Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioners™ work with bio-individual human physiology and function every day. The results for health and wellness for their clients are profound.
If you are wondering what nutrition has to do with your current health concerns, here's a simple explanation. It all comes down to cells. When our cells are nutrient deficient we go on a downward spiral. The role of a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner is to assist their clients to re-establish cellular health. Part of this is understanding the warning signs and signals our body gives us every day about underlying dysfunction.
Here's a selection of material we recommend:
Dr. Zoë Harcombe : 'Should dietary fat guidelines have been introduced?'
Campbell, A.W., 2014, ‘Autoimmunity and the Gut’, US National Library of Medicine
Diamond, David, Bikman, Benjamin T; Mason, Paul 2022, Statin therapy is not warranted for a person with high LDL-cholesterol on a low-carbohydrate diet
Fasano, A., Sapone, A., Zevallos, V. and Schuppan, D., 2015. 'Nonceliac gluten sensitivity'. Gastroenterology
Rubio-Tapia, A., Hill, I.D., Kelly, C.P., Calderwood, A.H. and Murray, J.A., 2013. 'ACG clinical guidelines: diagnosis and management of celiac disease'. The American journal of gastroenterology
Watad, A., David, P., Brown, S. and Shoenfeld, Y., 2017. 'Autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants and thyroid autoimmunity.' Frontiers in Endocrinology
Leonard, M.M. and Vasagar, B., 2014. 'US perspective on gluten-related diseases'. Clinical and experimental gastroenterology
Campbell, A.W., 2014, ‘Autoimmunity and the Gut’, US National Library of Medicine
Konijeti, G.G., 2017, 'Efficacy of the Autoimmune Protocol Diet for Inflammatory Bowel Disease', US National Library of Medicine
Ravnskov, U, 2018, 'LDL-C does not cause cardiovascular disease: a comprehensive review of the current literature', Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
Irish, A.K., 'Randomized control trial evaluation of a modified Paleolithic dietary intervention in the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis: a pilot study', Degenerative Neurological and Neuromuscular Disease » Volume 7, Dove Press
Epidemic Answers – A List of Research Papers
Mansi, AI et al. 2021 Association of Statin Therapy Initiation with Diabetes Progression A Retrospective Matched-Cohort Study. JAMA Intern Med. Published online October 4, 2021
González-Saldivar. G et al. 2017 Skin Manifestations of Insulin Resistance: From a Biochemical Stance to a Clinical Diagnosis and Management.
Hill, ER et al. 2022, Red and processed meat intakes and cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus: An umbrella systematic review and assessment of causal relations using Bradford Hill’s criteria.
Ben-Dor, M et al 2021, The evolution of the human trophic level during the Pleistocene
Fuentes, B et al. 2022, Bed Sharing Versus Sleeping Alone Associated with Sleep Health and Mental Health.
Danan, A et al. 2022, The Ketogenic Diet for Refractory Mental Illness: A Retrospective Analysis of 31 Inpatients.
Sethi, S and Ford, JM 2022, The Role of Ketogenic Metabolic Therapy on the Brain in Serious Mental Illness: A Review
Healing with Whole Foods | Paul Pitchford
Worlds Healthiest Foods | George Mateljan
The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods | Michael Myrray, N.D., Joseph Pizzorno, N.D., Lara Pizzorno, M.A., L.M.T
Pottenger's Prophecy | Gray Graham
The Color of Food: Stories,of Race, Resilience and Farming | Natasha Bowens
The Nourished Kitchen: Farm-to-Table Recipes for the Traditional Foods Lifestyle | Jennifer McGruther
Cows Save the Planet | Judith D. Schwartz
Ayurveda: Life, Health, and Longevity | Robert Svoboda
Why Warriors Lie Down and Die | Richard Trudgen
Eat Naked | Margaret Floyd, NTP, CHFS, HHC
Why Some Like it Hot: Food, Genes and Cultural Diversity | Gary Nabhan
Dr. Jensen's Guide to Better Bowel Care | Dr. Bernard Jensen
Digestive Wellness | Elizabeth Lipsky
Dangerous Grains | James Braly, Ron Hogan & Jonathan Wright
Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, Dyspraxia, A.D.D., Dyslexia, A.D.H.D., Depression, Schizophrenia | Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, M.D.
The Second Brain | Michael D. Gershon, M.D.
Life Without Bread | C. B. Allen, PhD, W. Lutz, M.D.
