Certificate Programs

Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Program

Become a specialist in today’s fast growing health and nutrition sector. Work side by side with healthcare professionals and help others to achieve optimal health!


The Nutritional Therapy Association, Inc.© offers the Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Program in a distance learning format. This program gives students 10 months of training with the flexibility of self-paced study, teleconference calls and 3 separate multiple-day, instructor-led workshops during the fifteen-module course. Students will receive access to comprehensive learning materials, reference documents, video and audio lectures through an online learning management system.  Students must have reliable, high-speed internet access and be comfortable working in an online environment.

Upon completion of the NTP program and having met all the requirements, you will receive a certification from the Nutritional Therapy Association with the designation of a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner™ (NTP).   A Nutritional Therapy Practitioner does not diagnose or treat disease.  We make nutritional recommendations for balancing the body and promoting optimal wellness. A Nutritional Therapy Practitioner is approved by NTA as a certifying organization, not licensed or certified by any state. Please check with your state for specific information on licensing requirements.

Sample of topics covered during the course of the program:

  • Basics of nutrition
  • Client consultation process
  • Introduction to anatomy and physiology
  • Digestion and elimination
  • Blood sugar regulation
  • Essential fatty acids
  • Mineral balance
  • Hydration
  • Immune system and allergies
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Nutritional detoxification

Course Structure

During the Instructor-lead teleconference calls students will review the audio and video lecture material and join in on class discussions that complement the curriculum. In addition, students may schedule individual phone conferences for clarifying any questions. Course requirements consist of module-based homework, book reviews on all required reading, a community outreach project and outside client/practitioner exercises. Students will be required to attend 3 intensive workshops held at Seattle Central College. These multi-day sessions will include hands-on instruction that covers client functional evaluations, diet and lifestyle assessments, review of course material, and examinations.


Program Tuition is $3900 (Financing available, see Register Now page for details)


See Register Now page for upcoming cohort schedule.

Questions about the Program

Call Toll-Free: 800.918.9798

Questions about the registration process

See Register Now page for information on how to register.

Obtain registration packet HERE.


John Tjenos, LMT, NTP
Aston Patterning Practitioner / Lead instructor.