Nutritional Therapist Program

Train to become a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner

Learn to identify and address the body’s nutritional deficiencies through diet, supplements and lifestyle changes.The NT program emphasizes three core areas:

  • Pioneering nutritionists like Dr. Weston A. Price and Dr. Francis M. Pottenger, Jr. are the basis for NTA’s core belief in properly prepared, nutrient-dense whole foods;
  • Bio-individuality, how genetic and geographical makeup determines unique nutritional needs; and
  • Evaluative measurement techniques that help identify nutritional weaknesses, address clients' nutritional needs, assess biochemical individuality, and recommend tailored diet and lifestyle changes.

The Nutritional Therapist Training Program includes a rigorous, 14-module course curriculum that includes anatomy and physiology, basic chemistry concepts, and the science of food and its nutritional components. Students learn to identify and address imbalances in the body and methods to improve overall health and wellness. Courses will help professionals enhance their practice and train others for a career as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner™.

Program Schedule

The course is taught over 9 months (next Olympia cohort starting in February 2018- November 2018), with the flexibility of self-paced study, weekly teleconference calls and three instructor-led workshops during the fourteen-module course.

The course requirements include purchasing equipment and books, attendance, module-based homework, book reviews, a community education project, outside client/practitioner exercises, workshops, conference calls, and successful completion of written and practical examinations. Qualifying students will be certified by the Nutritional Therapy Association.

Course Facilitators are nutritional consultants and lecturers. Prominent guest speakers are scheduled to enhance your learning experience. New students are only accepted into the program during the winter quarter. Course fees are not refundable after the first class.

For more information or if you are interested in registering for this program contact NTA at (800) 918-9798 or visit their website.  Registration is done directly through NTA.

The Olympia Location classes are held at the Lacey Campus of SPSCC.