Foundational Nutrition Education
Member since 2016

Nutritional Therapy Association

Servicing area: Australia Wide Online Training

Nutritional Therapy Association

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 2020

Feb. 10th, 2020 to Nov. 2020 ~ Online + 3 workshops


Opens Sept. 17th, 2019 ~ 8 am AEST
Closes Jan. 31st, 2020 ~ 5 pm AEST

Compulsory Workshop Dates (held in Brisbane)
Workshop 1: Jul. 3rd ~ 5th, 2020
Workshop 2: Sept. 10th ~ 13th 2020
Workshop 3: Nov. 27th ~ 29th 2020

Venue: Motel on Gregory
89-95 Gregory Terrace, Spring Hill QLD

Perth 2020

Feb. 10th to Nov. 2020 ~ Online + 3 workshops


Opens Sept. 17th, 2019 ~ 8 am AEST
Closes Jan. 31st, 2020 ~ 5 pm AEST

Compulsory Workshop Dates (held in Perth)
Workshop 1: Jun. 26th ~ 28th, 2020
Workshop 2: Sept. 3rd ~ 6th, 2020
Workshop 3: Nov. 20th ~ 22nd, 2020

Venue: Mecure Perth
10 Irwin St, Perth WA 6000

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.