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Foundational Nutrition Education
Member since
Mar 2016

Nutritional Therapy Association

Servicing Areas Australia Wide Online Training

NTA offers a blend of flexible online learning and in-person workshops with instructors to provide hands on training with face-to-face instructor coaching.

Foundational Nutrition Education

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.

Foundational Nutrition Education Prerequisites

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.

Foundational Nutrition EducationCurriculum

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.

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: The Park Hotel Brisbane
80 Albert St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

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

Sydney 2019-20

May. 6th, 2019 to Feb. 2020 ~ Online + 3 workshops


Opens Jan. 8th, 2019 ~ 8 am AEST
Closes Apr. 26th, 2019 ~ 5 pm PACIFIC TIME (UTC-8)

Compulsory Workshop Dates (held in Sydney)

Workshop 1: 19th ~ 21st July 2019
Workshop 2: 17th ~ 20th Oct 2019
Workshop 3: 17th ~ 19th Jan 2020

Venue: Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Surry Hills
359 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

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

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.

The most important investment you'll ever make.


It is on a first come, first-served basis; with classes filling up quickly. You'll need to pay your registration fee in order to register, so if you are obtaining finance, organise that first.

~ 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.