Sugar Blues | William Dufty
Caffeine Blues | Stephen Cherniske
Primal Body-Primal Mind | Nora Gedgaudas, CNS, NTP
Pottenger's Cats | Francis Pottenger, Jr., M.D.
Effect of Heat-Processed Foods | Francis Pottenger, Jr., M.D. (request the study)
Protein Power | Michael & Mary Dan Eades, M.D.'s
Eat Fat, Lose Fat | Mary Enig, Ph.D and Sally Fallon
Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill | Udo Erasmus
Water the Ultimate Cure | Steven Meyerowitz
Body Type Diet | Elliot D. Abravanel, M.D.
Our Stolen Future | T. Colborn, D. Dumanoski, J. Myers
Oxytocin Factor | Moberg, Francis & Uvnas-Moberg
The Pulse Test | Arthur Coca
The Homocysteine Revolution | Kilmer S. McCully, MD
The Crazy Makers | Carol Simontacchi
The Detox Book | Bruce Fife
The Fast Track Detox | Ann Louise Gittleman
Herb, Nutrient and Drug Interaction | Mitch Stargrove
The Nutrition Solution | Harold J. Kristal, D.D.S. and James M Haig, N.C.
Fast Food Nation | Eric Schlosser
Fat Flush Plan | Ann Louise Gittleman, M.S., C.N.S.
Metabolic Typing Diet | William Wolcott & Trish Fahey
Brain Energy | Christopher M Palmer
Break the Mold | Dr. Jill Crista
Drop Acid | Dr David Perlmutter
Holistic Herbal: Complete Illustrated Guide | David Hoffman
Nutritional Herbology: A Reference Guide to Herbs | Mark Pedersen
Legal Guidelines for Unlicensed Practitioners | Dr. Lawrence Wilson
The Small Business Owner's Manual | Joe Kennedy
How to Open or Improve A Successful Alternative Health Care Practice | Theodore W. Robinson
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity | David Allen
Networking Magic | Rick Frishman & Jill Lublin
Better Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits | Gretchen Rubin
Summing Up: The Science of Reviewing Research | Richard J. Light and David B. Pillemer
The Craft of Research | Wayne Booth, Gregory Colomb & Joseph Williams
Q. How long is the Diploma program, and does it have to be completed consecutively?
A. The NTA Australia FNTP course is 10 months (one academic year) in duration and must be completed within the scheduled time. It is the equivalent of a two-year full-time equivalent program condensed into an intensive, one-academic-year format. Please note that workshop attendance is required to obtain certification. There are three weekend-workshops for the FNTP course, wherein there is an allowable maximum of 8 missed hours.
How does an NTA course compare to some of the other tuition available? Here's our handy guide.
|NTA AUS FNTP Diploma||NTA USA
|Study the foundations of human health||Yes||Yes||Varies||No|
|One academic year||Yes||Yes||No - 4 years||Yes|
|Learn Functional Clinical Assessment techniques||Yes||No||No||No|
|Flexible online learning||Yes||Yes||Varies||Yes|
|Minimum 1200 hours of contact time||Yes||No||Yes||No|
Comprehensive anatomy and physiology
*Year 12 High School diploma required (Australia), or equivalent
We believe our Functional Nutritional Therapy Diploma has unique characteristics that set us apart from other schools by providing strong clinical skills and evaluation procedures that are unique in our industry.
However, we have a shared goal with all nutritional schools of supporting wellness through proper bio-individual nutrition.
See what our graduates have to say about studying with NTA Australia/New Zealand. NTA was launched in Australia in 2015, and since then we have trained some very talented Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioners, who have gone on to open their own busy practices, changing the lives of countless people.
The FNTP program is ideal for working with clients in person, using food, diet and lifestyle recommendations paired with the powerful functional assessment tool that allows the practitioner to connect directly to the body's innate intelligence to identify areas in need of nutritional support.
A Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner™ (“FNTP”) is a professional certified by the Nutritional Therapy Association, Inc.® FNTPs are trained to evaluate a client’s nutritional needs and make bio-individual recommendations or provide follow up support for dietary changes, lifestyle choices and nutritional supplementation based on these principles.
There is no better way to learn than to teach, and being a Course Mentor (CM) provides ample opportunities to learn, teach, and refine one’s knowledge and skills.
We need the support of wonderful graduates like you! If you are interested in helping other students be successful and deepening your knowledge, we encourage you to apply to be a Course Mentor.