Nutritional Therapy Association

Are you interested in functional nutrition? The NTA has come to Australia.

The Nutritional Therapy Association® is an independent vocational school based in Olympia, Washington, USA, providing blended online and in-person training in functional nutrition, or nutritional therapy as it is known. The NTA training program offers a healthy, balanced, whole-food alternative to the processed, low-fat, grain-based dogma of the “food pyramid”, an outdated paradigm that has contributed to many of the rampant health woes plaguing modern societies. It focuses on root cause resolution.

The NTA equips graduates with unique tools for assessing and addressing nutritional deficiencies and imbalances in the body. Instead of resorting to pharmaceutical drugs and surgery, NTA graduates help clients reclaim their health through a step-by-step, foundational approach that emphasises nutrient-dense, properly prepared foods and targeted supplementation as required.

The NTA philosophy is based on three primary foundations:

  • The teachings of Dr. Weston A. Price and Dr. Francis M. Pottenger Jr., two nutrition pioneers who researched the connection between improper nutrition and physical degeneration. Both observed rapid declines in health when previously healthy populations gave up traditional diets and began consuming modern, processed, nutrient-poor diets.
  • A commitment to bio-individuality. Every individual has a specific genetic, ancestral, and geographical makeup that determines their our unique nutritional needs. Many nutrition paradigms fail because they take a “one-size fits all” approach.
  • The use of evaluative measurements to identify specific nutritional deficiencies and imbalances in the body. The NTA’s unique Nutritional Assessment Questionnaire and Functional Evaluation techniques offer practitioners three significant advantages:

1) Identifying and quantifying weaknesses throughout the body,

2) Enabling individualised nutrition, supplement, and lifestyle protocols necessary to restore vibrant health, and

3) Allowing long-term documentation of changes in the body’s systems, demonstrating to clients the effectiveness of diet and lifestyle interventions and increasing commitment to protocols.

The Nutritional Therapy Practitioner course is essentially a 2-year full-time course condensed into an intensive, 9-month format. It requires 15-20 hours a week of study and three in-person workshops throughout the course year.

Since the first NTP class in 2001, the NTA has taught thousands of students around the world, changing the lives and health of countless more individuals. Graduates of our programs have gone on to open their own practices, work alongside other medical professionals, act as in-store nutritionists, run corporate wellness programs, teach online and in-person classes, launch careers as nationally recognised thought leaders, publish best-selling books, release popular podcasts, and improve their overall health, and that of their families, friends, and communities.

If you are looking for a science-based course that focuses on the underlying cause for dysfunction, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner training is for you.

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