: Nov. 09th – 11th 2018
Workshop 2: Feb. 07th – 10th 2019
Workshop 3: May 31st – Jun. 2nd 2019

Venue: James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
147 The Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand
Phone: +64 (4) 499 9500

Melbourne 2018/19

Sept. 17th, 2018 to Jun. 2019 ~ Online + 3 workshops


Open Now
Closes Sept. 7th, 2018 5pm PACIFIC TIME (UTC-8)

Compulsory Workshop Dates (held in Melbourne)

Workshop 1: Nov. 30th – Dec. 02nd 2018
Workshop 2: Feb. 14th – 17th, 2019
Workshop 3: Jun. 07th – 09th, 2019

Venue: IBIS Melbourne Hotel & Apartments
15-21 Therry Street, Melbourne 3000, Australia
Tel: (+61) 3 9666 0000

Brisbane 2019

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


Opens Sept. 19th, 2018 8am AEST
Closes Feb. 02nd, 2019 5pm PACIFIC TIME (UTC-8)

Compulsory Workshop Dates (held in Brisbane)

Workshop 1: TBA
Workshop 2: TBA
Workshop 3: TBA

Venue: Capris by Fraser
80 Albert St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Phone: (07) 3013 0088

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 from 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.

†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 Melbourne and Wellington, NZ 2018 classes is open until Sept. 07th, 2018 – 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.